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Ontario, New York
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1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2014

The pictures on the website is NOT close to the real thing. The room was dirty and I didn’t even feel like sitting on the bed. There were holes in the carpets and the curtain looked like they had dirt on them that were 2 years old, the one toilet was dirty and it looked like the ceiling was about... More 

Thank John S
Cape town
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We booked for 2 nights and when we got there it didn't looked closely as on the website. The carpet on the stairs were filthy and had lots of holes in it with cement coming through! The double room's carpet were so filthy that I didn't wanted to take my shoes off. The curtain railings were bent 45 degrees and... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel on booking.com. I booked a dorm bed but when I arrived I was taken up to a triple room. I was meant to be paying $20 but instead had to pay $35. After the long journey to Nairobi I was happy to get a room on my own and do this. I could have gone and... More 

1 Thank Studentn
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I booked this because my regular guesthouse was full tonight and so I am sitting at Hartebeest writing this review. At $35 through booking.com for a private room (higher rate than other hotels) I had arrived at Hartebeest and at 4pm waited for one hour for my room to be 'cleaned' (WHAT A JOKE). When you first arrive, you notice... More 

Thank AntarcticNomad
Badulla, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

It is a place for those who are on budget. But clean rooms, Friendly staff, and super delicious food for reasonable prices ! Breakfast included and towels are provided. Very quite area and nice upstairs balcony with a table and chairs giving a good view from up there. If you are a bird watcher great place to spend sometime in... More 

Thank kishAnSL
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is an old building transformed into a hostel. The location is fine - close to a mall and just out of the center. A taxi takes about 5 minutes to the center if there are no traffic jams (rarely). You can probably walk downtown as well. The room we stayed in had 3 beds and another was provided so... More 

1 Thank Amadej L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We found it difficult to find midrange accommodation in Nairobi. Hartebeest charges 40 USD on booking.com for a double with shared toilet/bathroom. The place has a hostel feel, with at least one dorm room, and two toilets plus one (hot) shower in the main building. Value wise it was the pick of the bunch, although with hindsight it would have... More 

1 Thank bazyr
Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I've stayed at Hartebeest 4 or 5 times now, alone and with my boyfriend, and I will definitely go back again! I mostly stay in the dorm room (it's typically empty), though I've also camped out in my tent a couple times. Despite being on a very quiet street, it's incredibly convenient: close enough to walk downtown if you like... More 

1 Thank Ariel Z
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This place really needs to be commended. it is great value, has clean rooms, a filling breakfast, and fine cooking. the beds are clean and come with mosquito nets. the chef is also great and can whip up a great curry fish. he can be slow though so try to order ahead of time. the location is also much more... More 

1 Thank JasonSLTX

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience real African adventure. There is a reason that a stroll into the nature filled Hartebeest Camp and Guest House brings to a leisure and business traveler, romantic pairs, friends and families looking for the best place for a holiday in Nairobi. A quiet moment off-town city life reflection creates such a profound sense of well-being: nature is the great comforter. Embracing this philosophy, we have infused the aesthetics of our old town house with graceful, gentle sensibilities inspired by our very own Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Featuring an ultramodern cottages and tended luxury tents, and stone house accommodation facilities in our guest house. We offer affordable accommodation that exceeds your expectations. At this half an acre piece of land in suburbs of the Nairobi city, our lavish rooms have been completed with modern technologies and conveniences, and the result is an immersion in luxurious, plush comfort naturally. We are simply the Hartebeest Camp. Located on Kibera Rd, Off Ngong Rd, about 5 km from the CBD and 5 minutes drive on a free flowing traffic from the city center. The camp is located about 23km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 8km from the Wilson Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hartebeest Camp and Guest House

Address: Kibera Road, off Ngongad, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $27 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hartebeest Camp and Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you HAVE to stay, use the dorms, privates are disgusting and embarrassing unless the price is about $5/night”
 of 5 bubbles AntarcticNomad, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you are solo just get a dorm bed. most probably you'll be alone. Upstairs rooms and Dorm is better with the nice little balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles kishAnSL, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
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