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Moshi, Tanzania
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I booked for my stay at the hostel via email, the management was prompt in replying. On arrival I managed to negotiate the price for a double room which was great. A taxi ride from the main bus station to the hostel cost me 400Tshs but I then learned that buses to Kenyatta hospital pass by the area which is... More 

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New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Superior Food, service, rooms ! Excellent hotel ! easy changing of currency. Concierge very helpful. Good wifi service in lobby. central location. Near Parliament, Basillica, shopping, and museum. Exceptional breakfast, many different choices, excellent variety.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for five nights around safaris. We thought it was quite expensive for what we got, but after speaking to other travellers, we thought this was good value for Nairobi. We had a private room which was very basic, with shared bathroom facilities. Hot water is practically none-existent so had many cold showers. The deputy manager, James, was friendly... More 

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comoros islands
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

toilets - aggggghhhhhhhhh. none of the flush works. quiet dorms, neat sheets - plenty of mosquitoes, so carry a power adapter as well as mosquito mats. restaurant is passable. but better options on the street. the small shop at the car park charges you double for everything; so if you can just walk round the corner to the Total petrol... More 

1 Thank bhagyanath
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

First impressions were not good as there was no water soothe toilets were disgusting, and however on my return journey was much better. For the price as a youth hostel it was very good. I would stay there again

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Friendliness of staff does not match the facilities. Toilets and Showers were terrible, and what's worse is that nothing serious is being done about it, considering the high number of tourists moving in and out!! Location is good, but I would advice people to take good care of their personal belongings, especially electronics.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I have stayed in this youth hostel for a couple of days just after I came back from a Safari in Serengeti and Massai Mara. It is a very nice hotel, good location but the bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. The staff were friendly and arranged my airport transfer. I would recommend this hotel for a short stay, and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

We stayed at the hostel for one night before catching a flight back home. For a one-night stay on a backpacking trip I would definitely recommend this place as it is cheap and the staff is friendly. We had one room for the two of us so I cannot compare with people who had to share a (tiny) room with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Not the best of places to end up. It was cheap but that was more or less its only saving grace, other than its admittedly decent location. The toilets were the most disgusting I've seen in a long long time [a long drop would have been miles more hygenic]. The water was barely on which is appalling for such a... More 

1 Thank Sarah K
san jose
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Toilets didn't work, bed sheets had blood on them, pillows were filthy. The man at reception was really nice, and we went on a safari to the Maasai Mara with a deal from this hostel which was really fun, though a little pricey. No free wifi, and when I used the computer some websites didn't even work such as hotmail.... More 

1 Thank oliola91

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Additional Information about Nairobi International Youth Hostel

Address: Ralph Bunche Rd, Nairobi 48661, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Also Known As:
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“ask for room facing front and watch the storks in the trees in front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Fred1948, 8 Aug 2013 | Read review
“dorm no 1 ground floor has some passable toilets but the ones on the first floor is a disaster.”
 of 5 bubbles bhagyanath, 26 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Book online before travelling. If you arrive at night, the nightguard can sometimes be misguiding.”
 of 5 bubbles KenyonH_12, 21 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Try for as close to the ground floor as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Internationalista, 4 Aug 2012 | Read review
“If you want cheap this is the place always available rooms awful hostel”
 of 5 bubbles how3hh, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
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