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YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)

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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good26%
  • Average35%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible20%
3 Apr 2017
“Run-down, falling apart”
12 Oct 2016
“Good staff, hostile Chief of Security, bad services.”
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I’ve travelled all over Asia and Latin America on a shoestring budget, but rarely did I find myself in a more run-down place than this. Internet (which only worked intermittently) only available in terrace/restaurant area, no electrical outlet in room, decrepit and disgusting bathrooms (no...More

1  Thank cau_sean
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a medicine student with a 20 minute walk from my campus. Although the services and facilities could do with a lot of work, most of the staff were welcoming and warm. The biggest issue is with the Chief of Security. I...More

3  Thank Luke O
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I visit the YMCA on Fridays for swimming and it has an clean Olympic size swimming pool and a baby pool. If looking for a pocket friendly swimming place in Nairobi CBD this should be your pick. There us a restaurant at the premise in...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited the Y several times. On my most recent visit they accused me of being a thief and a terrorist and proceeded to search my bag and my phone for any photos I've taken of the place ( which they did not find)....More

6  Thank Tendwa O
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I have stayed in the central YMCA several times, and have tried a range of different rooms (from the cheapest room with shared bathroom to the most expensive). All of them are pretty run down - mattresses with huge dips in the middle from overwear,...More

4  Thank Lauren W
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"Ask for a room with an electrical outlet. Check your mosquito net, you will definitely need it."
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"Avoid rooms near the in-house church if you value your sleep on Sunday mornings!"
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"I recommend one with its own bathroom."
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"De luixe rooms have a bit more room abd are still very cheap."
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