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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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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Location and contact
State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
4.4 km to Wilson Airport
195 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
6.9 km from Nairobi National Park
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

This was easily the worst place I've ever stayed. Not sure if the wing I stayed in (I believe it was F) is different but the room was horrible. The floor of the bathroom was mysteriously wet the whole time. There were spiders in my...More

4  Thank Smi45
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I chose YMCA upon recommendation of my guidebook when I needed to stay in Nairobi for 3 nights for working purposes. The place is nice and a good hangout very close to the 'city center' (CBD) The WiFi and the complimentary swimming pool are very...More

2  Thank de_peter_kuin
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This YMCA is more a business or meetinghotel for Kenyan businesspeople. I did'nt meet a lot of backpackers here. Nairobi is an expensive city and the prices for the rooms are okay and beside that: the location is close by city center. The smimmingpool is...More

Thank elisevandenboogaart
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This place was fine and a reasonable value for the money. The bathrooms weren't great and the rooms a bit dingy, but well equipped. The grounds as well as the food service is quite good. There aren't really any other options around for restaurants in...More

Thank katie648
Reviewed 11 August 2013

I stayed for one night at the YMCA Nairobi after flying in on a Friday night. I desperately needed to get in touch with a friend, and was relying on the internet, as I had no phone yet, but their internet was down (and continued...More

1  Thank Kendra B
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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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