Tucked away in the centre of Lamu's historic Old Town, this 16th century Arab-style town house is the perfect place from which to explore the sonorous Swahili culture, historic architecture, and lush natural beauty that encompasses all that is Lamu. The island is a place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where villages nestle among coconut and mango trees and dhows ply the waters. Whether you're interested in the arts of Lamu, one of the islands many local festivals, exploring the surrounding archipelago on our beautiful Mozambican dhow's, sampling the local Swahili cuisine or just relaxing on one of the many white sandy beaches - Baitul Noor is the ideal place for you!Specifically designed for the budget traveller, our hostel-type accommodation offers dormitories and private rooms, a traditional Swahili restaurant serving affordable Swahili-style food and an extensive rooftop lounging area to unwind and relax on. Our central location means you're only 2 mins away from local shops, the seafood market, banks, restaurants bars, the seafront, and 20 mins from the bus station, airport and the white sandy beaches of Shela and Manda island. We can organise a variety of activities such as sunset dhow cruises, fishing trips, sailing trips around the surrounding islands, water sports, guided tours around the historic Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - or anything else you might be inclined to do during your stay! We are located right in the middle of Old Town, directly north of the Mskiti wa Pwani Mosque (just to the right of Lamu Fort as you face it). Let us know your time of arrival and we can pick you up from jetty!