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Baitul Noor House - Lamu Backpackers

Old Town, Lamu Island 00502, Kenya
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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!
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Mama Alya is all a host should be! The place is wonderful, in the centre of old Lamu, a characteristic old fashioned swahili house, with a great roof terrace. Mama Alya can provide you meals and all the info you can need. Simply the place to stay!
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it was amazing! the hosts were great! i was so inspired i started my company here and its been running great so far! Its basically my third home! Mama Aliya is a great host and has amazing stories to tell...
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I love this place. It has the perfect location 2min walk to the Fort or the seaside with restaurants, jetty with boats to Shela beach, Manda or Pate. The accomodation is an old house 16 century but completely renovated. The entrance opens to a small courtyard with a lot of
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My partner and I booked three nights at Baitul Noor House. We were the only guests. Bedroom is spacious and airy. Common areas are very tired and in need of some attention. (See photos of broken chairs, dirty upholstery etc). En suite bathroom was not clean (see photos of
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The lady of the house looked after us so well. We felt right at home. She gave us some great tips on places to go and eat in. She even brought us to the places we needed to go to which was great as we had so little time to figure out where would be good.
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"The private room at the terrace is the best in my opinion."
"Try the room on the roof top terrace!!"
"Rooftop room is the sunniest, biggest and en-suite!"
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