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Manyatta Backpackers
Ranked #61 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A very great overall hostel. Close to city center in an area that feels very safe. The shack just outside serves what I believe is the best food I've had in Kenya. Beds are pretty comfortable but the pillows I'm not a fan of. Wi-Fi is strong and staff is great. Breakfast not so good

Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

room was pathetic. dirty congested, there was no place to even walk around, the lock was not working. yet, the worst part was in the name of free breakfast, they just provided one banana, one cup of tea and one fried bread kind of thing. literally not worth. only good part was the free wifi.

Room Tip: the "room"s are pathetic, there are only 2 though. the dorm beds are still ok.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you are not staying in the dorms, the twin private does not deserve $40. Common bathroom and toilets are really dilapidated, the entire hostel needs a good refresh (dirty walls). Restaurant is no good. The location is in a good neighborhood of Nairobi but has nothing more to offer.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great location - there is not much camping anywhere in walking distance (20-30 minutes) to the central business district. Dorms seem nice enough, I did have an issue with mosquitoes last time I was in them (though mozzies are few in Nairobi). Camping is fine - there are a few patches of "grass" and cement behind the main building - not the cleanest camping grounds, but hey you are sleeping in Nairobi for 700KSH ($7 a night). Breakfast (banana, maandazi, chai/coffee) included in dorms and even camping which is really nice. FREE WIFI. Feels like a really safe area - multiple times I have stayed here and kept everything in my tent, and they do have a few safe lock-boxes if you want. Also have walked to bars in town and back in the middle of night (probably a bit stupid) but it's a safe part of town. There is also a cozy room with couches and a TV and outlets - there was some competition for these, it being 2016 and all. And, they have a bar - might get a little loud on weekend nights!

Room Tip: Bring a tent if you don't want to risk being with a loud group in the dorms.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Andrew Lawrence C
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at Manyatta Backpackers! The staff there are so lovely: always ready to help you, making the place feel like home and they are really good in cooking the local dishes (their mandazis and chapatis were the best I got the month i spend in Kenya). If you want to use the kitchen is also open for yourself to cook. The place are cleaned every day and I felt comfortabel in the surroundings. Enjoying good company and a Tusker around the fire outside gave us many nice evenings there.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Christina T
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Additional Information about Manyatta Backpackers

Address: Milimani Road | Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #61 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range: €11 - €31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manyatta Backpackers is located on the serene leafy suburbs of Milimani only 30 minutes from JKIA, 15 minutes from the City Centre and 5 minutes walk from State House. We offer bed and breakfast to backpackers.We have a capacity to hold 30 people within the house. Our rooms comprise of Single, Double, Dual, 4 persons dorm, 6 persons dorm, with shared washrooms and 8 persons dorm which has it own wash room. We have a common comfortable sitting room and dining area. Outside the house there is a Restaurant which serves freshly prepared food, with an open fire place to keep warm on cold nights and a bar which serves a variety of alcoholic, and non alcoholic drinks. ... more   less 
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