Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd

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Address
Karen Suburbs: St. Helens Lane, Off Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Coordinates
-1.336239, 36.729896 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.milimanibackpackers.com
Telephone
+254718919020
Fax
+254 (0) 20-2343920
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How is Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(19 ratings)
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HostelBookers
(15 ratings)
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
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90%
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Fantastic Home From Home
Wow! This is such a friendly and comfortable place! Just what I was looking for after nearly one year of traveling from Egypt. A place to feel welcome and to be able to relax and take stock of the trip so far. Cheap and very clean and with DSTV and fast wifi, I was able to catch up on all my emails, post my photos and research and make plans for the trip ahead. Comfy mattresses and a lovely monkey-filled garden make you want to stay and stay! Milimani Backpackers is quite a way outside central Nairobi, in the posh suburb of Karen, but right in the heart of the tourist area. The Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi National Park, Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen Museum all within a half hour minibus ride. As a gentle introduction to East Africa or as a place to chill out and regroup, this is the place to stay.
Anonymous
2016-07-03
 
DO NOT RECOMMEND
i can say this was one of the worst hostels i stayed in in Africa. the owner is a very selfish lady who is basically just intent on getting as much money from guests as possible. when i was there one of the dogs they keep bit someone and they had to go to the hospital. they had to fight hard to get any compensation. i got a bad feeling from the moment i arrived.
Ken Shaw
(USA)
2012-03-10
 
Bad Experience
I would like to warn people about Milimani Backpackers. It's in the guidebook. As a hostel it is fine enough but I had a really negative experience with them. They have an area in the back corner next to the wall where people can camp. One evening I was lying down in my tent when a big thunderstorm came. The thunder was really close so I got out and went inside the hostel. Less than five minutes later I came back to check if water was getting in and I found my tent was covered in bricks. The wall had fallen on it. If I had been inside I would have died or been very seriously hurt. My tent was destroyed and when I checked my new video camera I found the screen had been cracked. I found out later this was the 3rd time the wall had fallen and once before it had hit a tent but they still let people camp there. I assumed Patricia, the owner, would replace or fix my tent and camera without any problem, just happy I was alive. But to my surprise she refused to pay a cent. After a heated argument they finally agreed to look for estimates. That was the beginning of a long fight to get some compensation. The played all kinds of games with me. They lied, they didn't return my calls/messages/emails and they stalled me hoping I would give up. For awhile I stayed at the backpacker waiting for them and they refused to let me stay for free. In the end I finally got some cash four months later but only because I was so persistent. As for my tent they reluctantly gave me the cheapest old tent they had. It was useless against rain. For this I would have to say do not stay at Milimani Backpackers.
Chris
(Canada)
2011-08-03

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