Hostels in Nairobi, Kenya

15 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Nairobi

Youth Hostel
"…Taxes not included - 16% VAT Breakfast included. General: Reception: from 08:00 to 17:00 No curfew." …"The Wilson Airporti is 9 km away." …Old Waiyaki Way, Westlands More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew. Valid Photo ID is required on checking in to the premises. No pets are allowed in the premises We reserve the right to withdraw occupancy due to illegal … More
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Our hostel boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, where fellow travelers become instant friends. Step into our doors, and you'll be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff, always ready to … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The Place has very Spacious rooms and it is in a safe and quite environment. Nairobi National Museum is 5 km from the hostel, The Nairobi National Park is closer, a walking distance to Wilson … More
"…Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age." …"Wilson Airport - 5 … More

Kioneki Hostels

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: Reception: from 08:00 to 20:00 No curfew." …"The Wilson Airport is 7 km away." …Kipande Road More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
55 Chalbi Drive HOUSE NUMBER A3 More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Westlands More

Wildebeest Camp

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. The cons are the costs of taxi from town (1200Ksh) or to the airport (2000 Ksh to NBO). But it is closer to the giraffe center and the elephant … More

Bush House & Camp

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"GREAT HOTEL IN NAIROBI - I had a wonderful moment at the hotel, with great staff, location, and it's very secure but quiet. I visited the hotel and booked accommodation, meals, and safaris and it … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people)
"…I loved Kenya and wouldn't trade my experiences for anything in the world. The best of a bad bunch. The hostel is extremely rundown. - Internet is only offered between 8 am and 8 p.m. AND NOT at … More

Manyatta Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces The common spaces are fairly intimate, with an indoor living room that can seat ten to fifteen people and an outdoor dining area that is about the same. The good thing about the … More

Hotels in Nairobi

"Fantastic hospitality and great food. The location is superb, they have a large "Masai Market" setup just across the road every Tuesdays... lots of handmade African jewellery, paintings, and curios … More

Decasa Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…Check out before 12:00 . Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24hour Reception. No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly." …"Located along River Road Nairobi, near Kojah bus … More

Rabi Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…Lunch Dining Conference facilities Outside Catering Accommodation Other Amenities Our staff is well trained and very friendly. They are also very polite and solicitous. Room … More
"…Refrigerator on request Safe Box – In Room Seating Area Shower Telephone – Direct Dial Television – Cable or Satellite Television Premium Channels Trouser Press on request Turndown Service … More
"…Private Bathroom & WC Hair dryer Telephone with external line Mini Bar Safe box LCD TV Satellite TV Internet access (high speed) Internet access (WiFi) Daily newspaper Laundry service Iron and … More

Hostels in Nairobi, Kenya

15 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Nairobi (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nairobi.

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a huge city with a lot of things to offer. You'll never run short of sources of entertainment in one of the most extensive cities in Africa!

A lot of travelers get into Nairobi as a starting point for a Kenyan wildlife safari (which most commonly happens around the Masai Mara reservation), but you shouldn't overlook all the things you can do within the city itself. For instance, if safaris are your thing but you do not have the budget or time to make it to the Masai Mara, head to the Central Nairobi Park in town, where you'll be able to see most of the famous African creatures. To complete the experience, head to the Maasai Market, where you can see and shop typical tribal handicrafts, just like you would on a proper safari, far away from Nairobi.

Nairobi has a great nightlife and restaurant scene. Considering the discrepancies of income between the local population, some bars, restaurants, and clubs are clearly oriented toward higher income Kenyans (as are some of the malls), as well as expats and visitors. Ask at your Nairobi hostel for recommendations of places you can go to hang out with locals if you want to enjoy "the real deal." As local residents, the staff of your Nairobi hostel would know best!

There is a great variety of accommodation options in the city, ranging from backpackers hostels with dorms and privates, to inns and even set-ups to look like camping areas (with permanent, pimped-out tents), but including some comforts such as full bathrooms or AC. When the weather is good, the latter option can be a lot of fun!

Written by local enthusiast for Nairobi hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nairobi hostels zararock

Nairobi Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nairobi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 15
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $53
Cheapest hostel in Nairobi Rhino Point Backpackers with $8
Party hostels in Nairobi Nairobi Backpackers Hostel (7 in total)
Most Nairobi hostels are located in Lavington
Average rating of all hostels 4.7

FAQ about Nairobi Hostels

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Travel Tips for Nairobi - from the Community

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