All Hostels in Nairobi

Welcome to your detailed guide for Nairobi hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Nairobi, Kenya. Compare prices for Nairobi hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Nairobi


(Eridel Stays is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Nairobi


(Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd is the best rated)

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Hostels in Nairobi for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Nairobi here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

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Nyeri Nyeri (97 Km / 60 mi.)
Narok Narok (109 Km / 68 mi.)
Nakuru Nakuru (139 Km / 86 mi.)
Merrueshi Merrueshi (143 Km / 89 mi.)
Nanyuki Nanyuki (147 Km / 92 mi.)
Nyahururu Nyahururu (156 Km / 97 mi.)

FAQ about Nairobi Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Nairobi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Nairobi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Nairobi Hostels

A hostel in Nairobi costs on average $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Nairobi with private rooms costs on average $32. shows all 13 Hostels in Nairobi. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 13 hostels in Nairobi, Kenya. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nairobi such as

  • 42 hotels
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  • 6 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Nairobi.

Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd is the best rated hostel for partying in Nairobi.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Nairobi - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Nairobi

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Nairobi and Kenya.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Nairobi