Hostels in Nairobi, Kenya

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

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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? shows all 6 Hostels in Nairobi. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Bush House & Camp is the best hostel in Nairobi for families. compares prices for 6 hostels in Nairobi, Kenya. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nairobi such as
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  • 27 guesthouses
  • 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.

Your Packing List for Nairobi

Your Packing List for Nairobi

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
6 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Nairobi
2 Party hostels in Nairobi
Most Nairobi hostels are located in
5.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Nanyuki (147 Km / 92 mi.)
Nyahururu (156 Km / 97 mi.)

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