All Hostels in Kigali

Welcome to your detailed guide for Kigali 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 Kigali, Ruanda. Compare prices for Kigali 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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Kigali 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 Kigali, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Kigali


(Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kigali


(Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel is the best rated)

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Kigali 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 Kigali (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Other Nearby Cities
Kayonza Kayonza (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Musanze Musanze (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Lake Bunyonyi Lake Bunyonyi (76 Km / 47 mi.)
Kabale Kabale (78 Km / 49 mi.)
Kibuye Kibuye (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Kisoro Kisoro (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Gisenyi Gisenyi (93 Km / 58 mi.)

FAQ about Kigali Hostels

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

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FAQ about Kigali Hostels shows all 5 Hostels in Kigali. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 5 hostels in Kigali, Ruanda. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kigali such as

  • 5 hotels
  • 2 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kigali.

Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kigali.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Kigali - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Kigali

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

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 Kigali