Hostels in Kigali, Ruanda

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

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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?

A hostel in Kigali costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Kigali with private rooms costs on average $40. shows all 6 Hostels in Kigali. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostel in Kigali, Ruanda. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kigali such as
  • 5 hotel
  • 2 guesthouse
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kigali.

Yambi Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kigali.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kigali

Your Packing List for Kigali

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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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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.
6 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$40 Average private room price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Kigali
Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Kigali
Yambi Hostel is the best rated
5.7 Average rating of all hostels

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