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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I have stayed at Milimani many times, and when I'm there I feel as if I'm at home! The staff are very friendly and helpful, it is a very clean and comfortable environment, and it is easy to meet other travelers there. The location is good because it is safe, and also within walking distance of the city centre. I...

Thank R L
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Milimani got some of its own medicine being kicked off their old premises around Milimani Road, where Manyatta is located now. I think Milimani continues to provide misleading information about their business (also online, for example the weird warnings on their website) because it has not enough quality to compete in another way. Don’t expect the cool vibe or atmosphere...

3Thank Pieter v
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I stayed here whilst going in and out of Africa and loved it! It's not a resort or a hotel but a simple and lovely place to catch up on some rest and get some quiet. I was with a big group so we kind of took over the place but there were others there traveling from all over the...

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Milimani backpackers is an ideal base from which to explore Nairobi or the rest of Kenya.It is in a nice secluded compound South of the centre, has a beautiful garden, and relaxed atmosphere to find other travelers to explore Nairobi with. I made some great friends there, and drank many a relaxed beer on the patio. The food is decent,...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The hostel itself was ok if you are looking for a cheap place to stay in Nairobi. Nothing too special, not too clean, not too dirty. It is located in a peaceful area some kilometres from the city center and easily reached from the airport. The service was sometimes really weird as they wanted to charge us phone calls we...

Thank Petra P
New Orleans
Reviewed 8 October 2013

GOOD: Third-party safari destination that they send you too is everything a safari should be!!! Peter, our driver, and Asmon, the chef, were a true delight. Fairly clean, average hostel. BAD: Barely a common area to meet with other travelers, and an office-sense about the entire thing. Worst experience I had in Africa was not getting all my things stolen...

4Thank C S
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I absolutely LOVED my time at Milimani. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The other guests are very nice as well. The kitchen and chef always had delicious food. I've stayed with Milimani numerous times while in Nairobi, and I've always been happy with my stay and sad to leave!

1Thank Andrea G
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hostel is a beauty. The staff are very friendly and informative (George is true legend), there are all the facilties you need and it attracts a nice group of people who are up for some fun. I'll be back one day Georgey :)

Thank William B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This was a great Hostel in a great location!! Close enough to walk to town and to several markets for buying gifts and eating places! The staff was supper friendly and the food was so good there as well!!

Thank Christi-An H
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I love this place! The staff are super friendly and make it a point to serve you well! They have great food and wonderful facilities! One of the favorite things that its located close to the mall and Nakumatt as well as several coffee shops and there's wireless. Check it out!

Thank Alecia D

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We provide budget oriented, sociable accommodation for guests; Travel and Tourism related services & a Location for hosting events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

Address: St Hellen Ln Off Langata Road, Karen | P.O Box 21289, Nairobi 00505, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: £9 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“If you want to "splurge," the large corner room with the balcony is great!”
panthergirl25, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you can stretch your budget, the massive double room with balcony is worth the splurge.”
markrD6874CU, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“if you have a tent, its both cheap and lovely to camp in the garden.”
mohamedz798, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are spanking clean. The upstairs double called 'Simba' is HUGE! It actually has a double & a single bed plus a big en suite bathroom with shower & bath plus a balcony.”
markrD6874CU, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“It is a fair walk to the City but there are buses which I did not take.”
petermY2777LY, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
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