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Guest Houses and Hostels in Nairobi.

Yes, accommodation is Nairobi can be quite expensive but there are a few places that are affordable for budget travelles.



Hadassah Girl's Hostel is located in a serene environment a few kilometres from the city centre and is a female only hostel.  its  vision is to revive discipline and integrity through the hostel industry and a communal and hospitable environment for backpackers as well as moulding young girls into fearless influencers in society.

Hadassah Girls Hostel offers transport to various destinations, well cooked meals, and offers  laundry services.Breakfast is included in the on-line room rate

The hostel environment is with a professional management and skillful staff.

There is a 24-hour security; also fully equipped dining and kitchen, study spaces in the rooms, laundry area, and Tv room with DSTV and hot shower.


Bush House & Camp

Bush House & camp is located along Silanga road, Off Karen/ Langata Road. It is an ideal stopover for travellers to Arusha Tanzania. It is also on  the main route to both Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson airports as well as the road to Namanga border with Tanzania.


The rooms are singles, twins, triples, big bed double rooms and dorm beds. Rates include breakfast and taxes.


We have 24hours standby taxi services and public transport is a short distance at a cost of Kshs.50 to the city.

This place is very ideal to meet other travellers and let them update you on the easiest way to travel. At our travel desk, you help you to plan your time within your budget

We offer airport pick ups/drop offs at USD 30 for a small saloon car and USD 45 for a 9 seater safari van.

Very clean and quiet! ideal for people in transit to Tanzania and Uganda by air or by road.Big ground for trucks, school goups and people in love with adventure.Self catering options available whether camping or in house. Since its so close to the main hospitals, its also ideal for medical students and interns in the hospitals.n-Smoking Policy and we are a only female accommodation provide


Deluxe Single bed.  € 27

Single bed.  € 23

Deluxe Double bed.  € 39


Bethsaida Budget Accommodation & Safaris

Karen/Langata Road, Kamuthi/Kamiti Road Kahawa Area

We are a well known hospitality company that offers great rates on accommodation and safaris all over East Africa.

We offer wide range of safaris ie Maasai Mara, Tsavo, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and many more others depending on your holiday needs.

We have free internet, hot showers and cable tv in all rooms

Please Note:

Check in : 13:00

Check out: 11:00

Deluxe Single bed.  € 30

Standard Single...  € 26

Superior Double...  € 52


Guest houses and Budget hotels in Nairobi


Nairoibi Airport Stop Over House

This budget guest house is located on Oluvimu Rd, Off Mombasa Rd behind Total Petrol Station to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport.

Clean, secure and affordable mid range accommodation near Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson airports. It is also located near capital centre shopping mall housing a supermarket,  fashion shops, pharmacies, cash machines and maasai open air market held on wednesdays.


Nairobi Airport Stop Over House is 5 bedroomed  guesthouse house with a capacity of  25 guests.
Its proximity to both Kenyatta and Wison airports makes it ideal for a stopover when connecting flights or a day room and for those by shuttle bus to Arusha and Dar es salaam, Mombasa and malindi. The traffic to the city centre is too heavy and not worth the drive. It has private rooms and shared facility rooms: single, double, twin, triple, family room as well as dorm beds.They do special rates for groups and students travelling together.


The property has a lounge, restaurant, mini bar, smoking area,internet, tourist information centre and the reception is open 24 hours.


Prices: From  $12 (GB £8) - US $35 (GB £22) per accommodation per night 




Holiday at a Home

Holiday at a Home is a guest house located in a quiet and secure area of Garden Estate, close to Thika super highway making access to the city centre convenient.

Guests have the option of private or dorm style rooms in  separate guest houses.

Guests can also  use all of the amenities located in the main house: the kitchen, sitting and tv rooms, sun room, dining area, and internet access.The guesthouse has hot showers, western style toilets, wireless internet, and airport pick-ups can be arranged.

A continental breakfast is included in the room price while lunch and dinner can be provided on request.

Safaris and city tours can be arranged upon request to various National parks, including Masai Mara.





Southern Volunter Adventure

Southern Volunteer Adventure is a guesthouse offering room to persons seeking adventure or volunteer work or both.We organize placement for volunteer work for a duration of between a few days to six months.We also assist those who may need temporary jobs to locate organizations that offer the same.

We are located three kilometers from city center and three minutes drive from Nairobi's greatest tourist destinations such as Nairobi National Park ,Giraffe center ,Bomas of Kenya for indigenous music and dance extravaganza and also very near two children homes,a school for orphans,a missionary hospital and counseling center.

Also, found next are fine restaurants, a shopping mall with a food court,banking services,ATM machines internet cafes,and cheap public transport.

The Wilson airport is located nearby and African Medical and Research Foudation(AMREF)headquaters and international training is 300 meters away.Tour /travel information on Kenya ,Tanzania and Uganda is available on request .

The location is safe, serene and appropriate for international travelers.

Please check our irresistible specials, they include free transport to Nairob's tourist attractions and free tickets to Arusha and Moshi in shuttle companies of your choice.

Superior Single...  € 19

Standard Single...  € 8

Deluxe Twin bed.  € 17

Deluxe Double bed.  € 26


Gona Suites

P. O. Box 51736, off Kitengela Road

Gona Suites is part of award-winning Sadili Oval Sports Academy, a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to developing the power of sport in Africa. By choosing to stay at Gona suites, you are supporting the education and talent development of deserving youth across Africa.

Gona Suites provides a variety of 39 comfortable, well-furnished rooms, in single or double format, each with a colour television, direct dial telephone, WIFI internet, solar heating, lighting and emergency power. The property has ample parking, 24 hour security, CCTV and is run by a professional management team.

Please Note:

Cancellation Policy: 3 days, late cancellations and no shows will be charged the amount of the first night

Single bed.  € 19                €

Standard Single...  € 27

Standard Twin bed.  € 45

Superior Double...  € 63                €

Standard.  € 55 €


Khweza Bed and Breakfast Nairobi

offers high quality affordable accommodation minutes away from the Nairobi city centre. (Approx 1 Km).

Our rooms are warm and welcoming, have distinctive African décor with the privacy of a hotel and the warmth of home. Khweza Bed and Breakfast is a rewarding lodging alternative, ideal for business travelers, families and leisure travellers.

Amenities include: hot instant showers, TV, wireless internet access and a rooftop restaurant offering a variety of African dishes with a magnificent panoramic view of the Nairobi city skyline.

Come visit Khweza and Experience the Difference!


We offer

Standard rooms

Deluxe rooms

Executive rooms


Breakfast is included with the room rate and is served from: 06:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast is served in the rooftop restaurant or in your rooms if requested.


From Airport to our hotel is a 30 minute ride by taxi or car.

We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airports.


Terminal Hotel

Moktar Dadah Street opposite Nakumatt, [13]. Spacious rooms with faded simple, decor are on offer here. And at very reasonable prices. Like any place in the city centre it can get loud - but then you are in a prime location just opposite from the Nakumatt shopping centre. from 1800KSH (single).

Wildebeest Camp, Kibera Road, near intersection with Ngong Road, next to Chinese embassy. You can get a bed in a dorm here or camp (they provide the tent and bedding) for Ksh 1000 per night per person. They also have larger permanent tents and rooms available at a higher price. The place is clean, secure and popular with backpackers. from 1000 KSh per person for dorm and camping (tent provided).  Wildebeest Camp is an oasis in Nairobi – the perfect place to relax during your African migration!The beautifully-appointed rooms and deluxe safari tents will be a welcome place to stay before and after your safari. Only 2km from the city centre, this is Nairobi's first permanent tented camp, where you can enjoy peaceful tropical gardens, which are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds, while still being close to shops, markets, cinemas, banks and transport links. There is a range of accommodation to suite all budgets. You can camp in the garden for only $7 per night or stay in one of the luxury ensuited safari tents for $30 per person per night - including cooked breakfast.



Hotel Downtown

Moktar Dadah Street opposite Nakumatt. checkout: 10AM. In the same league as the Terminal hotel next door or the Parkside across the road, the Downtown hotel has clean rooms and is as the name says: downtown - with all its advantages (shopping centre nearby, etc.) and disadvantages: noise. Note that leaving valuables and especially credit cards in the safe at the front desk does not guarantee their safekeeping. from 1900KSh for singles.

International Guest House, UpperHill, Matumbato Road (Next to Don Bosco Church, 10 min walk from Kenyatta National Hospital)+254 020 2726966. With 30 years in the tourism business, owner Tom J. Kamau is happy to custom arrange any additional travel or safari needs. Located on a quite street in Upperhill, this family owned and operated guest house is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown. Airport pickup and transportation is available for a small fee. Single rooms available from from 600KSh-2000.


Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

 PO Box 21005 - 00500.

A little further out of the downtown core, about 15 minutes walk down a major, safe road, is Milimani Backpackers on Milimani Road. It has internet, cable TV, WI-FI, hot showers, 24hr self-service bar, popular restaurant, fireplace, and a parking area. They offer dorms, doubles, singles, twins, camping space, permanent tents, and cabins. Milimani also offers good-value safaris and other trips from 600KSh for dorms.

Mirema service Hotel


Mirema Service Apartments is a suburban hotel accommodation located in a leafy, serene and secure residential area, 20 minutes drive from the city centre and 35 minutes drive from the JKIA airport. The facility is tucked in a quiet residential suburb of Nairobi minutes off the newly constructed A202 Thika- Nairobi superhighway. It is nestled between in a safe residential area on a leafy hilltop.

The facility boasts of 33 spacious, light filled and elegantly furnished en suite rooms on three floors. It has a superb penthouse room that opens up to a large sunning terrace on the roof top with a spectacular view.

We offer affordable accommodation for groups, families; business or leisure travellers looking for a long or short term stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Standard Single...  € 26

Standard Double...  € 35

Standard Twin bed.  € 39