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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lynnwood, Washington
Reviewed 19 March 2017

From the well groomed grounds to the charming common areas to the wonderful meals prepared by William, Milimani's felt very much like an earlier reviewer said, "home away from home". All of the staff were uber friendly and the owner, Patricia, was the most gracious hostess. It's a bit out of the way, but if you need a calm, lovely,...

Thank lisalou1963
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Despite multiple checks by email prior to our arrival, we got stuck with 2 dorm beds with a shared bath room instead of a private room with private bathroom which we booked online! We "were allowed" to pay the dorm price - which was just a few bucks cheaper than our booked private room! The owner was not available for...

Thank Kim K
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very pleasant place to stay, lovely staff, reasonably priced food (although expensive beer) and a nice shady garden. Easy to get to the giraffe centre and Sheldricks elephant orphanage, also Galleria mall or Karen shops just a short matatu ride away. Very secure, the gate is kept locked and the property is in a guarded estate. They also do sensibly...

Thank kaz_in_essex
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I really wanted to love this place, but I just couldn't. Pros of the place: -Great staff, very friendly, helpful and accommodating. -Really good food and a cheap price -good wifi -nice gardens to relax -our room was spacious and it was nice having a balcony The cons: -The worst showers I experiences in my 4 weeks traveling throughout East...

Thank prairiegirlwpg
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

- Very helpful and friendly staff who helped us organize day trip, transport etc. - Homemade meals - Lovely gardens to hang out located in a safe and quiet area After experiencing hectic and noisy Nairobi city centre during the day this was a perfect contrast to relax and recharge battery

Thank p l
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Realy nice place to be! Everyone is friendly and helpful! Shoppingmall in 3km, easy to get there... The food in the Hostel is not expensive and good... Check in and check out is very easy every time possible. WiFi is very good.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Milimani backpackers has moved and is now in Karen. It was always basic but used to at least have a bar and communal space to meet other backpackers. Now it is in Karen, miles from town and has no bar. The only communal space is centered around a TV which is usually on loud so no one can communicate. Not...

Thank Jonquil L
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is the best value lodging in Nairobi. I stayed here many times throughout the year I spent in Kenya. It served as my home away from home in Kenya. It usually wasn't too crowded, I met many interesting people, and everyone was quiet and respectful. The hot showers were always a blessing after spending weeks in rural areas. The...

Thank panthergirl25
Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Although it was a bit far from the city center (and Nairobi traffic doesn't help) the place itself was in a nice location and had a very homely feel to it. The staff was really sweet and helpful and the food was pretty decent for the value as well. Overall it was a great stop over to relax and unwind...

Thank Waqas J
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The staff here are very friendly and are extremely helpful. The chef makes cheap, excellent home cooked food and the rooms here are decent. Only one shower but toilets and showers are far nicer than other back packer hostels

Thank Asuvathan A

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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: RM47 - RM103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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