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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 19 June 2015

we spent a week there was really amazing ASANTENI SANA MAISHA PWANI NIRVANA BACKPACKERS POA SANA Just a few seconds walk to the beach pretty view awesome and romantic places to hang around,friendly host and her team. Thanks soo much looking to come back soon

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

This was my first time in Kenya and I was keen to avoid the manic metropolis of Nairobi so I thought a few days of beach time in Mombasa would be perfect. And it was! This was helped by the fact that Backpackers Nirvana is the perfect place to stay… the two minute walk from the golden white beach and...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 10 March 2015

It was my 1st time to Kenya and Lesley made it a great experience,Not only is she there to guide you in Mombasa and give info. the staff and Lesley make this a experience to Remember. the beach was foot steps away, and the area was safe area this place is worth your time 100% Shane Phillips Phoenix,Arizona USA

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We stayed for two nights in the Nirvanas Backpacker in Mombasa. The hostel has a very alternative touch (check out their website to see what I mean). However if you like that (or you can at least ignore it), it a nice place to stay and hang out for a while. It is located close to the beach, but a...

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Thank Matthias G
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I stayed there for five days.Its value for money, its five minutes walk to the beach.The housekeepers and owner are very friendly.Enjoyed morning walks at the beach with lesley's very friendly dog vegas.Great place would most definitely go back.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 28 November 2014

To say this place is nice, would be the understatement of the century. Backpackers Nirvana is a little haven tucked it a quite clean neighbourhood down at the coast. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Our first night, my firend and i spent it on the rooftop balcony and it was amazing. We had dry monsoon winds coming in...

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Tiwi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Backpackers Nirvana is a little slice of chilled hideaway heaven in one of the best parts of Mombasa. Safe, clean, quiet, and only a stone's throw from the beach, you feel like coming to another world. Owner Lesley and staff are sociable and knowledgeable about all things Mombasani and happy to share their experiences and recommendations for places to go...

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Backpackers Nirvana is awesome! Just as the name suggests...Nirvana for sure. I was supposed to stay for 4 nights but ended up for 6 nights. It was a great experience staying at Nirvana's. Lesley (owner) and Charity (manager) and of course Vegas are very warm, welcoming , helpful and great company! Backpackers recently shifted to a new place, the new...

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Thank Sid2105
Tanga Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This place is so zen If i didnt work i could spend a month. Staff is AMAZING. Nice Pool and close to the Indian Ocean. Nice breakfast good coffee. The greatest part was going to the beach the the world is missing out!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I opted for the private double room with private bathroom, which was a great experience as this was my first time in a hostel ! As good as any guesthouse or B & B. Whilst I was there, the FCO were issuing warnings, so the fact that Nirvana was next to the army barracks, allowed me to sleep well at...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mombasa's highest rated Backpackers & second to hit NYALI BEACH, Mombasa - is RELOCATING AUGUST 2014 TO OUR NEW BEACH HOUSE. We are the ONLY backpackers hostel on the coast designed with traditional African decor, Freebies in your rate, awesome staff on-site for ALL your needs and highly secured location for your safety. Free Breakfast (Omelette/Toast), Free Internet, 24 hours access to kitchen, shower and TV room, DVD & Books Library, No curfew, private gate to the beach...We are the Only hostel in Mombasa with a working guest kitchen / fridge facilities - at no extra charge (except for campers - please ask for more info). You have access to all of Lesley's appliances, gas cooker/oven, shared fridge and utilities. We have a small menu/snack bar but the idea is that you may pay a little more for our beds, but you live in-house cheaply to your budget! We offer safari packages, snorkeling, day trips, extensive knowledge on Kenya and East Africa - and last but not least, on-site massage, Healing Sessions and African Bush Remedy Detox. Walking distance to all transport for around the coast. 5 Mins drive from supermarket, cafes, restaurants, cinema. 10 Mins from bars/clubs. Take away services available from home, lunch offered and beverages available. Nirvana offers a haven to refresh Body, Mind & Soul with and for unique, mature clientele...Dorm, those on tight budget private rooms (with shared bathroom), camping, private rooms with own bathroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpacker's Nirvana

Address: Off Mount Kenya Road | Mombasa Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Price Range: RM27 - RM89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Stayed in the dorm, was OK. Private room looked small form outside...”
 of 5 bubbles 994matthiasg, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are nice you save a little money if you stay in the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles jason-dornan, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Speak to Lesley, she will help you to select the room you need. There are also dormitories available and she might even let you tent in the large garden if you ask her nicely !”
 of 5 bubbles Richydev, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Charity will be of great advice”
 of 5 bubbles JackKichakani, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Beds inthe dorm needs refurbishment. they are uncomfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Chuscazo, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
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