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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Despite the slightly daunting security gate that leads you to thinking that you're staying in the middle of a war zone, this place is the tops. Incredibly chilled out with accommodation at all levels and prices to suit all budgets. We stayed in the main house and had the room to ourselves ( double bed suffered from 'roll-together' syndrome however)...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The staff, with Jesse in particular, are simply fantastic. They know everything there is to see and they're funny and chatty.. The dorm was all one could need. It's quiet and warm. Food great. It also comes with personal taxi drivers. Good Good Good.

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Idaho
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Upperhill is a fantastic place to stay when in Nairobi. Whether you pitch your tent (which you can do on some super cool raised platforms), rent one of the little cabins (we stayed two nights in one, comfy bed, outlet for charging stuff, little porch, sweet) or grab a bed in the dorm, you can't go wrong. Upperhill has all...

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The location is somewhat away from central Nairobi but it makes up for it by being a place where people can feel safe and comfortable in Africa. The dorms are ok, can be a little cramped and dark but the tents are surprisingly cosy. Traveling to and from the site can be a little troublesome, it's either a taxi (Not...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2013

About three weeks ago I had a night's stop over in Nairobi before a journey to Mombasa so myself and my two friends decided to give Upperhill a call and see if they had a room. We got Jessi and she was super helpful with directions and offering to send a taxi for us. When we arrived we were all...

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melbourne
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Upperhill is a great place to stay...It is out of Nairobi and once inside the compound is like stepping into a relaxing garden atmosphere.It is a fair way out but taxis can be organised for a fixed price and there is the local bus near by.They can also arrange pickups from the airport.We also left our luggage there whilst on...

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Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Upper Hill is great for its price, location, good food, and relaxing atmosphere. The problem is that a person stays at a guest house primarily to SLEEP and that was not possible given the four or five dogs that bark all night while jumping and crashing against a sheet metal fence. If not for the dogs, I'd be back without...

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

We stayed here for 3 days and we felt very much at home and welcome. Jesse and Rich did an amazing job in building the place as well as in taking care of their guests. They provided us with information about things to do in Nairobi and Jesse patiently answered all our questions regarding safety. She organized our shuttle bus...

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Mombasa
Reviewed 18 December 2012

First place that we stayed at when we landed in Kenya. Jessie is one of the owners, and she is a vibe! She will keep you entertained with story after story, if you give you a chance, of all the crazy things that travelers have done. I read the negative review of the backpackers, and I can state that there...

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London
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Amazing hot showers, good food, reasonable prices for accomodation, food and bar, comfy beds, very clean showers,toilets etc... What else could you ask for? The owner Jessie is a star! She'll help you out and give you advice on al, things Kenyan. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place... Would be good if they got some wifi happening though!

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Additional Information about Upper Hill Campsite

Address: Othaya Road - Lavington | PO Box 29886 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Upper Hill Campsite Hotel Nairobi
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“stayed in the "hut" closest to the bathrooms and we had a smell of diesel or something like that in the hut, don´t know if you have that in other places there but didn't really bother us..”
 of 5 bubbles TozCaz, 19 Jun 2014 | Read review
“I felt it was worth it to pay more for cabin rather than stay in the dorm but cheaper accommodations are available.”
 of 5 bubbles lilufoo, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you go during the rainy season (as we did) maybe it's wiser to stay indoors in one of the dorms or rooms.”
  • 8-bed dorm
  • the shared bathrooms
 of 5 bubbles Sirenita1984, 25 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Chalets look cozy but didn't stay in one. Check other reviews”
 of 5 bubbles Indie-Brindie, 10 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you were alone, just take a tent, more privacy although the toilet facilities can be a little inconvenient for you.”
 of 5 bubbles KennethSeah, 27 May 2013 | Read review
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