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Mombasa Backpackers

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I had been here for a weekend in late December 2014 and it turned out to be an awesome experience in Mombasa. As I arrived early morning to backpackers I could see the beautiful sunrise by the beach opposite to the backpackers on the Mombasa beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is a very economical place and fit...

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Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The rooms where very dirty, the whole night i itched and i didn't know what it was. There were weird parties in the hostel where people used drugs and the staff had lack of it's own house rules and were very loud. When i went to sleep the door of the dorm couldn't be locked and the building was full...

3Thank hey1212
Lammweg 22
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

hey there... i visit mombasa backpackers for the second time, and again i had a great experience... nice swimmingpool, chill out places, good food and nice music andi the manager couldnt have been more helpful with sorting out several things in the city... i can recommand the place if u in the area and wanna see some more of the...

1Thank Manuel M
Karatu, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

I visited Mombasa Backpackers a few times earlier this year and had a great experience. I was disappointed when I went back to find that the management had changed. It went from being a fun lively place where meeting other backpackers was easy and laid back. Yes, more of a party atmosphere...but more fun for what backpackers are looking for....

3Thank Michael A
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2014

If this place was once rated as a hostel of choice, it is definitely not any more. The place is showing the signs of wear and tear from a lack of upkeep. I think Management is operating off the idea that their guests are always too drunk to notice the quality of accommodation on offer. They website states "the fastest...

2Thank WalkaboutKen
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Great friendly staff, took us to local clubs and are genuinely nice people. There will be loud music at night, and as other reviews state, the internet is borrowed from the adjoining hotel, but neither of those bothered me. If you don't want loud music, if advise asking for the side building, and definately not the bamboo shack. (It costs...

Thank Peter P
San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Mombasa backpackers for 5 nights and would highly recommend it for many reasons. The staff is very friendly and the food is cheap and delicious. The pool is well-maintained and the rooms are clean. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm (female) and we had our own bathroom and a big area just to put our luggages....

2Thank Cassandra095
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2014

I stayed here for two nights in December 2013. Was a party zone for sure, but I knew it would be that kind of place from the ad. The breakfasts were simple but pretty decent, though takes a long time to prepare - but you can swim until your pancakes are ready! Room wasn't super clean and shared bathrooms a...

Thank Joshua H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I stayed here a few months ago and have just gotten round to reviewing as I don't normally do bad reviews but it's such a shame this place...it has the potential to be the most amazing hostel!! 5 mins from the beach, nice swimming pool and outdoor area. Unfortunately the place was really dirty - and I'm not fussy!! My...

2Thank Shelley088
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Its very close to the beach, like a 5 minutes walk. The environment is homely and the arrangement is good enough according to the amount you pay. Lovely swimming pool and in the evening you really pass a nice time.

Thank rezwan_saikat

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only Backpackers in Mombasa, owned and run by Backpackers, has been pleasing the needs of independent travelers since may 2010. We offer dorms/singles/doubles/camping in a relax and chill atmosphere. Swimming pool, kitchen facilities, TV lounge, and chef. Within walking distance to public Transport, Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and THE BEACH. Great spot to base yourself while Diving or kite-surfing ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mombasa Backpackers

Address: # 69 Mwamba Drive | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Price Range: $15 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Don't stay in the outdoor dorm”
WalkaboutKen, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
“i stayed inside the main building, where it was quite loud. I suspect twin rooms at the back would be quieter?”
658JoshuaH, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The Girls Dorm has an en suite bathroom and walk in cupboard where we stored all our bags, handy!”
cherir2013, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room with a fan it gets hot at night. Also definitely use your mosquito net!”
twendesasa90, 2 May 2014 | Read review
“I was sleeping both times at the second floor, close to the window in the top of the bunk bed. I was sleeping extremely good. Like a princess.”
Sara-Linn118, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
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