KES 1,000 per night
KES 1,000 per night
Mombasa Backpackers, Nyali, Kenya

Mombasa Backpackers

Nyali, Kenya - Mwamba Drive #69

2 Total reviews

  • Impressive value
  • Wonderful food options
  • The rooms are very clean
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Excellent Fun ..., by all standards. if you are the fun loving, uncomplicated, unselfish, easy going, trustworthy, happy, relaxed, person i suspect you are. Mombasa Backpackers is the one and only place for you to thrive. like i did!

Description - Hostel

Mombasa Backpackers offers:

Dorm beds: 1000ksh

Camping/single/double/triple and quadruple rooms also available.

*All prices are inclusive of 16% VAT, and 2% Training Levy. Free morning tea and coffee , free access to the fastest WIFI of any backpackers in East Africa.
*Bed linen, towels, Mosquito nets, fans and lockers in all rooms.

  The only backpackers in Kenya with a swimming pool
  Free trial pool dives done by 5 star PADI Buccaneer Diving
  Book exchange
  Chef from 7am til 10pm with an extensive budget menu
  Kitchen facilities
  Massive BBQ on Fridays
  2 DSTV Cable/Plasma TV
  Well-stocked bar
  Hookah (assorted flavors)
  7 toilets and 5 showers throughout the whole perimeter, in great shape for backpacker standards
  American Tattoo Artists waiting for you to get inked
  Many indoor/outdoor chill out areas
  Sweet check out time of NOON
  board/Drinking games on sight
  Info on safaris and spots to kite-surf and scuba dive on the whole Kenyan Coast
  Well up-to-date info about travelling/backpacking in the region
  Laundry area
  Storage room

* We are the only genuine Mombasa Backpackers, don't get misled by any cheap imitations.
**Child policy: not suitable for children
***private rooms can only be booked through the phone 254(0)701561233

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 10
  • Year built: 1970
  • Renovated: 2011
  • Public classification: 5
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: KES 1,000 (Kenyan Shilling)

Double Female Dorm Mixed Dorm Quad Single Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 7:00am
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

Haller Park: (open Daily 8-5pm) this park is a transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological paradise. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped off its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa, boasting an enormous variety of animal (such as Hippos, Giraffes, Oryx), reptiles, insects, and a botanical garden. Walking along the trails is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions, holding or feeding a reptile such as snake is allowed under close supervision of a guide.

Mamba Village: East Africas largest crocodile farm. plus an excellent cuisine is available at the Restaurant, house specialty. Grilled Crocodile Meat.

Old Town/Fort Jesus: is the reminiscent of the days when the Arabs exerted a heavy influence on the town and its culture. especially in the architecture and language. Fort Jesus holds artifacts from when Mombasa was a transit port for the slave trade. first built by the Portuguese to control east African waters

Swiss run Go kart-Paint ball in Bamburi

24-hr front desk Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Beach Breakfast (extra charge) Car rental Children not permitted Gardens Laundry/valet service Linen included Meal plans Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff Newspapers/magazines No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Pool (outdoor) Restaurant on site Smoking permitted Sports/activities Taxi service wimming pool

Room amenities

Single/double shared facilities: bed linen, towel, mosquito nets and fans

Dorms: The dorms are equipped with mosquito nets, fans, bedding, towels, lockers

Backpacker facilities Balconies Ensuite Kitchenettes Lockers Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Safe box in room Television Television (cable/satellite) VCR/DVD Wake-up calls wimming pool


Mombasa Backpackers is located in nyali, which is consider a prime, secure, and up-market residential area near a long stretch of white sandy beach. Nyali has now become a self-contained residential area with two huge western-style supermarkets called Nakummat, a Multiplex Cinemax Complex (with 3D movies), Bowling, banks, discos, shopping centers, Pubs, cosmopolitan restaurants, Post office, casinos, restaurants, Golf, water Park, GoKart Racing, etc.

Points of interest
  • Fort Jesus

Food and drink
Eating out
Tamarind-Sea Food
La Veranda- Italian
Il Covo- Italian/sushi
Turkish Cousine

Price details

KES 1,000 per night (Kenyan Shilling)

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts


Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payments done in kenyan shillings.

Location - Hostel

Mwamba Drive #69
Coast (Coast Province)
Kenya  PO Box 95748

Latitude: -4.05179, Longitude: 39.69464

How to get there

We are located on Mwamba Drive, house with a black gate #69 (right before the 'Sunrise Resort Apartments'. Off Links road ). by the Kenol Petrol Station on the Mtwapa Rd. right behind Nakumatt City Mall in a suburb north of Mombasa called Nyali, far away from chaotic city centre, that way you can't smell it nor hear it, but still within easy reach (15min by public transport). Described as having the best location in the whole of Mombasa. We are second row from beach so we have lots of sea breeze. We are a mere 4 solid minute walk to the beach and 5 minute walk to the biggest Nakumatt in Town/ Malindi Road which has a wide range of options of public transport. As well as many shops and restaurants near by.

to get to mombasa backpackers in Nyali from Mombasa city center: tuk tuk (3-wheeled moto taxis)350ksh, boda boda (motor bike) 200ksh, matatu (mini bus) 30ksh, and taxis 500ksh. 90ksh are aprox 1 US dollar

Nearest airport: MOi internation Airport (30 minutes)