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Milimani Backpackers

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Living area
Front of property
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Milimani Backpackers

Milimani Backpackers

1.5 star property
Pet-friendly hostel with restaurant, connected to a shopping centre, near Karen Blixen Museum

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Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
St. Hellen Road, Karen, Nairobi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Langata
  • Nairobi National Park - 7 min drive
  • Yaya Centre - 15 min drive
  • Village Market - 26 min drive
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 25 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 38 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 41 min drive
  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Java House Karen - 5 min drive
  • Karen Hunters One Stop Centre - 4 min drive
  • Open House Restaurant Karen - 4 min drive
  • Tamambo Karen Blixen - 5 min drive
  • Cj’s - 5 min drive

About this property

Milimani Backpackers

Milimani Backpackers puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nairobi National Park and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 25 per vehicle. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11 AM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Designer shops on-site
  • Shopping centre on-site
  • Lockers available


  • Wheelchair-accessible

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6.5 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent
  • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of USD 10 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Milimani Backpackers Nairobi
Milimani Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Milimani Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nairobi

Frequently asked questions

Does Milimani Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Milimani Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Milimani Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Milimani Backpackers?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free. A pet fee will be charged.
Is parking offered on site at Milimani Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Milimani Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Milimani Backpackers?
You can check in from 11 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Milimani Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Lucky 8 Casino (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Milimani Backpackers and nearby?
Milimani Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Milimani Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Milimani Backpackers like?
Milimani Backpackers is located on the boardwalk in Langata, a short 8-minute walk from The Karen Hospital.






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2/10 Poor

None. Disappointed that the property does not accept Kenyan. So sad
1-night romance trip
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