List of cheap backpackers hostels & lodges in Kenya

Budget Students and Backpackers Hostels in Kenya

List of cheap backpackers hostels & lodges in Kenya

Tulia House – Mombasa Backpacker’s Hostel

Backpackers Hostels in Kenya. One of the major challenges when it comes to backpacking is finding cheap or budget hostels, campsites, and lodges. This becomes less of a hustle if the destination country has advanced in technology and websites like Airbnb, Hostelbrokers and HostelWorld are available.

This most of the time is not a problem to rough travelers who look for a place to spend the night on arrival. In most cases, these are lodges and campsites which are not listed on the internet.

Kenya is one of the best backpacker’s destinations in the World. Due to her amazing nature, wildlife, coast, eco-system and development, many travelers visit the country throughout the year.

The major backpacking destinations in Kenya are Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Diani, Lamu, and Kisumu. These cities and towns attract a high number of backpackers as well as tourists and hence the demand for budget accommodation is very high.

To cut the existing gap, hospitality industry investors have developed high standard low-cost accommodation facilities in these places.

A good example is Mombasa and North coast where most of the travelers are on a budget and looking for cheap deals. This region has adapted to this need and provided high-class hostels which are heaven to the backpackers.

Below is a list of some of the best budget backpackers hostels, lodges and campsites in Kenya.

List of Budget Backpackers Hostels in Kenya

  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers – Kilifi
  • Stilts/Diani Backpackers – Diani
  • Bidi Badu Beach Sports Hostel – Diani
  • Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre – Nairobi
  • Manyatta Backpackers – Nairobi
  • South Coast Backpackers – Diani
  • Khweza Bed & Breakfast – Downtown Nairobi
  • Mara Explorers Camp – Maasai Mara
  • Mombasa Backpackers (Tulia house) – Mombasa
  • Backpacker’s Nirvana – Mombasa
  • Baitul Noor House – Lamu
  • Savannah Cottages – Shelly beach Mombasa.
  • The Beach Africa – Mombasa
  • Kisumu Backpackers Club – Kisumu
  • Dudu Villas and Lamu Backpackers – Lamu
  • Jambo House Guest House- Lamu
  • Sleepaway Cottages – Nakuru

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Do you know of any other Low-cost Hostel that I haven’t included? Leave a comment below with its name.



Thank you for taking the time to compile this list. I will definitely check some of the places out.

Tessy Gomes

You have Baitul Noor House in Lamu and private cottages at Savannah Cottages in Shellybeach Mombasa.

Kind regards,


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