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Karen Camp

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Berg
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

...that was the answer we got after checking in the dormitory we booked online (U$15 per person). It was 11pm and we were quite surprised because it doesn't state on their homepage that nothing is included in the price. Very bad value for money compared to a average backpackers. Staff was rather unfriendly and not very welcoming, the location is...

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear doedae, Karen Camp, Nairobi, and it is now under new ownership as from 1st February 2016 and the management and staff duly have acknowledge your disappointment in your stay when you last stayed at this establishment in 2015. We are, have and will continue to "overhaul" and renovate the camp and hostel. The staff are enjoying the lessons in...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

This place is pretty cheap and ideal for back packers and those that are not too fussy about their surroundings. It's got bandas and rooms and also area to pitch own tent. The bar food is a little boring and not always cooked to perfection, you get what you pay for. It has free wifi in the bar area. It's...

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear travellingzebra, Karen Camp, Nairobi, and it is now under new ownership as from 1st February 2016 and the management and staff duly have acknowledge your disappointment in your stay when you last stayed at this establishment in 2015. We are, have and will continue to "overhaul" and renovate the camp and hostel. The staff are enjoying the lessons in...

Reviewed 9 November 2014

Stayed here after landing in Kenya en route to Nakuru. It was nice to get a cold beer and a comfortable sleep after the flight. Next day we had a proper look around and saw that the camp was indeed a little rough around the edges... but hey ho we slept well and felt safe! Done the job. Bar wasnt...

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Karen Camp was basic but suited us for the beginning of an overland tour. I stayed in a room and also camped for a night and both were grand. The bar is good and the food is ok also plus the staff especially the drivers are very jolly.

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan

Khalkis, Greece
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Karen Camp is THE place to stay in Nairobi especially for overlanders, campers and backpackers. Nice surroundings, plenty of space to park your car, VERY VERY quiet, reasonably priced and well stocked bar, decent kitchen and hot showers (two ultra spacious bathrooms at first floor). As safety comes first in Nairobi, this place is in the suburbs of the city...

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed at this place at the end of an overland trip from Johannesburg and stayed in a twin room which was just fine. The bathrooms were spacious and water hot. There was a power cut when I stayed on my last night so had to shower and pack by torchlight but this is AFRiCA! Wifi worked fine but it's only...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We camped in the back of the lodge with our overland group. The amenities were basic but just fine for camping. The security was excellent and we felt very secure and safe at night. You get what you pay for.

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed in a double ensuite room for a couple of nights upon arrival in Nairobi. We thought that USD$50 was too much for the room and that the location was not great for us, hence we did not stay longer as originally planned. The room we had was not spacious but adequate. It was quite rundown for the price...

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan

London
Reviewed 25 February 2014

As budget travellers we've stayed at Karen Camp many times and it's now the only place we'll stay on a visit to Nairobi. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere, is cheap and clean. We often bring all our own camping and self-catering equipment but have also stayed in their rooms which are perfectly comfortable and adequate and the food is...

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The camp is in one of the nicest areas of Nairobi and has good security - full time guards at the entrance and a fence. We had the double room with onsite which was very big, but has long since seem better days. The room was also filthy, superficially it looked clean, but after putting my bag under the bed...

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karen Camp and Hostel provides budget accommodation out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in the leafy suburb of Karen. The management and quite a few of the staff have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. We especially cater for the independent traveler as well as intrepid, expedition orientated safari folk. We have a small bar and restaurant and provide a variety of budget priced accommodation. Please consider us when planning your safari here in East Africa. We look forward to your stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Camp

Address: Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: ₹ 914 - ₹ 1,910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 1 large & ensuite& quiet.”
J0hn_Shar0n, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 if you want en-suit. Room 1 if you want lots of space, en-suit and a bathtub.”
AcaciaGM, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The upper floor has the more quiet and spacy rooms.”
788gijss, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs suite with bath tub , tv and own dining area is worth the few extra quid.”
travellingzebra, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Avoid triple, number 11. Next door to resident snorer...”
Cider_with_rosie, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
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