After a long journey, you definitely want a nice, comfortable place to stay in with all the facilities you need. Hostels are a good option if you are on a budget. In order to find a good hostel, here are some of the factors you should consider before booking.
The first thing you need to know is how safe the neighbourhood is. If the neighbourhood is not safe, there is a possibility you may be attacked on your way to or from the hostel especially at night.
The hostel should also be easily accessible with good roads. No car should have trouble while on the road. In addition to this, the hostel should not be too far from your arrival point unless it is your desire to stay in a secluded area. Close proximity to shopping centres and the transport system is an advantage.
2. 24-Hour Reception
A good hostel will have a reception that operates for 24 hours to accommodate clients who come in late. Due to unforeseen occurrences, your fight may be delayed or something else can cause you to be late. It will be frustrating to get to the hostel and you are denied access because it is late. A good hostel will have someone to guide you and help you get settled no matter what time it is.
The hostel should have proper security inside the premises. Look out for an electric fence and security guards.
4. Self Catering Facilities
This is a facility that the hostel should have especially if it is located in a secluded place. It would be an inconvenience to go and search for food all the time so a self catering facility would be an advantage.
5. Positive Reviews
No matter how good the hostel may seem when you look at the photos, always read reviews from previous visitors. You will get to know how their customer service is, their level of cleanness, their food and other services of offered. Reviews can be found on their website or social media pages if they have one.
Here are some of the best hostels and hotels in Nairobi.
1) Khweza Bed and Breakfast
2) Wildebeest Eco Camp
3) Bush House and Camp
4) Hotel Riverview
5) Meridian Hotel
6) Cottage Nairobi
7) Manyatta Backpackers
8) Hilton Hotel
9) Ole Sereni Hotel
10) Sankara Nairobi