Nairobi International Youth Hostel vs House of Waine

Both Nairobi International Youth Hostel and House of Waine are recommended by those who travel for a living. On balance, House of Waine is preferred by most writers compared to Nairobi International Youth Hostel. House of Waine has a TripExpert Score of 90 with endorsements from 5 publications such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Nairobi International Youth Hostel
7 / 10
Ralph Bunche Rd, Nairobi 48661 , Kenya
From $0 /night
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"This well-looked-after budget option isn’t as atmospheric as Milimani Backpackers, but Kenya’s HI instalment is still a comfortable and relaxed spot to meet other travellers." Full review
House of Waine
House of Waine
8 / 10
Masai Lane & Bogani Road, Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
From $420 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's Fodor's
"You'll find nostalgia, history, and romantic surroundings at this family-owned boutique hotel." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Built as a mansionlike family home in 1979, this stylish guesthouse is run with all the professionalism and sophistication of a fine hotel." Full review
Insight Guides Insight Guides
"One of Nairobi’s most perennially popular boutique hotels, this 1970s mansion lies in large gardens in the leafy suburb of Karen, just 2km (1.2 miles) from the Karen Blixen Museum."
The highly rated kitchen can offer a spread of Kenyan dishes by request.
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Sophistication and style are the hallmarks of this stunning boutique offering out in Karen." Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
"House of Waine is a cool retreat from the bustle of the Kenyan capital, located on the former coffee plantation of Karen Blixen...Expect a homely atmosphere, tropical gardens, and unflappable staff." Full review