Weekend Plan: 5 Nairobi Airbnbs for Ksh 5000 or less a Night

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 11, 2021  

As the country gradually opens up, so is the hospitality industry. If you’re in the city temporarily or even just looking for an escape from your regular Nairobi abode, you might want to consider booking an Airbnb, a much cheaper alternative to a hotel room. Plus you get the feel of home away from home.

Here are 5, affordable highly recommended Airbnbs for Ksh 5000 or less  a night to check out around Nairobi (and outskirts)

Kalynan Apartment – $35 Per Night

Suitable for solo travelers who will be looking for a room that can accommodate one guest. Located in Nairobi’s estate of Kilimani, the apartment is close to major shopping malls, including Yaya center. It is surrounded by lush vegetation while the Nairobi Arboretum is about 10 minutes walking distance.

Some of the key facilities, amenities and services available include: Pool, Wi-Fi, Washer & Dryer & Cable TV Check Out: Kalynan Apartment 

Greenhouse View – $25 Per Night

Greenhouse View has two bedrooms, two beds, two baths and can accommodate four guests. It’s located along Thika Super Highway and its proximity to major shopping malls, Thika Road Mall, Garden City Mall and Two Rivers Mall, makes it the ideal location for anyone in need of convenience. You also have easy access to IMAX Cinema (though it is not open at the time this article is being published) and major restaurants within and close to the city center.

Some of the amenities, facilities and services available here include:Wi-Fi, Essentials – Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper, Free parking on premises & Fire Extinguisher 

Check Out: Greenview House

George & Esther Private Room – $13 Per Night

Able to accommodate two guests, it is located in Embakasi East in a gated community just 10 minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. George and Esther also offer Airport pickups and drop-offs for an extra USD 15 one way. Breakfast is provided.

Some of the notable amenities, facilities and services they provide include: Wi-Fi, Wash & Dryer, Gym & work space.

Check Out: George and Esther’s Room

Intime Place-$35

Located in Nairobi at the heart of Westlands, it’s 1.3 km from Nairobi National Museum and 3 km from Kenyatta International Conference Center. Free WiFi is available.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a fridge.

Brew Bistro Rooftop (though it is not open at the time of publishing this article) is 290 m while The Sarit Center is a 7-minute walk from the property.

It’s finely furnished with modern furnishings, a kitchen you can cook your own meal, a fridge to store food and a spacious sitting room with a TV to enjoy your stay after a long day.

Guests can access all the common areas anytime of the day.

Check Out: Intime 

Shiku & Matthew’s Place- $23

Looking for a place right next to the airport?  Get a tastefully furnished apartment with an attic bedroom that’s cozy, spacious and well lit. Smart TV, WIFI, hot shower, garden & study desk. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Syokimau, 15 minutes from the airport and the SGR railway station. Sip some complimentary aromatic Kenyan tea as you enjoy the quiet lawn garden.

The space

Children of all ages are welcome. However, parents will have to keep a keen eye on their small ones as the premises have stairs and stair gates are not provided for.

Guest access

The guests will have access to the premises from a private gate entrance.

Check out: Shiku & Matthew’s Place

*Image: Airbnb


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