The 12 Best Airbnbs In Nairobi, Kenya

August 3, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Nairobi, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Nairobi and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Colourful Cottage Near Giraffe And Elephant Centres

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

Nairobi

Experience East-African culture in every nook of this cultural cottage for 2. With an expansive open garden and pale green pool, it is the adventure of forest in the comfort of the city.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Escape to an inner-city hideaway that feels like the middle of the countryside. The sense of seclusion is enhanced by a butterfly-filled wild garden next to a covered verandah. Jump into a pale green pool and swim to a thatched gazebo at the far end.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Gym | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful and tranquil place, will definitely return.” – Stephen
“We took a mid-week break to Karen for a couple of nights and enjoyed our stay. Running around the area is great with quiet roads and some little foot paths. The place was quite and relaxing.” – Weldon
“Julie’s place was wonderful! The space and the area surrounding it was really pleasant, stylish and comfortable. Her team was really friendly and responsive.” – Prithika
“Amazing place to escape the busy life of Nairobi. The cottage was great and linked to an external kitchenette where they provide all what you need for breakfast.” – Christelle
“The cottage was very comfortable, clean, cozy and warm. My partner and I love Lamu so it was lovely to feel like we had travelled to the beach but still had access to a small garden where we picked fresh lettuce and mint for salad.” – Kristina

#2 Sweeping City Views From A Modern Gem

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Sleek, modern 2-bedroom apartment in Northern Nairobi with bright furnishing and panoramic city views. Take a 20-25 minute drive to the adventures of Downtown Nairobi, or go hiking in the Karura Forest. A suitable pick for families or groups of travellers who want to be away from the madness of downtown.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Admire the view of Nairobi from this Sunlit elegant 2 bedroom apartments. The home boasts a crisp, contemporary feel while still feeling comfortable and inviting. Enjoy a convenient kitchenette, breakfast nook, and city view.

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Well done and beautiful views of the Ngong hills” – Jeff
“This was a great stay! Check-in and Check-out with Grace was smooth and positive. She explained everything I needed to know in full, and was easily reachable at all times.” – Kui
“Clean, comfortable, safe apartment in a new residential build. The owners were easy to reach and there was even a yoga studio and gym in the top floor (this is not included in the price).” – Deniece
“The apartment has beautiful views. The agent was very helpful and accommodating.” – Merrin
“I find the apartment very spacious and modern. The support and assistance received from the hosts were very good and location nice and secured. Almost a home away from home, keep up the good work” – Ray

#3 Self Isolation In A Secure Colonial Home

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Whether you’d like a long-term stay on a visit to Nairobi, or you’re simply looking for a weekend-getaway, you can’t go wrong with this colonial-style two-bedroom villa in the calm, serene Muthaiga. Families and isolation-seekers will love to spend the mornings sipping relaxing Earl Grey Tea in the green front yard.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This colonial style home in Muthaiga overlooking Karura forest is your next getaway in Nairobi. Enjoy the lush greenery of the gardens, the spacious living room and dining area. Sleep in in the mornings on the comfortable bed and snuggle with a blanket sipping your wine in the evenings in front of the fireplace. Your stay will remind you of the Mid – century Nairobi, whilst enjoying modern amenities, just a breathe away from Karura forest and the UN.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Breakfast | Essentials | Indoor fireplace | Hot water | Microwave | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“This house is exactly as advertised! A beautiful grand house set in a beautiful property in a nice part of Nairobi. We loved the peace and quiet that the grounds offer, not to mention the birds and animals we saw.” – Asmita
“Our stay was very good and it was just like we expected. It was nice to have some milk, toast and eggs there, when when we arrived! Thank you!” – Magdalena
“This house is really nice, super clean, very well located on Muthaiga Road (near UN and village market), very quiet, at the border of Karura forest and it has an amazing garden! In the morning, when you take your breakfast, you can see colobus monkeys.” – David
“Me and a friend stayed here a couple night after our safari tour. We loved the backyard and spent our mornings out there reading and drinking coffee, which was absolutely lovely. Their staff on site were super friendly and hospitable.” – Karina
“Great location accurately described, and incredible value. Its a very unique space in Nairobi and plan to stay there again” – Humphrey

#4 The Brandy Bus – Renovated Bus In Quiet Paradise

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

This picturesque stay for 6 guests is comprised of a double-decker bus converted into a unique 2-bedroom layout and placed in the middle of a stunning, open garden. Enjoy peace and serenity in the Karen neighbourhood of Nairobi away from the traffic jams of city centre.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Brandy Bus is an old-school bus that has been revamped into a cozy and distinct Airbnb home. Tucked away in the serene beautiful suburbs of Karen it is a perfect place to escape. The Bus is close to many tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and close to both airports. All shopping, banking etc are accessible nearby.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Babysitter recommendations | Crib | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Microwave | Stove | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“coffee, tea, drinking water, cooking oil, salt and basic spices, hot bottles, shukas provided” – Jana
“The place is really nice and cosy. Cottage like atmosphere. The bus is great.” – Noora
“The stay was consistent to our expectations … would definitely stay again. Thanks” – Vir
“A cosy lovely bus! We spent a wonderful weekend, enjoying the amazing garden, the friendly dogs and the Cody atmosphere at Brandy Bus!” – Mariarosa
“Karen has a very beautiful place, the brandy bus is comfy, homely, has everything you’d want from a tiny home. She’s also made the necessary adjustments in light of the covid 19 pandemic.” – Charity

#5 The Westlands Dwelling

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

Cozy condo for two guests in the Westlands area of Nairobi. Enjoy the central location and spacious lounge area in this minimalistic, quiet property. A great find for the traveller or couple on a budget.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Cosy place in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi. UN approved compound. Lots of natural light. Great attention to detail and hygiene. All amenities are included. Microwave and Television by Samsung. Fridge by Beko and oven by Mika. Wifi stable at 10mbps. Iron box by black and decker. Transparent water kettle by elekta.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Stove | Oven | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Very nice place. Very calm neighbourhood. Nice TV.” – Yavuz
“Awesome place, awesome host!” – Maxwell
“Great value for money!” – Marcel
“Perfect area for a quiet weekend. Lillian was an amazing host very kind and respectful. Worth every cent!” – Fiona
“Great communication from the host, easy check in. Lovely quiet location.” – Sammy

#6 Ramis Suites Prestige, Kileleshwa

4 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

Elegant 3-bedroom apartment with polished wooden floors and ceilings and a creamy beige contrast. This fully furnished unit is located next to the Kasuku Center where you can stroll over for shopping. A handsome choice for families visiting Nairobi.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The apartment is designed in a minimalist and elegant style to create a sense of individuality and uniqueness. It also comprises a fully fitted kitchen. The furniture and fittings have also been custom fitted to complement the stylish décor.”

Amenities

Dryer | Wifi | Cable TV | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | High chair | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Simply close your eyes as you would get more than what you have been told at John’s place. He is very humane , humble and cooperative.” – Esen
“Great space. Clean, stylish and cozy. John was a great host.” – Ian
“John’s place is exactly as described. It is stylish clean and has loads of space. John is a great host and responds instantly.” – William
“Very clean, well stocked, nicely equipped, centrally located airbnb with an exceptional and responsive super host in John.” – Charles&Aini
“Great host, clean apartment and facilities” – Neil
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#7 Nature Lovers – This Poolside Getaway Is For You!

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

Delightful 2-bedroom country getaway in the vibrant Karen suburb of Nairobi. Experience unparalleled adventure and joy in the common area or explore the wild garden, and dip off in the pool when you want to relax. A great choice for groups of friends, or for a pair of adventurous couples!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Cosy, state-of-the-art, semi-outdoor poolside apartment located in a serene, quiet and natural environment. Perfect for couples, small traveling groups and/or families. It feels like you’re in the middle of nature 100s of miles away from the city, even though The Hub Shopping Centre is just a 10 min drive away. Lush gardens surround the area, where you’ll be woken up by the sounds of birds chirping.”

Amenities

Dryer | Heating | Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Pool | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“Lovely location in Karen for a staycation. Close enough to other amenities but felt like we were out in the bush somewhere. Loved the fire pit at night!” – Diane
“Lovely getaway from the City. Very great and attentive staff, went above and beyond. The food was very Delicious and the portions were quite generous.” – Angela
“Great weekend away during lockdown. Sidney is very quick in his replies and also attentive to our requests. The staff was kind and always available to help. Pictures are accurate and you can expect a cozy and clean space. We recommend it.” – Lorena
“Got much more than I expected…wow!! very serene” – Ciru
“Beautiful place, wonderful hosts and great amenities. Just wish they had a kitchen, but Sidney said they are building it, so once that’s in place, this is the perfect getaway in Karen!” – Allisha

#8 Garden Estate Villa – 10 Min To US Embassy Nairobi

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $49 per night, airbnb.com

Refined villa for 3 with beautiful furnishing that’d make you want to stay here forever. Enjoy high quality living in this beautiful quiet neighbourhood. Recommended for small families.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Welcome to our beautiful bungalow modern new house in a serene Garden Estate Nairobi. The place is perfect for families, expartriate who are looking for a furnished apartment within a driving distance to the UN in Gigiri or friends on holiday.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Elevator | Gym | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“From my own experience, What you see and read about Benson’s place is what you get. I have stayed at their place on a three weeks holiday and it was a very positive experience.” – Edward
“This place is amazing. It is quiet, serene and surrounded by wonderful landscape. The rooms are stylish and space is well utilized. ” – Nancy
“Great location. Excellent finishes and great host. Will definitely be back.” – Hezron
“Amazing and quiet place, easy to relax and enjoy your time. Good hosts that will help you in any way if needed. I will be back :” – Ole
“Perfect place same as home Benson is the ultimate host. Ready to serve, answer questions.” – Lucy

#9 3 Tree Houses In Karen

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Satisfy that wild African adventure craving you always had in a tasteful treehouse with a shared pool. Situated close to the Giraffe Sanctuary, Elephant Orphanage, and Nairobi National Park, embark on adventures of a lifetime while staying in a rustic stay that is very unique and accommodates up to 3 thrill-seekers.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Stay in a fully furnished tree house on the Ngong House 10acres estate in the Karen/Langata area, at walking distance from the Giraffe Centre. Only 10 minutes away from the elephant orphanage and Nairobi National Park. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is only a good half an hour away. Wilson airport at 10 to 15 min.”

Amenities

Dryer | Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Essentials | Hot water | Pool | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful and safe place to stay in Nairobi. Paul was very kind, and helpful. His staff, especially Patrick at the gate, are wonderful.” – Caitlin
“We really enjoyed our stay at the Tree House. It is really cozy and far from the craziness of downtown Nairobi. The host, Paul, is really kind and friendly. There is a really good restaurant situated on the property called Boho Eatery.” – Alexandra
“It’s a hidden, beautiful gem that makes you forget you’re in Nairobi. Truly felt like home away from home. Nice, quiet, all so natural and tastefully finished.” – Sharon
“We had an amazing time at the Tree House! The house is very nice and cozy : nice view, hot water and the restaurant near the house is delicious.” – Claire
“We loved staying at this property. The treehouse was beautiful, very clean and completely tranquil. We found all the amenities we could have wanted and will certainly be back for a longer visit soon.” – Mira

#10 King Size Bed To Crown It All At Travellers Haven

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $40 per night, airbnb.com

Pristine views, well-furnished, and full of utility – make the most of your Nairobi trip by staying at this cozy apartment for 2 in close vicinity of major malls and attractions. A great base for couples and solo travellers to embark on their Kenyan adventures from.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The travellers haven is a destination unto itself, an elegantly furnished masterpiece where memories are made! Your perfect Kenyan holiday starts here, in this apartment with pristine views that lend added lightness to its rooms. Twenty minutes drive away from the airport eastbound towards this Giant king size bed on a comfy memory mattress sandwiched by two dimmable IKEA lamps. The area boasts of its nearness to malls, ATM spots, banks, hospitals, entertainment centres and places of worship.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Window guards | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Oven | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“The apartment is a cosy one bedroom pleasantly furnished and comfortable and clean. Much attention has been given to the many details that makes the place welcoming. It is located in a central place close to CBD.” – Jane
“We enjoyed our short stay there.The place is exactly what the pictures portray, it’s extremely neat. John also responds really fast and he gave a detailed guideline even before the trip, will definitely be staying there agin sometime soon.” – Valerie
“Serene and quiet location, clean and great value for money. Looking forward to my next visit.” – Andia
“John is indeed a super host, the place is superb with beautiful touches. Great customer service. I enjoyed my stay indeed.” – Bernard
“A very nice apartment well located in Nairobi. Felt safe with John as host as he quickly answers questions.” – Anna

#11 Tranquil, Modern Apartment In Kilimani

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for a convenient spot to explore Nairobi from, not being too close to the city centre, yet still within a quick ride to major attractions, look no further. Three spacious bedrooms and soothing views from the fifth-floor terrace make it a beautiful Airbnb for large families or two small families together!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This is a pleasantly furnished residence within the leafy Kilimani suburb. Close proximity to major malls such as Yaya, Prestige Plaza, Junction and a 10mins drive to Nairobi’s CBD. Our place is ideal for couples, solo guests, business travellers, families(with kids) and small groups. Easily accessible by UBER and Taxify. 24 hour manned electric gate, perimeter electric fence, uninterrupted electricity supply throughout, high speed internet, cable tv, washing machine.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Stove | Microwave | Elevator | Oven

Guest Reviews

“Janes home is a beautiful centrally located home. It is sparkling clean and as tastefully decorated as in the pictures. The space is actually larger than what we expected which was a pleasant surprise with a big family.” – Sofia
“We enjoyed our stay at janes place! Simon took good care of us as soon as we arrived, and the location is very central, so it was easy to get to wherever we wanted ASAP! I would definitely come back” – Dennis
“We had a great time staying at Janes apartment and Simon was an excellent host. Arranged pickup for us at the airport for a very reasonable price. Thank You!” – Wes
“Jane’s place was beautiful, well kept, and very secure. Simon and the security guards were very nice and accommodating. We look forward to booking this place on our next trip, I highly recommend this place. Josie” – Josie
“We stayed approximately 2 weeks at this apartment. It is a clean, large apartment that is conveniently located near groceries and shops.” – Staci

#12 Sky Gardens

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

A sophisticated, well-crafted apartment for 4 guests located in the Kileleshwa area. Stroll down to the Nairobi Arboretum or Uhuru Gardens nearby and enjoy the tranquility, ideal for two couples travelling together.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Located in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Sky Gardens provides self-catering accommodation. The apartment has 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double sized bed, it’s own bathroom, TV with cable, and a bay window that overlooks the courtyard. The small bedroom has 2 single beds, it shares a hallway full bathroom, great for sleeping 2 people.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Children’s books and toys | High chair | Elevator | Gym

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful space, quite beautiful and secure facility. Excellent host” – Alice
“10/10 would recommend! Trixies place is really beautifully decorated and quite spacious. It was really clean and there were even some toiletries like shampoo and soap provided for us.” – Joanna
“The photos definitely under sell the house. The entire house’s finishings are perfectly done. The house was also very clean.” – Dorcas
“Well equipped, tastefully furnished apartment. Clean, functional, cozy and well maintained. Excellent service and communication. Location is great to easily move around in the city.” – Mathias
“Trixie’s place was better than expected! We look forward to come back and stay here” – Daniel
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