When looking for accommodation for an upcoming vacation, it’s important to consider not only what the rental has to offer in terms of amenities but also how you can benefit from its location. Airbnb has plenty of options for those planning to visit Nairobi, Kenya. This city is home to historical sites and monuments, national parks, museums, and markets. When visiting the bustling capital city, you should consider options that not only serve as a home away from home but also as an ideal site to facilitate your trips to restaurants, movie theaters, cafes, bars and other sources of entertainment. One good requirement to have is that the rental should be in a peaceful area, perfect for taking a break from the busy city. If you don’t know where to stay in Nairobi, you might want to check out the affluent neighborhood of Kilimani. Check out our list of Airbnbs in Kilimani, Kenya.
1. Furnished bedroom near Kilimani shopping center (from USD 55)
Comfortability is a necessity when it comes to finding a place to stay while on a vacation. You won’t have to worry about that with this rental in Nairobi’s Kilimani neighborhood, which provides a furnished bedroom to ensure that you are well rested before you do your exploration of this part of Kenya. You’ll have access to a swimming pool if you want to get some laps in before your meals. You also have free Wi-Fi that will allow you to watch your favorite shows and movies in your private living room. The Yaya shopping center and other attractions are close by, allowing you to save time and money in getting to your destinations.
Estate Hub furnished one bedroom kilimaniNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
2. Bedroom next to central business district (from USD 40)
Location is a major factor when trying to find the best place to stay for your vacation. This one-bedroom rental could fit the bill. This rental is right next to the presidential palace and the Nbi central business district, making it easy for you to explore the area, saving you time and money. When you’re not out and about in Kilimani, you’ll be able to enjoy free WiFi in the rental so you can watch your favorite movies and shows. The property also has a gym, kitchen, and balcony for enjoying amazing views of the area.
1BR in upmarket Nbi, Next to CBDNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
3. Cozy apartment for 3 in Nairobi (from USD 50)
This apartment in Kilimani has room for three guests and provides three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Amenities that will keep you comfortable include free WiFi and a fully-equipped kitchen. This rental comes with 24-hour security and puts you in walking distance to downtown Nairobi and the Yaya shopping center.
Heavenly apartment in Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
4. A warm apartment in the heart of Nairobi (from USD 47)
Situated in one of the most wanted residential areas in the heart of Nairobi, this warm apartment is perfect for two people, as it comes with a bedroom that features heavy, light-blocking curtains to allow for a peaceful sleep. In the morning, as soon as you open the curtains, you will be bathed in lots of natural light to make you fresh. Other facilities that you can enjoy here include an automatic hot shower system, a kitchen and wireless internet access.
Upscale King Size Bed in the heart of NairobiNairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:good wifi hot shower comfy bed full kitchen and washer/dryerthe apartment itself is beautifully furnished and has all the amenities you need including wifiit can get hot so a fan is of utmost importancethe bed was super comfortable that i didn't want to leaveamazing location great interiors very comfortable stay with good amenities and instant services whenever required
Cleanliness:clean and tastefully furnishedthe place was clean and comfortablejohns place is very clean and homeyit's super clean and very comfortableit was clean safe and everything worked fine
Host:thumbs up to a great hostthank you john for being such an amazing hostjohn is a fantastic hosta great and friendly hostbest of all is the host johnRead more reviews
Location:location is great close to yaya centerit is located in a good and safe locationits located in a convenient prime location and is very safethis apartment has a great location on a nice street close to everythingcomfortable apartment in a good location
5. A comfortable apartment, close to a shopping mall (from USD 35)
Nestled in a secure neighborhood that is within close proximity to the Yaya shopping mall and other recreational facilities, this apartment for rent in Kilimani, Nairobi, promises comfort to solo travelers or couples. As a guest, you will have access to the entire apartment and its facilities that include a bathroom, a dryer, a kitchen and, of course, access to wireless internet. You will also be given access to the swimming pool on the ground floor, which is where you need to be for relaxation.
Kalynan appartmentNairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:excellent location stylish accomodations with a pool on premises to boot100%good wifi great location fast responses absolutely 5star will definitely stay againa very nice and cozy place would book again highly recommended
Cleanliness:clean convenient quiet and comfortablethe apartment is sparkling clean and securei loved the place very clean and well keptperfect location clean safe and great hoststhe home was clean and had with all mentioned amenities
Host:great host as alwaysvery good service from the hostpeter was a great hostpeter was a very helpful hostpeter was an amazing hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was perfectgreat location in the heart of kilimanieven petrol station has good chickengreat place in a great location - highly recommendedawesome location and private place with good security
6. Seventh-floor apartment with rooftop pool access (from USD 25)
Skip that hotel room and book this flat instead - it’s much more affordable and it’s just as nice as a hotel suite! Inside, you’ll find a queen bed, a seating area in front of a television, and a private bathroom. The highlight of this property is that guests can access the building’s rooftop pool, which overlooks the city and affords stunning views of the road below and the Nairobi skyline in the distance. WiFi and free parking are available too.
Rooftop Pool with City View - StudioNairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment was super clean internet was on point and the amenities are amazingthe studio is perfect with nice touches the pool and city views made it even more amazinghighly recommend near town europaen standard great view and pool at rooftop
Cleanliness:top notch cleanliness and cool environmentclean stylish and easily accessiblegood and clean placethe place is clean easily accessible and quietthe place was very clean and strategically located
Host:the host was very helpfulsuper host she isjudith is a great host and provides quick responsesjudith was an awesome hostjudy is a great host and responsiveRead more reviews
Location:lots of nice restaurants in walking distancethe place is very very convenient and has everything needed for a nice comfortable staythese is the place to be you get value for your money
7. Bright and well-decorated penthouse (from USD 39)
You’ll love the bright and open layout of this modern penthouse in Nairobi. Potted and hanging plants as well as little knick-knacks liven up the space and make it feel much more welcoming. Ideal for two, this Airbnb has one bedroom with a queen bed, a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet, and an equipped kitchen with a stove, a toaster, a microwave, and a kettle. You can access your Netflix account on the television, so you don’t have to miss out on all the latest episodes of your favorite show. High-speed WiFi is available too.
Open Space Penthouse Vibe ApartmentNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:the apartment is big and homely with amazing viewsthe apartment had great light and was very airyeasy to manage home very fast wi-fi
Cleanliness:the apartment is clean and has great viewsmargaret's place is a beautifully decorated and clean flat with a great viewsparkling clean quiet apartment with a great view in a safe location
Host:maggy and winnie have been fabulous and helpful hostsRead more reviews
Location:this was a spacious apartment located in a safe and central areamargaret's place is at a convenient and safe locationit’s very safe and also quiet and close to shops and restaurantsmargaret's apartment is in a nice location and is relatively comfortable with good wi-figreat location and clean
8. A bright and elegant penthouse (from USD 94)
Relax in style at this bright and elegant penthouse that offers modern facilities and amenities for a pleasant stay experience. Providing two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the penthouse makes a great choice of accommodation for four people. Spend the day relaxing on a comfortable sofa in the living room while sipping on your coffee or hot chocolate. Cook a sumptuous dinner in the well equipped kitchen to satisfy your appetite after an adventure in the city of Nairobi.
Bright, elegant penthouse, Nairobi prime locationNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:as far as the kitchen you may want to get your camera ready for an amazing sunsetit is a serene and extremely comfortable apartment it makes you feel relaxed at every turnthe apartment is even better than described and in picturesthis light-filled airy apartment is an awesome base for exploring nairobi's tech innovation hubs along nearby ngong roadthe beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:this space is beautiful and smells sparkling clean msloved that it was clean well decorated and spaciousits stylish and very cleanthe apartment is so beautiful and very cleancosy clean safe and convenient place
Host:the staff were very helpful and welcomingthe staff were really helpful professional and efficientit was very easy to reach the host via texther management team was very helpful and made the check in and out process go smoothlya very trustworthy and high quality hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is also greatlocation was perfect and close to major shopping areas like yaya centerexcellent location near yaya centerclose to everything and some really good spotsthe space and location was very nice and very secure
9. Spacious condominium for six (from USD 23)
Bigger groups planning to visit Nairobi should check out this three-bedroom condominium. One room has a king bed while the other two have queen beds, and there are a total of three and a half baths. A kitchen with cookware and appliances ensure that you can prepare meals during your stay. This is ideal for families as the Airbnb is located inside a gated community, so parents don’t have to worry about their children’s security. Besides the in-home amenities, guests will also have access to the well-maintained swimming pool and a jogging track.
Joe's 3 bed 3.5 bath Unlimited WiFi & DSTV KileNairobi, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:spacious and comfortable inside the house with a little balcony to sit out and catch the sunshinequick and efficient wifijoe was a very welcoming host and the internet tv and appliances in the apartment all worked finethe beds are good kitchen well equipped (except no coffee machine) the showers clean and hotwonderful accommodations with plenty of room for our group
Cleanliness:the house was clean and easily accessiblethe apartment itself is clean spacious well-equipped and overall is just as advertisedthe house is spacious very clean and well equippedamazing space clean secure and home likethe house is very spacious very clean and the neighbors are very friendly
Host:edwin and josephine were super responsive to any questions/requests i hadlovely place and wonderful hostsvery kind and understanding hostvery good host easy check in and quick response from our inquirieshost was super helpful picked us up from the airport answered all our questions and concernsRead more reviews
Location:the location is goodeasy access to shopping and safe locationwe would definitely use this location againnice apartment in a great location to explore nairobithe neighbourhood is safe
10. Budget-friendly guest wing for solo travelers
Backpacking solo around Kenya? Before you get to Nairobi, book this cozy guesthouse in Kilimani. This is a great place to come home to after a day of exploration. You’ll have a small yet comfortable double bed, a detached bathroom with a toilet and a shower, and an equipped kitchenette. The best part is that it’s located close to a cafe and bakery and a 24-hour supermarket, so you can easily pick up some grocery items or grab a quick bite to eat before heading out. Junction Mall is also nearby if you want to check out Nairobi’s shopping scene.
Zuri's Guest Wing - HurlinghamNairobi City, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:the bed can actually comfortably fit two people though in the pictures it looks like it doesn'tit has a really well kept mosquito net and the bed is comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and cosyclean comfortable and quiet placeprivate clean and value for moneythe apartment is still clean secure and easy to accesthe room and bathroom were very clean
Host:the hosts are friendly peoplegreat hosts as wellivy is a wonderful hosthosts are really hospitable and kind :) would stay againivy & alican are quite nice hostsRead more reviews
Location:great location safe and securegood place and superb locationprime location and great value for moneyit’s in a good locationthe neighborhood is very calm and secure plus it is quite central and very good accessible
11. Studio room In center of Kilimani
This studio room is perfect for anyone looking to spend some time in a peaceful, quiet neighborhood like Kilimani. This room is small but comfortable, making it easy for you to get a good night’s sleep. You’ll have access to the main house, which provides a living room, balcony, laundry yard, and fully equipped kitchen. You only have to walk a short distance to get to the Yaya shopping mall and its supermarkets, cafes, banks, restaurants, and other establishments. Other malls, movie theaters and sources of entertainment are also within walking distance.
The little studio, convenient locationNairobi, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:the wifi connection was goodit was a great private space that had access to the amenities of the full apartmenthad a great experience at stellah’s the space was cozy but equipped with everything i neededstellah is helpful and the room is fine for an overnight stay
Cleanliness:it was clean and tidyclean and simple self contained space in a safe complexstellah's place clean quite and comfortableclean apartment easy communication and check-in and access to every facilitiesthe place was nice and clean
Host:thank you so much for being a great hoststella was a very helpful host and provided more than was expectedi didn’t get to meet the host in person but she was responsive on phonestella was a great and hospitable hoststellah is very accommodating and is an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is also greatgreat location and fantastic communicatorthis is a cute little place that's comfortable and within easy walking distance to food and shoppingthe place is impeccable the location strategic and safegreat little place in a great location
12. Tamani home for the security conscious
This Tamani home in Nairobi is perfect for those looking for a place to relax after a day of exploration. This clean, cozy apartment gives you a view that overlooks the garden and swimming pool. You’ll have access to the living room so you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies. You’ll also have access to the kitchen that has everything you need to make your own meals when you don’t feel like eating out. The city’s attractions are close by, and the neighborhood is safe, thanks to CCTV cameras and additional security guards assigned to guard the place.
13. Casa Queens private room in Kileleshwa
This Casa Queens private room in Kileleshwa has everything you need to relax in a quiet neighborhood after a long day of traveling or working. There is enough room to bring an extra guest or two in case you want to bring someone along on your journey. The accommodation includes a laundry room, living room, free WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen. When you’re not exploring the city’s restaurants, bars, malls, and movie theaters, you can have a good time on one of this rental’s two balconies as you enjoy taking a meal while having a fantastic view of the city.
Casa Queens - Master Experience, Kileleshwa
14. Modern apartment In Nairobi
This modern apartment meets both the requirements needed for a memorable stay – comfort and easy access to the area’s attractions and amenities. Inside the home, you’ll have access to a bathroom, laundry room, WiFi, and kitchen. You can bring a few friends with you as the apartment is big enough for five guests. The Yaya shopping center is just a 10-minute walk away, giving you easy access to the town’s fun spots.
15. Rose Avenue home with gym, swimming pool
Some of the best vacations are the ones where you can take your friends or family along. This home located on Rose Avenue in Nairobi gives you that opportunity by having enough room for up to four guests. If the free WiFi and fully equipped kitchen aren’t enough to help you have a relaxing time, this rental also gives you access to a gym and swimming pool. You’ll also be within walking distance to the Yaya shopping center as well as movie theaters, clubs, and restaurants.
Cosy Home (Rose Avenue, near Yaya centre)
16. A sunny loft
Soak under the natural light that comes through the super large windows and you can enjoy a sunny stay in Nairobi. Situated in a safe and quiet residential area with great panoramic views all around, this loft is ideal for four people that can comfortably rest in the two spacious bedrooms. You are going to climb the stainless steel staircase to get to both bedrooms located upstairs. Relax in the open-plan living area and cook your best dishes in the modern kitchen. Other facilities you can also enjoy include a rooftop pool, a deck lounge and a well equipped fitness center.
Sunny Two Bedroom Loft with Panoramic ViewsNairobi, Kenya
17. A stylish apartment in the heart of Nairobi
Exuding modern elegance and comfort, this stylish apartment is perfect for couples and families of six. As a guest, you can enjoy facilities such as three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen and free access to wireless internet. While you are relaxing on the sofa or reading your favorite book in the balcony, the younger children can have fun in the kids’ swimming pool available in the property. Wake up and sleep to the soothing sound of the nearby river.
Stylish apartment at the heart of Nairobi- 3 BedNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
18. Home away from home
Some vacation rentals do a better job than others in making you feel as relaxed as you would be if you’re back at home. This accommodation is among them. The home is located in a secure environment, which should make sleeping or relaxing on the couch much easier. It comes with free WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen to help you unwind after a long day at work in the city or a long day of traveling. You also have access to a gym and steam room inside the house to help you stay in shape after a night out eating and drinking at Kilimani’s restaurants and bars.
A home away from homeNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:the room is lovely with a huge bedwe stayed in two rooms which were both very comfortablethe bedroom is very comfortablethe apartment is very nice and in a good location to access many parts of nairobii would definitely recommend staying at patricia's thank you so much patricia for making my stay so comfortable
Cleanliness:a clean place in a family settingpatricia's place was very clean spacious and beautifulthis is a beautiful clean and well decorated apartmentit's modern and very cleanher place is also really nice clean and in a safe neighborhood
Host:she is an absolutely great hosti met a great hostshe was so helpful and sweetpatricia is a great hostpatricia is a great host who is willing to help me in every wayRead more reviews
Location:a great location for what i neededthe neighbourhood is very secure and family friendlyclose to good places to eat and easy enough to findpatricia and her girls are super nice great locationit's in a good neighborhood- i could actually go on a nice long walk
19. Artsy balcony room close to the city
If you have some time off coming up that is perfect for a solo adventure or a romantic getaway with your loved one, then this accommodation could be your best choice. It’s a balcony room for two guests that provides fantastic views of the cityscape, sun, and surrounding areas. Shops, restaurants, cafes and other establishments are all within walking distance, saving you time and money on traveling. You’ll also enjoy the spacious living room, free WiFi, and access to a kitchen that has everything you need to cook your own meals.
Artsy Balcony Room 15 min Walk to City CenterNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:i loved sitting on the balcony connected to the room and rewinding in the eveningcomfy bed and great balconythe bed was super comfortablethere was plenty of room for us and other guests to spread out and enjoy
Cleanliness:very clean and stylishthe space is very clean and modernthe place was clean and tidyclean secure and well equiped apartmentthe place is clean and isn’t loud at night
Host:she is a great hostthe hosts were very kind and welcomingshe was very helpful and explained everythingwonderful place with wonderful hostswonderful value and kind womanRead more reviews
Location:great place with ideal locationeasy walk to downtownthe location is nice too safe and close to gas station and java housei enjoyed the locationbeautiful place great location comfortable room
20. Comfortable private room for two
This Airbnb in Kilimani is perfect for couples or solo travelers visiting Nairobi. The room has a king bed, and guests have access to a private toilet and shower. The apartment itself is located inside a gated community, and you’ll be able to use the high-speed internet throughout your stay. Yaya Centre is a five-minute walk away if you want to go shopping. There’s also a swimming pool on-site, so if you’re interested in making use of it, do note that it’s only available if you book in advance.
Erick & Serrainne 1 KILIMANI 20 min Airport PickupNairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
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Amenities & Room:the wifi and hot water in the shower worked greatthe room is so good with a big bed and private bathroomi always felt welcome but i appreciate my space/privacy so the room was perfect for methe room is nice with your own bathroomthis is a good room if you just need somewhere to stay overnight
Cleanliness:everything was clean and as expectedthat’s clean and serenethe appatment is nice and cleanplace is sparkling cleanthe room had a clean ensuite with shower and toilet
Host:hosts pleasant and accommodatingserrainne and erick were amazing hostsserrainne is a great host especially with making you feel at homehosts are very friendlyvery kind and accommodating hostRead more reviews
Location:great place and great locationplace location has great neighborhood only too much mosquitonice place nice location good pricethis listing is close to shops and attractionsthe location is safe and easy to find
Have a memorable stay in Nairobi
It can be tough finding the right spot to ensure you have a comfortable and fun vacation in a place you’ve never been to before. That’s why we have listed down the top Airbnbs in Kilimani, Kenya. You’ll be within walking distance to the town’s best sources of entertainment. Some of the rentals even provide a balcony to give you a great view of the city. The next time you visit Kenya’s capital, take these options into consideration. From houses for rent in Kilimani, Nairobi, to luxe penthouses with city views, you’ll definitely find great accommodation here.
Tip from our local expert
Kilimani is actually a high-end neighborhood in Nairobi. It's centrally located, allowing you to enter the city center within a couple of minutes. For the best experience, I recommend using a 'matatu' (public bus) once in a while, as a departure from the luxurious uber rides. This will give you an authentic Nairobi experience. Plus, transport by 'matatu' is like a tenth of a taxi ride.
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