Top 20 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kilimani, Kenya - Updated 2023

airbnb Nairobi Kilimani, Kenya
Barry Juma
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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 kilimani
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
 Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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 CBD
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
 Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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, Kenya
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
1 review  Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

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 Nairobi
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
257 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi hot shower comfy bed full kitchen and washer/dryer
the apartment itself is beautifully furnished and has all the amenities you need including wifi
it can get hot so a fan is of utmost importance
the bed was super comfortable that i didn't want to leave
amazing location great interiors very comfortable stay with good amenities and instant services whenever required
clean and tastefully furnished
the place was clean and comfortable
johns place is very clean and homey
it's super clean and very comfortable
it was clean safe and everything worked fine
thumbs up to a great host
thank you john for being such an amazing host
john is a fantastic host
a great and friendly host
best of all is the host john
location is great close to yaya center
it is located in a good and safe location
its located in a convenient prime location and is very safe
this apartment has a great location on a nice street close to everything
comfortable apartment in a good location
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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 appartment
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
73 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location stylish accomodations with a pool on premises to boot
100%good wifi great location fast responses absolutely 5star will definitely stay again
a very nice and cozy place would book again highly recommended
clean convenient quiet and comfortable
the apartment is sparkling clean and secure
i loved the place very clean and well kept
perfect location clean safe and great hosts
the home was clean and had with all mentioned amenities
great host as always
very good service from the host
peter was a great host
peter was a very helpful host
peter was an amazing host
the location was perfect
great location in the heart of kilimani
even petrol station has good chicken
great place in a great location - highly recommended
awesome location and private place with good security
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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 - Studio
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
236 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was super clean internet was on point and the amenities are amazing
the studio is perfect with nice touches the pool and city views made it even more amazing
highly recommend near town europaen standard great view and pool at rooftop
top notch cleanliness and cool environment
clean stylish and easily accessible
good and clean place
the place is clean easily accessible and quiet
the place was very clean and strategically located
the host was very helpful
super host she is
judith is a great host and provides quick responses
judith was an awesome host
judy is a great host and responsive
lots of nice restaurants in walking distance
the place is very very convenient and has everything needed for a nice comfortable stay
these is the place to be you get value for your money
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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 Apartment
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
83 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is big and homely with amazing views
the apartment had great light and was very airy
easy to manage home very fast wi-fi
the apartment is clean and has great views
margaret's place is a beautifully decorated and clean flat with a great view
sparkling clean quiet apartment with a great view in a safe location
maggy and winnie have been fabulous and helpful hosts
this was a spacious apartment located in a safe and central area
margaret's place is at a convenient and safe location
it’s very safe and also quiet and close to shops and restaurants
margaret's apartment is in a nice location and is relatively comfortable with good wi-fi
great location and clean
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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 location
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
125 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as far as the kitchen you may want to get your camera ready for an amazing sunset
it is a serene and extremely comfortable apartment it makes you feel relaxed at every turn
the apartment is even better than described and in pictures
this light-filled airy apartment is an awesome base for exploring nairobi's tech innovation hubs along nearby ngong road
the beds were very comfortable
this space is beautiful and smells sparkling clean ms
loved that it was clean well decorated and spacious
its stylish and very clean
the apartment is so beautiful and very clean
cosy clean safe and convenient place
the staff were very helpful and welcoming
the staff were really helpful professional and efficient
it was very easy to reach the host via text
her management team was very helpful and made the check in and out process go smoothly
a very trustworthy and high quality host
the location is also great
location was perfect and close to major shopping areas like yaya center
excellent location near yaya center
close to everything and some really good spots
the space and location was very nice and very secure
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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 Kile
Nairobi, Kenya
197 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious and comfortable inside the house with a little balcony to sit out and catch the sunshine
quick and efficient wifi
joe was a very welcoming host and the internet tv and appliances in the apartment all worked fine
the beds are good kitchen well equipped (except no coffee machine) the showers clean and hot
wonderful accommodations with plenty of room for our group
the house was clean and easily accessible
the apartment itself is clean spacious well-equipped and overall is just as advertised
the house is spacious very clean and well equipped
amazing space clean secure and home like
the house is very spacious very clean and the neighbors are very friendly
edwin and josephine were super responsive to any questions/requests i had
lovely place and wonderful hosts
very kind and understanding host
very good host easy check in and quick response from our inquiries
host was super helpful picked us up from the airport answered all our questions and concerns
the location is good
easy access to shopping and safe location
we would definitely use this location again
nice apartment in a great location to explore nairobi
the neighbourhood is safe
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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 - Hurlingham
Nairobi City, Nairobi County, Kenya
107 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed can actually comfortably fit two people though in the pictures it looks like it doesn't
it has a really well kept mosquito net and the bed is comfortable
very clean and cosy
clean comfortable and quiet place
private clean and value for money
the apartment is still clean secure and easy to acces
the room and bathroom were very clean
the hosts are friendly people
great hosts as well
ivy is a wonderful host
hosts are really hospitable and kind :) would stay again
ivy & alican are quite nice hosts
great location safe and secure
good place and superb location
prime location and great value for money
it’s in a good location
the neighborhood is very calm and secure plus it is quite central and very good accessible
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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 location
Nairobi, Kenya
66 reviews
Private room in tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi connection was good
it was a great private space that had access to the amenities of the full apartment
had a great experience at stellah’s the space was cozy but equipped with everything i needed
stellah is helpful and the room is fine for an overnight stay
it was clean and tidy
clean and simple self contained space in a safe complex
stellah's place clean quite and comfortable
clean apartment easy communication and check-in and access to every facilities
the place was nice and clean
thank you so much for being a great host
stella was a very helpful host and provided more than was expected
i didn’t get to meet the host in person but she was responsive on phone
stella was a great and hospitable host
stellah is very accommodating and is an excellent host
the location is also great
great location and fantastic communicator
this is a cute little place that's comfortable and within easy walking distance to food and shopping
the place is impeccable the location strategic and safe
great little place in a great location
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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.

Tamani Home
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests
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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
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests
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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.

Sharon's home
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests
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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)
Entire apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests
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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 Views
Nairobi, Kenya
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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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 Bed
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
65 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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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 home
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
51 reviews
Private room in apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is lovely with a huge bed
we stayed in two rooms which were both very comfortable
the bedroom is very comfortable
the apartment is very nice and in a good location to access many parts of nairobi
i would definitely recommend staying at patricia's thank you so much patricia for making my stay so comfortable
a clean place in a family setting
patricia's place was very clean spacious and beautiful
this is a beautiful clean and well decorated apartment
it's modern and very clean
her place is also really nice clean and in a safe neighborhood
she is an absolutely great host
i met a great host
she was so helpful and sweet
patricia is a great host
patricia is a great host who is willing to help me in every way
a great location for what i needed
the neighbourhood is very secure and family friendly
close to good places to eat and easy enough to find
patricia and her girls are super nice great location
it's in a good neighborhood- i could actually go on a nice long walk
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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 Center
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
197 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved sitting on the balcony connected to the room and rewinding in the evening
comfy bed and great balcony
the bed was super comfortable
there was plenty of room for us and other guests to spread out and enjoy
very clean and stylish
the space is very clean and modern
the place was clean and tidy
clean secure and well equiped apartment
the place is clean and isn’t loud at night
she is a great host
the hosts were very kind and welcoming
she was very helpful and explained everything
wonderful place with wonderful hosts
wonderful value and kind woman
great place with ideal location
easy walk to downtown
the location is nice too safe and close to gas station and java house
i enjoyed the location
beautiful place great location comfortable room
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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 Pickup
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
194 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and hot water in the shower worked great
the room is so good with a big bed and private bathroom
i always felt welcome but i appreciate my space/privacy so the room was perfect for me
the room is nice with your own bathroom
this is a good room if you just need somewhere to stay overnight
everything was clean and as expected
that’s clean and serene
the appatment is nice and clean
place is sparkling clean
the room had a clean ensuite with shower and toilet
hosts pleasant and accommodating
serrainne and erick were amazing hosts
serrainne is a great host especially with making you feel at home
hosts are very friendly
very kind and accommodating host
great place and great location
place location has great neighborhood only too much mosquito
nice place nice location good price
this listing is close to shops and attractions
the location is safe and easy to find
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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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