Low Cost Hotels In Mombasa

If you’re visiting the Kenyan coast on holiday, you can book in either in self-catering apartments (most 4/5 star all-inclusive) or the numerous low cost hotels in Mombasa.

Some of the best options are within an easy ride to and from the airport and close enough to the city center, excellent shopping amenities, bars and restaurants.

Mombasa’s lovely beaches and other coastal attractions which are a must-visit for anyone visiting Kenya for the first time are also a stone’s throw away.

If you are looking to save more bucks and enjoy new company, Mombasa backpackers in the north coast or Diani in south charge about Kshs.1500 (15$) per night minus meals on average though you can get a cool facility from as low as 9$ (Kshs.900)!

cheap hotels in mombasa town centre

Overall, Mombasa island hotels are a good choice for both tourists and locals.

In this post, I will be highlighting some of the very best facilities including cheap hotels in Mombasa town center.

Here is a summary:

Option 1: Low Cost Hotels In Mombasa

Forget the famous Mombasa beach hotel. There are some incredibly pocket friendly and smart accommodation properties all over south & north coast.

Have a look:


Name Address Contact Price range Comment
Coastgate Hotel-Miritini 1.1 miles (less than 2 kilometres) from SGR Mombasa Miritini Station Phone0729 170500

/0734 611406


From 20 $(About kshs.2000). Big, immaculate rooms. airport transfers available. Free Wi-Fi, private Parking
Regency Inn Tudor Tom Mboya Road, Tudor, Mwadoni, 1.8 Kilometres from Mombasa Phone: 0712 304704 From 30 $(About kshs.3000). Fantastic staff , strategic location, quite neighborhood (one of the best area to stay in mombasa

), modern feel, Asian dishes

Mei Annexe Mombasa Off Nyali Road, First Avenue , Mombasa-Malindi Highway Phone: 020 5230150 From 21 $(About kshs.2100). 3-star Hotel. Fort Jesus & Voyager and Bamburi beach nearby. Free parking. One of the cheapest hotels in mombasa


Masters Hotel ( HAMAG) 58 metres from Uhuru Garden and 458 metres of Tusks Monument, Mombasa town centre


Phone0705 889817


From 20 $(About kshs.2000). 4-star Hotel. Great location. Excellent breeze. Incredible staff. But lacks hot water
Panaroma Gardens Hotel Tsavo Street,Close to Mombasa Municipal Stadium (between the airport & city center) Phone: 0719 663560/ 0731 931147 From 25 $(About kshs.2500). 2 conference rooms, rooftop bar, airport transfers
Josleejim Hotel Ltd Duruma Road, 400 meters from the Tusks Monument Phone: 020 2038814 From 23 $(About kshs.2300). Features a terrace, Japanese-style economy hotel. A couple of negative reviews
Hotel Kumbe Mtwapa, 2.9 kilometers from the Jumba la Mtwana  & 700 meters from Lambada Club while Mtwapa Health Centre is 800 meters away Phone: 0713 088962 From 21 $(About kshs.2100). 1-star hotel featuring a restaurant, yummy seafood. One of the best hotels in mombasa


Ashari Hotel Shanzu Beach Homes, 900 metres from KWS Ticket at the Mombasa Marine Park Phone: 0721 722813 From 27 $(About kshs.2700). Serene environment, great breakfast, but cold showers.
Shilo Guest House Mombasa-Nairobi Road,  Next to barclays bank,Changamwe,5 kilometers from Tusks monument Phone: 0726 888628 From 10 $(About kshs.1000). Each Guest room has a TV, continental breakfast, comfortable, budget living place. Superb service, Free parking


Option 2: Mombasa Backpackers

Hotels and dorms are even cheaper- you have some going for as low as $9 (Kshs.900) per night! Plus, you will enjoy meeting and interacting with tourists  from as other countries.

Name Address Contact Price range Comment
Akogo House (Hostel & Backpackers) Off Beach Road, adjacent to Oswal Academy Nyali Phone: 0718 909559


From 17 $(About shs.1500). Nice rooms, a delicious breakfast, affordable accommodation The host Ms Damaris is awesome
Tuliahouse Backpackers Near City Mall just off Links Rd, Nyali, Phone: 0711 955999  From $10 – $47 (Kshs.1000-4700) Descent meals, outstanding sightseeing and near the beach, wonderful staff, chance to meet other travelers
Beach Africa Backpackers (Msa) Beach Hostel Mtwapa,  along Maweni Beach Road, Mombasa

15.2km from city center

Phone: 0722 415199 From 18 $(About shs.1500). Lovely place. sit under the trees, a cold beer in hand and watch the action at the lively mangrove beach
Mwana Resource Centre Off Diani Beach, Rokuro road, 28 kilometers mombasa


Phone: 0711 452828


From kshs. 900 (9$)


Peaceful, affordable, homely service. Great for conferences and parties. 5-minutes walk to the beach
CDH Backpackers Moi Avenue, Just off Chembe Road, Mombasa 275 metres off the Tusks Monument Phone: 0722 364148 From kshs. 2000 (20 $)


Good WiFi, Warm host, Nice location, clean Dorm


Summary of the low cost hotels in Mombasa

There you have them – the low cost hotels in Mombasa. The options are there but the choice remains yours. Now, if you want to book, you can visit sites like booking.com, traveljumia.com, and tripadvisor.com.

Remember to check out the reviews on these sites from other customers to get a better idea of what to expect.

You can also call the above numbers.

As we say, Mombasa raha, Bala kalaha! So enjoy!


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