Tulia House Backpackers

off Links Road, Mombasa

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Tulia House Backpackers


Overview of Hostel

Based in the heart of the entertainment area of Nyali in Mombasa, Tulia House Backpackers offers a range of accommodation to suit every individual and every budget. Boasting the most comfortable accommodation, a wide range of facilities and best quality service, you can relax in the room, enjoy a gr

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We are located about 18 kilometers from the airport, 15 kilometers from the railway station and 12 kilometers from Town Centre and bus stations.

There are a few modes of transport that you may use to get to us. You can catch a matatu (like shuttle buses but are vans and are privately owned, the cheapest option], a tuktuk (small 3 wheeled vehicles used like taxis), bodabodas (motorcycle taxis) or even proper taxis.

Arriving from the aiport

If you are getting to Mombasa by Air, you have two options:

Take a taxi, which would cost around 2,000KSH.
Take a shuttle bus into town (price T.B.C) and then take any of the public transport means to our premises (see below).

Arriving from city center (Town)

If you get into town by bus: most buses stop in the same central area but they all have their own stops at their offices.

If you get by train: the central station is located near the “bus station” and prices and explanation on how to get to Tulia House and Camp are the same.

From there you can get to to us by 3 different means. In any case, when coming to us, please tell the driver or operator to go Tulia House near NYALI CITYMALL and NAIVAS CENTRE.

If you want to come by tuktuk (convenient if you are two o even three, and have luggage) it should cost between 500-700KSH per drive. Luggage has no surcharge. Tell the driver to go to City Mall or Naivas Center, in Nyali, and from there follow Links Road about 100 metres. We are localed almost behind Misono japanese restaurant.
Getting to Tulia by matatu is a bit more difficult. From the station get walking to Digo Road (main street in town) and there get any matatu heading to Bamburi o Mtwapa (it is written on the side of the van, or ask the conductor). They might go directly or maybe you will have to change at Congowea market. In any case, you should pay around 50-70 KES per person, total. Prices change sometimes on the traffic load. From City Mall or Naivas center during day time you can walk without problems to our place, we are only 200 metres from there. Or else, take a tuktuk, for about 50-100 KSH.
Taxis should cost around 1,600 KSH per drive (but they are not that easy to find)

Arriving from the north coast

If you are coming from the nort coast (Kilifi, Watamu, Malindi…) all public transport will pass right in front of City Mall Nyali, so ask the conductor or driver to get off there, instead of going all the way down to town (and then having to come all the way back up…)

For your convenience we suggest you print the directions from this website and show it to the driver if necessary.

Please note: All the prices given above are estimates and are not fixed figures. All modes of public transport mentioned above are privately owned and thus the prices may also differ slightly depending on the driver and your negotiating skills. When in the vehicle, we suggest that you close your window nearly to the top and keep your valuables close to avoid snatching..

Located near

We are located in the serene neighbourhood of Nyali, Mombasa. Tulia House Backpackers is just 200 meters from the 2 biggest shopping malls (City Mall and Naivas Center) that Mombasa has to offer and 150 meters from the beach (Nyali Beach). Flanked by popular restaurants, bars and clubs, Tulia House Backpackers offers our guests everything within a 5 minutes walking distance away. Our location ensures that our guests hardly ever have to use money on transport.

Conditions & Policy

Credit Cards Accepted

Cleanliness: Please keep your room and common areas of the hostel clean and tidy to help us maintain the cozy and friendly atmosphere we're dedicated to welcome all our guests with. Damage: If you lose or damage any property belonging to Tulia House, we will have to charge you for it. The compensation must be paid immediately and in cash Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 - flexible whenever possible Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included - only tea and coffee No curfew. 24h reception Pets not allowed Non alcohol served to under age customers