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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel

1 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKigali Genocide Memorial Centre20 min walk
    Popular LocationIvuka Arts Kigali5 min drive
    Popular LocationUnion Trade Center11 min drive
    AirportKigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.)17 min drive

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Standard Double Room

  • 97 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area


Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel is located in Kigali. Ivuka Arts Kigali and Kigali Arena are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kigali Heights and Union Trade Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Stade Amahoro or Nyamirambo Stadium.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre - 20 min walk
  • Ivuka Arts Kigali - 5 min drive
  • Inema Art Center - 6 min drive
  • Kigali Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Union Trade Center - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Shokola Cafe — 17 min walk
  • Brioche — 4 min drive
  • Brachetto — 4 min drive
  • Blueberry Hotel & Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Bamboo Rooftop Restaurant — 6 min drive

About this property

Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel

Hostel in Kigali with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. All 10 rooms have 4 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like 8 bathrooms and refrigerators.
Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel offers 10 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Kigali hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness center.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • 8 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop


  • Iron/ironing board

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel Kigali
Mama Rwanda Youth Kigali
Mama Rwanda Youth
Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel Kigali
Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kigali

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel?
As of Apr 19, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel on Apr 20, 2021 start from $29, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel?
Check-in begins at 1 PM.
What time is check-out at Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 10 per person applies.
Where is Mama Rwanda Youth Hostel located?
Situated in Kigali, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Kigali Convention Centre. Ivuka Arts Kigali and Union Trade Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 2 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 2 reviews
4 - Good 100%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 2 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 2 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely little place with a very home-like feel. Great location right by the library and walking distance to the genocide memorial. The address on Expedia is wrong for this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Colorful, congenial and comfortable
The proprietor, coworkers and orphans are close-knit. One feels the love and bond they share. The proprietor and his colleagues have adorned the house with beautiful paintings, creative artwork and furniture. "Quaint" doesn't quite cover it. It is beautiful in its simplicity
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

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