Safina hostel is a comfortable, secure women’s hostel, located adjacent to the Wema centre home for rescued girls. With our special discounts for stays over a month, we are an ideal option for volunteers and long term visitors to the area. Located within easy reach of Mombasa town and the beach, yet well away from the tourist trail, a stay with us is a true taste of an authentic Kenyan lifestyle.
Located in Bamburi, a vibrant residential and shopping district of Mombasa, The Wema centre is a social enterprise supporting rescued street children. The hostel is located in our secure compound alongside our school and children’s home. You will find us to be both a quiet and peaceful retreat and in possession of a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Please note that because of proximity to the children’s home, we operate a strict no alcohol policy on site, however as we are just minutes from a range of local shops, cafes, bars and transport links you will not be short on entertainment options outside of the centre!
You can choose from a bed in one of our shared twin rooms or spoil yourself in our spacious bedsitter with en suite bathroom. All rooms have ceiling fans and beds come with fresh bedding and mosquito nets, communal areas are kept clean and neat. Whilst we can provide all of your meals, you will have access to a shared kitchen area, meaning you can prepare snacks or try your hand at making your own meals with produce from the local market. Other communal areas include a dining room, tv lounge and fitness facility. The Wema compound benefits from a 24 hour manned security post at the front gate, meaning you can relax with confidence and come and go as you please.
Please note, we have an additional large 20 bedded dormitory available for large groups, please contact us directly for bookings.
By Car: Leave Mombasa town via Nyali bridge and follow the road straight until you see City Mall on the right hand side. Soon after this, take a left turn past Bamburi Cement and follow this road through Bamburi until you reach the T junction. Turn right and drive through town, you will see the Wema Centre on your right hand side just after the end of town.
By Taxi or Tuk Tuk: Just ask for the Wema Centre in Bamburi Utange.
By public transport: From central Mombasa, take a matatu from the post office to Bamburi. Alight at Bamburi matatu stage (end of the line) and either walk or take another matatu 1.5km further along the same road to the Wema Centre.
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