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Yambi Guesthouse

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Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom | Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Flat-screen TV, pay movies
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of Yambi Guesthouse

Yambi Guesthouse

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Kigali with restaurant and bar/lounge
9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Gikondo 722 Street, Opposite Rujugiro, House, Gikondo Rebero, Kigali
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Separate bedroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kigali
  • Kigali Convention Centre - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kivu Noir Café - 8 min drive
  • Republica - 9 min drive
  • The Hut - 8 min drive
  • 1000 Hills Distillery (The Distillery) - 4 min drive
  • Iriba Bar & Terrace - 9 min drive

About this property

Yambi Guesthouse

Yambi Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20 per person one-way. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, French, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 12
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (one-way)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Yambi Guesthouse House Kigali
Yambi Guesthouse House
Yambi Guesthouse Kigali
Yambi Guesthouse B&B Kigali
Yambi Guesthouse B&B
Yambi Kigali
Yambi Guesthouse Kigali
Yambi Guesthouse Guesthouse
Yambi Guesthouse Guesthouse Kigali

Frequently asked questions

Does Yambi Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Yambi Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Yambi Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Yambi Guesthouse?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at Yambi Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Yambi Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Yambi Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Yambi Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, horseback riding, and mountain climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Yambi Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Yambi Guesthouse like?
Yambi Guesthouse puts you in the heart of Kigali. Popular attractions include Nyamirambo Stadium, which is 8 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

Mack, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zakariya, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Aidan, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cosy and comfy with amazing breakfast and people!
Wame, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Todo estuvo excelente, la atencion, el desayuno, muy buena experiencia
Cyn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great place, highly recomended. Good food, very clean.
6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best guide ever
Best guesthouse ever! A home away from home, wonderful staff, good food and even it is a bit from downtown, that does not really matter in Kigali as everything is so spread out. And the owner Patrick is the best. Book him for a day sightseeing in town, and he shows you all the good spots for culture, eating and drinking. I am a journalist, and have seldom had a better and more knowledgeable guide.
Torild, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Hugely disappointing Consider Room Ratings NA
The profile provided by Expedia for the guest house as best deal and well rated seemed false to me, another registered guest with me, and the local driver who drove us in from the airport. The location is quite remote from the city, unpaved and dusty access road for quite a bit of the distance, and surroundigs and waiting area of substandard appearance. Given this shocking situation, we decided against looking at the bedroom, eating the dinner we had pre-requested; we did not check in. This was about 10pm. With the help of our driver we found and checked into the first hotel with room availability that was safe, tidy and close to the city center- for a room rate more than double Yambi Guesthouse rate
Vee, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yambi opened up Rwanda/Kigali for us
We stayed in a couple of other hotels in Kigali before making it to Yambi, and it really opened up the city to us. It was really comfortable, we felt like we were in Rwanda, and the staff and food was great! We got good guidance from the folks running Yambi on how to move around the city more easily and they basically filled up our evenings with recommendations that were all solid. I couldn't recommend Yambi more highly- really great!
Phil, 4-night business trip
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