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Top 5 places to rent properties for students

Best rents for students

Finding a good place to stay as a working Kenyan is hard enough. Rent for a bedsitter in Rongai ranges between 5k-8k and a one bedroom from 8k-12k.

The budget is strained because you rely on your parents for support and they will always have the final say and knowing our African parents, they are not going to overspend at the expense of your comfort so don’t expect to live lavish.

Either way, it can be a frustrating process to find a good affordable place within Nairobi when you are a student but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

Certain areas within Nairobi have proven to be a favorite residential area for a lot of students either because of their proximity to universities or their affordable living.


Here are the top 5 places in Nairobi to rent properties for students.


Ngara houses a good number of student hostels and the rent ranges from 7k – 10k for a single room. A bedsitter from 10k-13k and two people sharing would go for 5k-7k.

The proximity of Ngara to the CBD makes it convenient for students to access public transportation. The availability of amenities such as clothes and food stands within Ngara also make the area favorable to students.


2.Lower Kabete

Rent within Lower Kabete is affordable as bedsitters range from 5k-10k and one bedroom could range from 11k-15k.

The proximity to the University of Nairobi Lower Kabete campus also makes the area attractive to students. Depending on where the house is located, most students can walk to the campus, so little to no stress when it comes to transport.



Rent for a bedsitter in Rongai ranges between 5k-8k and a one bedroom from 8k-12k.

It is a good location for students studying in universities such as Africa Nazarene, Catholic University, Multimedia University, Cooperative college and Kenya School of Law.

Another great thing about living within Rongai is the fact that transportation is always available. Be it 5am in the morning or 11pm in the night, you are guaranteed of getting public transportation. Plus, the matatus are pretty badass – there’s even an entire song about them.



Roysambu and Zimmerman are popular living areas for a lot of students and it’s not hard to see why. A good number of universities including the United States International University (USIU), Kenyatta University (KU) and Zetech University are in close proximity.

Students also have access to affordable living as rent for a one bedroom could range between 8k-15k.

Malls such as TRM and Garden City are in close proximity which serves as a great source of entertainment for students.

Students can also easily access the CBD.

5.Pipeline, Embakasi


Pipeline is a good choice for student living seeing that it is an affordable area to live in.

Students can get a bedsitter for around 7k and just like Rongai, the matatus are available all the time.


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