The University has a total of 9 hostels; 5 for men and 4 for ladies, with a total bed capacity of 1194. Priority during the September 2019 intake shall be given to first year students and students with disability and special needs, who have provided such information beforehand to the Dean of Students,. Accommodation cost is KES 12,000 per person per semester payable to the University account. Please note that cash payments will not be accepted.

Due to the limited bed spaces within the university the allocation will be on a first come first serve basis. We, however, work closely with external hostels to ensure our students are accommodated in favorable conditions. For a detailed list of accredited external hostels see the list below.

Qwetu Student Residences

Qwetu | Student Residences | Jogoo Road

Qwetu | Student Residences | WilsonView, along Keri Road, Off Mbagathi Way


Call 0800 730 333 for free to book



728 beds in WilsonView

505 beds in Jogoo Road

Both Men and Women

Book early to reserve a room

  • Fully furnished studios & rooms with modern design
  • High speed WiFi throughout the building
  • Free Bus Shuttle to and from campus and pre-designated routes (for Jogoo Road residents)
  • Private, on-site, fully equipped Residents Gym
  • Round the clock security
  • Social lounges with music, TV, games and roof terrace
  • Garbage Collection
  • Back-up Generator
  • Constant Water Supply
  • Hot Shower
  • Secure Biometric & key card access to rooms
  • 24hr onsite management team to support residents
  • Rooms from 12,500 per month at Qwetu Jogoo Road, inclusive of free shuttle to and from Campus

  • Rooms from 16,500 per month at Qwetu WilsonView

TKB HOUSE Mobile:0722 721410
Contact: Denis Kuchio 
112 beds

Both Men & women

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • DSTV
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • Hot shower


  • 10,000.00 per month
  • 3,000.00 Admin + Caution fee (one-off)
Valencia Mobile:0707850858,0723028333
20 rooms
  • Water
  • electricity
  • Security
  • 24 hr security
  • No transport
Kshs.5000, Deposit 5000
Bullpark Hostel Embull-Mobile: 0713502448/0703925100 58 Units.

35 Bedsitters,

22 One Bedroom ,1 Two Bedroom          

  • 24 Hour water supply           
  • Free WI-FI Connection
  • Security
  • 24 hr security
  • Free TV Connection                 
Ksh. 6500/= per month+deposit
Beulah Karen
Marua Lane
Mobile: 0722 663 506 /0736 668 610
54 bed capacity
Both men and women
24 women
30 men
  • Meals
  • Weekdays – 2 breakfast dinner Weekends/public Holidays -3 meals and 4 0’clock tea
  • Transport
  • water
  • wi-fi
  • Fast aid services
  • 24 hours
  • Security electric fence and dogs and beddings provide.
Kshs.15,000 per month per person

Refundable deposit

Wisdom ladies hostel End of Ushirika Rd,past Co-operative University of Kenya


 ladies hostel only
  • Accommodation is mainly special single cubicles sharing two students/persons
  • Shared washrooms
  • Also available are special single rooms.
  • 24 hours hot water showers
  • Bed,high quality mattress and bedding’s available
  • Reading table and chair in the cubicle
  • Visitors lounge
  • Electricity and water inclusive
  • Tv area “big screen”
  • 24 hours security
  • Laundry and ironing area
  • Laundry services available on request
  • Fully furnished and large kitchen with microwave and fridge and gas cooker
  • All utensils offered
  • Standby generator
  • Jogging tracks
  • Ample parking area for visitors
ksh 10000 per month per person plus ksh10000 deposit

single bedsitter ksh15000 deposit ksh15000 per month

Karen View Hostel Rongai on Masai Lodge Road

Tel.  0728924841

122 Bedsitters
241 bedrooms
  • Water
  • electricity
  • Security
  • 24 hr security
  • No transport
Kshs.6,500 – 7,000 per month per person
1 bedroom
Kshs.11,000 per month per person
Elite Hostels Rongai Masai Lodge road
Tel: 0733406030
132 rooms
Both men and women
Single rooms
Double rooms and four sharing
  • Meals weekdays 2 meals weekends and public holidays 3 meals and tea
  • distilled water
  • wi-fi
  • cleaner for serve areas security
  • security
  • 24 hr security – electric razor fence
  • Instant showers
  • Transport Provided
  • Mattresses
  • Mosquito nets
  • Study table
  • Wardrobes
  • Kitchenettes
Single Kshs.15,500per month per person
two sharing kshs.14,500 per month per person
four sharing kshs12,500 per month per person
refundable deposit of kshs.5,000 for those paying per semester and 10, 000 for those paying per month
cost is inclusive of transport and meals
Lydiam Hostel Gataka
Mobile 0722266085
20 rooms
Two people can share
  • Security
  • Water
  • Electricity – Individual meters
Bed sitter Kshs.5,500  per person per month
Patita Hostels Gataka 13 Single rooms
Two sharing
  • Security
  • Water
  • Electricity
Ksh 3000 per room per month
Sagoma Hostels Gataka

Mobile 0722266085

26 Single rooms
Self -contained
  • Security – Watchman
  • water
  • Electricity – Individual meters
Ksh 5000 per room per month
Ksh 5000 Deposit
Campton House Gataka 10 one bedroomed units
  • Water-free
  • Individual metres for electricity
  • Security:Gate closed by
  • Tv room
  • Provided – Bed, mattress, reading table
Ksh7000 per month per room
Bonvilla Hostel Mobile:0722703464

Single rooms

24hr security
Electric fence
Alarm system
Students are allowed to cook
Transport- to pay separately
Ksh 3,500 per month per room
Room with bed and wardrobe ksh 5,000
Deposit required
Gardenia Hostel karen 32 bed capacity men only single and double rooms
12 singles
10 double
  • Meals

Weekdays– 2 meals breakfast and dinner
Weekends and public
Holidays 3 meals plus tea

  • DSTV
  • Internet
  • Transport

Morning, afternoon and evening

  • Security

24 hr security


kshs.13,000 per month (double)per person
kshs.15,000 per month (Single)per person
Cost inclusive of meals and transport

Lale Hostel Mobile:0722853679
Hillcrest Road off Karen Road/Langata Road
40 rooms B/f, dinner, 5’clock tea and lunch for weekends and public holidays Kshs 57,000 per semester per person paid once
Stanrod House 100 mts on Silanga road, off the Bogani/JKUAT turn-off 22 rooms All meals on sale Kshs 34000 per semester

Kshs 8400 per month per person

Saitama Executive Hostels Ongata rongai town near Taskys on mandera road-30 mts off Magadi road 30 rooms B/f, dinner, lunch during weekends and public holidays, WI-FI, DSTV Kshs 12,000 per month per person
St John Eudescentre Karen After Tangaza College Bogani junction on the left

80 single  rooms ladies only
  • Meals

Weekdays 2 meals
weekends and public holidays 3 meals plus tea

  • Wi-fi
  • common room/ TV room
  • DSTV
  • Water dispensers
  • security

guarded by city homes

  • lecture halls
  • conference rooms
  • mass

Bed,Mattress,blankets bedcover,study table, chairs, two dustbin three hungers pillow
No transport

Kshs.61,000 per person semester paid once
Jordan House Hostel Karen Just before Botanical Gardens
Tel 0722559619
50 bed capacity Both men and women
  • Security – 24 hr security
  • Water
  • electricity
Kshs.12,000 per month  per person inclusive of one month deposit
Baraka Hostel Karen Behind Kenya school of Law 12 rooms
Single and double/shared ladies Sharing compound with sisters hostel
  • Meals

weekdays2 meals
weekdays and public holidays 3 meals and tea

  • wardrobe
  • Laundry area

No transport

Kshs.10,000 per month  per person inclusive of meals
Abadin Hostel Karen Near CUEA School of Law 55 bed capacity ladies only
  • Meals

Weekdays 2 meals
weekends and public holidays 3 meals and tea

  • Securityelectric fence
  • Plenty of water
  • DSTV
  • Internet


  • Bed
  • Mattress
Kshs.15,000 per month per person
Kshs.18,00 maintenance per semester non-refundable
St Claire Hostel Karen Near Catholic University
Tel. 0722626410
98 Bed capacity rooms Single and 50 double rooms 48 rooms
  • Meals

Weekdays 2 meals
Weekends and public holidays 3 meals tea

  • cyber café
  • Common room/TV room
  • Group prayers
  • Hot and cold water
  • Electricity
  • Security

No transport

Single Kshs.61,000
Deposit Kshs.30,000
shared rooms Kshs.46,000
deposit kshs.22,500
All payments be made on or before admission day per person