Best hotels and hostels in Kinshasa

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    Elais Hotel

    This superb place feels like a social club in the heart of downtown Kinshasa. It's an excellent choice for business travellers, who will love their two-room suites that include a minikitchen. A gym, tennis courts, a huge pool and a popular restaurant complete the scene, and it's unsurprising that it's often a long-term accommodation choice for visitors.

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    Hotel Sunnyday

    This friendly and spotless oasis in Gombe is a great little in-the-know bolthole. Accommodation is divided into rooms, studios (with kitchens) and larger two-room apartments, all arranged around a beautifully kept courtyard and a swimming pool, which make it perfect for kids. There's no restaurant, however.

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    Procure Ste Anne

    This quiet colonial-era mansion within a large Catholic compound offers Kinshasa's best value accommodation. Rooms are historic and immaculate with high ceilings and clean bathrooms, and it's safe, central and quiet.

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    Léon Hôtel

    Central, smart and modern, the Léon is super clean and has welcoming staff. The rooms are spacious, have flat-screeen TVs, fridges, desks and rain showers in the bathrooms. There's also a decent fitness studio.

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    Hôtel Estoril Sol

    Pleasant courtyard gardens and a fading colonial style are the hallmark of this lime-green place on the edge of downtown Kinshasa. You can lounge and dine (Congolese, French and Portuguese cuisine) on the street-side terrace, in the shady backyard or the rather formal dining room. The rooms themselves have some truly ancient furnishings, including TVs that are most definitely antique.

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    HG Hotel

    This decent and good-value hotel offers the most salubrious lodgings in Matonge. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, hot-water bathrooms and fake-leather furnishings, though take a look at several before you check in. As with all the hotels around here, night-time noise and security can be an issue. There's a popular restaurant on the premises.

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    Hotel Invest de Presse

    This resortlike place has small and colourful rooms set in large gardens with a swimming pool (nonguests US$10). Like so many places in Kinshasa, it's somewhat let down by the overly high prices and 'couldn't care less' attitude of the reception staff, but it's otherwise a reliable and secure option.

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    Hôtel La Crèche

    Matonge's best-known hotel is rather rough, very noisy (especially on weekends) and the cheapest rooms are not meant to be occupied all night, if you know what we mean. It's a friendly and safe enough place though if you're looking for the cheapest bed in town, though don't expect much in the way of cleanliness, hot water or welcome.