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High quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of Iten
The Hub offers guests from all over the world the opportunity to stay in the Home of Champions at an affordable price while enjoying the comfort of high quality, full board or self catered accommodation. We created The Hub in 2021 to provide athletes a simple, quiet, contemporary alternative to other training centres in Iten; a place to live and feel at home while you focus on your training.
Rooms and Facilities at The Hub
The Hub is an accommodation complex made up of six studios. Each studio sleeps 2 - 4 guests and features its own private living room where guests can relax and socialise, as well as a private bathroom with hot shower.
Three of the studios also have their own fully equipped private kitchenette, allowing guests to opt for self catered accommodation if they wish, or to simply prepare some snacks while still enjoying the comfort of full-board. These studios will feature two bedrooms (each with two single beds), living room with kitchenette, and bathroom, providing accommodation for up to four guests per apartment. The kitchenette has a four-ring gas stove, a fridge, a kettle, and all the necessary pots, pans and cutlery.
As former professional runners we know how to identify what's important to athletes: a good night’s sleep, healthy and tasty meals and being able to feel at home. All our beds are fitted with the highest quality pocket-spring mattress, so that our guests can get the most out of their training and recovery. Although there is no malaria in Iten and Eldoret, there can be mosquitos, so to make sure you sleep undisturbed at night, all beds have mosquito nets and rooms can be fitted with mosquito reppelents on request. Additional items in each studio include one or two wardrobes, one or two bed side tables, a dining table, indoor and outdoor chairs as well as one or two lazy chairs for those relaxing moments.
The complex is situated on a large plot of private land with views over Iten where guests can relax outside or do some outdoor exercises. Additional services that are offered, but that are not included in the price, are: massage, laundry service, private internet router, organisation of trips (safari) and transport.
The nearest gym is approximately 800m from the camp and is available for anyone to use for a cost of 200 KES per day (approx. $1.80) per session. The gym includes weight lifting equipment and cross-training facilities.
Food & Catering
We understand that most guests prefer to focus on their training and recovery, so we offer full-board to all, including those who have booked a studio with kitchenette. Our full-board package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the communal dining area, as well as fruits and tea/coffee during the day.
During breakfast we provide our guests with (toasted) bread, jams/spreads, milk, boiled or fried eggs, fruits, cereals/porridge oats, tea and coffee. For lunch and dinner, our chef uses high quality ingredients and prepares a variety of dishes, using a mix of Kenyan and Western cuisine. Some examples are chapatis with beef, spagetti with chicken, pancakes and butternut soup, potatoe salad with olives and nuts, or rice with scrambled eggs - always accompanied with lots of vegetables. Fresh salad is served several times a week and there is always the option to eat vegetarian or vegan. Purified drinking water is served during all meals. In the afternoon (4 - 5.30 pm) we serve tea and coffee with buns. If there is anything you particularly like/dislike then of course our chef will take that into consideration when preparing your meals.
Please note, while we do our very best to ensure our guests have all the food they need during their stay, we do not provide items of a luxury nature, such as chocolate or alcoholic beverages. Items such as these can be purchased at the local shops.
WiFi at The Hub
Your stay at The Hub includes high speed WiFi in the communal area which also reaches most of the studios. In addition to that, we offer guests the option to rent their own portable WiFi router.
Safety & Privacy
Iten is a very safe, welcoming, and friendly place with a very low crime rate. The local people are very courteous towards foreign guests visiting the area. The Hub is located on private grounds, enclosed by a wall and gated fence. The main entrance to the property is a secure, lockable gate to which you will be provided the key upon arrival. The accommodation itself is also very secure with lockable entrances and locks on the doors of each bedroom so you can store your valuables safely.
On booking you will be asked whether you want to stay in a large studio (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room with kitchenette) or a small studio (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room). All bedrooms have 2 beds. Note that if you choose to book one bedroom in the large studio, you will have the privacy of your own bedroom, but may have to share the living room/kitchenette and bathroom with guests who book the second bedroom in the same studio.
Prices range from 27 to 40 USD per person per night (including full-board), depending on the number of guests in the booking, the length of stay and the time of the year. Please use the contact form below to enquire about our prices.
Deposit - we ask for a 150 USD deposit per person upon booking in order to confirm your reservation - this can be paid by credit card. This deposit will be refunded when we receive you cancellation at least 6 weeks before the first day of your booking. In case of a late cancellation (within 6 weeks of booking) the deposit will not be refunded, but can be used for a booking within the next 9 months. The remaining balance will be due upon arrival.