Kenyatta University (KU) Online Hostel Application and Allocation

Kenyatta University (KU) Online Hostel Application and Allocation

If you have been searching online about the Kenyatta University First Year Hostel Allocation details, then I have great news for you.

In this article, you will learn about different types of hostels at KU, their names, hostel rules and whether first years are automatically given rooms.

Room Types

Different rooms come with different prices. These will be paid as the Accommodation fees at the beginning of each Semester. I recommend downloading the complete FEE STRUCTURE PDF.

The rooms are classified as SingleDouble or Triple depending on the number of occupants. Single rooms are the most expensive while triple is the cheapest.

{Note that Hostel Allocation is done on a random sampling of students and that you do not choose the type of room you are given.)

Hostel Names

The student residences in Kenyatta University are divided into 3 zones for administrative purposes. The zones are stated below:

Eastern Zone

The following hostels are found in the Eastern Zone, stretching from Campanile to Hockey Fields.

  1. Mfumbiro Hostel – Male
  2. Nyandarua – Male
  3. Old Menengai – Male
  4. New Menengai 1 and 2 – Female
  5. New Menengai 3, 4, 5 and 6 – Male
  6. New Aberdares – Female
  7. Old Aberdares – Female

Western Zone

  1. Ngong – Female
  2. New Ruwenzori – Male
  3. Old Ruwenzori – Famale
  4. Usambara 1 – Female
  5. Usambara 2, 3, 4 and 5 – Male
  6. Longonot – Male
  7. Kilimambogo – Male
  8. Lukenya Hostel – Female

Nyayo Zone

  1. Nyayo 1 – Female
  2. Nyayo 2 – Female
  3. Nyayo 3 – Male
  4. Nyayo 4 – Male
  5. Nyayo Flats – Male
  6. Nyayo 5 – Female
  7. Nyayo 6 – Female

The above hostels are found in the Main Campus. However, there are several hostels found in the Ruiru Campus for housing Self-Sponsored Students (SSP):

  1. Chania – Male
  2. Athi – Female
  3. Tana 2, 3, and 4 – Male
  4. Tana 1 and 5 – Female

Are First Years Automatically Given Hostel Rooms at KU?

Kenyatta University Administration guarantees automatic accommodation for all first year students under KUCCPS. It is only the continuing students who need to apply for hostels. But First Years do NOT need to apply. SSP students are given rooms at Ruiru Campus as stated earlier.

Joining students are cautioned not to send money to anyone for the purpose of securing accommodation.

In case of any inquiries regarding hostels and accommodation, you can visit the Directorate of Accommodation Affairs, located near the Twin Towers and Amphitheater.


Login to your Student Email account or Go to: directly.

  • Then click on the here at {Sign in here to check for hostel allocation status}
  • Click the Hostel Application menu selection and select the required form.
  • Fill in the required details on the correct form.
  • Then submit and await your results.

NOTE: When allocation is done, login to the portal again and query with your student ID number as it appeared on the form during application.

KU Hostel Allocation Status

The school administration has provided a link for first year students to check the hostels they have been allocated. Just click on this link = and input your registration number as shown below:

Just a piece of advice though, do not think of buying or selling rooms at KU. It is considered a serious offence and if caught doing so, you might face serious disciplinary actions. You can refer to the complete list of Hostels Rules at KU.


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