Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Nairobi airport has been recently rebuilt, but there are not many facilities for resting.
Where to rest: It is recommended to have blankets or a sleeping bag in case you have to sleep on the floor, although a few eateries may have more comfortable couches. Another option is to use one the airport's VIP lounges, where you can access more amenities and privacy. Some of them are open 24 hours a day, but keep in mind that the maximum stay is 3 hours. As for hotels, different alternatives are available in the surroundings.
Baggage: The information desks offer left luggage services.
Eating and drinking: Eateries at the airport close at night.
Restrooms: There are showers only inside the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free for 24 hours.
There are no hotels inside the airport. Some of the nearest accommodations are:
Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport (1.4 km/0.9 miles)
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport (1.8 km/1.1 miles)
Baraka Residence (2.2 km/1.4 miles)
Carsam Stay (2.9 km/1.8 miles)
Palm Nest (3 km/1.9 miles)