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    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

    Seahorse Road | After crossing the Kilifi bridge, you'll drive past Tusky's supermarket on your right. Further down the road, turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road., Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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    • Excellent88%
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    “eco lodge” (52 reviews)
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 327 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I booked 3 nights at distant relatives after reading raving reviews. I had no idea that composting toilets are a real big no no for me and despite the many activities they had, it really depends on the season you go and August is a...More

    Thank lonemeteorz
    Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

    Once again, this place blew my mind! I was solo and didn't feel lonely at all because of the company- cos of the staff/volunteers/other guests. Great staff- Steve, Thomas, Johnny and team- should all get salary increments for being the most amazing peeps in Kilifi!...More

    Thank stlwnjr
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much! You really added to the positive vibes around here. Everyone sends their regards! We are looking forward to see you again. Our doors are always open! Karibu sana!

    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    Distant Relatives Eco Lodge located in Kilifi was rated in 2017 as Kenya’s best hostel, and due to them openly being very positive on their website about hosting all ages of guests including children, we were eager to try them out for ourselves. Rooms range...More

    Thank FromTheVineTrvelTime
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. It was such an honor to host experienced travelers like yourselves and your feedback means all the more to us knowing that you have been to many other similar establishments. Glad...More

    Reviewed 2 August 2017

    Distant Relatives is one of the greatest hostels of all time (GHOAT). It is the perfect balance of relaxing and energetic. The hostel is run by fun, professional staff who take their jobs seriously. I really appreciated that it wasn't a gross party hostel but...More

    Thank Britt B
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    We humbly accept the GHOAT award! Thank you so much it was lovely to have you. Glad you had a great time with our guests who take the greatest guests of all time (GGOAT) award. In all seriousness, it was such an honor to host...More

    Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

    Make sure that if you are in Kilifi you visit this place! Its so lovely! We stayed there for 2 nights and because of a free upgrade we had a room with toilet and shower (its so nice!!) Also the beach is like a 5...More

    Thank Marco H
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 1 August 2017

    Hey! Thanks for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. The whole team sends their regards. Hope to see you again sometime. Asante!

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    walid a
    20 April 2017|
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    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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    Begoña P
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    Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
    There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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    Chokoishii
    22 June 2015|
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    Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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