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Stilts Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$27*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool experience! We stayed here for a few nights in January 2017 and were wow'd by the friendly staff, cheap prices, cold Tuskers, closeness to the beach, the monkeys, and obviously the feeding of the adorable bush babies! Great for individuals, couples, or groups of friends! Everybody was so friendly and the main lobby area was perfect for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What to say about this place.. a quick glance on the existing reviews shows that pretty much everything has been said already! Despite all the practical things, such as the safety, the location, the clean and well-maintained facilities, and great affordable fresh food (especially the pancakes and the calamari), it is truly a 'home away from home'. While all the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay. Wayne (the owner) was really helpful and gave us many useful contacts. We felt very safe at all times. There is a mutual agreement with Forty Thieves that they walk you to/ from the bar back to Stilts for extra safety after dark. The food was good and we loved the Bush Babies, which visited each...

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad we could be part of your holiday. It was great hanging out and talking with you and Bruce. Hope your Masud Mara trip was amazing. Safe travels and hope to meet again. Asante Sana Wayne

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's only one place that will make you feel like you're at home when in Diani, and that's Stilts. Wayne, Jane, Emmanuel, Isaac, Nicolas and the entire team make sure you feel like Stilts is your home. You meet people from all over the world and end up leaving with a whole new family and tons of Facebook adds! Stilts...

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sadz for telling us and others about your time here at Stilts and the Diani area. It was so great to hang out and sharing drinks over great conversation. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Entire Stilts Team Thanks you. Regards Wayne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us visited stilts and had a really excellent stay. We stayed in the 3 person private. It had a large powerful fan and A good shower. It was comfortable, and we had a nice porch with an outdoor fan. The owner is called Wayne, and he went out of his way to ensure that we had a comfortable...

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was great having you guys stay with us and look forward to hanging out again some day. Safe travels Wayne

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Diani for a few nights and was seriously blown away at how great the Hostel is.. Wayne, The guy who runs the place, was extremely helpful, kind and accomodating. Felt really really safe, The food was affordable and great!! Met so many lovely people and am definitely going back to Diani!!

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tessa, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad we could be part of your holiday and hope to see you again very soon. From the entire staff we wish you all the best. Wayne

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great stay in Stilts. Really relaxed natural atmosphere in great location ,close to beach and 40s beach bar. The owner Wayne always there to give helpful advice on kite conditions and local area, and then feed the bush babies every evening. We stayed in one of the cottages, great value for money, spacious and private, though basic enough...

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StiltsBackpackers, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Vince, Thank you for taking the time to tell others what you experienced here in Diani. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Safe travels, hope you can get back to this part of the world again one day soon. Wayne

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at stilts backpackers for a few nights with my 9 year old daughter . It's one of the best places I stayed during my travels . The people make the difference at stilts , The staff is the friendliest and caring , especially Jane and Emanuel . We stayed at a cottage since it would be easier to...

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ceyd, Sorry I was out of town the nights you stayed with us. I am so glad you had a great time and that my team took good care of you both. I makes me very happy and proud to know I can go away for a couple days and know things are in good hands. Thank you again...

Lancashire
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A dream of a place! Enjoyed our Christmas dinner around a huge fire pit in the forest clearing, followed by drinks and games in the rustic bar which is on stilts. This is one I'll remember for a very long time. Well done Wayne, you've a good thing going there.

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mnyika, Christmas is indeed one of my most favorite times of year here. We seem many people coming year after year and many new faces joining us for our xmas dinner by the fire. Thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful tradition and hope to see you again. Wayne

Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was absolutely satisfied with the Stilts backpackers hostel. We stayed in a tent for a couple of days and found it as an enjoyable place to stay. The hostel has a common living space with good atmosphere. Do not miss the daily bushbaby feeding :) Bathroom was clean, no worries here. I personally really liked that the manager/owner is...

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StiltsBackpackers, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Gabriella, Hope your doing well. Some of your friends came to see us because of your recommendation. Thank you so much for that. It was an absolute pleasure hang out with you and hope things are going well for you. Looking forward to hanging out again. Wayne

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
*****SEE RATES BELOW***** Our accommodation consists of 5 Tree Houses and 3 cottages and a camping area. As well as a Restaurant/Bar and Lounge area where we have Bush Babies visit us every night at 7:00pm. The Tree Houses are built out of native materials off the ground in the tree canopies, they do not have their own bathrooms. The rate for the Tree houses are: Single Ksh 1,800 per night, Double Ksh 1,400 per person per night and Triple Ksh 1,000 per person per night.Camping is Ksh 600 per night with your own gear or 1000 with our tent mattress and bedding included. The cottages have their own bathrooms and Fans, still basic but part of our surroundings. The cottages are Single Ksh 3,000 per night, Double Ksh 1,800 per person per night, Triple Ksh 1,400 per person per night and 4 people Ksh 1,000 per person per night. Cheers ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stilts Backpackers

Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $20 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Try the pancakes with bananas! It will blow your mind!”
SadzIbrahim, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a tent that was absolutely fine.”
, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The treehouses are great.”
ShanR417, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a treehouse if you can't get enough of jungle-sounds and monkeys. Go for a cottage if you're after a more luxurious stay.”
sbode1505, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The water is very salty in the bathroom tap and shower. I used bottled water to clean my teeth.”
paulds744, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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