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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Distant Relatives | Kenya Coast Backpackers Hostel | Kilifi, Mombasa | 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's my own fault for not checking closer that the ocean is actually located really far from the lodge, as in 15 minutes or more driving. There is a beach on the creek, but it was really busy every time I went, so it wasn't worth it. That said, the place itself was delightful! The staff were fabulous, friendly but... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i traveled to distance relative with the intention of being there for three days but it was such fun that i spent four days. its a perfect place away from the usual hotels and town setting. it served the purpose of travel perfectly. in addition you get personalized services since the team is very friendly. anytime you are there it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my what a nice way to convert a countryside land into a an eco system lounge.Kilifi located in coast town of kenya close enough to the beach.we had a nice time spending with my friends and we were touched exhibited by the owners together with the service rendered.we slept at the clean but affordable self contained bandas .had a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A good combination of eco lodge and backpackers. Had a very cool funky chilled vibe, without being a loud and drunk backpackers. The garden and landscaping SO lush and green. We stayed in an ensuite, which we absolutely recommend. The bathroom, is open air and is your own private little forest, showering amongst the trees and using compost toilets -... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Just got back from an amazing 3 day visit to Kilifi where I stayed at Distant Relatives. The place was truly amazing and I cannot commend the owners enough for the thought and planning that has been put into the design of the lodge as well as its day to day running. The beautiful landscapping, most helpful and kind hearted... More

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice and confortable ecolodge, with every detail for a enjoyable time. I loved the garden, trees and plants, the beach so near, but most of all the people who works there, so nice and friendly!! Near town by motobike or tuk tuk ride where you can go to market, have a dance or just know their way of living.... More

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Watamu, Coast, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed here a couple of times. Super friendly staff, eco friendly operation....immersed in an amaaazing African location. A must experience when traveling along the Kenyan coast. Romain, Tom and rest of the Team, you are doing an amaaaaaazing job ;) ;) ;)

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Koper, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The owners have established a great eco lodge and backpackers. for all price ranges it is worth staying here. This place is a great inspiration and the staff, food and location were amazing. Cant say anything negative about this place and we also stayed longer than we had booked. After 2 nights they upgraded us from the dorms to a... More

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Kilifi, Coast, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I wouldn't call it a budget hotel. Its' what I'd term as priced just right, because the term "budget" implies cutting back on amenities to lower the price. Something that Distant Relatives Eco lodge haven't done. Been here severally and the decor is excellent. Their service is also timely, and they maintain high standards of cleanliness. if you're into outdoors,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wow, where to begin?! I've been here less than a hour and I've already fallen in love with this place.. It's my first time here and already booked to stay 2 nights instead of 1! The moment you walk in you feel at peace, truly a perfected slice of paradise! The lounge, restaurant, bar area is so relaxing and big... More

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Address: Distant Relatives | Kenya Coast Backpackers Hostel | Kilifi, Mombasa | 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
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Kilifi
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Number of rooms: 5
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