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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1824, Kenya
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Stilts Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Stilts. It is such a beautiful place and it was so fun to sleep in a treehouse. The main bar/lounge area is comfortable and bright and we spent many hours there reading and playing games with the friendly staff. The food was good (and cheap) and they have a fairly good bar. It's nice to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place and can't recommend it enough. It's beautiful, tranquil and natural. Treehouses and cottages are available... I have stayed in both many times and this is a place I will always come back to. It's cheap, great value for money, staff are friendly, food is good, free tea and coffee in the mornings. Great location, just... More

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Treehouse is basic (not self-contained) but the verandah is beautiful located between trees. Shared bathrooms are clean. Very friendly staff. The only thing what I suggest to the owners is, to make the stairs up to the treehouse bigger (it's just a small metall ladder and slippery when wet). I was there only for one night but I really... More

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stilts is a super chilled place to stay. We slept in the treehouse where you really felt at one with nature, it was great. One thing we'd mention is that the steps to the house were at a bizarre angle and awkward to get up and down, and because of that it made getting to the toilets a hassle. There's... More

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nha, Thanks very much for your comments and great review. Will most certainly look at a way of making the steps more navigable. The path lighting as you mention are, I think one of the most difficult problems as it does disturb the wildlife very much to have them all lit up at night. I would love to hear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

good place, staff were helpful and friendly. Its 5 mins from the beach, and close to the night life in the area. rooms are clean and nice, plus surrounded by wildlife like monkeys and bush babies. wash areas are clean and parking is safe.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My friend and I stayed for 6 nights and fell in love with the place. The brilliant accommodation, friendly and fun staff, nice vibe in the communal areas, clean shower blocks and walk ways all contributed to giving us an amazing and relaxing time. We were sad to leave. We were warned that the 5 minute walk to the beach... More

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

If you are interested in something with character, peace and yet with a fun backpackers vibe, this place is for you. Affordable, great food, monkeys at your doorstep, close to the beach and Ali Baba's cave restaurant - living in the canopy for a few days can't be beat.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We just stayed at Stilts and had a wonderful couple of days! We didn´t book ahead and although they were full they still managed to put us up in a tent (which was a better option than the private room we had in the other place we ended up staying) so that was perfect. We moved into a cottage the... More

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Naivasha, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

i have done camping before but this is my favorite spot. The reception we got from when we called to book a reservation to our actual visit was just wonderful. The cottages are very spacious are well set under trees and you can actually see monkeys peeping through the windows, which is really amazing!! The staff are friendly and very... More

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Lena, Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Cheers Andy More

Island of Malta, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stilts was one of the best accommodations we had in Kenya!! If you're looking for an African wildlife experience where you live close to nature and not spending too much money.. Stilts is the place to be.. Beautiful Diani beach is only 350m away but the beauty of stilts is that you're living in a tree house with the monkeys!... More

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello, It was a pleasure having you stay. I think you are the first people from Malta we have had to stay. I hope those cheeky monkeys did not give you too much trouble!! Hopefully we will see you here at Stilts again soon. Cheers Andy More

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Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1824, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Stilts Backpackers Hotel Diani

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* Stilts Backpackers Diani Beach Kenya (Opposite Ali Barbours Cave), Stilts is a Backpackers and campsite situated in tropical forest just 250 mt from Diani Beach, access to the beach is through Forty Thieve's Beach Bar. It is centrally located next to supermarkets and banking facilities. It consists of Tree Houses built out of local materials and nestled in the tree canopies. The Tree Houses don't have their own facilities but share the well maintained communal toilet and shower block. Stilts backpackers also has cottages with their own bathroom. Rates are Single Ksh 1,500 per night, Double Ksh 1,200 per person per night and Triple Ksh 900 per person per night. The cottages are Ksh 3,000 per night. Up to four people can sleep in the cottages. We also offer information on all activities in the area, including travel tips for those on their travels. GPS(4.18.46S,39.34.28E) ... more   less 
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