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Stilts Backpackers

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 1824, Kenya
Stilts Backpackers
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few friends and I stayed here on a little trip down to the coast in February 2014. We originally chose it because it was the cheapest place we could find, but boy is this place value for money! We stayed in one of the cottages which was lovely, and felt really secluded and natural. But the atmosphere at the... More 

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Barcelona, Spanien
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We are glad that we chose Stilts! We had a great stay and would love to come back. We had absolutely nothing to complain about and trust me when I say this was perfect! I used to be a hostel manager so I know what I am talking about :) Thank you Emanuel, Andy and he smiley girl that does... More 

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Relax. That's what Stilts brought me. A fine place to forget the day to day worries of home and just put your mind at ease. We intended to stay a week at Stilts then move on to Tanzania or Ethiopia. We ended up staying at Stilts for the better part of 3 weeks and I don't regret it one bit.... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were so glad to find this loveable place. We immediately felt at home and it was like being with long known friends. Everything was easy and if we had questions the staff always was there to give information and help. Best place we had been travelling around. Also the bush babies who came in the evenings were a blast.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I stumbled on Stilts about 4 years ago when travelling solo, and have stayed there for several weeks each year since. Suffice to say, it's one of the best backpackers I have ever been to, in that it offers ALL I look for when travelling. I'm not going to repeat what other reviewers say Stilts has to offer, except to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Jambo! Jambo!! I had such an amazing stay at Stilts! I was travelling by myself and visiting Kenya for the first time. Andy and the staff at Stilts Backpackers were so warm and friendly right from the start. Everyone at this establishment were so helpful. The Diani locals where always up for a chat at the Stilts bar. With close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I stayed in stilts for 3 weeks over Christmas time. There is an option of either small cottages with fans and a bathroom, etc or treehouses above the bushes and below the trees, with a balcony area to chill out on and watch the wildlife go by, we regularly saw monkeys such as sykes and colobus, monitor lizards, geckos, skinks,... More 

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Billy, Thanks for the great review. It was great having you and your old man staying again. See you all Christmas time and perhaps we can do some serious fishing. Cheers Andy More 

MOMBASA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Amazing experience !!! Conviviality at its best !!! Superb service !!!! Extra friendly staff !!! Comfort and cold beers ... Location is second to none ... an absolute bliss of backpacker !!! Highly highly recommend !!!

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Bonjour Frank, Thanks man, hope to see you soon at Diani Skydivers, the best damned Tandem operation and drop zone in the world. Please remind Greg to land on the beach next time! Cheers Andy More 

Galway, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've both stayed at Stilts and eaten there on many occasions. If you are looking for unique, friendly, good value for money and a bot of "craic", this is the place! Ideally placed close to all Diani's hotspots, or always plenty to do just hanging out on the comfy couches with whole range of books, a good ,cheap menu to... More 

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thanks for that. I hear you are off to work in London? Will save some bananas for young Noah to feed the bush babies when he comes around next time. Have fun in London! Cheers Andy More 

Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stilts is a gem. My husband and I stayed there for five nights a couple of weeks ago, and we just loved it. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the cabin was spacious and clean... and I sure felt extremely safe the whole time given that a safe was provided to put all valuables in, and an escort was... More 

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Stef, Thank you for your great review. Until next time. Cheers Andy More 

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