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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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34 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Toronto
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I stayed here from mid Dec to Mid Jan 2014 and absolutely loved. The owner Andy and his staff have created the perfect little get a way. The tree houses are super cool and fun. The bar is very relaxed and the staff very friendly and helpful. The prices are very good across the board. Big Ray and James do... More 

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Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Wayne, Was great to have you. I am glad that the wind this year was very good, nothing more frustrating (for everyone) to have a Kite Surfer sitting on the beach waiting for the wind to come up!! Until next time. 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): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Stilts Backpackers Hotel Diani

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