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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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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

For the price, Stilts was a great place to stay, and the location was convenient. I met a lot of interesting people, and overall had a good time. Still, it was frustrating that you couldn't leave things in the treehouses or really spend time in them - not only are they not secure (there are safes provided for valuables that... More

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Norwich, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I spent a week at Stilts and it was quality. Very chilled out and very sociable. The staff were fantastic. The food was good. Good security. Met some great people and had some great times. Nice and close to Diani beach and Forty Thieves beach bar - 5 min walk. The only downer was saying goodbye, or should I say... More

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san jose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I really enjoyed my time at Stilts. The staff were very friendly, the food was tasty and the people we met that were staying there were laid back and not into the whole drinking and going crazy at hostels thing. I had a relaxing time which is what i wanted, and 40 Thieves is a 5 minute walk away where... More

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Malakal
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I spent 6 days in Stilts in a nice tree house. The owner and the team are very helpful and welcoming. And Ray, the cook, can make you very good dishes ! Situated just few meters from the beach and 40 thieves restaurant, Stilts is offering calm and a very interesting atmosphere. It's the place to stay in Diani for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

It's not everyday when you can say you stayed in a treehouse while on vacation. Stilts is a very affordable place to stay while in Diani Beach, which has tons of premium-priced resorts. There are a handful of treehouses and ground-level cottages with the bar/lounge area occupying the main treehouse. We were in a triple treehouse with the third bed... More

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

A bunch of friends and I were able to make a quick turn-around reservation at Stilts during the Easter Holiday (one of the busiest weekends of the year in Kenya). Andy was super accommodating, and he has opened two new cottages that were fantastic base camps for this big group of 10. We love the monkeys and the bush babies... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I stayed at stilts as part of a round the world trip and it was by far my favourite place, I ended up coming back twice! The location is perfect, just a couple of minutes’ walk to the beach but set back off the road in the middle of the bush so you get the best of both! There’s loads... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

A piece of paradise. Andys a great guy, his staff are brilliant,they couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful.Andys vast local knowledge made my time ( a lone female traveller) a safe and genuine African experience. The extra special setting , feeding the bush babies,gorgeous white beaches close by,not to mention the the liquorice rum! It’s clean, it’s friendly,its sooo good,... More

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Stilts backpackers is one of the best and coziest hostels i've been to! (And i've been around traveling in South- and Central America, only living in hostels). I guess it's the friendly and family rich feeling I loved the most. But the hostel is placed in a calm area surrounded by loads of jungely trees with monkeys, lizards and bush... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The rooms at Stilts are nicely set out and the toilets and showers are large and clean. The stairs up to our room were thin metal bars rather than steps so caution is required when going up or down at night. The room lacked a bit of privacy as there was no blinds or cover over the door which is... 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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