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South Coast Backpackers

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1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was really nice. You can enjoy a tasteful and fresh food. Dorms are clean, do not forget to use mosquito nets and repellant. :) There is a swimming pool you can use all day long and the beach is 2 minutes walking. The atmosphere is cool and chill to enjoy a Tusker.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The South Coast Backpackers was a cool place to stay. Relaxing vibe and friendly staff. The beach, accommodation and food is good and it is worth to stay at the backpackers. I stayed for two nights and it would be longer if i didn't had to travel further because of some trips that were planned. My advice, check out the... More 

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Thank Nickr0g
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

First time I came to this place was in March 2015 and returned In late August 2015 and just left Yesterday (i visited off on&on during this time). If you need to relax, this is the place! If you want to meet people with great stories and awesome accents, this is the Place! If you want your money to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a great one week there. Popped in and we got some special offer for 7 days in form room. Perfect place for chilling. Cheap and good food. Cold drinks and it's always busy. Staff is amazing especially Ester she is the most cheerful and friendly girl you can find in Kenya. There's a little stall next to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Had a wonderful 3 days here. Staff are all super friendly, the location is beautiful (both the hostel itself and the beach) and the food is great. Stayed in an outside private which was pretty basic and a bit noisy early because they are next to the washing area but overall fine. Totally recommend going to the national marine park... More 

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Thank Peter H
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We stayed in South Coast Backpackers for little less than a week in November 2015. It really is a perfect place for backpackers around the world with the friendliest, most welcoming staff and really relaxed atmosphere. The food is good and the bar is open 24/7. We even had some pool parties there during our stay. Also the beach is... More 

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Thank Issikka
Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We stater here for 4 nights in a privata room. It was completely to our satisfaction. Large bed. Even larger bathroom with fresh water( both hot and cold). The staff is excellent. Especially Esther and Mohammed Ali were great in making sure we felt like home. The pool area is fine. Should you want a sunbed; make sure you wake... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

SCB is by far one of the greatest memories I have from my travels through the Kenyan territories! I have myself been accomodated in at least 4 different hotels in Diani area: I can assure you that South Coast Backpackers is the one you should go for! The personal staff not only provides you with relevant information, but also always... More 

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Duren, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

South Coast Backpackers is one of the best hostels I ever stayed in. Really nice atmosphere to just chill for some time. It is very clean, the pool is great, the food is excellent....and the people are really amazing. So helpful in organizing your next trip, just fun to have a chat with. And the evenings are fun as well.....and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I cannot speak highly enough about South Coast Backpackers!! I traveled there in mid August with a close group of friends. We stayed there for 10 days... I miss it every day. The atmosphere is that of an exotic vacation resort with a laid back feel that a resort could never duplicate. Not your typical hostel; volleyball court w/ sand,... More 

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