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South Coast Backpackers

1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O. Box 5373, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
JimKSydney Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed at SCB 5 over the last 18 months, why? Because 1 Louise Kevin n all the staff are the most hospitable people ever 2 the food is very good n they have a special dish very night 3 very well run very clean including the pool 4 well stocked bar cold drinks n Louise will shout shooters... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel owners Louis and Kevin are the coolest people ever. Louis rocking bod and sexy abs made the beautiful setting even better and he also gave me free shots and his secret stash of ice cream. We booked 3 nights in the tents but we were rained out the first night so for the same price he had us... More

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Comox, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying here!! The moment I got here I felt very welcomed and there was a very fun and relaxed vibe. It's an awesome place to meet other travellers, and the outside bar and pool are great for lounging, partying, and getting to know everyone. I came for two days in January and had such a great time I... More

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Diani beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is affordable and the best place to stay around here. It is the best for meeting people. I tried to leave three times and kept on extending my stay. I did not want to leave! The parties are nice, but you can just chill as well.

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Kisumu, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my boyfriend for 10 days here! It was great - everyone was super friendly and enjoying meeting lots of travellers! We booked the outside private and personally felt it was over priced as we had A LOT of bugs in our room. I do like insects.. but not when I am sleeping and they are crawling over... More

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travelbuff2012, Manager at South Coast Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Ruby, we are glad you and your boyfriend had such a great time at SCB, and decided to stay for so long ! I am sorry you found there were many bugs in your room. Bugs can be a nuisance in Kenya. This is why we provide all of our beds with box mosquito nets, which are repaired/replaced as needed.... More

Palmer, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 21 year old son and I had an amazing time during our 11 day stay at South Coast Backpackers. Even though I was the oldest person there by many years, I still had a great time. Everyone was very nice and they remembered your name after the first time talking with them. I met many new people from around... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited South Coast Backpackers in August 2013 and have never looked back! I initially came when I was working about an hour away in a small village...it is the perfect weekend getaway as you can come and eat the delicious food (specials have included freshly caught seafood, bbq, creamy pasta etc), enjoy some drinks and a party but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly miss this hostel in all of my heart! It was one of my greatest moment of my life! Thank you French guys you're simply the best :-D Thanks for the best brownie I've ever tasted.. Miss all the good parties at the pool and all the bars! This is to your reader! If you wanna have the best... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

The week I spent at south coast was for sure one of the best weeks of my life!! Amaaazing staff, great food, great drinks, fantastic party. Seriously so beautiful and so much fun. Loved every minute of it!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've been to a lot of hostels but none as inviting as south coast backpackers. The grounds are so nice that you will have to push yourself to even leave the place and explore. The straw hut construct of the houses and the palm trees leave you in state of paradise. There are many places to lounge, a fully stocked... More

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Additional Information about South Coast Backpackers

Address: 1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O. Box 5373, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 Specialty lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently opened backpackers hostel in Diani Beach. Whether your looking for a party or a chilled out weekend by the pool, South Coast Backpackers is the place for you. With a well stocked bar and a kitchen serving cheap meals, relaxing in the hot tub or the pool becomes the perfect break you needed ... more   less 
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