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South Coast Backpackers

1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O. Box 5373, Kenya
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sout coast its the best backpackers i ever stayd at! The crew was amazing and everyone was so friendly. The guy who runs the place is only 26 years old, but he is doing an amazing job. We where supposed to stay there for only one night but ended upp staying for 5 nights. The facilitis was always cleen, and... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (me and my boyfriend) had a really nice time staying at this hostel. The room was perfect (private room ensuite), good prices for food/stay and other services. the food at the hostel was good. The staff could help is out with any question we had, thank you for that! The location is like a paradise, relaxed atmosphere, quiet (we... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Diani its definitely the place to be and stay. I have nothing to complain about. The food is nice and cheap, so were the drinks. You can just relax by the pool/bar or go to the beach. Staff often arranges different activities (Shimba Hills, secret beach etc..). After two days you'll realize how much you are... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First minute entering this hostel after a long journey: had a warm welcoming, throw my bag on the bar, splashed in the pool and relaxed in a hammock and in a big pillow gazebo for days on end. I was planning to stay 2 week...ended up staying FOR THREE MONTHS!!! I just fell in love with the place, the people,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Set the highest experience at my visit, miss this place so badly. Best owners who are funny and are always trying to start a party. Would rather stay here than a 5 star hotel. I hope they will still be going when I manage to find my way back to Kenya

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Kokkola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I spent almost three weeks in this amazing place and had such a good time with all those wonderful people around the world!! I slept in a master dorm (haha yes, me 44 year old solo female traveler!!) which is near the bar and never ever had any problems, because Justin and Louis were very strict that music was turned... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went to the place having researched it on Trip advisor and it didnt dissapoint one bit, The meals were great, the people are warm and kind. I got invited for parties by the hosts. The beach is nearby and you know Diani beach is the best beach in Kenya. Id recommend if you are going to stay here, please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

SCB is a pretty cool place. The guys, Louis and Justin, have created such a fun, inclusive place that really does feel like a house with a pool and a lot of fun. I absolutely loved spending Christmas here! Everyone is so friendly and its as if you have been pals for ages. There is always something going on from... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Which Backpacker owns a beach volley ground that can be switched into a diner reception for the guest or into a real poker tournament ? SCB does ! This place is the most amazing one I have ever experienced ! Fits perfectly to lonely travelers (dorms) or to couples and families (private rooms/jaccuzzi/massage), 5min walk from the best beach spot... More 

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

Thanks for your review Maria, it was a pleasure to have you here! Come back anytime when you're tired of France! ~Justin More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I will never forget Louis’s speeches at the bar with the saxophone song on the background; Jess, with her kindness and her beautiful smile; the countless number of sunrises that I’ve seen with Mossy, constantly holding his beer; Justin’s competitiveness; Michael, his magic box and the hours spent playing cards together; Cody and Elmo on the dance floor; all the... More 

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Address: 1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda P.O. Box 5373, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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