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South Coast Backpackers

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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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New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Diani Beach is a magical paradise and South Coast Backpackers is the best way to experience it!! The folks who run SCB are amazingly hospitable and do an incredible job of showing off all the coast has to offer. The gorgeous white sand beach is just a short walk away and there are always day trips to be arranged, whether... More 

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Levanger, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally planned to stay a couple of night to look around, as we were in the older spectrum in terms of age (late 30s), but we we stay put. The staff and owners are helpful, enthusiastic and always ready for an activity or a bar party. Best seafood restaurant (locally owned and run) 400 meters down the road for lunch/dinner,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place Chilled out by day, crazy by night, friendly crowd, definately pocket friendly. The beach is is just a few meters from the hotel.Has a beautiful pool area,with gazebos to chill out and play some poker,not forgetting the volley ball pitch...

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place! Get to meet amazing people from around the world. The people who run the place are epic hosts and everyone can chill together. Please note that you are most likely going to extend your stay here because of how awesome it is

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't arrive with a schedule, you WILL stay longer than you planned, and you will love it. I've never been to a hostel with a more inclusive atmosphere. The moment you arrive people are finding out who you are and inviting you to go on adventures with them. I also loved having access to a kitchen after not cooking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing crew and atmosphere...we had to extend our stay from two to six nights, i guess this says everything. The beds could be better but for the price is it okay. Also the food was very good and varied and on the top to a good price. Would go back at any time

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and one friend got into the hostel late on a Friday night and the place was buzzing!! Outdoor bar and pool makes people come from all over for some fun! Can get cheap bikes/matatus to forty thieves or the nakumatt (less than £1) and is a 5-10 minute walk to the most gorgeous beach! Whilst there I was unfortunately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had an amazing stay here, nice and helpful staff, clean rooms, nice food served by a sassy but loving chef. Great parties on the weekends, and not too far from the beach. Daily activities planned by the staff. I Could not have imagined anything better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed out of necessity to find somewhere cheap in diani and got more than I needed. The atmosphere is chilled party and lots of friendly vibes with the guys running the place going beyond the usual care of folks running a hostel. To the point I was made a custom bacon sandwich out of hours just to cheer me up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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