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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 5 days ago
Shashi K Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was on the coast of Kenya for about a week, and my only regret of my time on the coast is that I only spent one night here. I had the absolute time of my life staying at South Coast Backpackers. The hostel and grounds are beautiful, with a nice shower, superb pool, fully stocked and reasonable bar, and... More

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at South Coast Backpackers in Diani was the highlight of my trip to the coast. I arrived early Saturday morning and the place wasn't quite awake yet but management showed me to my room and the kitchen where they make delicious home cooked meals nearly all day! I ate a hearty breakfast by the pool while I became friends... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time at SCB! As a volunteer in Kenya it was a great place to get away for a weekend. The prices are extremely reasonable. It was also awesome to have the option to either go out and grab food or simply get food there. The food was awesome and the staff was very nice and accommodating.... More

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Uddevalla, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great backpacker place. Easy to meet new friends whenever you travel alone like me, you wont feel alone at all! Nice compound with a great pool and many choices when it comes to if you want to sleep in a dorm, private or tent. Not to expensive and the staff and managers are lovely. I liked this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I must admit I stayed here a few years ago, tripadvisor only lets me go back 1 year. I found all the staff incredibly helpful, constantly suggesting places.to go and stuff to do! I stayed in the dorm room but was put in the private at no extra cost! What backpacker would complain?! The food was good, there was an... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Clean and comfortable dorms and facilities (could use a few additional bathrooms/showers), cheap and good quality kitchen and bar, nice swimming pool, close enough to the local attractions while still remaining quiet and relatively secluded, friendly and helpful staff and always other travelers hanging about!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great hostel with a cool community vibe. You will not be alone for long in this place. Louis serves free shots at night and everyone will start partying and eventually end up going to 40s afterwards. The private room with shared bath was a little cramped, but had a comfortable bed and a good moskito net. The food served was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

South Coast Backpackers are responsible for popping my backpackers cherry and I consider myself an incredibly lucky ducky for having chosen them as my firsts (Its kinda like sleeping with Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt as your first i think... imagine how you'd feel after right??!) This is also being said by someone who has called Kenya home for the last 20... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Make sure you make it to this fab hostel. Everything about it is great. The place is amazing, just like a resort for the price of a hostel and just a quick walk to Diani Beach. The atmosphere is great because the staff are fantastic and there is a great range of people there from all over the world. It... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A wonderful place to stay! Facilities are great, hostel is a 2 min walk from the beach, staff are incredibly accommodating and lovely. Favorite place in Mombasa! No complaints at all. Delicious food from the kitchen which is cheap and available all day.

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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
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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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