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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place! After being in Nairobi for a few weeks it was amazing to arrive here and relax for a few days. The prices are cheap and you get a ok bed and swimming pool in return. Great place to hang out with your friends. The only improvement area would be the availability of their food dishes. The food on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed twice at Southcoast Backpackers. Love the place.. Had a great time with my friends at the pool and Michael the host is a fabulous person. He arranged skydiving for us and almost anything we asked for ;). There's always something happening at SCB. If you're coming to Diani to have some fun SCB is the place!

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for a quick 10 day vacation from school in. It was an amazing experience! The staff is so great you will feel like you have known them your whole life! The pool is great to cool off (during the night because during the say it is so bloody hot). There are lots of activities to do. I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its places like the South Coast Backpackers that make you say "This is why I travel" The moment you set foot into the premises you know that you made the right decision. It is like living in a Tropical Multi Cultural Big Brother House and instead of camera's you have the sun. This is a place where you do not... More 

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read a lot many reviews on tripadvisor itself, we decided to stay at SCB only. We reached late in the night at 11 but it's never too late at SCB. Within few minutes of meeting with the staff Michael, Paul and Ester (in the order of appearance :P), it felt like we have known them for much longer.They sure... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the raddest hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff learn your name straight away and you're automatically part of the family. Bit of a party vibe but also great for relaxing. Dorms are great but I camped, and it was fine too. All the guests get wrapped up in the social atmosphere and next thing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

A group of about 20 of us headed down from our homes in and around Nairobi for a four day get away. We got there late at night, around 10, but were met by a group of smiling faces to open the gate. The whole place is surrounded by a fence and had guards standing by, super safe. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Was supposed to meet up with a few friends in Diani. Unfortunately they cudnt make it. Searched on trip advisor and next thing I know I'm here. Service and food excellent for the price you'll be paying. Amazing dorms, comfy and clean. Great atmosphere, pool, bar etc. What made me feel at home was the hospitality I received from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very friendly staff who prepare tasty meals, great showers, great security, close to the white sandy beach, nearby discos for the party animals and above all fair and affordable prices for good services.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Less than a 5 minute walk from the beach, incredibly friendly staff, awesome food, gorgeous pool and all at a great price. Definitely look into staying here if you're visiting Diani Beach. I'll definitely come here again if I ever return.

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