This place was a highlight of our trip. We were just popping up for a long weekend from Uganda and wanted some place cheap to stay that wasnt far from the beach, but that had some character. Stilts fit the bill - a fraction of the price of other places in Diani, and treehouse accommodation that felt very secure and friendly. Its just a short walk to the beach, and if you move at night they will lend you their askari to walk over the road so that you feel safe.
It was really fun sleeping up in the trees, with the monkeys peering in the windows. The only thing that might have improved it was to have a double bed - all the treehouses were twin set up.
Also - excellent showers! A rarity in budget accommodation.
Andy the owner wasnt around when we visited, but the rest of the staff took great care of us. They sorted out day trips and reservations at the exceptionally good cave restaurant across the road. They really went above and beyond when I stupidly left my Ugandan cash in the safe - they managed to send it by mobile money to a friend of mine who was coming back to Uganda later and could bring it to me.
- Also Known As:
- Stilts Backpackers Hotel
- Stilts Backpackers Hotel Diani
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Stilts Backpackers Diani Beach Kenya (Opposite Ali Barbours Cave), Stilts is a Backpackers and campsite situated in tropical forest just 250 mt from Diani Beach, access to the beach is through Forty Thieve's Beach Bar. It is centrally located next to supermarkets and banking facilities. It consists of Tree Houses built out of local materials and nestled in the tree canopies. The Tree Houses don't have their own facilities but share the well maintained communal toilet and shower block. Stilts backpackers also has cottages with their own bathroom. Rates are Single Ksh 1,500 per night, Double Ksh 1,200 per person per night and Triple Ksh 900 per person per night. The cottages are Ksh 3,000 per night. Up to four people can sleep in the cottages. We also offer information on all activities in the area, including travel tips for those on their travels. GPS(4.18.46S,39.34.28E) ... more less