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Stilts Backpackers

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Stimpfach, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with some friends for a night in December 2014. We were recommended from Tuliahousebackpackers. It is a really nice, beautiful and quiet place. It´s good for relaxing, the food was really good and it´s just a 5min walk to the beach. We had our own small house with 4 beds and the washroom(shower, toilett) is outside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stilts is the best accommodation under $50USD in the world. Bar none. In fact, Stilts beats some of the accommodations--both internationally and in Diani/Ukunda--that I have had to pay upwards of $200USD for. The grounds are gorgeous, private, quiet, and safe. The rooms/houses (tree houses!) are beautiful, safe, private, secure, clean, and very comfortable. The food is unbeatable for the... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Sarah. Hope you are doing we and that your trip back to Uganda was good. The staff all miss you and hope to see you again soon. Be well and safe travels. More 

Amed, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The staff just rocks:) Great caring staff who really makes you feel at home. Stilts is a very unique choice of accomondation. The tree houses has charm and an exotic touch. Also privacy(except from monkeys) because of the dense vegetation of bushes and trees around. And if you want to meet lovely people over some drinks you just go to... More 

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2 Thank Karl-Melker
Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Karibu Sana Karl, It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we were delighted when you decided to extend your stay. Having you around really added to the atmosphere in our lounge/bar area. Your kindness and amazing spirit is always welcomed. Hope you can come and see us again one day. Safe travel More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Stilts is the best backpackers place you can visit. I have been staying at stilts 3 times and its by far the best stay in Diani. Andy (the owner) does a great job at keeping his guests comfortable and happy. Stilts is located just perfect to the beach, not to close not to far away. I am totally in love... More 

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1 Thank Indra Å
Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Our dearest Swedish Indra, thank you so much for taking the time to tell us and others about your time at Stilts. You and your friends have been joining us over the holidays for the past few years and each time we see you all it's like a big reunion. You are all part of our Stilts family.Thank you for... More 

Arendal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Came here after reading nice things on tripadvisor, about four years ago. I fell in love with the exotic tree houses; the cheap (relative to any place in the area) and relaxing bar; the funny staff; the extremely kind, hilarious owner; and of course the princess of Kenya, the manager - the most amazing, charming human being, dedicated to giving... More 

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1 Thank Magnus1990
Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

To my Prince of Norway, Thank you for being such a dear soul. You and your brother are certainly part of the Stilts family. We always look forward to your return. Our warmest thank you for your continued support. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Last week, we were at stilts backpackers and i have to thank Andy (the owner) and his team for a fantastic job at keeping us so comfortable and welcomed. It's a beautiful place to spend your holiday with excellent services. The fun of feeding the bush babies, gorgeous white beaches close by and not to mention riding camels. it's clean... More 

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1 Thank Jakit
Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you here with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful time at Stilts - 5 min walk to the beach, fully stocked bar in the common area and staff were very friendly and helpful. Due to a mix up with Hostelworld, Stilts didn't get my reservation but it meant that I had a chance to stay in both a cottage and tree house. Cottage was lovely,... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I am extremely sorry to say that whilst Stilts looks lovely with inviting prices, I have spent one of the scariest nights (17th. October 2015) in my life in one of the cottages located furthest away from the bar.  The incident happened during our first and last night, where we were four girls initially sleeping in the middle of the... More 

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3 Thank Sureka E
Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sureka, I have taken some time to come to terms with what I consider an absolutely outrageous and extremely cowardly review. There is some truth in what you have written, however you have turned this into a personal attack on my character and business. We both spoke at length with the other guests and your friends that evening and... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

While Stilts looks like a lovely looking place to stay at, I am very, very sad to say that me and my friends (4 girls) have spent the scariest and most restless night of our lives there! During our first (and consequently last) night that we spent there, someone tried to violently break into our cottage in the middle of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I am not one for negative reviews as I know the implications of one, however I feel this is a necessity. Upon arriving at Stilts last Saturday evening, I checked in, was given one of the private tree houses and was quickly back out of the complex again to go and watch the rugby nearby. I returned later that evening... More 

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6 Thank David L
Stiltsdiani, Owner at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks for your comments. Some times incidents do occur and I am very sorry about that. When I last spoke to you you seemed satisfied at my response to the situation. Some of the comments in your review are completely untrue. As far as what you say the police told you, I will be taking up with them... More 

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