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14 KFI Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400 Kenya
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#5 of 101 Specialty lodging in Diani Beach
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.7
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More stylish and security conscious than the average hostel, Diani Backpackers has dorms and privates in a lovely house. Come to party at the 24-hour bar and pool, chill out in the lush garden, or catch up on sleep in the Baobar dorm, where beds wrap around the trunk of a tree. There's a great daily menu & activities. There's a spa, and lockers for your belongins. Turn right after KFI supermarket. Must be at least 18 years old
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Swahili
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Jake M wrote a review Feb 4
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Stayed at diani backpackers for a week with two friends and it was great fun. Staff are friendly, food and drink is good value. Social atmosphere is unbeatable, especially on Friday and Saturday night. Expect to meet lots of people from a range of different countries. All in all would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in diani.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Samia H wrote a review Jan 2023
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i recommend this hostel because i stayed at diani backpackers hostels for 28 days in international dorm it was a great experience, with a team at the top daphne manager who takes care of you. the chefs in the kitchen always with a smile, dedication to mister ocean cook. this is the place to be to spend your fun holidays in diani beach. 8mn from the beach and 2mn from stadler fruit juices. i will return to diani backpackers hostel next year.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Justin Welch, General Manager at Diani Backpackers
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Samiah, Thanks so much for leaving your detailed review and lovely photos of your stay with us. So glad you enjoyed yourself so much you stayed a month. Stay safe and wishing you a happy new year. From, The Diani Backpackers Team
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Bella wrote a review Dec 2022
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I spend 2 weeks at Diani Backpackers with my brother. It was never boring because they had things going on every day. The city is beautiful and we felt very welcomed at the hostel:) would recommend😊👍🏽
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Bella, Thank you for leaving your review for others to see. :) Regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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flora m wrote a review Nov 2022
My boyfriend and I stayed here in October and had THE MOST AMAZING TIME. Such a lovely place and staff very efficient and kind. Such a cool funky party place and can’t wait to come again.Thank you so much for having us. We will definitely be coming again. Best week of my life ;).
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 15, 2022
Hi Flora, Thanks so much for leaving you review and feedback! Warm regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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A F wrote a review Nov 2022
Taunton, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great place. Thanks for looking after me so well and best place on our trip. Superstars and will be back on next trip. Fun vibe and really really helpful staff especially Jessy and Juliette who rocked it. The accommodation and swimming pool all good too.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Justin Welch, General Manager at Diani Backpackers
Responded Nov 11, 2022
Hey, Thank you for leaving your review and feedback! We're honored to hear we were the best place on your trip! Thanks again for staying with us, and we hope that when you return you'll get the enjoy the renovations we're currently working on. :) Warm regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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David Q wrote a review Nov 2022
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Great experience with lovely staff. Situated in an idyllic place with lots going on. I really recommend this to anyone travelling through this part of Kenya. Well worth a visit and stay for a few nights.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov 11, 2022
Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review! We're so glad your enjoyed yourself so much. Stay safe and welcome back anytime. :) Regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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Quif wrote a review Nov 2022
Frampton, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great fun & brilliant staff & hosts. Friendly welcoming fun atmosphere, plenty to do but also relaxing, great bar & live music. Highlight of our holiday, look forward to visiting again, would recommend highly. Beautiful area & beach too. Perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Justin Welch, General Manager at Diani Backpackers
Responded Nov 11, 2022
Hi, Thanks so much for leaving your review and detailed feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed yourself so much. Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon. :) Regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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juliete q wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Such an amazing place to stay, the staff are so friendly and everyone is always up for a good time! Always something going on and also close to the beach. Definitely would recommend this place to anyone travelling with friends and solo, I’ve met so many lovely people here
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 11, 2022
Hi Juliette, Thanks so much for leaving your review! We're so happy you met so many lovely people during your trip. Stay safe, and we hope you'll come back and visit someday. :) Warm regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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Jessy F wrote a review Nov 2022
Had the best stay at backpackers! The best place to party, meet new friends and see diani… Walking distance to the beach, great chefs in the hostel and all round great staff. So fun I’ve extended my stay … you probably will too!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Nov 11, 2022
Hi Jessy, Thanks so much for leaving your review and feedback! It was a pleasure having you. Thanks and we hope to welcome you again some day soon! Regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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Bee V wrote a review Nov 2022
Came in as a solo traveler with the same expectations I had on my first stay and was glad to find improvements and always the same great vibes ,ambience and a place to meet like minded travelers and residents as well , the staff is always as lovely ,welcoming, helpful and accommodating , The food is great and you’re sure to fill your week up with activities almost everyday , Shout-out to the volunteers (shaarkaaa) as they are very helpful and will indulge you during your stay . I definitely would recommend Diani backpackers to all solo travelers or even group travelers for an amazing experience on a budget and also it’s very convenient for either short term or long term stays . Be ready to have a party because WHY NOT !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Nov 10, 2022
Hi Beev, Thanks so much for leaving your detailed review and recommendation! We really appreciate everything you've said. We're so glad you were able to make so many new friends as a solo traveler. :) Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon! Regards, The Diani Backpackers Team
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PRICE RANGE
$47 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
South Coast Backpackers
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceUkundaDiani Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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DIANI BACKPACKERS - Updated 2023 Prices & Hostel Reviews (Diani Beach, Kenya)

Frequently Asked Questions about Diani Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Diani Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (4.5 miles), Colobus Conservation (4.8 miles), and Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Diani Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Diani Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diani Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asha Bistro, Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, and Tiki Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Diani Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Diani Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diani Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Swahili.