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Diani Backpackers

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san francisco
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To get to Diani beach you have to take a tuk tuk. The food was not very good. The pasta was overlooked and the toastie had barely and cheese and wasn't even toasted. Because there is nothing around you are forced to eat here. The people working here are very nice and the pool is nice as well. The internet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place where you can share your stay with a really good people, the price of the bar and the meals are not expensive at all. The mnagers are so frendly and the food is delicious, especial Wrap is a really good choice ;D. I have to say that my stay was excelent, this place is an example of how... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the weekend here with a few friends and met some really great people. Staff was really really helpful and the food was pretty good as well. Really laid back and chilled out during the day, and a really fun and happening place to be at night. Only drawback I'd say were the limited bathrooms, but they did keep them... More 

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Thank Waqas J
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all were the staff not very helpful at all. I asked for a place to stay in Mombasa and they simple said they did not know any. Furthermore they could not help me with several other issues. There were big holes in my mosquito net and I asked for a new one. Nothing happened and I did not... More 

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry you didn't love your experience, and that you didn't find our staff helpful. We strive to give every guest an excellent service. We normally recommend Tulia House in Mombasa/Nyali. We have their posters at the bar. I think you may have spoken to our new... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time staying in a hostel and I have to say I am not regret that I had booked a bed at this place. People are amazing, the staff is really really friendly and welcomed. Food is good and the prices are affordable. I am sure you can recharge your energy by relaxing and laughting at this... More 

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Thank Bình P
travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Binh, thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Diani. I will pass your compliments on the food to the chefs. We hope to see you again soon, Justin More 

Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just wonderful, It;s just so relaxing and comfortable to stay there, The staff is really friendly and they want to help you with every way they could, The food is really good there, the swimming pool is awesome too, Even the people there, I made so many friends there

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Youssef, thank you for your nice review. We're glad your found our place wonderful. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Safe travels! ~Justin More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first backpacking experience and all I can say is it was such an excellent experience can't wait to go back early next year. Ali, Onesmus, Purity, Paul and all the staff were amazing they made me feel so at home was so sad to leave. The manager Reesha is also very friendly and fun to be around.... More 

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Thank Kanana M
travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Kanana, Thank you for reviewing our establishment. I will pass your compliments on to the staff. We love making guests happy. We are happy, when you are happy. So, thanks for making our day! Cheers, Justin More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My highlight of Diani Backpackers is the amount of energy by both the staff as well as people who stay there while backpacking. The accommodation in the dorms is superb as well, with cleaning and change of sheets in the morning; though the food is okay. The bar is well stocked! Due to its closeness to Diani beach you can... More 

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Thank Felixie L
travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Felixie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled you found our accommodation "superb". We are coming out with a new cocktail / shooters menu which will make our "well stocked bar" even better! We are also introducing a new food menu. Stay tuned! ~Justin More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Hey,hey i can't wait to go back. It's a wonderful place. The staff are awesome,very friendly and make you feel at home.What you want to do is ask the kind of activities that can be done around and further out so that you have everything planned out. I have never met so many people from different countries in one place.... More 

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Thank Charles K
travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Thank you for writing us such a nice review. Making our guest feel at home is exactly what aim for. I will congratulate the staff on a job well done. Providing a safe, clean, environment for fellow travelers is the reason we exist. Karibu tena, Justin More 

Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Spent a week here in june. There is a beautiful pool, with an awesome poolside bar. Friendly staff. Free wifi. Lots of activities going on. They helped organize a scuba dive in Wasini Island and managed to score me a great discount. Could not have been happier about my decision to stay here! By far the coolest place to stay... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More stylish and security conscious than the average backpackers, 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 baobab dorm, where beds wrap around the trunk of a tree. There's a volleyball court, great daily menu and lockers. Turn right after KFI supermarket. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diani Backpackers

Address: 1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya (Formerly South Coast Backpackers)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $23 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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