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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly the only backpacker accommodation to consider when visiting Diani. The staff are friendly and helpful. The manager Reesha is always available to offer helpful hints on what to do and will happily assist in arranging excursions. The bar is the heart of this hostel and the perfect place to meet fellow travellers and diehard Dianites.

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Thank AcaciaGM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked for a whole week and everybody thought i am crazy to stay that long in one place, but it was totally worth it! Time runs by and you still don't want to go. I fell in love with the environment, the staff and the people coming and going. Thumbs up and see you soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival felt so welcome had a great atmosphere. Met lots of new people. Came down with a horrific blood infection and Reesha took care of me very well and even took me to the doctors and picked me up. Definitely recommend for anyone who's heading diani ways

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ah Diani! Where the Golden Tusker Rivers flow. It was definitely hard to leave this place yet alone walk by that stage 😁 Drinks aside the staff are amazing and very welcoming! Great location very secure and close to the beach with a chilled, easy going atmosphere. STAY HERE!

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Thank 215haydenn
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I loved staying here!! It was such a good experience, and a lot of fun. I loved meeting people from all over the world, and the staff were really friendly. It was so close to the beach, and had everything needed on site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I visited last month as was immediately made to feel welcome by Reesha, Farhad, Esther and the whole Diani Backpackers family. Rooms were clean, comfortable and well priced, and the poolside/bar area is lovely to relax, have a drink and meet new faces! I visited during 'Diani Rules' weekend so it was very lively with a great communal atmosphere. Overall... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $12 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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