Book at dianibackpackers.com/booking to qualify for free accommodation.
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.
Must be at least 18 years old
Was there for a week. The rooms are nice and very clean, the food is so tasty and the pool amazing!:) The atmosphere is like a hostel, but the facilities like a 5 star resort :)) would definitely go there again!!!
One of the hostels you get stuck in. Has pretty much the best vibe from all the hostels I've been to. Planned to stay a few days. Ended up staying 5 weeks which also made me learn kitesurfing as Kenya is a perfect spot for beginners. Staff is amazing and fun at the same time. Hope David is still around :P Anyways the place to be at the Kenyan coast if you're looking for a social place.
This place is so neat and so organized. The prices for the dorms are so budget friendly and worth every penny. The staff is awesome and the place is close to the beach. It’s just a walk away from the beach.
I stayed in the Jacuzzi room 4 nights (had booked 8) cause it turned to be a sauna room. At night the only way to keep a tolerable body temperature was by sweating, sweating a lot. The prices in Xmas are similar to an European hostel, the quality is anything but standard. You can get a bike for 10$ a day (around the corner for 5$), a little bunk bed for 35$ and the laundry.... well better don’t try that. Moreover, there is a camera recording 24h inside of the rooms, not sure what privacy law would apply here. I’ll try to give some advice for other solo travellers, who plan socialising in such hostels. You can also make new friends in some restaurants/bars on the beach’s first row: The Salty Squid, Badu, ........ use dating apps, do some water sports (next time I’ll try Quest) or just chat with anybody in the street!…
Super chilled vibes. Very sociable as everyone relaxes around the pool. Stayed here for 5nights and could easily have stayed longer (as most with more time do!) Staff are really helpful, food is good and decent value. Only possible downside is that there’s no kitchen to cook your own. The International dorm is more appealing than the Baobab dorm, as more spacious and light.