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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to three backpackers at the coast .This has the best ambience.It is a beautiful place.Simple but beautiful and clean.I stayed here for three nights in a private room for two with a shared bathroom. The room overlooking the beach volleyball peach .Its a good spot and private however the bathrooms are far. The place is quiet except...

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travelbuff2012, General Manager at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Felista, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you liked our place, and we look forward to hosting you again some day! Justin

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool bar and pool area - which you sometimes need as a safe haven from the beach, where you get hassled quite a lot as a tourist. Staff were great, food was cheap and really good quality - and the outside cottage we stayed in was lovely. Wifi at the bar but not in rooms. Would definitely recommend this place...

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travelbuff2012, General Manager at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Shan, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. You are Niki are welcome back anytime! Especially if you keep catching those massive fish ;) Justin

Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Cut from the world, this hotel is a piece of heaven. Good food and cheap, delicious cocktails. The staff is really nice... we felt at home. Just at 500m of the amazing beaches of Diani. No need more to enjoy

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Reviewed September 24, 2016 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...

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Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed September 19, 2016

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...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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...

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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...

Reviewed September 11, 2016

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...

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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

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

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

Reviewed August 28, 2016 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....

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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

Reviewed August 27, 2016 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...

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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

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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: $21 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Outside cottage was great.”
 of 5 bubbles ShanR417, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Try one of the garden cottages”
 of 5 bubbles jimstein555, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“The room with the Baobob tree is really cool!”
 of 5 bubbles johnh3367, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“not the one in the front”
 of 5 bubbles 467aprils, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“I think the best one was the cottage outside with the private bathroom but all of the rooms of the hostels are clean and comfortable !”
  • private cottage
 of 5 bubbles L9029RTcarolineb, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
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