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Stilts Backpackers
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed March 30, 2011

We stayed at Stilts for 2 weeks, and had a really great time. The rooms are all very nice, there's cottages with bathrooms attached (hot water and monkey provided), fans and nets. There's 'treehouses' which also have nets and a small veranda, they're a bit cheaper to stay in. And there's a campsite, which you can use with your own or their tents. Recommended only when you're on a tight budget; it's hot at night!!! But, the cheapest you can get. When you stay in a treehouse or tent you can use the shared bathrooms, which are big, clean and have hot water. They're nicely decorated too ;-)
The restaurant has simple but good food, and the staff is very nice. There's security guards for safety walking around, and a private safe for your valuables. Across the street is an internet cafe and restaurants, the supermarket is a short walk or mataturide away. And, you can álmost see the ocean from a treehouse :-)
We had a great time, and would recommend the place to any backpacker visiting Mombasa/Diani.

Room Tip: best value are the treehouses!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

We stayed four nights at stilts and had a great time. It is primite but the location is great, just in the middle of the nature! The cottages offer a bit more comfort than the bandas though...

Unfortunately we had a quite bad experience with safety as we had quite a lot of money stolen from the safe boxes (with 'special very safe' key which you couldn't copy and where only the owner had the doucle of...). Those things can happen but when the owner doesn't make any effort to see what happened or show any remorse, you do kind of leave the place with a bad feeling...

So conclusion: great place but don't bring any valuables with you...

Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

Mini huts on stilts with only room for a bed (or two). The hut had no AC/fan but was breezy nevertheless because of the stilts (~2m above ground) and the chicken-wire built walls.

The restrooms & shower is located in a building not far away and had backpacker standards (clean and with hot water). Reception and bar is a nice hang-out place in a separate bungalow also elevated.

A good place to live a few nights if you think the outside is where you will spend your time. Walking distance to the real nightlife in Diani.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Stilts Backpackers
Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*****SEE RATES BELOW***** Our accommodation consists of 5 Tree Houses and 3 cottages and a camping area. As well as a Restaurant/Bar and Lounge area where we have Bush Babies visit us every night at 7:00pm. The Tree Houses are built out of native materials off the ground in the tree canopies, they do not have their own bathrooms. The rate for the Tree houses are: Single Ksh 1,800 per night, Double Ksh 1,400 per person per night and Triple Ksh 1,000 per person per night.Camping is Ksh 600 per night with your own gear or 1000 with our tent mattress and bedding included. The cottages have their own bathrooms and Fans, still basic but part of our surroundings. The cottages are Single Ksh 3,000 per night, Double Ksh 1,800 per person per night, Triple Ksh 1,400 per person per night and 4 people Ksh 1,000 per person per night. Cheers ... more   less 
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