Stilts backpackers is one of the best and coziest hostels i've been to! (And i've been around traveling in South- and Central America, only living in hostels).
I guess it's the friendly and family rich feeling I loved the most. But the hostel is placed in a calm area surrounded by loads of jungely trees with monkeys, lizards and bush babys everywhere. So even though there's a rode near by and one of the best restaurants/clubs in Mombasa also close, the trees and bushes shuts the noise out, and you go to sleep with the sounds of crickets and other night living creatures.
You can choose to live in a treehouse above the ground with other people (a dorm), or you can have a cottage for your self. Me, myself lived in a cottage with the friend I was traveling with, so we had a private bathroom and shower. Although it didn't always feel that private cuz it was outside and we had monkeys visit us often. But that was really an amazing feeling to have a shower in what felt like the jungle with warm breezes on your skin, singing birds and one and an other monkey friend coming to keep you company.
The food on stilts were amazing!. And cheap. We tried loads of other restaurants in the area, but non of them were even close in comparison to the food at stilts.
It's a very simple hostel though, as you probably hear. But they have warm and cold water (which surprised me), electricity, Wi Fi and safety boxes in a safety room where there were always someone working.
They also had a safety crew wandering about the area so I felt as secured as I possible could.
The crew at stilts were super friendly and learned everyone's names quickly, so after only a week at stilts, it felt like leaving parts of your family behind when it was time to travel back home.
I really only have great things to say about stilt backpackers hostel, cuz it made my time in Kenya what it was, Totally amazing!
- 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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- Stilts Backpackers Hotel Diani