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Diani Backpackers
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Great place, great staff. Was reccomended this place, and have ended up staying here for the rest of my time in kenya. The pool makes it feel like a resort for backpackers; while the dorms are comfortable. Theres plenty of inexpensive food to be eaten in chilled surroundings. With a couple of small tweaks this place is only going to get better!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I can't explain how pleased me and my friend Sophie were to find this place. After feeling we were the only young people in Diani we were met by such a cool, friendly welcoming atmosphereof laid back people when we got to backpackers. In fact we were instantly involved in a game of beer pong! Such a good atmosphere and everyone is always having fun. Food is really good courtesy of the cooks who are only hired if they are called Hamissi. How many backpackers do you stay in where you have a jacuzzi bath? Really good value, I'm coming back guys. Chloe xxxx

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I was initially planning on staying in Diani for a couple nights, but 5 weeks later I'm still here! I can't seem to get enough of this place. The villa is absolutely beautiful, equipped with a big pool and several lounging ares. There is a huge projector tv which is perfect for watching movies and football games, there is delicious and cheap food and there is always something fun going on. Yesterday there was a slip & slide, last week a bouncy castle, and there are drinking games at the bar on a regular basis. It is easily accessible from the main road, and transportation to the bars is always organized. It is also only a five minute walk from the beach...but if you're like me, you'll find it difficult to leave the hostel. The highlight of your stay will be Louis' speaches and Scott's mystery mix drinks. Staying here has made my Kenyan experience very memorable!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

for a guy living in rural kenya, diani back packers is THE escape. a comfortable hang out, great food, and a pool perfect for a sunny weekend; i always get my batteries recharged. the management, super friendly and extend the service where needed. i appreciate the warm welcome each and every time...especially the new guests and friends we meet along the way.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

I' ve been here about a week longer than I expected and I don't reget any second of it. We had a bouncy castle party for one of the resident's birthday. It got out of control. The staff is great, so it the food and prices. Place gets addicting. Always something going on no matter what you want to do. Come here, seriously.

-DaMon Mosley

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This was my first time staying in a backpackers.... And boy did they put the expectations high for the next place I stay in. Tucked into the beautiful resort town of diani, I couldn't have asked for a better place. The owners and staff are so friendly and welcoming, always doing everything In their power to make you feel comfortable and happy. The house itself was beautiful, decorated as if it came out of MTV cribs, yet still kept it's African influence with wooden carved bunk beds and zebra print curtains. Wether you want a relaxing poolside trip or a drink ....(or several) at the bar.. The property is carefully planned out (and large enough) to fit whatever holiday you want!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

I stayed at South Coast Backpackers for 4 days and had a great experience. It has the atmosphere of a hostel with lots of great people but its like staying a resort...the pool was gorgeous, the food delicious, the staff friendly and everything was very clean! We stayed in a dorm style room with a great bathroom and hot shower! It was a 5 minute walk to the beach and the people that run the place are super helpful and personable. It was cheap and we got more than our money's worth! I recommend it to anyone going to Diani Beach!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Diani Backpackers

Address: 14 KFI Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya (Formerly South Coast Backpackers)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range: $20 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Diani Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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