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“BEST PLACE EVER, JUST DO IT”
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Diani Backpackers
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Diani Beach is a GREAT GREAT place and then south coast backpackers is more BETTER. The beach is very close, they have a swimming pool and awsome staff. I've been there for 10 days in April and now I was coming back to the same place, because I liked it so much. They have good rooms, prices, food and party's. Not only that everything is just good and nice. Just do it!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

By far the most fun hostel I've stayed in. The environment is great and makes meeting people a breeze. The owners are always willing to put something special together or go a bit out of their way to make sure people are enjoying their time in Diani. With a beautiful pool area and an outdoor, 24hour bar, this place is a great place for large groups as well as solo travelers looking for a place to hang out and relax or meet other travelers. Never a dull moment, South Coast Backpackers is the place to stay if you're looking for a less expensive place with high entertainment value. The beach is also just a short walk away, but you may just end up staying within the compound, as it basically has everything you need. The only downside is most people end up staying longer than planned. You may get sucked in too, so you might want to buy an open return ticket.

Room Tip: The larger dorm (20beds?) is really spacious and better than you'd expect for the number of beds...
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Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Amazing price (meals, bar, and food), great times, five minute walk to the beach, and not to mention all the staff make you feel at home! It is an easy trip into Mombasa for travelers, but Diani beach has enough to keep you happy and busy. Everything is well kept and for those volunteering in Africa I'm sure you will appreciate the toilet and running water!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

South Coast Backpackers is an awesome place! I live further up the coast and whenever we hear of people heading to the south coast, we send them there and they always have a great time! Louis and Kevin create a fantastic atmosphere and there's always a bunch of sweet people around to hang out with. Sweet people and good vibes! Congratulations guys, keep it up! Will come back visit soon!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My stay in South Coast Backpackers was unforgettable! First, the hostel is one of the best I’ve ever seen (and I went to so many backpackers..) : the villa is really nice, as the rooms, common areas, swimming pool etc... The place has a lot of personality. Then the staff is so nice and helpful : Louis and Kevin are doing everything to make you feel at home, comfortable and they know the region pretty well so they’re providing precious advices. Finally, the chef is cooking delicious meals all day long and the bar of the hostel is selling beers at reasonable prices!
South Coast Backpackers is a big house full of happy people, a charming place with charming people, and I’ll definitely go back there if I’m around!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

South Coast Backpackers is amazing!
It is run by open minded people.
Perfect place for chilling and crazy weekends pull parties!
You can meet fantastic people, other fellow backpackers.
Deep and honest conversations are happening!
Everybody is friendly! You feel like one family.
Compound is green and clean, spacious dorms with fans :) You can see your food is being cooked in front of you by excellent cooks :)
You can spend days here just forgetting that the time exist.
Not to forget, beautiful Diani beach is a 5 min walking distance.
South cost backpackers is a fantastic place to be :D
Peace and Love is in the air!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Magdalena H
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The first thing Louis (the manager) said when we arrived was: "this is not a hostel, this is just people sharing a house". That's really how it felt, we where there for one week but from day one it felt like home. Wonderful staff and awesome house! We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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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 #3 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range: $10 - $38 (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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