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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to Jane , Isaac, Wayne and the rest to make our stay fabulous. Tree houses with basic but the mosquito net fits perfect! Clean common bathrooms. And very quiet area. They do baby-bush feeding every day and enjoy with surrounding nature that is everywhere. Beach and supermarket is with a 5minute walking, and so is the skydive center. Tip:...

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Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is just 2 minutes walking distance from Diani beach, it's in a natural green area and safe (controlled by security). The staff and the owner are very kind and helpful! You can find a cozy bar-restaurant to chill after the beach as well. And the price is the cheapest I found in a month and half in Kenya....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wayne went out of his way to make our stay the best it could be and was incredibly helpful with his local knowledge and advice. The place is very cool and also sits right next to a nature park, so if you're an animal lover this is a good one for you. Showers are hot, food is good, the treehouse...

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Thank Shan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last summer (2016) my friend and I travelled East-Africa. A friend told us about Stilts, so we initially booked a couple of days. We ended up staying three weeks: that basically says it all. The hostel itself is amazing. The hostel is perfectly located for people who like the outdoors (since it is surrounded by untouched bush, which means loads...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Stilts Backpackers between 21-10-2016 and 03-11-2016. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, Wayne, who runs the place was a wealth of information and looked after everyone's welfare. The reserve is patrolled 24/7 and we were made to feel very safe. We stayed in a cottage which was basic, but clean and comfortable in wonderful surroundings....

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Thank paulds744
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a tent for two nights and couldn't ask for a better experience. Everything was near perfect. Staff was amazing. The owner Wayne is super helpful and informative. Always willing to help and always gives the best prices possible. I've been traveling almost a year and he is probably the best owner I've met. Isaac is great as...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stilts is superb budget accommodation on Diani Beach, right next to 40 Thieves Bar, Skydive Diani and Diani Marine. The food is good, the accommodation is secure, and you can feed the bushbabies at 1900hrs every night. Great place!

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Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Peter, Thanks for taking the time to tell others of your time here in Diani. It was great meeting you. The door is always open if you get back this way. Cheers Wayne

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A very unique place to stay in Kenya. The treehouses are lovely, despite the odd time waking up to the thumping of monkeys on your roof. The staff are all very wonderful and Wayne, the manager, has some great plans for the place. The food is tasty, especially if you happen to be around on the monthly BBQ night! The...

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Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Lauren for your wonderful review. So glad to hear you had a great time here with us and in Diani. Hope to hang out again in the near future. Regards, Wayne

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I spent two nights here with my boyfriend, one in a cottage and one in a treehouse. Both types of accommodation were lovely with comfy beds and mosquito nets. The bar area is great for relaxing, eating, drinking, monkey watching and of course feeding bush babies in the evening! On our first night here Wayne invited us out to dinner...

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Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Hope your flight pack went well. Thank you so much for your kind review. I was great to hang out with the both of you. Hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Regards, Wayne

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stilts is a small and friendly ecolodge set amidst a nature sanctuary. It is quiet, and the setup in the bar/restaurant is to encourage interaction with the guests. Wayne, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. He can help you with any information about Diani, and also help you to set up any excursions or transport you might like. Every...

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Stiltsdiani, Manager at Stilts Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Rob. It was very nice to meet you. We don't get many travelers cycling around East Africa. Good luck on your adventure and safe travels. Thank you again for spending some of your adventure with us. Regards Wayne

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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 

Additional Information about Stilts Backpackers

Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $21 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The treehouses are great.”
 of 5 bubbles ShanR417, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a treehouse if you can't get enough of jungle-sounds and monkeys. Go for a cottage if you're after a more luxurious stay.”
 of 5 bubbles sbode1505, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The water is very salty in the bathroom tap and shower. I used bottled water to clean my teeth.”
 of 5 bubbles paulds744, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book a treehouse, a nice breeze helps to keep you cool at night”
 of 5 bubbles laurenw712, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the treehouse, definitly is a unique experience”
 of 5 bubbles amalh188, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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