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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is hands down the best hostel in Kenya. It's cheap. The food is delicious. The staff is friendly. It's in a safe, clean environment. It has the nicest pool of any hostel I've visited. The garden is beautiful, and well maintained. I can't wait to come back again soon. Thanks Diani Backpackers for the unforgettable time!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific place for everyone who loves to party and chill around with other. The stuff is very friendly and it is a familiar atmosphere. I specially liked Estee who was the one who organised the tours. She was very warm hearted and looked after everyone. The eight beds room where I stayed was ok but since the... More 

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Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Was a realy great experience! Ship with good services, food is fantastic, staff amazing and nice dorm rooms :) Diani beach is so beautifful with unforgetable lands!!! For sure, Backpackers is the place to be in diani!!!! Thx a lot guys! <3

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

SouthCoast Backpackers in from far one of the best backpackers I ever stayed in. The location, the team, and the atmosphere all together makes the perfect place to stay in all AFRICA, not only speaking of the wonderful swimming pool, the garden, the beach volleyball pitch and obviously it goes without saying the amazing bar always full of Tuskers.. Only... More 

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

really friendly staff but the facility needs to be maintained better. I was given a bed in the front room that everyone used like a hallway (including the dogs and cat). I didn't see them changing the bed sheet after people checked out.... maybe they do this later. nice little place that needs to be maintained better. if you want... More 

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Thank April S
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I had a great time staying with my friends here. Awesome pool, awesome bar, great atmosphere. Close to plenty of the Diani attractions. Great prices for room and food. The local bars are a lot of fun also!! The ensuite private rooms are cheap Compared to what is available in Diani. Can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Best place to be in Diani beach. Best friends you could ever met, best team, delicious foods and drinks, Paul, the barman is always there for you, anytime, the pool is always open and clean,Backpackers team always suggest activities like volley ball games, parties (a lot of ) , sunset in Shimba Hills or on the beach. The only problem... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Let me explain the title of my review; the location of Diani Backpackers is absolutely perfect. Diani itself is an ideal blend of touristy bliss with all the Western amenities you need juxtaposed with everything you'd expect of Kenya - from the Shimba Hills a short drive away and a stunning white beach 5 minutes walk away, to locals going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed with 2 other friends for one week. Weren't intending to stay that long but liked the place so much we stayed on. Not the most busy while we were there in the low season but still plenty of fun people to meet at the hostel. Having been through some of the other resorts they looked empty. The staff are... More 

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Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Spending my time in this Backpackers completed my trip in Kenya. The place is super clean, The people are so loving and welcoming and the food is amazing. The scenery and vibe is relaxing with the beach only a 5 minute walk yet you can have a pre-game of a life time. I'm already counting down the days to go... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Diani Backpackers

Address: 1400 K.F.I. Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya (Formerly South Coast Backpackers)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $30 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Outside cottage was great.”
 of 5 bubbles ShanR417, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try one of the garden cottages”
 of 5 bubbles jimstein555, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room with the Baobob tree is really cool!”
 of 5 bubbles johnh3367, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“not the one in the front”
 of 5 bubbles 467aprils, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I think the best one was the cottage outside with the private bathroom but all of the rooms of the hostels are clean and comfortable !”
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 of 5 bubbles L9029RTcarolineb, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
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