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Diani Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Spent the weekend here with a few friends and met some really great people. Staff was really really helpful and the food was pretty good as well. Really laid back and chilled out during the day, and a really fun and happening place to be at night. Only drawback I'd say were the limited bathrooms, but they did keep them...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 September 2016

First of all were the staff not very helpful at all. I asked for a place to stay in Mombasa and they simple said they did not know any. Furthermore they could not help me with several other issues. There were big holes in my mosquito net and I asked for a new one. Nothing happened and I did not...

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry you didn't love your experience, and that you didn't find our staff helpful. We strive to give every guest an excellent service. We normally recommend Tulia House in Mombasa/Nyali. We have their posters at the bar. I think you may have spoken to our new...

Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was my first time staying in a hostel and I have to say I am not regret that I had booked a bed at this place. People are amazing, the staff is really really friendly and welcomed. Food is good and the prices are affordable. I am sure you can recharge your energy by relaxing and laughting at this...

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Binh, thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Diani. I will pass your compliments on the food to the chefs. We hope to see you again soon, Justin

Egypt
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place is just wonderful, It;s just so relaxing and comfortable to stay there, The staff is really friendly and they want to help you with every way they could, The food is really good there, the swimming pool is awesome too, Even the people there, I made so many friends there

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Youssef, thank you for your nice review. We're glad your found our place wonderful. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Safe travels! ~Justin

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first backpacking experience and all I can say is it was such an excellent experience can't wait to go back early next year. Ali, Onesmus, Purity, Paul and all the staff were amazing they made me feel so at home was so sad to leave. The manager Reesha is also very friendly and fun to be around....

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Kanana, Thank you for reviewing our establishment. I will pass your compliments on to the staff. We love making guests happy. We are happy, when you are happy. So, thanks for making our day! Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My highlight of Diani Backpackers is the amount of energy by both the staff as well as people who stay there while backpacking. The accommodation in the dorms is superb as well, with cleaning and change of sheets in the morning; though the food is okay. The bar is well stocked! Due to its closeness to Diani beach you can...

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Felixie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled you found our accommodation "superb". We are coming out with a new cocktail / shooters menu which will make our "well stocked bar" even better! We are also introducing a new food menu. Stay tuned! ~Justin

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Hey,hey i can't wait to go back. It's a wonderful place. The staff are awesome,very friendly and make you feel at home.What you want to do is ask the kind of activities that can be done around and further out so that you have everything planned out. I have never met so many people from different countries in one place....

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travelbuff2012, Owner at Diani Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Thank you for writing us such a nice review. Making our guest feel at home is exactly what aim for. I will congratulate the staff on a job well done. Providing a safe, clean, environment for fellow travelers is the reason we exist. Karibu tena, Justin

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Spent a week here in june. There is a beautiful pool, with an awesome poolside bar. Friendly staff. Free wifi. Lots of activities going on. They helped organize a scuba dive in Wasini Island and managed to score me a great discount. Could not have been happier about my decision to stay here! By far the coolest place to stay...

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Truly the only backpacker accommodation to consider when visiting Diani. The staff are friendly and helpful. The manager Reesha is always available to offer helpful hints on what to do and will happily assist in arranging excursions. The bar is the heart of this hostel and the perfect place to meet fellow travellers and diehard Dianites.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I booked for a whole week and everybody thought i am crazy to stay that long in one place, but it was totally worth it! Time runs by and you still don't want to go. I fell in love with the environment, the staff and the people coming and going. Thumbs up and see you soon!

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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: RM86 - RM150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Diani Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't choose the dorm thats not in the main building. Very hot and uncomfortable.”
tomjZ2466XH, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I splurged and stayed in the solo room with private bathroom which was great! ”
keigh, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Outside cottage was great.”
ShanR417, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try one of the garden cottages”
jimstein555, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room with the Baobob tree is really cool!”
johnh3367, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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