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14 KFI Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400 Kenya
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#5 of 95 Speciality lodging in Diani Beach
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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.

Must be at least 18 years old

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Swahili
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Елизавета Г wrote a review 19 Jul
very cool place, delicious and cheap food, cocktails, comfortable beds, the best staff 💜 I would give 10 stars, the price of a penny and the quality is on top. this is a real hotel 😍 you feel at home with such cool people 💜
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lisa M wrote a review 12 Jul
I was sleeping in the room for 6 which is very small. The bathroom was really not clean at all, with cold water. We were 6 friends in the room and we couldn't have the keys to close the door. During one night, there was a party in the hostel and many people from outside came into our room. It was very unsafe and every weekends phones are stolen in the room. Its not normal that we cannot even close the door during day and night. The price per night is not expensive but they make a lot of profit with food, breakfast that is not included, even bottles of water. I dont recommand this place. But it can be good for partying.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Sharon T wrote a review 11 Jul
Nairobi, Kenya
Had traveled to Diani from Nairobi to celebrate my partner on his birthday, a friend we were with recommended that we step out of our hotel, Baobab, and go check out Diani Backpackers. We get there, sat at the counter and we were having a grand time, minding our business. All over sudden a Caucasian lady comes with a bouncer and waiter to say we have stolen her phone. The exact words used by the white guy she was with is ….. “ black people do not have an iPhone culture” so of course how can we own iPhones… extremely condescending!! Three of us own iPhones so we got them out and asked what they were, does it mean we can only own them through theft!!!!!!! Needless to say, we were thrown out of the establishment like dogs, then they proceeded to search our bags. I have marks on my body from this. Extremely dehumanizing and to make it worse, this happened to me IN MY OWN COUNTRY Such a disgrace
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this place
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Ivan T wrote a review 11 Jul
Security and hygine are not on the highest level. This is a very loud, party hostel, so be aware that there is almost music 24/7 before you book a dorm room. The wifi is also very poor. The staff is very friendly and the pool is very nice, on the other sinde.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: This is a party hostel, if you want to have a silent time, chose elsewere a place to stay
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תומר כ wrote a review Jun 2021
Amazing place with amazing vibes! Lots of yang people and travellers from all over the world! 5 min from the beach and few minutes in boda from the bazar. Good service and again- amazing vibe! When we arrived we were sad for not having any hot water in the shower but it was actually a good thing considering the heat during the day. Couldn’t choose a better place for this week in Diani. Recommended for travellers!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Be prepared for not having hot water in the shower. If you need your privacy, book a private...
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Response from Justin Welch, General Manager at Diani Backpackers
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, your beautiful picture, your 5 star review, and your recommendation! We're so happy you had such great time. Stay safe, and we hope to welcome you again some day soon. The Diani Backpackers Team
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US$33 - US$38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diani Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Diani Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (7.2 km), Colobus Conservation (7.6 km), and Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Diani Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Diani Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Diani Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, Tiki Bar, and Nomad Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Diani Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Diani Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diani Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diani Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Swahili.