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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great stay in Stilts. Really relaxed natural atmosphere in great location ,close to beach and 40s beach bar. The owner Wayne always there to give helpful advice on kite conditions and local area, and then feed the bush babies every evening. We stayed in one of the cottages, great value for money, spacious and private, though basic enough...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at stilts backpackers for a few nights with my 9 year old daughter . It's one of the best places I stayed during my travels . The people make the difference at stilts , The staff is the friendliest and caring , especially Jane and Emanuel . We stayed at a cottage since it would be easier to...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A dream of a place! Enjoyed our Christmas dinner around a huge fire pit in the forest clearing, followed by drinks and games in the rustic bar which is on stilts. This is one I'll remember for a very long time. Well done Wayne, you've a good thing going there.

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1Thank Mnyika
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was absolutely satisfied with the Stilts backpackers hostel. We stayed in a tent for a couple of days and found it as an enjoyable place to stay. The hostel has a common living space with good atmosphere. Do not miss the daily bushbaby feeding :) Bathroom was clean, no worries here. I personally really liked that the manager/owner is...

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Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We went to visit the bush babies and have a drink. The bush babies come out at after sunset. You're able to feed them banana pieces. It's actually very sweet. Their fingers are very delicate, you can feed them with the banana piece from your mouth. Interesting experience.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

For 5 days I was the proud 'owner' of a treehouse at Stilts backpackers and that was an amazing experience. The treehouse was private, a comfortable bed and only the sounds of the crickets and birds. I felt like a true adventurer in the bush:). The location is perfect, close to the amazing beach of Diani and all the facilities...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A lovely place. We stayed in the super peaceful and quiet tree lodges surrounded by thick green woods. Rooms have just everything you need (=a bed & a mosquito net.) There is a lovely "living room" for enjoying a beer or a simple breakfast. The staff is very friendly and the owner Wayne is super helpful with anything you want...

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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 18 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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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*****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: ₹ 1,005 - ₹ 2,748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“We stayed in a tent that was absolutely fine.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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