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Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers
Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

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9.1

Exceptional

16 reviews

16 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Bamburi Airport 41.0 km
Moi International Airport 52.1 km
Malindi Airport 52.9 km
Ukunda Airport 79.9 km
Pemba Airport 181.8 km
Tanga Airport 183.4 km
Manda Airport 193.7 km
Kilaguni Airport 211.9 km
Newly renovated

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Seahorse Road, 80108, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 126- 80108 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Kilifi part of Kilifi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Transport to airport

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Bicycles

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Value for money9.4
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Family room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Private Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 1 queen bed
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Dormitory
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  • Nature view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Safari Tent
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Tent
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  • Garden view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Comfort Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Comfort Queen Bed Room Shared BathRoom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Comfort Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The lodge also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 55 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the lodge know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the lodge. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kilifi with private transportation, the lodge can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers.

What are my dining options at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Restaurants including Nautilus, Kilifi Boatyard and Seaside Restaurant are popular in Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Kilifi.

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Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
16 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
9.2
Location
8.5
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More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

All offerings provided by Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the lodge keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Kilifi is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the lodge.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the lodge's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Enjoy your stay even more at the lodge, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service. Some rooms at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the lodge you'll find toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the lodge assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as halal available.
A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the lodge's shared kitchen.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. A beach that's accessible right from the lodge puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the lodge. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the lodge's pool.
Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. Enjoy some water sports with boats and canoes provided by Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the lodge's dart board, yoga room and hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the lodge's games room and shared lounge and TV area.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 95% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Kilifi, facilities here are rated higher than 95% of them.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: European, African
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Seahorse Road, 80108, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 126- 80108
Excellent
Location

8.5

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee55 USD
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 16
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2020

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities9.2
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service9.6
Value for money9.4
High score for Kilifi
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (1)
Sep - Nov (0)
Dec - Feb (2)
All guests (16)

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Showing 5 verified guest comments
9.6
Exceptional
Jana from Kenya
Solo traveler
Safari Tent
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

A place where people not only become friends but also distant relatives”

Distant Relatives is everything a traveller can wish for. The hostel is beautifully located, quiet and wild at once. It’s truly a place where people of all kinds come together; I haven’t experienced such a strong community feeling anywhere else. The place is absolutely clean and the kitchen is one of the finest in the whole area. There are tons of chill out areas in and around the hostel but if you’re up for a drink or other fun stuff there is always somebody to hang out with. The beach is only a few minutes away, which allows for late night swims to experience the amazing bioluminism. The staff is friendly and helpful, and also offer activities (sunset dhow, snorkelling etc.). The bar is usually fullest on Fridays with beer bong and pizza, and the DR team definitely knows how to throw a good party. What’s not to like?

Reviewed April 25, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Kara from Kenya
Solo traveler
Safari Tent
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Unique gem of East Africa”

This Eco-lodge backpackers has everything; based on sustainable ethics it's a true inspiration for daily life. The staff are very helpful and sweet, great food, good prices, nice communal spaces to meet interesting locals and travellers, beautiful location, nice music, organised activities daily, amazing chill out areas... this list goes on and on. I really appreciate the attention to detail and care for every aspect. Will be back for sure, next time with a bunch of friends.

Reviewed January 29, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Natalia from Russia
Family with teens
Family room
Stayed 7 nights in March 2016

Very informal lovely place”

Stayed there for a week with my teenage son. Perfect relaxation, interesting people, good food, excellent staff. Will be back!!!

Reviewed April 05, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Edward from United States
Couple
Private Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

fantastic stay - sadly only for one night”

Thoroughly enjoyed Distant Relatives...great value for money, great food, friendly and helpful staff....the pool could use a little cleaning....but other than that an excellent place all-round. Hope to go back...

Reviewed February 20, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Australia
Couple
Private Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2015

Amaaaaaaaazing!!”

Staff friendliness and hospitality, great value and super comfortable. The best place to stay in Kilifi by far!

Every staff member is sooo friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful with a functional design using permaculture principles. Meals are great with delicious specials every night and the rooms are beautifully designed and very comfortable. I would recommend this joint to Obama anytime..

Reviewed July 28, 2015

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