8.8
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8.6
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Excellent location
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3-star Hostel
Free Wi-Fi

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Seahorse Road, 80108, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 126- 80108 - See map
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Exceptional comfort
10.0 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.7 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.3 facilities on premise
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness

The bar is usually fullest on Fridays with beer bong and pizza, and the DR team definitely knows how to throw a good party.

Jana | April 25, 2017

The staff is friendly and helpful, and also offer activities (sunset dhow, snorkelling etc.).

Jana | April 25, 2017

The place is absolutely clean and the kitchen is one of the finest in the whole area.

Jana | April 25, 2017

It’s truly a place where people of all kinds come together;

Jana | April 25, 2017

The hostel is beautifully located, quiet and wild at once.

Jana | April 25, 2017

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Kilifi in the last 24 hoursCompared to 21 Kilifi properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.6

Rooms available at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

10.0
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Family Room (4 Adults)
Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family room
Family room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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Private Room
Private Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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Budget Double Room
Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Safari Tent
Safari Tent
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Nature view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Tent
Tent
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Economy Tent, Shared Bathroom
    Economy Tent, Shared Bathroom
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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 2:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      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 KES 4500. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel 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 property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kilifi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

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

      Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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      Overall rating:
      8.8
      Excellent
      51 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.0
      Facilities
      8.3
      Location
      8.6
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      More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

      More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

      For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kilifi, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers is the perfect choice. Set 3 km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      At Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour security, gift/souvenir shop, taxi service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out can be enjoyed at the hotel.

      Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, desk, balcony/terrace, fan, toiletries. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as private beach, outdoor pool, diving, fishing, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kilifi.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining
      3 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      1 mention

      What they offer

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      Food and dining

      Breakfast options

      Vegetarian
      Vegan
      Full English/Irish

      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant
      Cuisine:European, African
      Menu:Buffet

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      Reviews of Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.8
      Excellent
      From 51 reviews
      10.0Food and dining
      9.2Service
      9.1Value for money
      Agoda Reviews (7)Booking.com Reviews (44)
      Rating via Agoda8.8
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      10
      Excellent
      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities8.3
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality10.0
      Service9.7
      Value for money9.1
      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)
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      Mar - May (2)
      Jun - Aug (1)
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      All guests (7)

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      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
      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
      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
      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
      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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