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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We require to be contacted prior to confirming such bookings. Only after our confirmation that such booking can be accepted can this booking be considered as confirmed. We can be contacted on distantrelativeskilifi@gmail.com

Additional Info:

We can host 16 people in two dorms of 8. Additionally we have 5 safari tents with two single beds in each. We could accept groups of up to 26 and would happily charge the same price of dorms for tents (discount of 500 per tent). Further people could stay in 4 private rooms each with one double bed and 1 extra single bed (max 3 ppl per room) and one fifth room with one double bed and a bunk bed (max 4ppl). In total we can sleep to the maximum 42 people.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.5
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Sitting above the emerald waters of Kilifi Lagoon is Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Formed with the intention of creating a space which honors people and the environment alike, Distant Relatives embraces guests from all walks of life to visit our untouched piece of paradise.

Our space is designed to promote socially and environmentally conscious living. Our accommodations work in cohesion with the natural world surrounding them. From our permaculture garden to eco-toilets, we try to minimize our footprint in every way possible.

Experience some Kilifi magic by snorkeling in the crystal clear waters on Bofa beach, watching the sunset on a traditional dhow boat or swimming in a sea of bioluminescent stars on our creek beach.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Distant Relatives is by far the best hostel I’ve stayed at in Kenya. It’s a beautiful place located in a peaceful environment and their concept is really impressive. They have heaps of cool activities there as well, like beach clean ups and yoga classes.The staff is absolutely amazing and also really helpful, big shout out to you guys, you’re awesome! Dorms and all other facilities are beautifully designed and very clean. Loved my stay here and can highly recommend a visit. Hugs to the staff! X
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Jun 2019
    Beautiful ecolodge, very relaxed as it is isolated on the creek. Great kitchen with supplies you can use, dorms were really nice and clean and bamboo showers were awesome!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    This is a fantastic place to stay in Kilifi - beautiful environment, delicious food, fun activities & nice staff! Would fully recommend :)
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Nov 2019
    Distant relatives is a great place to relax and enjoy the coast of Kenya.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Nov 2019
    PROs: Beautiful location, basically having its only section of the beach that backs on to the creek. If you don't feel chilling by the beach, you've also got a lot of nice options with the swimming pool, volley-ball court, pool table, and other chill spots. CONs: Generally very clean from waste as you'd expect from an eco-lodge, but a lot of ants in and around the room which can cause an issue if you leave any food around. Probably not much they can do, but an annoyance still. No lockers.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Feb 2019
    Truly lovely spot in an authentic and not tourist over-run Kilifi with a pristine beach. Lovely staff and eco-hostel with great eco facilities. Loved the open-air bamboo showers. Very easy going with a busy pizza night every Friday that facilitates locals and backpackers to enjoy the place together with live music and good food and drink. Would definitely return and recommend :-) mercii x.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Jan 2020
    The tents are very basic and overpriced...and the website doesn't quote you for having two people so they're even more expensive when you get there! But saying that, Distant Relatives is amazing - such a great vibe, beautiful setting, food is delicious, staff are helpful... It's a little remote as you do have to pay for a tuktuk every time you want to leave, but it's still a really beautiful place to stay!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Aug 2019
    Great food and a beautiful place. Also check out the little ‘private’ beach for the bioluminescence at night. Great food but a little pricey. It was mostly couples and it was very calm, a little boring for a solo traveler but maybe it was just bad timing. Best place in Kilifi for sure though.
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Jul 2019
    An upmarket hostel with pool and prices to match. The security on-site is excellent but in the dorms - non-existent: anyone can walk in as there's no lock on the door, and there are no lockers in the dorm (there is a safe at reception though). In addition there are no curtains (because they rely on natural ventilation rather than fans) and so it's like sleeping in a goldfish bowl. It looks nice but $18 p.n. is a bit steep. 200KSh tuc-tuc to the supermarket, 100KSh to Nautilus.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    24 Sep 2018
    Nice hostel if you want to relax. No own lockers to but your valuables.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

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