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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

Additional Info:

We can host 16 people in two dorms of 8. We then 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.


Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Distant Relatives Ecolodge – a lush and enchanting environmentally conscious beach retreat nestled along an emerald lagoon, white sand beaches & an enchanting community. Join us diving, snorkeling, moonlit dhow sailing, on village walks, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, or simply come relax and mingle with travelers from around the world in our vast, green and leafy social spaces!

Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek, Distant Relatives is both a message of optimism and an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share tales of the road, mingle with the local community, and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets that Kenya has to offer. In just one hour’s drive from either Mombasa or Malindi you could be joining us for reef snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks and beach bonfires, wild cliff adventures, and various live music events.

Distant Relatives is a new and unique ecolodge, hostel and backpackers, and an exceptional budget-friendly alternative to the classic hotels and resorts of the Kenyan Coast. Our accommodation options include camping, dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and beautifully designed ensuite bandas with their own charming private courtyards. Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast. Wake up to the smell of local Kenyan coffee and go to bed after a full plate of fresh seafood pasta, grilled seasonal vegetables, or some of our signature Friday all-you-can-eat pizzas and free oysters!

At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. For us, caring for the environment and supporting our community will always be a priority and a passion, and we are happy that such efforts have led to our recent certification by Ecotourism Kenya.

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is staffed by a few travellers and a lot of locals ready with the best advice for your East African trip. In the spirit of Kenya’s tradition of generous hospitality, we look forward to welcoming you to our humble coastal shamba and making your stay in Kilifi the most memorable time you’ve had in East Africa!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2018
    Marvelous place, the atmosphere was so calm and serene. I was there during weekdays so the place so quiet and almost empty. Only downside was the Internet wasn't running when I was there.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2018
    Loved this hostel so much, I've stayed here twice! The staff are friendly and helpful, especially Alice. The dog, Mowgli, is playful and will join you to the beach. The locals at the village will hang out and take you on adventures. Of all the locals, my favorites were Steve and Silvester who you can find on the beach, and Zion the boda driver who you can find at the front gate. Beautiful greenery everywhere, and especially loved the bamboo showers!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    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


    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


    23 Aug 2018
    The best hostel I stayed during my trip to Kenya, ambiance and facilities are super nice. The only annoying thing is that they have a lot of extra charges like breakfast, wifi, pool table, etc. which add up if you are not careful.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    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
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2018
    Nice location and atmosphere, absolutely recommended!
    Italy, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    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


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


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

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