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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 7.3

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 6.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 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


    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


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


    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


    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


    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


    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+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

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