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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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 office@kilifibackpackers.com or on the phone provided.

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 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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.

We hope to welcome you home soon!

*Kindly note that at the moment, we're having a challenge with our swimming pool which has a big leak in it, so are planning to do a repair in approximately one month, but we are not able to be filling it anymore due to the lack of water available in Kilifi as well as the high financial (majorly) and environmental impact of doing this by water lorries, which would cost us approximately a thousand dollars a week. We would still be very happy to welcome you, but want to be clear about this current challenge to avoid disappointment during your stay!

Therefore, if you would like to still book with us, we're very happy to have you and we will offer you a 20% discount due to the lack of swimming pool at this time!* View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Mar 2022
    I love the eco hostel concept. Manager was very nice and helpful. Cool location with the amazing bay a short walk away with giant crabs and bioluminescence. Nice to see a place trying to make the world a better place. Keep up the good work.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jan 2022
    The most amazing backpackers hostel I've ever been to! Lovely vibe, lovely people, lovely surroundings. Kilifi 🧡
    Estonia, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.3

    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
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
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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