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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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10
Superb
76 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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!*

Reviews & Ratings

10
Superb
76 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    10
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    10

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Mar 07, 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.
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Jan 21, 2022
The most amazing backpackers hostel I've ever been to! Lovely vibe, lovely people, lovely surroundings. Kilifi 🧡
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Male, 25-30
8.3
Fabulous
Jan 09, 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!
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Couple, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2020

1st, Country Winners Kenya

2017

1st, Country Winners Kenya

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