Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers, Kilifi

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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Reviews


Wow! These guys know what they are doing. I run backpacking trips in East Africa and this is honestly my favourite place to stay both with the groups or solo. Romain & Tom are really great guys and are very helpful with everything from reservations to planning outings and activities to calling tuk tuks and bodas. The food is incredible (Tuesdays = All you can eat burgers, Fridays = All you can eat pizza!) and the atmosphere is unmatchable -- hammocks, lounge chairs, the nearby ocean, animals, funky air, flowers, outdoor bamboo showers, a tree in the dorm ... what!?). I can't say a single bad thing about this place. It's amazing.

Age 26 | Canada

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Reviews from the Web

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.


The most amazing backpackers hostel I've ever been to!

Lovely vibe, lovely people, lovely surroundings.



Absolute paradise... wish I could stay forever. Great location, close to all ammenities but secluded enough to feel that magic of being in the middle of no-where. The creek is beautiful, amazing staff, great food at a reasonable price, popular backpackers making it easy to meet like-minded travellers, nice local vibe as well as the pool and restaurant are open to the public. Can't rave about it enough



Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbene and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi creek, Distant Relatives is a message of optimism, an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Join us on snorkelling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks, and bonfire parties; mingle with travellers from around the world in our vast, green and leafy social spaces and be welcomed by the wonderful village community. Our kitchen serves fantastic fresh food for the hungry and our staff are ready with all the travel advice you need!


Location and Contact


• Directions: After crossing Kilifi bridge, continue driving straight past Tusky's supermarket. Turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road.
• GPS Coordinates: -3.619131,39.834609
• For further info, don't hesitate to call 07 708 851 64 / 07 875 351 45



Address: Seahorse Road, second corner on the left after Sea Laguna Lodge, Kilifi, Kenya

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Kilifi www.kilifibackpackers.com/
Phone Number: +25 470 223 2323
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup



24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange


Evening Entertainment





Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool

Yoga Classes

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: Limited Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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