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9.1Exceptional

16 reviews

16 reviews

Room comfort and quality 10.0
Service 9.6
Value for money 9.4
Facilities 9.2
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8.5Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Closest landmarks
Vipingo Airport
24.1 km
Bamburi Airport
41.0 km
Moi International Airport
52.1 km
Malindi Airport
52.9 km
Ukunda Airport
79.9 km
Agoda Preferred

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Seahorse Road, 80108, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 126- 80108 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Kilifi part of Kilifi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money9.4
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed ...
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Private Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed & 1 queen bed
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Safari Tent
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Tent
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  • Garden view
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Comfort Queen Bed Room Shared BathRoom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Comfort Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed ...
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers have bars on the premises?

Enjoy your getaway the best way yet with Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers's bar and nightclub readily available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a sip or two.

Does Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers have a swimming pool?

While lounging at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers, you can indulge in the swimming pool facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

What kind of water sports activities are readily available at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers features an incredible selection of impressive water sport activities such as canoe, snorkeling, diving, water sports (non-motorized), fishing, and wind surfing for you to experience all types of water sports available at this property.

What kinds of facilities are offered for children at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

While on holiday with your family, your children can also enjoy the fun in sports and recreation facilities offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers such as children's playground.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers's policy regarding children's bedding considers guests age 18 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

When was Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers built?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers was built in 2013.

What payment options are supported at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers accepts up to 6, with payment card options including Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers's swimming pool?

77.0% of our past guest evaluations have given a positive review and comments about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers an average rating of 8.3. You can look up on more specific customer ratings, and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers an average rating of 8.2. You can check out more detailed customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

More about Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers

All offerings provided by Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the lodge keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Kilifi is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the lodge.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the lodge's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Enjoy your stay even more at the lodge, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service. Some rooms at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the lodge you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the lodge assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as halal available.
A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the lodge's shared kitchen.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. A beach that's accessible right from the lodge puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the lodge. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the lodge's pool.
Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. Enjoy some water sports with boats and canoes provided by Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the lodge's dart board, yoga room and hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the lodge's games room and shared lounge and TV area.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Kilifi, facilities here are rated higher than 97% of them.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets allowed for free
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: European, African
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

Seahorse Road, 80108, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 126- 80108
Excellent
Location

8.5

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee55 USD
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 16
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2020
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
Exceptional
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service9.6
Value for money9.4
Facilities9.2
Cleanliness8.5
Location8.5
High score for Kilifi
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)

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Showing 5 verified guest comments
9.6
Exceptional
Jana from Kenya
Solo traveler
Safari Tent
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

A place where people not only become friends but also distant relatives”

Distant Relatives is everything a traveller can wish for. The hostel is beautifully located, quiet and wild at once. It’s truly a place where people of all kinds come together; I haven’t experienced such a strong community feeling anywhere else. The place is absolutely clean and the kitchen is one of the finest in the whole area. There are tons of chill out areas in and around the hostel but if you’re up for a drink or other fun stuff there is always somebody to hang out with. The beach is only a few minutes away, which allows for late night swims to experience the amazing bioluminism. The staff is friendly and helpful, and also offer activities (sunset dhow, snorkelling etc.). The bar is usually fullest on Fridays with beer bong and pizza, and the DR team definitely knows how to throw a good party. What’s not to like?

Reviewed April 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kara from Kenya
Solo traveler
Safari Tent
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Unique gem of East Africa”

This Eco-lodge backpackers has everything; based on sustainable ethics it's a true inspiration for daily life. The staff are very helpful and sweet, great food, good prices, nice communal spaces to meet interesting locals and travellers, beautiful location, nice music, organised activities daily, amazing chill out areas... this list goes on and on. I really appreciate the attention to detail and care for every aspect. Will be back for sure, next time with a bunch of friends.

Reviewed January 29, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Natalia from Russia
Family with teens
Stayed 7 nights in March 2016

Very informal lovely place”

Stayed there for a week with my teenage son. Perfect relaxation, interesting people, good food, excellent staff. Will be back!!!

Reviewed April 05, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Edward from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

fantastic stay - sadly only for one night”

Thoroughly enjoyed Distant Relatives...great value for money, great food, friendly and helpful staff....the pool could use a little cleaning....but other than that an excellent place all-round. Hope to go back...

Reviewed February 20, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in July 2015

Amaaaaaaaazing!!”

Staff friendliness and hospitality, great value and super comfortable. The best place to stay in Kilifi by far!

Every staff member is sooo friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful with a functional design using permaculture principles. Meals are great with delicious specials every night and the rooms are beautifully designed and very comfortable. I would recommend this joint to Obama anytime..

Reviewed July 28, 2015
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