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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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“eco lodge”(54 reviews)
“compost toilets”(17 reviews)
“pizza night”(16 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stayed at DR's for 2 and 1/2 months while volunteering for a NGO in Kilifi. Got a long-term rate and chose a private banda amongst the many options they carry for any true backpacker. Holding cultural events on a regular basis allows you to...More

Thank MariliaCardoso29
Reviewed 1 week ago

. When Your boy Steve isn't being donkey of the day for some colonial settler he is harassing girls and trying to bribe them with accommodation upgrades and free over the counter snacks. And this actually happened to me. I think his exact words were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hoorrible service from Steve the bartender. This self hating black man was mean and rude to black guests and refused to offer professional service. If you are black just avoid the place for your own peace of mind

Thank Wanjiku K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my stay here. I stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm for 1300KSH a night. The beds are comfy, but its hot when you first go to bed as there is no fan. The shower is very decent and the toilets are ingenious....More

Thank Lulu R
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Couple of friends suggested that we try the place out. Personally, its a different type of experience. We had a great time playing volleyball. The food was quite good. Experience with the toilets.... was a challenge. If you are one a budget, well this is...More

Thank Lalindra D
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Lalindra, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :) The main reason for building compost toilets at Distant Relatives was to reduce the amount of water we use. There is no sewer system in Kilifi, so having flushing toilets would...More

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USD 24 - USD 61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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USD 24 - USD 61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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walid a
20 April 2017|
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Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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Begoña P
7 March 2016|
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Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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Chokoishii
23 June 2015|
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Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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"Banda sleeps four nicely and very spacious, pretty."
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"amazing food and eco friendly"
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"Book early, the dorm tends to fill quickly"
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"Do not take private rooms but safari tents : it is cheaper and you will have common areas the same way"
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