KES 2,875 per night
KES 2,875 per night
Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers, Kilifi, Kenya

Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers

Kilifi, Kenya - After Crossing Bridge, Turn Left At Makuti Villas And Follow, Our Signs From There!

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Description - Hostel

Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek, Distant Relatives is both a message of optimism and an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share tales of the road, mingle with the local community, and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets that Kenya has to offer. In just one hour’s drive from either Mombasa or Malindi you could be joining us for reef snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks and beach bonfires, wild cliff adventures, and various live music events.

Distant Relatives is a new and unique ecolodge, hostel and backpackers, and an exceptional budget-friendly alternative to the classic hotels and resorts of the Kenyan Coast. Our accommodation options include camping, dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and beautifully designed ensuite bandas with their own charming private courtyards. Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast. Wake up to the smell of local Kenyan coffee and go to bed after a full plate of fresh seafood pasta, grilled seasonal vegetables, or some of our signature Friday all-you-can-eat pizzas and free oysters!

At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. For us, caring for the environment and supporting our community will always be a priority and a passion, and we are happy that such efforts have led to our recent certification by Ecotourism Kenya.

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is staffed by a few travellers and a lot of locals ready with the best advice for your East African trip. In the spirit of Kenya’s tradition of generous hospitality, we look forward to welcoming you to our humble coastal shamba and making your stay in Kilifi the most memorable time you’ve had in East Africa!


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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 40
  • Year built: 2013
  • Renovated: 2014
  • Public classification: 3
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: KES 2,875 (Kenyan Shilling)

Dormitory Family Group Room Private Room Safari Tents
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Airport pickup Bar/lounge Beach Boat rental Breakfast (extra charge) Car rental Gardens Historic site Laundry/valet service Parking (free) Pool (outdoor) Safe deposit box WIFI (extra charge)

Room amenities

See above

Refrigerator WIFI

Price details

KES 2,875 - 5,500 per night (Kenyan Shilling)

See above

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Location - Hostel

After Crossing Bridge, Turn Left At Makuti Villas And Follow, Our Signs From There!
Coast (Coast Province)
Kenya  80108

Hostel website

Latitude: -3.63333, Longitude: 39.85

How to get there

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. Call us if you need anything!

Matatu or taxi - contact us if you would like us to book a taxi for you!

Nearest airport: Mombasa and Malindi - both about 45 min drive away