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Economy Tent, Shared Bathroom
97 square feet
1 Double Bed 2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Comfort Quadruple Room
323 square feet
1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Bunk Bed
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Comfort Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
323 square feet
1 Large Twin Bunk Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Comfort Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
269 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
3-star hostel near the beach

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Laundry facilities
Grocery/convenience store

With a stay at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kilifi, you'll be 3 mi (4.8 km) from Mnarani ruins and 10.9 mi (17.6 km) from Arabuko Sokoke Forest. This beach hostel is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from Vuma Cliff Paso Noroeste and 21.9 mi (35.3 km) from Watamu Marine National Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 22 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and karaoke. Additional amenities at this hostel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.

You can enjoy a meal at Distant Relatives serving the guests of Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers, or stop in at the snack bar/deli. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to noon for a fee.

Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kilifi County 80108

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This beach hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers has designated areas for smoking.

  • Walkway to water
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Water dispenser
  • Karaoke
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Evening entertainment
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Books
  • Games
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Total number of rooms - 22
  • Arcade/game room
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Outdoor furniture

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers offers 22 accommodations with portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. This Kilifi hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Yard
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Shower only
  • Stovetop
  • Free WiFi
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Portable fan
  • Towels provided
  • Toaster
  • Free WiFi (limited) time 24
  • Free WiFi (limited) duration per day
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Window screens
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Composting
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Recycling
  • Freezer
  • Wardrobe or closet

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and noon.

Distant Relatives - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

This property uses a grey water recycling system

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. This property uses a grey water recycling system. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Grey water recycling system

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

No hot water onsite

Pets allowed (no fees)

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Car not required

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is not available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are not available

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 2 and USD 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 55 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers Hotel KILIFI
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers Hotel
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers KILIFI
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers Hostel KILIFI
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge Backpackers Hostel
  • Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Kilifi

We should mention

There is no hot water on site.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property.

Free in-room WiFi is limited to 24 hours per day

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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