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Our Facilities

The hostel doesn’t only offer the most praiseworthy accommodation in Diani Beach, we also have:

  • Swimming pool with tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Excellent food at fair prices
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Cool activities and tours at good prices
  • Book exchange
  • Games / Cards
  • Friendly, helpfull staff
  • Washing machine (300ksh per load)
  • Airport pick-up service (3500ksh from Mombasa airport, 500ksh from Ukunda airstrip)
  • Monkey spotting
  • TV with sports package
  • The "Diani Beach" beach 400m

And more.. come check it out!

And check this out, we have won these!

And more:

  • Hostelworld Hoscar Award: Best Hostel in Kenya 2015 and 2016
  • #1/61 properties in Diani Beach (on Tripadvisor)
  • #3/326 properties in coast province (on Tripadvisor)

Are we cheap?

Following an average range of prices according to the other backpackers on the coast, we also provide free WiFi and laundry services for 300ksh (per load).

Check out our volunteer deals or special offers that we promote through our Facebook page.

We have delicious food available from 7AM to 9PM daily all between 200-600ksh.

What others think of us

Or head to our Facebook page for the latest opinions on what is happening down here!


We have the following accommodation options lined up for you, all including linen and a mosquito net.
Click on the option you’re interested in to make a reservation.

* High Season Rates: Between the 18th of December and the 6th of January.


Master bedroom8 beds

Very nice dorm that could be closed if people had not repeatedly walk through the glass doors (Ben and PJ you guys are heroes). Close to the bar and it is ensuite. It fits you best if you want to be close to the action and are likely to quickly need water in the morning.

1300ksh  per person± $13,- / €12,- / * High Season: 2400ksh

Jacuzzi dorm6 beds

Yes there is a Jacuzzi in that dorm, nobody can be sure that it is working but we heard there even was a disco light mode for the fancy ones! Quieter but closer to the kitchen for the ones looking at just scrolling of the room to order and going back sleeping until the food magically appears.

1300ksh  per person± $13,- / €12,- / * High Season: 2400ksh

International dorm16 beds

Originally planned to be a dorm full of flags, we eventually gave up because we realized flags are damn expensive in here. Feel free to leave yours behind if you want to show off your country to all next backpackers generations! The most beds but somehow the most spacious, with a direct access to the pool (4 meters) for early healthy people or hangovers to be washed away.

1150ksh  per person± $12,- / €11,- / * High Season: 2400ksh

Baobar12 beds

Sleeping with the mad party vibes of our first year’s management. The old bar has officially become a dorm and still remains with a massive Baobab tree in its center. For nature fans and O2 lovers, you will truly appreciate the set up of this dorm and its happy feeling that’s been carved into the wood.

1300ksh  per person± $13,- / €12,- / * High Season: 2400ksh


Inside privates

Definitely fancy rooms furnished with all the usual blablabla, a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom inside the main villa. Look through the window and have a global vision of what is happening in the main pool and bar area to assess the dilemma whether you should go enjoy the people or remain in your comfy cocoon!

3000ksh single, 4000ksh double± $39,- / €35,- / * High Season: 7000ksh

Garden Cottage

A basic room with a queen size bed, a fan, a comfy chair and an Ikea lamp for the luckiest. Bathroom will be shared.

2600ksh single, 3600ksh double± $35,- / €32,- / * High Season: 6000ksh



Yes, you can also camp in our garden. Bring your own tent!

600ksh  per person± $6,- / €6,- / * High Season: 1300ksh

Thinking of staying for a while?

SPECIAL OFFER: We give you the 4th night for free in all our dorm rooms. Isn't that awesome.
(Offer only valid when booked directly through Diani Backpackers and not combinable with any other offer. Offer not valid during peak season.)

sundown @ KONGO RIVER, only 8km from SCB

Diani lifestyle and nightlife

Diani is basically a straight lane along the beach with a bunch of touristy activities often mixing with the local Kenyans to take you around for snorkeling and fishing trips on their fishing boats or even around the sacred forest on the southern part.

Camel rides, motorbike rentals to cruise around, Scuba diving with Diani Marine, Marine park safaris in Wasini island, Kite surfing down the road at Kenyaways, Safaris from our gate or even Skydiving over the mesmerizing beach of Diani are as many activities that you can do, according to everybody’s budget.

The proximity with Shimba hills national park allows us to take you hidden places we know of with the most dazzling sightseeings you can hope for when heading to Africa. Mombasa being just a matatu ride away, you can also experience the busy and noisy city, walk markets and check out some cultural monuments of the island.

The nightlife is another story! Let’s not say that the usual options are infinite, but 40 thieves beach bar/club/happy place will always welcome whoever is keen to head to the sunrise. Many places can host the pre gaming starting with our bar, but we can always provide alternatives in some lounge bars along the beach to build the tension up the right way! Madafoo or Swahili beach resort to quote only a couple.

To put it in a nut shell, try a night out with us and we can promise that missing your flight the following day won’t be a downer!


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Colobus Conservation Trust

Located just 400 meters from Diani Backpackers.

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya. The organisation was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.

Need to reach us?

By phone: +254 (0) 700 71 36 66
By e-mail:
By mail: P.O. Box 5554-80401 Diani Beach, Kenya

We are located at 14 KFI Road, Diani Beach, Kenya.

How to get here

Public transport
From Mombasa; catch a ride to Ukunda. Here you go by either Matatu, TukTuk or Boda towards Diani Beach.

At the Nakumatt supermarket take a right and keep going until you see the KFI supermarket on your left hand; you’ll need to take the road on your right. The first compound after the first sidestreet is where you can find Diani Backpackers.

Any questions left?

Call us: +254 (0) 700 71 36 66
..or just fill in this little form.