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Stilts Backpackers - Diani Beach, Kenya
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Stilts Backpackers is an Asian inspired concept of treehouse living. Everything here is rustic, eco and high up in the trees. Nestled in an eight acre wildlife sanctuary you can expect to spot our local animal species. There are five tree houses and two ground cottages to sleep in. Stilts Backpackers is budget friendly accommodation in the heart of Diani. Established in 2004 it aimed at putting Diani beach on the circuit for backpackers to Kenya. Although we could be categorised as a hostel the feel you will get here will be quite different!


Forty Thieves Beach Bar is where the late night partying continues and we are right across from it. We start off the sessions at our famous Stilton pub and then move down to 40s. We would even recommend chilling out here during the day to enjoy the beautiful Diani Beach. Our closest shopping center is only a couple of minutes walk away where you can practically get everything you need.


This is where you check in,eat, drink and meet fellow globe trotters. Set high up in the trees the atmosphere is super chilled. Every evening we feed the bush babies. Backpackers can grab banana pieces off the plate and feed them with their hands. If you fancy lazing on our funzi day beds during the day feel free to grab a book off our book shelf.






A good traveler has no plans and is not intent on arriving

Stay at Stilts Backpackers - Diani Beach and save money on fares as we are walking distance from everywhere you need to be! Our location is unmatched!

Stilts Backpackers is an alternative accommodation option to the touristy beach hotels and resorts of the Kenyan coast. We claim to be laid back, budget friendly and eco



a budget friendly safari to any Kenyan park

diving / snorkelling/ kite surfing / boat trip / fishing

Skydive jump


How to get here

Stilts Backpackers is located roughly 2.5 kms from the Diani T - junction- across from the Ali Barbour's Cave sign. The easiest way from Mombasa to Diani Beach is by taxi. We are 35 kms south of Mombasa and can arrange a pick up for 3,600 Ksh.

Taking a matatu is a much cheaper option.

From Mombasa town to Likoni Ferry is about Ksh 30. From the Likoni Ferry, take another matatu to Ukunda (30 kms) for about Ksh 60. From Ukunda to Diani Beach, take another matatu about 5 kilometers at the cost of about Ksh 30. You can now also take a boda boda ( bike taxi) or a Tuk Tuk from Ukunda to Diani.

Ask the driver to drop you off at Ali Barbour's entrance, we are opposite.

Our Facilities

wi - fi in the bar area - safes - restaurant that serves generous portions - pretty well stocked bar - bush baby feeding - laundry service - book shelf - board games - electrical outlets to charge your gadgets

Let Stilts be a part of your backpacking journey - Established since 2004