Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach volleyball
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Overview of Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

3.0 star property
3-star beach hostel with restaurant, near Mnarani ruins

9.0/10 Superb

6 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
Map
Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kilifi County, 80108
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Stovetop
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Vipingo (VPG) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

3-star hostel by the ocean
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a grocery/convenience store, and concerts and live shows at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers. Adventurous travelers may like the ecotours, beach volleyball, and hiking/biking at this hostel. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite restaurant, Distant Relatives, features local and international cuisine and light fare. In addition to a terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe, and evening entertainment
  • A billiards/pool table, luggage storage, and karaoke
Room features
All guestrooms at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers offer amenities such as free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Recycling, composting, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Toasters, stovetops, and freezers
  • Private yards, wardrobes/closets, and portable fans

Languages

English, French, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (24 hours per day)

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Karaoke
  • Pool table
  • Beach access
  • Safari nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Arcade/game room

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Freezer
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Composting
  • Recycling

Special features

Dining

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 2 and USD 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

There is no hot water on site.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses a grey water recycling system.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $42, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like volleyball and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours, volleyball, and yoga. Enjoy amenities like an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers?
Yes, Distant Relatives offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dan's Kibanda (13-min walk), Apache Indian Restaurant (2 mi), and Bibo Lounge (2.2 mi).
Does Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers like?
Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is located on the waterfront, a short 11-minute walk from Kilifi Creek and 15 minutes' walk from Pwani University.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.0/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the Bandas, with the open showers and composting toilets. Friendly staff and good location.
Githaka, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place. I would come there next time again. Nice people there. Nice landscape.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An oasis in busy Kenia
Also this stay was fantastic. The “Back packers” as it is known by the locals gives you a basis to come yo yourself and plan whatever you want. Great assistence when you want something - inside or outside the lodge
Huug, 6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An oasis in Kenia
Fantastic accomodation. It really feels like coming home. The eco element implies that people tend to be more considerste in various ways!
Huug, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

sofia, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review