8 Best Hostels in Zanzibar

8 Best Hostels in Zanzibar

Welcome to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, where turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches, and ancient spice markets await. While there are plenty of luxury resorts to choose from, sometimes the best way to experience the local culture and meet fellow travelers is by staying in a hostel.

But don't let the word "hostel" fool you - Zanzibar has some of the most charming and comfortable budget accommodations in the world. From rooftop terraces with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean to tranquil garden oases, these hostels offer more than just a place to sleep.

Here are the best hostels in Zanzibar.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Zanzibar

  1. Demani Lodge - best for Solo Traveller
  2. Your Zanzibar Place - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  3. New Teddy's on the Beach - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  4. Stone Town House
  5. Jambiani Backpackers Hostel - best for Party Hostel
  6. Homeland Swahili Lodge - best for Party Hostel
  7. Mamdali Hostel
  8. New Jambo Bungalows - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Quiet Rest

How much are hostels in Zanzibar?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Zanzibar

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Zanzibar

Average Private Price Graph

Full List of best Hostels in Zanzibar

On the map: Hostel Locations in Zanzibar

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Zanzibar. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

๐Ÿ† Overall Best Hostel:

Demani Lodge

๐Ÿคน Solo-Traveler:

Demani Lodge

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

New Jambo Bungalows

๐ŸŽ‰ Party Hostel:

Your Zanzibar Place

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Zanzibar: Demani Lodge

This is the overall best rated hostel in Zanzibar. The overall rating is 9.3. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Demani Lodge starts from $17.99.

Book Demani Lodge here

#1 Best Hostel in Zanzibar
Demani Lodge

FAQ about Zanzibar Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Zanzibar. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Zanzibar costs $17 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Zanzibar costs $55. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 17 Hostels in Zanzibar is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
New Jambo Bungalows is the best hostel in Zanzibar for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 17 hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Zanzibar such as
  • 15 hotels
  • 13 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

This makes Hostelz.com the best place to find cheap accommodation in Zanzibar.

Your Zanzibar Place is the best hostel for partying in Zanzibar.

It offers: Bar.

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Best Hostel in Zanzibar is...

Demani Lodge!

Demani Lodge

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