Welcome to the exotic island paradise of Zanzibar, where turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and a vibrant cultural tapestry await! Nestled off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, Zanzibar is a captivating destination that casts a spell on every traveler who sets foot on its shores.
And for those seeking affordable accommodations without compromising on the experience, we've uncovered the best-kept secrets - the cheapest hostels in Zanzibar.
Jambiani Backpackers Hostel in Zanzibar is a uniquely fantastic hostel that caters to travelers from all around the globe. They provide a wide range of facilities, including free wifi, a nice pool, and plenty of comfy lounge chairs and hammocks. They have an outdoor play area with recreational games such as badminton, volleyball, cornhole, and beer pong. You can also enjoy a cold drink or brew at their fully-stocked bar.
If you are on a budget, renting a hammock on the upper veranda costs only a small extra fee and you get linens, towels, and a mosquito net included. A mixed dorm, female dorm, a private room, and hammock rentals are available with all the amenities one needs.
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Looking for an affordable place to stay in the heart of Stone Town Zanzibar? Check out Lost & Found, Zanzibar's first premium hostel! With air-conditioned rooms and TVs, Lost & Found is perfect for travelers looking to meet people from all over the world. Plus, the hostel is conveniently located near historic sites like the Shangani Post Office and Freddy Mercury's house, as well as beaches just a short distance away.
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Drifters Zanzibar is a friendly and affordable hostel right on Paje Beach. You'll have an unbeatable view of the turquoise waters and can relax on sunbeds by the pool or in the shade of palm trees. Rooms come with everything you need, including mosquito nets and daily cleaning. Hang out with fellow travelers in the chill-out area featuring hammocks, wooden boats, and a book exchange.
Free Wi-Fi, parking, and multilingual staff are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Plus, there's plenty to do, from island tours to scuba diving, surfing, kite surfing, fishing, and snorkeling.
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Mamdali Hostel sits on Stone Town's beachfront, just a two-minute stroll from the ferry and a stone's throw from stellar cafes and restaurants. The shared rooms and dormitory provide ample space, while air conditioning and hot water keep things cool.
With balconies granting stunning beach views, on-site parking, and a restaurant next door, Mamdali Hostel is perfect for any backpacker seeking affordable yet luxurious accommodations. Cheetah's Rock and Chumbe Island Coral Park Chicop are easily accessible from the hostel that guarantees a comfortable and unforgettable experience in Stone Town.
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Located in prime spot in Stone Town, zLife Hostel Stone Town offers both spacious and clean rooms, indoor and outdoor areas for guests' enjoyment, a variety of breakfast options, and Swahili cooking classes. With affordable double rooms and dormitories, comfortable lounge areas, modern common kitchens or bikes to explore the city, zLife Hostel Stone Town is perfect for budget-savvy travelers who still want to have a good time.
Conveniently located within walking distance to most tourist attractions, major restaurants and bars. Guests can also hop on a boat to reach the beach or join one of our tours.
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Homeland Swahili Lodge invites guests to unwind in its cozy spaces and enjoy a range of activities in Nungwi. With free WiFi and private parking on site, it offers affordable stays for up to 22 guests across seven rooms. Explore the area on free bicycles or hire a car to discover the beaches, markets, and Spanish Dancer Divers just over one kilometer away.
Snorkeling and cycling are popular in the area, and guests can also play darts at the lodge. Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs give guests a comfortable place to relax, while a garden and two kitchens ensure a home-away-from-home atmosphere.
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Your Zanzibar Place is located on the south end of Paje, a charming little coastal village on the east side of Zanzibar. This spot is perfect for travelers looking to unwind while still enjoying some nightlife, restaurants, and bars. There's also plenty to do - kite surfing, snorkeling, and even cooking classes!
If you're feeling adventurous, they can help you plan a trip to visit other hot spots on the island. Activities on site include slacklining, darts, and beach games. With affordable rates, charming palm-leaf bungalows, and a tasty breakfast included, what's not to love?
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New Jambo Bungalows in Paje offers affordable accommodations in shared dorms or private bandas made of palm leaves. Enjoy a delicious breakfast that includes seasonal fruits, eggs/pancakes, bread, and coffee/tea.
The restaurant has a great ocean view and serves seafood and local cuisine, while the bar offers refreshing drinks. Guests can relax by the swimming pool or play beach volleyball with new friends. For those seeking adventure, staff can arrange tours for fishing, diving, and kite surfing.
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Baby Bush Lodge, or 'Mtoto wa Shamba' as the locals call it, is a small and affordable lodge located on the stunning east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Founded by a fisherman and entrepreneur named Msuli Haji, this intimate tropical atmosphere offers newly built bungalows or a 5-bedroom beach lodge with a spacious balcony.
Enjoy fishing with the locals, snorkeling on the Kiwengwa reef, world-class diving on Mnembe Island, swimming with dolphins, or simply lounging on the palm-fringed beach of white sand. With a restaurant, deck bar with music, consistent electricity, and fans in the room, everything you need is right here at Baby Bush Lodge.
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Nest Style Zanzibar is a luxurious beachfront accommodation located in Makunduchi, East of Zanzibar. It offers a variety of activities and facilities including 2 swimming pools and a restaurant. The hostel environment is clean and inviting and faces the beautiful Indian Ocean. International Youth Hostel Makunduchi-zanzibar is also located nearby and offers affordable stays with a daily free English breakfast and amenities such as an outdoor pool, kitchenette, and fireplace. The perfect choice for travelers on a budget, both hostels offer tours and safaris to Tanzania mainland at reasonable prices.
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At Demani Lodge, travelers can enjoy an outdoor pool, restaurant, and free WiFi. The hostel offers flexible accommodation options with private and shared rooms suitable for backpackers, kitesurfers, and solo travelers. Located near the stunning Paje beach, guests can take part in an array of activities such as snorkeling, fishing, and eco-village tours.
The hostel also provides tours to the Jozani Forest National Park, Spice Tour, and more. Enjoy the easy vibes, fresh ocean breeze, and local delights at affordable prices at Demani Lodge.
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Kameleon Blue is the perfect tropical getaway destination on the southern edge of Unguja Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. This delightful resort includes a hotel, hostel, bar, and restaurant, offering guests a range of affordable accommodation options. Set in lush tropical surroundings, the resort is just a five-minute stroll from the sandy beach and a bustling traditional fishing village.
Kameleon Blue has 7 tastefully decorated rooms, including a backpacker's dorm with six beds and a private bathroom. Take a refreshing swim in the 6x11 meter pool, relax with friends in the amphitheater, or explore the leafy park's hidden spots.
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Mount Zion Lodge in Michamvi is a peaceful and affordable place to stay. The lodge offers double rooms, private bungalows, a restaurant, bar, and a cozy fireplace to enjoy under the stars. You can relax on one of the many hammocks in the garden and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.
Michamvi is a quiet village located on the waterfront in east Zanzibar and is ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you are feeling adventurous, we offer various tours such as the Spice tour, Safari blue, snorkeling, and diving. Breakfast is included in the rate and consists of fresh fruit, smoothies, pancakes, bread, egg, and coffee or tea. Free Wi-Fi is available and car and motorbike rentals can be arranged if desired. Additionally, the accommodation is just a 5-minute walk from a beautiful white beach.
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Evergreen Bungalows is a charming family-run hotel situated on the eastern coast of Zanzibar. Its prime location on Bwejuu Beach offers guests stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Each room has been lovingly decorated in authentic Zanzibari style, with coconut wood furnishings and comfortable amenities such as mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms.
In addition, there is a new dorm with six beds, perfect for solo travelers or groups. The hotel has its own private beach area and restaurant, making it the ideal choice for an affordable and unforgettable Zanzibar holiday.
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Stone Town House is a budget-friendly hostel in the heart of Zanzibar's most prestigious neighborhood, offering guests a unique experience. Its focus on customer service, 24-hour security and a chic yet comfortable atmosphere make it a top choice for travelers on a budget. The hostel treasures its services, including well-maintained showers, lockers, and proximity to famous attractions like Stone Town Beach and Sultan's Palace. You can also find House of Wonders and Hamamni Persian Baths only a few minutes' walk away.
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New Teddy's on the Beach is the latest budget-friendly accommodation in Jambiani, Zanzibar, overlooking the breathtaking beach. They offer various accommodations and plenty of things to do. You can relax in the cozy hammocks or swings, check out their 18-meter pool, or try the slackline.
They also have a bar and restaurant where you can mingle with fellow travelers. The hostel is in the heart of a charming fisher village, putting you in the middle of the vibrant African culture. Plus, they provide free WiFi and continental breakfast. Families who want to have a great time can come here too, with spacious rooms at reasonable rates.
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