Hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Get to know Zanzibar (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Zanzibar here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Zanzibar Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Zanzibar. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Zanzibar. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Zanzibar costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Zanzibar with private rooms costs on average $53.
Hostelz.com shows all 22 Hostels in Zanzibar. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
New Jambo Bungalows is the best hostel in Zanzibar for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 22 hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Zanzibar such as
  • 39 hotels
  • 35 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Zanzibar.

New Teddy's on the Beach is the best rated hostel for partying in Zanzibar.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Zanzibar

Your Packing List for Zanzibar

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Zanzibar and Tanzania.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Zanzibar Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Zanzibar, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
22 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$53 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Zanzibar
Marketbackpackers is the cheapest
12 Party hostels in Zanzibar
New Teddy's on the Beach is the best rated
Most Zanzibar hostels are located in
Paje, Stone Town, Jambiani
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Stone Town (0.8 Km / 0.5 mi.)
Paje (39 Km / 24 mi.)

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