Top Rated Hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania
5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Fairytale Guesthouse
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Family run house, very quiet. The owner is friendly and make you feel like at home. The terrasse on top is the best place to relax, drink a beer or read a book.
I would recommend Fairytale villa in 100%. Chagua is very good manager, for whom everything is Hakuna Matata (no problem!). He also cooks very well and can arrange great tours around the island. It is perfect place to relax, sail, swimm, eat ect...I want to come back...now!:-))
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6 out of 6 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Step In
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Great location and the staff were absolutely great. Lovely building, really good food. included breakfast was really tasty. Did not want to leave.
STEP IN is totally peaceful place with a wonderful view of the sea, homely atmosphere and delicious food. Changing of low and high tide offers variation of activities - swimming or walking far away from the coast where are hidden beautiful reefs with fish. You can also watch and meet local people who live just in the neighbourhood. If you want some shops, lively bars and kiting you can walk to Paje - 6 km up the beach, but be careful with the changes of tides. Jambiani is not spoilt by tourism and local people are very friendly, we can highly recommend it :)
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13 out of 13 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Dudes Guesthouse
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Absolutely fantastic place to stay in Zanzibar. Dude and Hel were extremely welcoming, the room was great and the beds comfy, our bathroom was clean and the shower was really good by Tanzanian standards! To top it off Dude took us out in his boat to go snorkelling for a price much cheaper than you would have paid anywhere else. Can't recommend this place enough and will definitely be going back there
Dudes is a great guy and a wonderfull host. Its a great place to stay . Jambiani is low key and very relaxing . We were very happy to stay here. Pj and bomi .
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23 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Imani Beach Villa
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Atmosphere, part of the community, grounds to relax, interesting beach area with lots going on in terms of local fishermen and meeting with people from the area. Hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and interesting to talk to. Lovely breakfast. Daily menu was a little limited.
A little piece of heaven on earth... We stayed there for our final day before heading back to Dar. Coming from the much too touristic and crowded Kendwa up north, we were delighted to chill at Imani's. I loved having the local fishermen just outside of the property, and the tree top terrace offers the most beautiful view. Great food as well and great staff and management! Beautiful flowers and bougainvilliers! Asante sana!
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43 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend ZenjiHotel
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Endroit très bien situé tout près du marché et de la station d'Autobus. Boutique et resto dans l'hôtel. Très bon petit-dèj buffet sur le toit (cake marbré, jus frais, pain toast, ... )
the breakfast was fine, the waiter was very nice. Housekeeper was very nice. There is hot water but the showerhead dribbles so water pressure is terrible. Air con works. More bad: The shower sprays water in the middle if the bathroom, making everything wet. The excursions are overpriced. The hotel itself is overpriced and a similar place directly across the street is $25 cheaper pee night! We went to other hotels to get price quotes and most hotels of the same caliber were $20-30 pwr night cheaper! Zenji is a rip off!! We stayed an additional night at a different hotel. We could not wait to leave. Also, there is an issue with the bill. We brought cash/dollars to pay the remainder after the hostel bookers deposit, but were told our credit card was already being charged. This created a lot of confusion with reception. I didn't want to pay cash AND have my card charged, but I didn't intend to be billed via credit card since I brought cash. Credit seemed the better option so I didn't get a double charge. I had a poor enough experience with the manager and reception that I would like a refund for this dreadful hotel experience!!! Undoubtably the Worst stay in Tanzania!
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24 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Jambo Guest House
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Very friendly and open staff, very helpful with any question ask, we´ve even been encouraged to ask as many questions as we can.
A very clean pleasant hostel, the beds are especially beautiful. It takes a while to learn stone town, so we got lost finding Jambo a lot. It's a little bit outside the main tourist drag, but still in the maize of alleyways.
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15 out of 15 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Jambiani Guesthouse
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Jambiani guesthouse is ideally placed, right on the seafront in beautiful unspoilt Jambiani. Anna, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. This was the perfect place for us to relax and unwind after climbing Kilimanjaro.
This place is fabulous! It's such a good value for the money. The common area is really nice to sit in and relax, and the front porch area is perfect. There is a hammock between the palm trees, and sunbathing beds and chairs to recline in and soak up the sun. The beach is out the front door, and is so beautiful. I've never seen water that is such a bright blue. The breakfast of fresh fruits and crepes was delicious and filling. I highly recommend this place, and that you visit Jambiani. It's a little slice of paradise.
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10 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Jambiani Villa Guesthouse
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We enjoyed the time very much. It felt like being in paradise. Amazing nature and beach, lovely house and garden. Friendly people, taking care of eveything. We really loved it! The pictures have been so nice but the reality has been amazing!!!!
Jambiani Villa Guesthous is the place I would wholehearteadly recommend to any traveler who is looking for a quiet and peaceful piece of paradise. First of all we would like to thank the helpful staff Dulla & Salame who made our staying an unforgetable experience and made us feel like at home. If you are one of those who likes to be woken up by the sound of the ocean far from noisy streets full of tourists and chaos, Jambiani Villa Guesthouse is the perfect place for you!!!
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59 out of 66 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Mbuyuni Beach Village
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Beautiful location right on the beach, wonderful food reasonably priced so there wasn't any need to go anywhere else on the island if you didn't want to, very responsive, friendly staff, free wifi, spacious bungalow with the tropical feel we were looking for, swings, hammocks, and chairs all facing the beach, clean and inviting pool, super value for the money
The sunrises were spectacular - seafood was fantastic crab, octopus, prawns etc in coconut or just dressed - huge portions- and definitely value for money! Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was friendly. Henna tattoos excellent And massages were pretty good. Trips are good value and affordable It was a fantastic 7 days - a nice cheap place with no fancy trimmings !!!
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60 out of 62 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Warere Town House
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Staff are absolutely lovely; so friendly and helpful. And the property is fabulous value for money and well located. Very, very much enjoyed our stay.
The atmosphere was lovely! Patrick, the assistant manager was very welcoming and very helpful! Everyone was very accommodating and I felt safe leaving my bags at the hotel the day after my stay (after check out).
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