Top Rated Hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania
7 out of 7 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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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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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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45 out of 48 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend ZenjiHotel
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Coming back to Zenji again is like coming back to stay with friends, stayed many times now and always receive a warm welcome. Beautiful little hotel with such care taken over small details like flowers on the bed and their own soap. Great hot showers too. Delicious bread and home made jam, eggs and plenty of good coffee and fresh juice for breakfast.
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, ... )
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25 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Jambo Guest House
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This is a great place! The breakfast was awesome, there was air conditioning and wifi...so good. Let me tell you, if you are coming from spending a lot of time on the mainland (we live in the regions) this place is PARADISE.
Very friendly and open staff, very helpful with any question ask, we´ve even been encouraged to ask as many questions as we can.
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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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85 out of 97 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Princess Salme Inn B&B Hotel
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The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating. I had to leave very early on my last morning to catch my flight home and they provided me with a packed breakfast.
Reasonably convenient. Staff tried to be helpful, but were not always able to answer question that we would have expected them to be able to answer. Room was spacious with fan and aircon and the bathroom was adequate with hot water always being available. A driver was available when required. TV, beer and water were available in the roof restaurant. WiFi worked well in that area though not in the bedroom.
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