Best Places for Backpackers in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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Top 37 hostels in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

These are the 37 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

1
Zanzibar Fairytale Guesthouse

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Zanzibar Fairytale Guesthouse

Stay in our charming and affordable guesthouse and relax in the laid-back fishing village of Jambiani on the south-east coast of tropical paradise island Zanzibar. The house was completed in September 2007 and is situated just 30 meters from the long white sandy beach. The house consists of a...
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Zanzibar Dream Lodge

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Zanzibar Dream Lodge

ZANZIBAR DREAM LODGE: is located in between Paje and Bwejuu village. It is close to the beach, you take a one minute walk. It is a good recommended guests house for family vacations and kite surfers. There is security all the time to look after your house and your things, you do not have any ri...
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Mpole Bungalows

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Mpole Bungalows

Mpole Bungalows is situated in small the peaceful village of Michamvi Kae on the east coast of Zanzibar Island. Mpole bungalows are simple bungalows that found about 40 metres from the whitesands beach. We offer the best breakfast. In Michamvie Kae you will find perfect privacy for relaxing and...
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New Teddy

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New Teddy's on the Beach

New Teddy's on the Beach just opened its doors directly at the stunning beach of Jambiani at the East Coast of Zanzibar. Every morning you awake to crystal clear water. We offer different kind of accommodation for all kind of traveller groups. The bar and restaurant is the place to chat and meet oth...
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Milele Lodge

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Milele Lodge

Kae Zanland's bungalow is built using traditional techniques and materials, such as local coral stone, wood and palm leaves. The design is also inspired by the local way of building with an open and welcoming interior structure. It has four rooms out of which one is self contained and the other...
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Drifters Backpackers

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Drifters Backpackers

Drifters, run by travellers for travellers, is located overlooking the gorgeous turquoise waters of Paje Beach. It is the perfect place to relax and socialize with fellow travellers in Africa. Being the only Backpackers on the beach in Paje means you always have a clear view of the ocean and can...
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Swedzan House

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Swedzan House

Swedzan House is located on the heart of Stone Town on a calm street with free street parking. We also co-oporate with tour guides and drivers which mean we can help you find fair prices with fair people. Breakfast is provided at surcharge of 3.00 USD. It’s easy to get around Stone Town from Swed...
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Amira

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Amira's Roomz

Amira's Roomz is a family run guesthouse near Zanzibar International Airport. We specialise in short-term transit stays. Perfect for preparing for a long journey or arriving from one. We provide free airport pick-up/drop-off at anytime. Many local shops and cafes walking distance as well as a su...
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Zeru Zeru

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Zeru Zeru

Zeru Zeru Eco Local Wild Lodge is a small accommodation located on the south coast of Zanzibar. It’s strategic position between 2 beautiful beaches, Kae Beach (well known for its sunset) and Pingwe Beach (well known for The Rock Restaurant), and not far from the villages of Dongwe, Bwejuu, Paje and...
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New Teddy

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New Teddy's Place

NEW Teddy's Place is situated in the south of Paje, a small peaceful village on the east coast of Zanzibar. In Paje you will find the perfect mixture of privacy for relaxing and nice parties, bars and restaurants. Beside that you can enjoy a lot of activities like kite surfing and snorkeling. Of...
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Lost & Found

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found is at the heart of Stone Town Zanzibar. Come and join us at Zanzibar's first premium hostel where you will meet and be able to socialize with people from all over the world. Very close to the historic Shangani Post Office as well as Freddy Mercury's house. Lost & Found Zanzibar is s...
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Dreamer

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Dreamer's Island

The Dreamer's Island - Zanzibar's first and only floating house - offers comfy and affordable accommodation in the middle of the Indian Ocean, just off shore Stone town. The delicious complimentary breakfast will guarantee you the best start in your day exploring the town. Our Cocktail bar and Resta...
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Ten to Ten Stone Town

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Ten to Ten Stone Town

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Ten to Ten Stone Town Zanzibar is located at the Center of Zanzibar City. All rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. This price does not include tax. Tax is $9 per person per night. Please...
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Miramont Retreat Zanzibar

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Miramont Retreat Zanzibar

Our resort Miramont Retreat Zanzibar has two parts: a villa overlooking the sea and a part of bungalows in the back garden build around a swimming pool. These bungalows are made of traditional materials such as wood, concrete and the roofs of coconut leaves. The room has queen bed, private toilet...
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Mustapha

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Mustapha' s Place

If you want to wake up in a coral-walled bungalow, surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea and fragrant frangipani, and walk down to the breathtaking turquoise ocean and soft white sands of Bwejuu beach, then come to Mustapha's. Our rooms, restaurant and bar are funky, comfortable and original, and t...
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Princess Salme Inn

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Princess Salme Inn

With Free use of Internet, simple but confortable rooms, Princess Salme Inn is a bed and breakfast hotel perfect for travelers looking to see Zanzibar for less. When you're out and about all day, a comfy bed and hearty breakfast are all you need! So book Princess Salme Inn a bed and breakfast in S...
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Tamani Villas - Annex

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Tamani Villas - Annex

Rooms at Tamani Villas - Annex are part of Tamani Foundation. The rooms are situated within the compound of Tamani Villas with a shared swimming pool, built in Zanzibari style with a beautiful Makuti (palm leaf) roof. On site you have WiFi-access with a view over the Indian Ocean! All your money goe...
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18
Kimte Beach Lodge

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Kimte Beach Lodge

Located on the amazing white sandy beach of Jambiani and surrounded by the real Zanzibarian village life, Kimte Beach Lodge is happy to host you in one of its comfortable rooms. We have a restaurant and bar onsite. Breakfast included and free Wi-Fi. Kimte Beach Lodge is located right on the beach...
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Sagando Bungalows

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Sagando Bungalows

SAGANDO BUNGALOWS Located on the east coast, in a quiet village of Michamvi Kae (15mins drive from Paje,) Sagando Bungalows is a place for families and budget travelers. Sagando Bungalows can be easily reached with public transportation and is approximately 3mins away from a beautiful, quiet, tou...
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Kipepeo Backpackers Nungwi Zanzibar

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Kipepeo Backpackers Nungwi Zanzibar

Simplicity comes with a tranquil, tropical garden! At Kipepeo Backpackers accommodation is offered in comfortable, palm frond bandas (huts), all with mosquito nets and fans, surrounded by green nature. We have huts with double bed and huts with Twin beds available. Prizing ourselves on friendly s...
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Baby Bush Lodge

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Baby Bush Lodge

Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world, Baby Bush Lodge - locally known as 'Mtoto wa Shamba' - is a laid-back, small lodge on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Set up by fisherman and local entrepreneur Msuli Haji from Pemba, you will find yourself in an intimate, tropical...
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Marketbackpackers

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Marketbackpackers

Market Backpackers offers clean rooms with comfy beds in dorms, common areas to lounge in and socialise with fellow travellers. You can easily catch up online with free wifi available throughout the building. Market Backpackers is a homely hostel conveniently located in the heart of Stone Town. I...
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Ebony & Ivory Beach Bungalows

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Ebony & Ivory Beach Bungalows

Ebony & Ivory Beach Bungalows offers accommodation in wide bungalows. It is managed by Italian people and furnished in Zanzibarian style. You have access to the private beach, free WiFi and internet point. We also have an agreement with restaurants/bars for special prices for our guests. We have 24h...
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Waikiki Resort Zanzibar

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Waikiki Resort Zanzibar

Even though Waikiki Resort Zanzibar is very small and intimate, we have more than 30 staff to pamper you. Always friendly and accommodating our staff will take care of your every need. From the moment you have your breakfast overlooking the Indian Ocean until the sunset , our staff promise to look...
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Kizi Nyumbani Lodge

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Kizi Nyumbani Lodge

Kizi Nyumbani Lodge set in Kizimkazi zanzibar city 60 km from the property . very relaxing atmosphere .Restaurant its overlooking the dolphin watching area,isolated from crowded areas.fresh breeze best greenish environment with variety of birds. Also you get to enjoy quite and private beach right...
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Evergreen Bungalows

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Evergreen Bungalows

Evergreen Bungalows is a small and relaxed family-run beach hotel located on the eastern side of the exotic east African island of Zanzibar. Situated in a palm garden directly on the beach, it overlooks the beautiful fine white sands and coconut palms of Bwejuu Beach. This hotel has one of the be...
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Bwejuu Beach Palm Villa

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Bwejuu Beach Palm Villa

Bwejuu Beach Palm Villa is a beautiful 6 bedroom villa located right on the beach. There is a restaurant and a bar onsite. There is an outdoor gym where you can exercise in the morning right in ocean view. Relax under the gazebo beach banda enjoying a mouthwatering meal or sip on an exotic island co...
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Mellow Moods Guesthouse

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Mellow Moods Guesthouse

Welcome to Mellow Moods Guesthouse Zanzibar. Our newly renovated guesthouse is situated on the south east coast of Zanzibar, north of the village of Bwejuu. The name Mellow Moods comes from an equally named, relaxed reggae song of Bob Marley and the Waylers. Mellow Moods stands for a relaxed mellow...
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Take It Easy

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Take It Easy

Take It Easy apartments are nice accommodation to be free and independent and close to the main attractions of Paje. The apartments have independent entrance, living room with kitchen and spacious bedrooms ensuite bathrooms, free Wifi and others services. A small terrace for relaxation is free to ac...
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Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows

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Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows

Jambiani White Sand Beach Bungalows are located right on the beach in the quiet tropical village of Jambiani on the South- East Coast of Zanzibar Island about 30 minutes drive from the airport or Zanzibar stone town. Situated on the picturesque white sandy beach washed by clear azure waters, Jam...
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Nungwi House

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Nungwi House

Nungwi House offers accommodation in Nungwi. The Nungwi House offers a coffee shop/café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Nungwi House also offers tour/t...
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Mount Zion Lodge

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Mount Zion Lodge

Mount Zion Lodge in Michamvi opened in June 2018. The Lodge is a quiet and peaceful place with Double rooms and private bungalows, restaurant, bar and a fireplace under the stars. You can relax on the various hammocks in the garden. Michamvi is the place to relax. Is a quiet and neat village righ...
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Pwani Silver Sand Beach Hotel

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Pwani Silver Sand Beach Hotel

Pwani Silver Sand Beach Hotel is situated at a long white beach, overseeing the Indian Ocean. Close by there are many possibilities to participate in different types of watersport, so as diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, jet ski, etc. Of course the main attraction is the powder like white sandy beac...
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Villa Fleur De Lys

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Villa Fleur De Lys

On a low sloping cliff in a private and exclusive location lies the beautiful boutique hotel Villa Fleur de Lys.This 7 room’s boutique hotel is a newly built is a modern and high standard accommodation overlooking a wide expanse of the warm Indian Ocean. The interior design is a mix of Arabic o...
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PolePole Villa Guesthouse

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PolePole Villa Guesthouse

30km from Zanzibar town, Polepole Villa is in the north of the Jambiani Village. Facilities are: Self Catering All rooms have hot water, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Upstairs has a self contained 2 bedroom unit with bathroom, ideal for a family. The unit has beautiful seaviews and a larg...
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Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar

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Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar

Ndame Beach Lodge is located on the beautiful east coast of Zanzibar where you find long snow white beaches and crystal clear water. Our 14 bungalows with 31 rooms are spaciously stretched along 250 m of beach front below 250 palm trees in lush tropical gardens. Our guests are coming from all ov...
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Sahari Zanzibar

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Sahari Zanzibar

The Sahari Zanzibar is a hotel directly on the beach, decorated almost entirely in a colonial style, built inside a palmeto, full of tropical flowers, with a beautiful swimming pool in Arabic style, from which is possible to see the sea. The Resort rises next to the village of fishermen of Bwejuu,...
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