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New Teddy's on the Beach

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani

Located in Jambiani, New Teddy's on the Beach features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and free WiFi. The property has a terrace, as well as a bar. The accommodation offers a tour desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests.

All units at the hostel come with a seating area. New Teddy's on the Beach provides some rooms with sea views, and all rooms come with a balcony. Amazing place amazing staff amazing activities amazing food, our stay was, I let you guess... Amazing! Many thanks to all the New Teddy's team

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9.1
Awesome
237 reviews

Your Zanzibar Place

Paje Beach, Paje

Situated in Paje, 2.8 km from Bwejuu Beach, Your Zanzibar Place features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a tour desk and free WiFi.

The hostel offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. Nice place, the staff are really kind and warm !

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9
Awesome
42 reviews

Sunny House Paje II

Paje Beach, Paje

Sunny House Paje II is situated in Paje, 13 km from Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The property is close to Paje Beach, Airborne Kite & Surf Village and Paje By Kite - Zanzibar. The property is 400 metres from Supermarket (Paje) and a 19-minute walk from Zanzibar Kite Paradise. I usually don't write reviews, I just rate places, but this place is really worth a review. The location is perfect; litterally 2 min from the beach and 6 min from the roundabout. It is not a packed place full of partying teenagers. It is more on the quiet side with 3 beds in the dorm amd a few private rooms. The owner, Renata, is very hospitable and gives you a list of the cheap and fun places that you need to do. Take her advice, it well worth it! The only problem was, we didn't have wifi in the house, but it was solved very swiftly: she asked me to use her wifi from the other house which was a few meters away. Good job!I definately recommand thi place.

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9.2
Awesome
96 reviews

Bottoms Up

Zanzibar City

At the hostel, the rooms come with a wardrobe. At Bottoms Up each room is fitted with a seating area.

Popular points of interest near Bottoms Up include Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar, Old Dispensary and Cinema Afrique. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 7 km from the hostel. Size of the dorm was great. Hot showers, wifi, beautiful view from the top patio and good location. Would stay here again

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8
Very Good
666 reviews

Ten to Ten Stone Town Zanzibar

Zanzibar City

All rooms in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. All guest rooms at Ten to Ten Stone Town Zanzibar come with a shared bathroom fitted with a shower.

Popular points of interest near the hostel include The Zanzibar Curio shop, St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral and House of Wonders. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 7 km from Ten to Ten Stone Town Zanzibar. Everything perfect for me. Good air conditioning clean bathroom and hot shower. Staffs were very friendly and kind to me.

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8.7
Excellent
631 reviews

Drifters Zanzibar

Paje Beach, Paje

Situated in Paje, 2.2 km from Bwejuu Beach, Drifters Zanzibar features accommodation with a bar, free private parking and a garden. Built in 2016, the property is within 500 metres of Supermarket (Paje) and 15 km of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool and luggage storage space. Very nice place for solo travelers willing to meet new people and enjoy the beautiful paje beach ! David had been an amazing host and the hotel is very nice, with a cool bar and a bonefire to meet and enjoy the night ! I highly recommend the place !

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8.9
Excellent
147 reviews

New Jambo Bungalows

Paje Beach, Paje

Offering a restaurant and bar, New Jambo Bungalows is located in Paje. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including fishing, diving and kite surfing. The property includes a swimming pool and kite centre. First of all the staff. The most friendly and nice people you can imagine. Since I arrived they were very helpful. I'm so grateful I had a chance to meet this people! 🙂 Location is very good. Close to the little shops, where you can buy some local foods. Very close to the beach too. And good location for people who wants to party.. Clubs are walking distance away. There is also ATM close and stations for dala dala (local bus). The beach is very nice. You can walk along the beach long time and visit restaurants around. There are also some clubs by the beach for those who like to party 💃🏻 Bungalows there are very nice, big clean rooms. I was staying in dorm which is nice too. There are moscito nets for what you will be very grateful 😄 Food at the Jambo is soo good too. Breakfast is nice, coffee and tea how much you want, local chapati and eggs with fresh fruit, sometimes pancakes and there is fresh mango juice every morning 😍 Over all I had amazing experiece at Jambo. Don't hasitate to book! 🙂🙂

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8
Very Good
156 reviews

Market Backpackers

Zanzibar City

Boasting a shared lounge, terrace and views of city, Market Backpackers is situated in Zanzibar City, 1 km from Peace Memorial Museum. The property is around 2.2 km from The Zanzibar Curio shop, 2 km from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral and 2.1 km from House of Wonders. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. I had a wonderful stay, the place is clean, the staff is kind and helpful. It is close to the market thus making it easier to buy whatever you need. Met amazing people there too.

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7.8
Good
83 reviews

RAFIKI HOSTEL

Zanzibar City

RAFIKI HOSTEL provides rooms in Zanzibar City. The property is set 19 km from The Zanzibar Curio shop. Peace Memorial Museum is 19 km from the property.

Cinema Afrique is 19 km from the hostel, while Old Dispensary is 19 km from the property.

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Mia mia nungwi

Nungwi

Mia mia nungwi in Nungwi provides adults-only accommodation with free bikes, a shared lounge and a garden. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 700 metres from World Wide Supermarket, 800 metres from Spanish Dancer Divers and less than 1 km from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests.

The hostel offers a continental or halal breakfast.

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