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Located in Zanzibar City, a 4-minute walk from Stone Town Beach, Shoki Shoki Hostel has air-conditioned accommodations and a shared lounge. Popular points of interest nearby include Old Dispensary, St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral and Old Fort of Zanzibar. The property provides a shared kitchen, and organizing tours for guests. With a shared bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also feature free WiFi. At Shoki Shoki Hostel rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Peace Memorial Museum, Hamamni Persian Baths and Cinema Afrique. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International, 4.3 miles from Shoki Shoki Hostel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Shoki Shoki Hostel has been welcoming guests since Jun 15, 2022

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Zanzibar City, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

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Room Type
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Zanzibar City
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  • A
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Awesome location. Flexible staff. One person had a loud cough and the staff found beds for everyone in other rooms.
  • Elena
    - nice and clean rooms - very good location - in the center but not loud - good wifi - enough toilets and showers for everyone
  • Makan
    Centrally located, close to the night food market and coast. Clean. Friendly
  • Burford
    In the heart of Stonetown, but still on a quiet street to enjoy a nice sleep. Friendly staff and very clean. Wonderful value for money.
  • Youssef
    great location, walking distance from most of the attractions in stone town, very welcoming staff, fair price
  • Pedro
    Very good value. The place is very clean and well located.
  • Melanie
    nice place. nice clean showers and toilets. quiet for this part of town.
  • Sabrina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, rooms were clean, AC in a lot of the rooms
  • Jose
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location by the coastline as well as the shopping area. The rooms are spacious with a study desk and chair in the middle. Great for remote workers and students. Wifi was decent (was able to upload and download while others were video...
  • Vincent
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff were awesome, expecially the woman at the desk during the morning/day. Sorry, I don't remember her name. But she was very pleasant/nice.

Property questions and answers
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  • Can you pay by card for the room?

    Hello, Yes we accept card payments, but please be informed that we add 5% bank commsions.
    Answered on 15 December 2022
  • Do u have rooms for 2 people

    Hello, Yes we do. You are mostly welcome !
    Answered on 24 August 2023
  • Hello. What time is check in? If I arrive before the check in time can I store my bag securely and come back later? Thank you?

    Hello, Check in time is 02.00 pm. Yes of course You can arrive earlier and store the luggage. Hope to see You soon!
    Answered on 17 January 2023
  • hello! can we check in after 23:00?

    Hello, Yes, our reception is open 24/7. See You soon!
    Answered on 18 May 2023
  • Hi There, I hope you are well. I notice reviews mentioning that the lockers are very small. Is there be anywhere to safely store a laptop or larger i..

    Hello, Yes You can store bigger things at the reception desk when You are out of the hostel.
    Answered on 3 October 2022
  • Hi, Are there lockers where I can lock up my luggage and valuables? If so, are they in the bedroom or somewhere else? Thanks!

    Hello, There are small lockers assigned to every bed in dormitory rooms. Best wishes!
    Answered on 11 August 2022
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Amenities of Shoki Shoki Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
  • Swahili

House rules

Shoki Shoki Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

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The fine print

FAQs about Shoki Shoki Hostel

  • Shoki Shoki Hostel is 1.3 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Shoki Shoki Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Walking tours

  • The prices at Shoki Shoki Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 1,950 feet from Shoki Shoki Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Shoki Shoki Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.