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Set in Jambiani, in the middle of a local village , Zanzistar Lodge features a sun terrace with outdoor pool and is located just a short stroll away from the beach.

The rooms feature trendy and minimalistic design and the beds are draped with a mosquito net. There is a safety deposit box and the private bathrooms are fitted with a shower.

Surrounded by banana trees, guests can enjoy a meal at the garden restaurant and a fresh fruit juice or cocktail at the bar. Free WiFi is available.

There is a local road between the lodge and the ocean. Also, a Beach bar 150 feet away from the lodge right on the beach.

For guests wanting to do some kitesurfing or scubadiving, there a schools located nearby.

Zanzibar International Airport is 1 hour drive from Zanzistar Lodge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Zanzistar Lodge has been welcoming guests since Oct 23, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


FREE parking!


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Room Type
3 twin beds
2 queen beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Jambiani Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    30 feet from property
  • Paje Beach

    Paje Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi. Fine? Does your room have a private bathroom?
    Hi, everything good. Yes all the rooms have a private bathroom.
    Answered on 27 August 2022
  • Looking for self catering on beach but need some sort of housekeeping
    Hello we are a proper little hotel with all services but no self catering sorry
    Answered on 6 May 2022
  • how many bedrooms has your family bungalow?
    Hello the family house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
    Answered on 12 May 2021
  • Do you provide shuttle service?
    Hello yes we do from airport it is 50 USD 1 hour driving
    Answered on 22 November 2020
  • Good evening, Your rooms only have fan right? No air conditioning? Is it enough fresh during January, high temperature period? Asante Sana
    Hello January is hot, yes. We do have fans and no air co
    Answered on 26 December 2021
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Managed by WASABI LTD

Company review score: 9.7Based on 360 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Our staff is from Zanzibar & Tanzania, funny open minded and always smiling. We work as a family so you will know all us in few minutes. In Zanzibar everything is always possible then our staff will do their best to make you happy. Leave your european expectation behind you and be ready to discover a unique place on a unique island. We love Zanzibar, we will tell you why :-) and how to discover the real authenticity of this lovely paradise.

Property info

Feel like home at Zanzistar Lodge. Owned by Veronica & Fabio from Italy . Peter the manager is from Germany. 50m from the Ocean, this little boutique hotel in an authentic local village offers 6 rooms at the lodge, 1 room at the beach. Free Wifi , Swim Up pool, Roof Top, lunch at the BEACH BAR & candle light dinner at the banana garden. Perfect for couples, families, friends, travelers and kite surfers, 50m away from kite surf and scuba diving schools.

Neighborhood info

Zanzistar Lodge is located in the village, 50m away from the white sand beach of the Indian Ocean, 2 min distance from kite surf and scuba diving schools, close to local shops and restaurants, trendy bars and lodges, perfect place to meet local people and travelers. There is a small local road between the lodge and access to the ocean. Then you will reach the beach bar and the beach room lagoon.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site


    Food: African, French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Local, International, European, Grill/BBQ


    Food: African, International, Grill/BBQ

Amenities of Zanzistar Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Game drives
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swahili

House rules

Zanzistar Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 9:00 PM


6:00 AM - 10:00 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 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Zanzistar Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests should bring their beach towels.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Zanzistar Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Zanzistar Lodge

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

  • Zanzistar Lodge has 2 restaurants:


  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Zanzistar Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Yoga classes
    • Walking tours
    • Game drives
    • Beach
    • Bicycle rental
    • Movie nights
    • Cooking class
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming pool

  • Guests staying at Zanzistar Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • Zanzistar Lodge is 1.2 miles from the center of Jambiani.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Zanzistar Lodge.

  • Check-in at Zanzistar Lodge is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Zanzistar Lodge include:

    • Family
    • Quad
    • Double
    • Triple