Best Zanzibar Hostels and Budget Hotels

Best Zanzibar Hostels and Budget Hotels
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. It is made up of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island and many smaller islands. Stone Town is the capital of the area. It has a lot of energy and activity.

It can be difficult to find affordable accommodation in Zanzibar. There are very few hostels in the area and many of the budget hotels are located in Stone Town. It's important to weigh your priorities when booking a hotel in Zanzibar. Saving money will likely mean you compromise on location and quality.
How much do hostels in Zanzibar cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Zanzibar here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for solo travellers and couples.

Dorm Bed from $24.00
Private Room from $33.00
Overall Rating: 92%
Paje, Zanzibar
New Teddy's Place is located in the southern part of Paje, which is a small village on the east coast of Zanzibar. The village is peaceful enough to be relaxing, but active enough to have a nightlife and plenty of bars and restaurants. There are also water activities in the area that you can enjoy including kite surfing and snorkeling.

The hostel is a pleasant and fun place to stay. It's near a beautiful beach with soft white sand. The hostel also offers guests some great amenities including a free breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, and fruit.

The staff is friendly and helpful and they can help you organize a variety of activities including spice tours, tours to Prison Island, dolphin tours, deep sea fishing, and more.

Private rooms and dorms are available. Private rooms are either doubles or triples and have shared bathrooms. Dorms sleep up to seven people.


Dorm Bed from $14.00
Private Room from $20.00
Overall Rating: 86%
Saba Road 69, Paje Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Drifters Backpackers, run by travelers for travelers, offers the most secure and clean refuge to travelers, kite surfers, and scuba divers on the whole island. Around the well-shaded courtyard you'll find the restaurant/bar/rooms, which can be paid either by cash or bank card. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel. All dorms are self-contained (with shower and toilet), have tiled-floors, and are cleaned and sprayed daily. All beds come with brand-new mattresses, mosquito nets, and linen. Also, each bed has a personal fan to fight that heat. The property is conveniently located right in the heart of Paje Beach, which is the most relaxed, youthful, and water sport-oriented beach in Zanzibar. The facility also has a sea view swimming pool for guest's to enjoy, and a parking lot, security, power generator, cleaners and a chef which are all shared with their sister company Arabian Nights Resort next door. The property is less than 3 minutes' walk to bars, restaurants, kite centers, dive centers, shops, and public transport.


Private Room from $18.75
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Bwejuu Mpendae, P.O. Box 483, Zanzibar
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service, a bar, and bicycle hire. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $8.00
Private Room from $13.50
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
Kusini, Unguja South Region Jambiani, Zanzibar
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $44.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
Zanzibar-Nungwi, Zanzibar
You'll love this hotel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $26.00
Private Room from $37.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
Kikadini Lane Jambiani, Zanzibar
New Teddy's on the Beach is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $18.00
Private Room from $16.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
534 Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar
This terrific hostel offers friendly service and bicycle hire. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $20.00
Private Room from $18.50
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
Kizimkazi, Zanzibar
Kameleon Blue is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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