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zLife Hostel

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Deluxe Double Room | Free WiFi

Overview of zLife Hostel

zLife Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Old Fort

7,4/10 Good

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Gizenga Street 159, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Stone Town Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Café Foro - 3 min walk
  • Pagoda - 3 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 4 min walk
  • Hurumzi - 4 min walk

About this property

zLife Hostel

ZLife Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per vehicle one way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the fitness center for a workout. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.


English, German, Polish, Russian, Swahili

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 12
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one way)


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

zLife Hostel Zanzibar Town
zLife Zanzibar Town
zLife Hostel Zanzibar Town
zLife Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
zLife Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does zLife Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, zLife Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at zLife Hostel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is airport shuttle service offered by zLife Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at zLife Hostel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at zLife Hostel and nearby?
ZLife Hostel has a fitness center and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near zLife Hostel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pagoda (3-min walk), 6 Degrees South (4-min walk), and Hurumzi (4-min walk).
What's the area around zLife Hostel like?
ZLife Hostel is located near Shangani Beach in Stone Town, a short 3-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 7 minutes' walk from Slave Market. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Buyer beware
It is a Hostel I get it that why I book a single room with view on the garden 1 tree over dilapidated roof top is not a garden no curtain in the bathroom with. View on other room no AC which is needed in stone town no thank you check out within the hour and eas told they would not refund the person e who check me in did not know where the pharmacies was and did not try to find out the WiFi did not work in the room
Fabienne, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Seems more expensive than it is
Facility-wise, zLife is probably the best hostel I've stayed at. I stayed in the 4-bed dorm and we had a big, well-equipped bathroom to ourselves, a nice view and comfortable beds. Be warned that it's warm (even in their winter) and sleeping on the top bunk was hard going for the others in my dorm, as there was only a floor fan. Breakfast was a bit slow (but that's typical) and you can use the kitchen facilities yourself if you like. Location was absolutely ideal and it was a great bargain for a very expensive part of town. Would highly recommend.
Lily, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sehr zentral gelegene Unterkunft
Ich habe eine Woche im Hostel gewohnt. Super sauber, günstig, tolle Badezimmer und super zentral gelegen. Alles in Stonetown ist wenige gehminuten Entfernt. Von Anfang bis Ende hatte ich einen tollen Aufenthalt!
Chris, 7-night trip
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