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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

- 3 weeks prior arrival: no charges
- 2 weeks prior arrival: 25% of total charged
- 1 week prior arrival: 50% of total charged
- 3 days prior arrival: 75% of total charged
- 1 day prior arrival: 100% charged

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dreamer's Island

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dreamer's Island - Zanzibar's first and only floating house - offers unique and affordable accommodation in the middle of the Indian Ocean, just off the shore in Stone town. The delicious complimentary breakfast guarantee's the best start to your day of exploration and discovery. Our Cocktail bar and Restaurant are open until 11pm so you can sit back and relax, indulge in some of the finest fresh seafood in town with a drink in hand while admiring one of mother natures finest sunsets = perfection!

We are currently anchored in Stone town, in front of the famous Forodhani Garden with a view on the House of Wonder. The city center is just a 1-minute walk away from the shoreline, the ferry terminal can be reached in 10 minutes and the airport only a 15 minute drive away. You can spend the day relaxing on the boat, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding or perhaps throw a line over the side of the boat! Otherwise you may choose to make your way to the shore and meander around the beautiful and historic city of Stone Town. Dreamers can also assist in arranging a guided town tour or a day trip such as spice tour, Nakupenda or Prison Island. There is so much to see and do and the team at Dreamers are happy to help make your experience one you will cherish for a lifetime.

The floating house and private bungalow (yes there are two floating facilities) are just a short boat ride from the shore and with free transit until 10pm you can come and go at your own convenience (after 10pm a surcharge of TZS10,000 is charged for transit between the accommodation and shore). You can choose between our simple rooms on site the bar and restaurant or our private bungalow with more privacy, especially suited to honeymooners and families looking for a rustic and authentic experience. Both offering front row seats to some of the most magical sunsets the Island has to offer.

Dreamer's Island Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00
Check out before 12:00

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - tourist tax 8.00 USD per person per night.
Breakfast included.

Reception: 8am-12am. In case of a late or very early arrival, that can be adjusted.
No curfew.
As we are on a boat, fresh water supply is limited, especially for our showers. Please feel free to contact our captain anytime to make sure you always have everything you need! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    28 Aug 2019
    This was my first venture completely solo and I have never felt more at ease. There was a mix up with bookings and my first night in Zanzibar this hotel was fully booked but they walked around Stone Town with me to help me find a hotel I liked for the first night after making me a free drink. The next morning they collected me from this replacement hotel and checked me into Dreamer's Island. I really really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely go back as I made friends with all staff.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    We were on our honeymoon and we were given a lovely and friendly reception from all of the staff, as well as providing us with a welcome drink which was a great treat after our flight. The staff were very happy and relaxed, as well as being helpful. We thought the idea of staying on floating accommodation sounded like a fun experience, (which it was) but we were also impressed that it had a bar to get drinks and there was a lounge area and great viewing area on the top deck. Great experience!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Sep 2018
    Really nice place to stay for one or two nights. Very relaxed atmosphere and great staff. We booked a twin room, but it doesn’t exist, only 2 double rooms and a floating bungalow. You have to be really friendly with your travel partner to stay together in the double bed ;-) However you can also sleep outside and enjoy the stars, there is a solution for everything here! They will take and bring you to shore whenever you want, and it’s not too far from shore.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Card Phones
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant