Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Drifters, run by travellers for travellers, is located overlooking the gorgeous turquoise waters of Paje Beach. It is the perfect place to relax and socialize with fellow travellers in Africa.

Being the only Backpackers on the beach in Paje means you always have a clear view of the ocean and can hear the sound of rolling waves. It doesn't matter if you're in the comfort of your own bed, tanning by the swimming pool, or chilling out and having a cold drink at our well-stocked sea-view bar.

All of our beds come with mosquito nets, linen, towels, fans, bedside lights, pillows and rooms are cleaned every day by our friendly staff. All of our brand-new self-contained dorms are on the ground floor, with a veranda facing the ocean. All dorms have concrete floors. Our private rooms are all self-contained located on the 2nd floor, with a private sea view balcony. The private rooms have wooden floors for a more intimate feeling.

Our spacious chill-out area, which is jammed packed with palm trees and shade, is right on the beach and offers different spots for you to hang out in. There are our Swahili wooden dhow boats turned into tables and benches, which are perfect for drinking games, loads of hammocks for you to chose from while also enjoying a book from our "exchange book shelf." There are sunbeds right on the beach and around our swimming pool waiting to be used and abused by you while trying to achieve that perfect tan.

Our guests enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the whole premises. We offer free tea and lavazza coffee in the morning to shake off that hangover or put a spring in your step. We provide free secure storage of a storage, free parking, night security, and have multilingual staff (English, Swahili, Spanish, French and German) to make you more comfortable. We prepare communal "family dinners" at low prices to maker our guests feel at home. On top of this we offer airport/ferry transfers, island tours and beachfront Yoga. If that is not enough we are friends with water sports centres and can help organise scuba diving, surfing, kite surfing, fishing and snorkelling at friendly prices.

So what is stopping you from booking your stay with us and joining the Drifters family?

Drifters Zanzibar Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.

Check in from 10:00 to 20:00
Sweet check out at 12:00

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.

Drifters is run by David who has worked with the best hostels around the world such as Loki Hostels in Peru, Green Tortoise hostel in Seattle and Mombasa Backpackers (Which basically started the whole Backpacker scene on the kenyan coast back in 2010). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2020
    You can’t beat the location of Drifters, it’s situated right on one of the best beaches I’ve been to with loads of options for food and drink around. The owner is an extremely nice guy and helped to organize everything I wanted to do, will definitely be back.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Great place! Owners Talal, David and the staff really make you feel welcome...which is brilliant if you’re solo travelling! It’s chilled right on the beach! Would definitely come back!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Aug 2020
    Had a awesome stay. Right on the beach in paradise what more do you want. Very chilled vibes. Just wished to pool was working. Will definitely come again.
    South Africa, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jan 2020
    Drifters hostel was in a great location on the beach. It's a great place to sit and watch the kite boarders. There were plenty of food options in both directions on the beach. The rooms came with mosquito nets and individual fans for each bed, with lights and power. The bathrooms were also very basic, as was everything else, but the stay was very comfortable. The mattress was very thin, and wood underneath very thick, so you could feel it while sleeping. That could improved.
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Aug 2020
    This place is exactly what I hoped for. I planned to stay for two nights but ended up extending to 9. From the awesome communal dinners that felt like a family dinner to the amazing beach front location and the overall vibe. The staff is a mixed bag tough. W***ie and L***ie (The chefs) were the absolute best yet the owner isn't professional at all. At one point he raised his voice at me after he went back on a promise he made. He's manageable but you need to think if your'e willing to deal with it
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2020
    We really loved our stay at Drifters and didn’t want to leave! Basic room facilities but this isn’t a bad thing- nothing else was needed. Staff were really helpful and easy to chat to and the refillable water was a plus on saving plastics! Clean, safe, affordable, great atmosphere and directly on the beach front- get the Espresso Martini and you’re winning.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    26 Jan 2020
    Nice clean dorm & has everything you need for a short stay. Talal is really helpful with recommendations and helpful advice. No food available but some great places to eat nearby.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    21 Oct 2019
    Very nice place, perfect location, chill vibe, friendly people. The beds are not very comfortable. I was here in low season so it was very quiet but the owner still went out of his way to show us around and bring us to awesome restaurants etc. Really enjoyed my stay!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Dec 2019
    We enjoyed our stay at Drifters a lot! The location is literally perfect, you walk out of your dorm and in less than a minute walk you can either be in the pool or in the sea! Also the staff is very friendly and we loved the fans in the dorm. However, I think there is still something to be gained in terms of atmosphere and facilities (one shower in the dorm). But apart from this, we loved it!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Dec 2019
    Dorms are cramped and don't have lockers. Bathroom is a shower head and a hole in the concrete. They need more sunbeds as well... It's perfect location but dorms are too basic for this price!
    France, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Tanzania

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