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 8.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Had an amazing stay here, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the location is unbeatable and the facilities are great. Wish I could have stayed longer!
    Australia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    Drifters is the place to stay when you're in Zanzibar. A gem of a place in Paje, where you can both totally switch off or party. Also, the location and ambience is great since it is literally on the beach, and also has a great pool and bar. You'd be an idiot not to stay here.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Amazing location, amazing staff and a great place to meet people. Drifters is like home on a beautiful tropical island. Could not recommend more highly.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    It’s was one of the best trip I could do. Everything was perfect, this hostel is my favorite. I was like a queen or a princess , I recommend this hostel 1000000 pr cent. I want to thank everyone there, the owner was perfect the staff, the atmosphere, the beach everything was so so so good. All I can say is that I become drifter family and I will miss everyone there & for sure I will come back soon and soon. Thank you for everything you did to me . Drifter the best hostel ever.
    Morocco, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2019
    Amazing bungalows on the beach. The long sand beach of Paje provides the back drop of drifters. The communal dinners and backpackers atmosphere take drifters to the next level. The beachside bar makes a great meeting place next to the pool in which you can cool off in. There is a party at various different locations on the beach depending on what day it is. Drifters is conviently located within a short walk. Talal and his staff were amazing and helpful. Arranging taxis, tours and giving tips.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2019
    We came for four nights and were extremely pleased with everything. Super friendly staff, great guests and a great atmosphere. It was one of those hostels where everyone knows your name and you feel like your one big happy family. The family dinners every night were delicious and way better than anything else on the island-- especially for the price. Also, dont discount how amazing it is to have a pool -- when the tide is loq, it is a God send. Thanks for the memories and we will be back!
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    17 Jun 2019
    Awesome place to spend a few days relaxing. Pool is clean, staff always there to help (transfers, activities, parties, ...) and for drinks. Every other night was a dinner were other people joined as well (bbq and chili con carne - delicious!) which is comparable to the restaurants but cheaper. They provide earplugs for the Wednesday party next door - you will need them! Rooms with fans and plugs for each bed including mosquito nets. Would always come again! Thanks for everything :)
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Feb 2019
    we had a nice stay at drifter’s. the comunal dinner and the bar are great.
    Switzerland, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    17 Apr 2019
    Drifters staff did a great job of making us feel welcome and helping us with options such as trips out, motorcycle hire, food and any useful advice along the way. Thanks guys!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    16 May 2019
    Drifters is an amazing place to stay, directly facing the beach. Its pool allows you to have a refreshing dive even in the hours where the tide is low. Unfortunately, I did ran into a security problem. My bag got stolen 10m from the hostel, so I do want to point out to fellow solo travelers walking at night at the beach (even though it might seem peaceful). The host Talal was super helpful regarding this situation. So would definitely still go back for round 2.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi


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    1st, Country Winners Tanzania

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