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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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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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.

General:
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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2021
    Great location, cool bar area and David was a great host. Will be back soon
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jan 2021
    Knowing Hakuna-matata-style on Zanzibar after booking on website I wrote to the owner on whatsapp to check my booking and the owner confirmed it. But on the day of arrival he wrote that dorm is fully occupied and offered to return my deposit. At that moment I was in taxi driving to Drifters. website I wrote to the owner on whatsapp to check my booking and the owner managed the situation and I spent great time.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jan 2021
    Hatte einen super schönen Aufenthalt mit toller Atmosphäre und Blick auf das freie Meer :) Sehr empfehlenswert für kitesurfer, super kiteschool nebenan!
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jan 2021
    Drifters is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a party hostel with a load of social people. The owner is a jokes guy and very helpful when it comes to knowing the best bars / clubs and places to go out each night. A lot of people seem to have booked for a night but are still there weeks later! If you're looking for a good time in Paje this is the place to stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jan 2021
    Great place to meet new people and chill on the beach. Amazing location amazing view cool atmosphere. Very delicious food at David’s cookouts few times a week!!! Among the drawbacks - shower got flooded in girls room and I had to wait for an hour to check in (which seemed like forever after a long trip)
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Dec 2020
    Had a great time at Drifters. The only hostel actually on the beach. During times of Covid it was amazing to be able to meet and socialize with others there. I would definitely stay there again!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Dec 2020
    This is a great place to stay i really recomand it ! The location is great and if you are a solo traveller David will make sure you get to know other people at the hostel ! The vibe is very social and David will make sure you are comfortable with everything that you need . I wanted to stay longer but the rooms were fully booked for new years but I will come back for sure !
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    26 Dec 2020
    We enjoyed our stay at Drifters. Great location. Good atmosphere. Basic amnesties. But that is what island life is all about. I will stay at Drifters again when I return to Zanzibar. Thanks for the great food David!
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2021
    + Drifters is a nice party place where you can make plenty of friends super easily. The location is perfect, right in front of the beach, and the owner is always available to give you good tips and put you in contact with the right people to enjoy your trip! Also, the bedrooms have a really beautiful design, woody huts style - Less recommended for people who do mind noise at night and the bathroom might need some refreshment
    Belgium, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    19 Dec 2020
    There was noisy construction and music from the time I arrived early in the morning to the time I left midday. The room was hot, crowded and the beds were so uncomfortable. The washrooms were filthy. So disorganized too. My mattress slipped through the slats of the bed and was uneven. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Tanzania

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