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 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.6

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2022
    Intended to stay for a week but somehow ended up staying for four. Be careful, this place will suck you in and you’ll never want to leave. Perfect location, right on the beach and walking distance to all the best parties in Paje. Staff is super amazing, friendly and fun. The owner is a cool guy too I guess. The food there is the best I’ve ever had at a hostel and probably the best on the island. You know it’s a good atmosphere when people from other places come here for the vibe. Besos Hawaii
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2021
    Probably the best hostel I have been so far (>50 hostels world wide). The best in short: - meet cool backpackers and kite surfers - directly on the beach - cool dinners and parties together - nice bar where you can always make new friends - perfect for solo travelers - close to B4 where you have cool electro parties
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2021
    For me Drifters has been an amazing experience, incredible atmosphere, incredible staff, people I met there, the campfire every night... I arrived there to spend only 2 nights, and finally I've been there for 2 weeks. I fully recomende this place to everyone. Thanks David and staff, see you soon ;)
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2021
    Right on the beach, the best for meeting people, great atmosphere!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Aug 2021
    I had an amazing stay at Drifters. Thank David and William for always helping when I needed something. Right on the beach and close to all amenities. Definitely returning in December 🤩
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Jun 2022
    Outstanding hostel located right on the beach with the friendliest staff that are always available to help. Very short distance to town and amenities such as the ATM, restaurants, watersports, bars and more ! The facilities are kept very clean and bed sheets are changed everyday by a lovely housekeeping team. The bar is super lively and a great spot for socialising and meeting other people. A mix of music is played all day and late into the evening catering to all tastes. Food is also delicious!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2021
    This place is amazing. It’s right on the beach and has a pool to enjoy. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and I met great people staying here! If they added a breakfast in the morning this would be a good 10/10
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Oct 2021
    Perfect location and place to meet people.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    31 Jan 2022
    I called and emailed the place to pospone the booking since my friend got COVID and after 3 attempts I’ve got an email saying that I have to cancel the booking. Due tue situation (COVID) I asked David if I can use the deposit for a further booking and after a week I’ve not got any answer from him
    Ecuador, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    10 Sep 2021
    Was excited but really disappointed. I had a really nice view and have taken a separate room on purpose because wanted some tranquility but while I booked 2 nights only stayed 1 night The facility actually do no have hot water, which wasn't stayted. Willliam though has been really nice na offered to change room as didn't have pressure also. But the thing that really made me leave was that at 2.30 a man came and knocked at my door, don't know who it wa but really didn't feel safe so I left
    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


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    1st, Country Winners Tanzania

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