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
  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    We booked only for two nights and ended stayed an entire week in drifters. The atmosphere is fantastic, the hostel is just next to the beach and there are lot of activities you can do. The staff is very good as well. Come here
    Italy, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    Drifters is such an amazing place to stay! The view is absolutely breathtaking! The rooms are good, pretty much what you’ll get at any backpackers there but it’s nice they have mosquito nets and fans already in the room. But for me what stood out the most was the staff at drifters, they are AMAZING, they’re so genuine and kind and helped out so much with everything! It’s 100% worth a visit and I wish I could have stayed longer... hopefully I’ll be back soon😊❤️
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2019
    It was awesome to be right on the beach. You can hear the waves from your room. Places to get food and some great coffee are just a short walk up the beach. A very chill spot run by very cool people. Would definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Aug 2019
    Had the most amazing time here. It’s literally right on the beach, whereas teddy’s hostel is further back and not on the beach. Really close to all the best places to eat (mr Kahawa!). Staff are friendly and helpful, and when there’s enough people in the hostel they have a group BBQ dinner at night! I’m a female solo traveller and found it easy to make friends and felt really welcome which for me means a lot. Also one of the most beautiful beaches in the wold. Thank you drifters!🌍💜
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2019
    Great location and even better company. Folks running the hostel are awesome and attracts a good crowd. Communal dinners are excellent. Location right on the water can’t be beat, plus the pool is deluxe. Excited to plan my next trip back!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2019
    Spectacular location & great spot to meet ppl. The rooms are basic but more than what you need at a beach. Great view at the beach, pool as an option, nice bar & located great to some other spots. Best backpacker spot in Zanzibar. Highly recommend
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Aug 2019
    Highly recommend staying here. The location is amazing on the beach front. People working there are amazing!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Aug 2019
    Absolutely loved Drifters! 10/10 would recommend. The location was perfect for kiteboarding or in my case just lazing around and enjoying the beach. The staff made me feel welcomed and kept me well informed on where to hang out around Paje for food and parties etc. There’s no kitchen but there are restaurants less than 2 mins away with good food albeit at tourist prices. The dorms are basic but not uncomfortable.
    Zimbabwe, Female, 18-24
  • 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
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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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