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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In case of no show the first night will be charged fully.
In case of a cancellation 7 days prior to arrival 50% of the booking will be charged.

Additional Terms and Conditions

If breakfast or extra services are required please confirm prior to arrival.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Besides specious and clean rooms, we offer a wide variety of breakfast options you can choose from and enjoy on our outdoor and indoor areas. From here you will reach most tourist attractions within minutes by foot.

We are located at the prime spot in Stone Town. About 10 minutes walk from the ferry and only 7 km from the airport. Major restaurants and bars are right at our doorstep and reachable within minutes. If you like to hop on the boat, you only need to go down the alley and you will reach the beach.

You can choose from a variety of options. We offer double rooms and dormitory with or without air-condition. All beds come with linen. Our comfy lounge area is perfect to meet new people and read a book. If you are on budget or simply like to cook, you can use the modern common kitchen or join one of our Swahili cooking classes. If you are keen to explore Zanzibar we will gladly support you in booking tickets or tours for you. You can also explore Stone Town with one of our bikes and relax and socialize afterwards in our garden area.

zLife Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 13:00.
Check out before 10:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 19000.00 TZS per person per night
Breakfast not included.

24/7 reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Welcome to zLife Hostel and thank you for booking with us.

Kindly let us know about your time of arrival if it is later then 10pm.

Please be aware of the city tax of 9$ per person and night which is not included in the room rate.

If you have further questions you can contact us on WhatsApp or call our reception.

We are looking forward welcoming you soon!
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    Best stay !!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2018
    Great hostel in prime and incredible clean. The manager Mohammad is an awesome guy and made me feel right at home!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Jul 2019
    Lovely hostel in the heart of Stonetown, a minutes walk to the old fort. Lovely staff and nice stay
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Jun 2019
    zLife is located in Stone Town, making different attractions easily accessible. It's also close to the beach and tons of restaurants. The hostel felt like it's little peace of paradise and was super relaxing. It was very well priced and the staff was amazing. Thank you for an awesome stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2018
    Great location, just off the most popular lane in the Old Town. Dude at reception was very friendly and helpful. Dorms were fine with lockable trunks, and bathrooms were clean. Factor in the tourist tax for the room costs. Definitely recommended.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2018
    The location is good. They have fan but the room is really hot. I stayed only one night.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    28 Nov 2018
    I really enjoy the staff, Mohamed and all the ladies, work really hard and were friendly, were great! Location was fine. I was so disappointed at the price when I got there was almost an extra $10.00, having reservations way ahead of time and the rooms were full of ants, bathroom with water dripping the internet works10% of the time. And to top it all, the DON’T have a shuttle from & to the airport like it said under amenities “transportation”. Sorry, but I won’t stay there the next time.
    Peru, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.0


    29 Jul 2018
    I did not stay at the hostel. Upon arrival they tried to charge me over double the advertised price.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 3.1


    27 Jul 2018
    The dorms had broken fans buttons. The fans had to be connected to plug sockets hanging over someone's bed which made things very awkward at night when that person was asleep. There is one key shared between 6 people in a dorm and the staff do not tell you to hand in the key at reception when leaving. Staff are extremely lazy. They refused to provide basic requests like towel renting. Cock roaches found in the dorm. Hostel hard to locate even for local taxi drivers.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.6


    01 Jan 2019
    Its not worth to spend money there! It was our worst stay in 3 month travelling.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room