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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    27 Oct 2019
    We enjoyed our short stay at Zlife. Breakfast was great, staff was very friendly, and rooms were clean. Would stay again
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Oct 2019
    Great location, clean rooms, helpful staff
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Aug 2019
    The stuff warmly welcomed me with an ice tea. The rooms are nice, hot shower were available. The location is perfect in the heart of stone town. I can recommend to stay there :)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    Great location. No view though. Great staff. Good breakfast. Neat and clean
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    02 Aug 2019
    Zlife is the basic hostel you need on your budget holiday/backpacking trip. Location is great (steps away from restaurants, bars and shops; and a 5-minute Wall from Forodhani gardens. Very safe atmosphere inside the hostel. Would leave a better review had the A/C not died in my dorm room the second night I was there and had the Internet been more reliable.
    Venezuela, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Jul 2019
    Very good location in the city centre of Stonetown. Nice, clean rooms with spacious bathrooms. There is a basic kitchen for cooking, but since all the joys of Stonetown is right outside the door, I would recommend just to eat out!
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Neat & clean for a night in stone town. Not much of a social vibe.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    16 Aug 2019
    Great located hostel, within walking distance to all major attractions in Stone Town. Staff were friendly, however not very present in the hostel, reception often unattended and difficult to gain information/help. Dorm was clean, however no bug nets and there was so many mosquitos. Also, no air con or even a fan in 6 bed dorm made it unbearably hot and uncomfortable. The few windows that would open in the dorm opened to a staff area which was loud early hours in the morning.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    16 Aug 2019
    Great location, but the poor security means I wouldn't stay here again - there is only one dorm room key that the staff keeps, and the room remains unlocked most of the day. There's no security of any type at the hostel so anyone could just walk off the street and open dorm room doors. Sometimes the staff do lock the dorm door, but this means you need to find a staff member to unlock it when you get back and reception is usually empty so you need to wait a while before getting into your room.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    20 Nov 2020
    This hostel was basically not open. There was nobody else there and when I asked about WiFi they said they don't have it anymore because they no longer get visitors. Private rooms have no AC and you can't lock the room from the outside, presenting a security risk. Bathroom was a wet room with no towels or soap provided. There was a fan in the room but it was still pretty hot and small. I left immediately.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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