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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Besides spacious and clean rooms, there are also outdoor and indoor areas that you can enjoy. There is a great variety of breakfast options to choose as well.
We are located at the prime spot in Stone Town and most tourist attractions are within a walking distance from our hostel.
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 relax. 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.
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.

Welcome to zLife Hostel and thank you for booking with us.

We are looking forward welcoming you soon!
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2022
    zLife is located perfectly in the middle of Stone Town and very close to the popular Forodhani Gardens for beautiful sunsets, night market street food and more. I stayed in a nice private room with a powerful roof fan and a cute bathroom ensuite. Everything was fine and the staff was very friendly.
    Switzerland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2021
    Nice hostel I will definitely come back here. Zlife hostel is gem.
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2021
    Thank you all for great stay. Good hospitality.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2021
    Best hostel in zanzibar stone town. I had the best time here. Great staff clean good location.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2021
    Prefect location near to all the shops and restaurants banks the beach and not far from the ferry you can easly walk, super clean hostel with wonderful stuff that always there to help. I stayed here for 12 days and I enjoyed it. Highly recommended if you are in stone town or in zanzibar. Thank you so much guys for the wonderful stay I will. Be back 10 out of 10
    Morocco, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Jun 2022
    The hostel has a good location and a common area to socialize and meet new people. Only stayed 1 night so I cannot say much about the hostel.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Nov 2021
    Good hostel in a courtyard-centered house, dorm rooms were absolutely filthy, never really got cleaned just the sheets changed between guests however they had Air Conditioning which made it tolerable. everything else was great, staff location and atmosphere
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 Feb 2022
    I enjoyed it
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    31 Mar 2022
    Awesome location and extremely friendly and helpful staff. The bathroom needed a lot of attention. There was soggy toilet paper on a wet floor every time i went in.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    02 Jan 2022
    Regular. Beds really squeezed. AC didn't really worked. Room super smelly. Pool breakfast. Only cash.
    Chile, Male, 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