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Drifters Zanzibar

Paje Tanzania
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#5 of 50 Specialty lodging in Paje
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Evening entertainment
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Sophia wrote a review May 2021
12 contributions
I stayed at Drifters for 2 months because to me it's the best place to stay in paje. The location is perfect - right on the beach and away from where everybody parks their boats. There's a super clean pool you can use whenever the ocean is gone because of the extremely low tides. The staff is so friendly, i like William, Shedi and Risiki so much. The owner, David, is really helpful, he will help you with transport etc. He also organises tasty BBQs for super fair price. The vibes are easy and you can meet lots of people. To round it all up: every room has sea view ♥️
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Kieron S wrote a review Apr 2021
Sao Paulo, SP58 contributions1 helpful vote
The place to stay in Paje if you love to party till sunrise. You are bound to meet amazing travelers here. I stayed 2 nights in April. Would recommend this to all travelers that want to party. Beds could be a bit better though :)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Eli wrote a review Feb 2021
13 contributions
Drifters is located directly on the beach, close to many kite schools, bars and restaurants. An ideal place for those, who want to socialize and party. Good vibes and atmosphere. The dorm is simple but ok. No lockers in the dorm, breakfast not included. Just one tip - do something with the chill area, it could be more cosy. Add some swings, chairs, decorations etc ;)
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Rodrigo O wrote a review Feb 2021
Maastricht, The Netherlands14 contributions10 helpful votes
What makes this place great is the sense of community. David is very welcoming and super helpful as the rest of the staff. I stayed in the shared dorms, and is not a luxury suite but you have all the basics, a comfortable bed, clean sheets, individual fan per bed, as well as electrical outlet, a bathroom in the room with other bathrooms in the common areas. The best perk of this place is that you can just wake up and go straight to the ocean, which I did on more than one occasion. In the evenings people gather, so if you don't want to socialize and go to bed early, I recommend you bring earplugs, or if you are in a shared room, you never know who might snore.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Charlotte12358 wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom286 contributions275 helpful votes
Very sociable hostel, great place to meet people. Location is right on the beach and close to the restaurants in Paje. Stayed here for a few weeks over Christmas and would stay here again! There are BBQ dinner nights too which are great and good value.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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US$49 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drifters Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Drifters Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (0.4 km), The Village Market (0.6 km), and Hi Skybar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drifters Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Drifters Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Drifters Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drifters Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delight Zanzibar, Mr. Kahawa, and Kijiji Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drifters Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Drifters Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Drifters Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drifters Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.