Stone Town is small, so Manch Lodge isn't too far from anything. We wound up at this hostel by chance, as the other hostels we had looked into were full. The woman at reception was extremely friendly and hospitable. She gave us a map and directions when we first arrived. The rooms are very basic (but have mosquito nets) but clean, and there are a couple of shared bathrooms which are small but decently clean. Four of us traveled together, and we stayed in a quad room without a bathroom. Our room (first one on the left after reception) had a large window, but we had to close it during the night because of occasional loud passers by. There is a fridge near the lobby from which you can buy drinks. The breakfast was simple (crepes and fruit) but in my opinion pretty good. The staff was courteous and made sure we had all we wanted to eat, and the environment was great for meeting other travelers. If you are okay with having just the basics, this is a good place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Manch Lodge, Vuga Zanzibar/Stone Town