This is the most random place I've ever stayed. The trip didn't start well as they had kindly arranged for a taxi to meet us from the airport. No taxi arrived so we had to make our own way there. When we eventually got there a very rude man opened the door who had no idea what was going on and whether we were booked in or not. Eventually someone showed us to a room but they wanted proof of our booking ( we had already paid 10%) which we didn't have as we were in the middle of travels around Africa with no printer. Eventually we paid what we though was way over the price but was actually what we booked it as.. but after our stay we wanted our money back!
The room was clean but there was no glass in the window so all the mosquito's came in as well as the noise from the street. The rooms are very random and are up several steep flights of rickety stairs. The bathroom was not clean and the flush broken. The shower was cold and started as a trickle which stopped after a minute leaving me with soap in my hair.
Breakfast was ok, fruit and bread with a tiny omelette. The view from the roof top is very cool. They were kind enough to arrange it a little earlier as we had a plane to catch but it was still half an hour late which made it a rush to get to the airport on time.
The first time we stayed they looked after our bags while we went to see the tortoises. But I would not want to stay again. I would advice you to only stay if you really are skint as it seems to be the cheapest place around. Although compared to the rest of Africa it is way too expensive. I would just head straight to the beach and avoid Stone Town all together if I were you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is new furnished dorm in the heart of stone town Zanzibar. Very friendly dorm, cheap and budget in the whole island of Zanzibar. Our dorm is only twin beds and triple beds no more than that. We have 6 twin rooms with shared bathroom and ceiling fan and 1 triple bedroom with shared bathroom and ceiling fan. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Dormitory Lodge Stone Town