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Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Paje
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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“Best price/quality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here last year and were not disappointed on our return. Actually the huge pool is a major luxurious improvement for those days when it's a bit too windy on the beach (or you're too lazy to walk the 2 minutes to the beach). If you are looking for chilled vibes at a very affordable price, with friendly service and good food then look no further! This is the place to be!

Room Tip: Ask for the new en-suite doubles!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

At the Demani Lodge, you get all the amenities of a hotel (shower, hot water, breakfast, pool, etc) at the price of a hostel. Definitely the ideal place where to stay whilst backpacking in Zanzibar! The owner is helpful and the staff are all the time pending to whatever your needs are.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week and had an amazing time! Was good value for money and in a really good location. Staff were very friendly which created a very good atmosphere around the pool and bar. Recommend for any backpackers!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

If you visit Zanzibar this hotel is an absolute must-stay!
I arrived alone and was made to feel so welcome, the staff here did everything to make your stay as good as possible!
The most picturesque hotel I've seen and awesome value for money.
I will definitely be back to visit for sure and very strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I only found this place by chance on hostelworld, but i was very lucky. As soon as i arrived the staff where excellent in helping me work everything i needed out, i was shown to my room which was very clean and much nicer than expected from backpackers. the beach is a few minutes walk, which i found nice as meant i stretched my legs instead of lazyng about all day. all the food and drinks are amazing, no need to really go any where else untl you have gone througn the whole menu! Thanks Linn and Issa. Would and have recommended to others.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I booked a room via hostelword as it was highly recommended. A few hours later I got a e-mail with valuable tips for my Zanzibar stay send by the management.
Service is awesome, bungalows are clean and the food is really good. A little bit far from town but you always get a free ride to get there. And the nice beach is just a five minutes walk away. Other places directly at the beach offer much less for a same or even higher price.
I can just recommend this place.
Thanks to Linn and Issa for the just awesome time there! Asante sana.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Good value for everything, wonderful food. Nice people and really nice rooms with pool. The pool is clean .Overall really enjoyed our time here, we extended it by 4 nights. I would really recommend staying at demani you will not regret it :)

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Demani Lodge

Address: Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now also with swimming pool!!!! Backpackers, Kitesurfers and barefoot beach-lovers will adore the easy retreat oasis of Demani Lodge. Situated just a kilometre from Paje on the Jambiani Road, Demani's lush garden and easy access to the beach are topped off by flexible accommodation options with doubles, singles, family room and traditional Makuti dorm rooms, and nice, big rooms with wooden floor and bathroom en suite. Pick-up's can be arranged for extra cost. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Demani Lodge Zanzibar/Paje

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