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Zombie Cucumber
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“Chalets are cute - basic but clean with...”
Reviewed September 20, 2010

Chalets are cute - basic but clean with good mosquito nets. No ensuite but showers and toilet block are clean, although no soap etc, and there is hot water in the evening. The bar area is fun and friendly but not really noisy. Food is very good but not really cheap. Best thing about this place is the friendly manager who can advise on and organise lots of activities and is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about what is on offer. The same people run odyssea dive centre up the beach which makes it easy to organise diving.

  • Stayed August 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

When we arrived to Vilankulos we got picked up by the owner of Baobab backpackers. He told us that he had a double room and we were happy to get a lift as it was getting dark. The owner dropped us in front of the hostel and drove away. We soon found out that there were no double rooms available and anyway the place did not look that great. We didn't want to camp so we walked in darkness to Zombie as it seemed the best place nearby (according to guide books). The place had immediately very chilled and inviting vibe. The open air bar was a nice place to have a drink and a chat with fellow travellers. They played some nice chill out music and as their chef was on holiday you were able to order pizza (delivered to the bar) The service was very friendly and the huts (double room) were clean and pretty good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

We had a great stay at Zombie Cucumber. This is one of the places where you can feel and see that someone is putting lots of effort in it to make your stay an enjoyable one. The 4 bungalows are cute and the circular dorm a great idea. There is a pool, hammocks and very friendly staff that entertain you in the cozy bar area. The beach in Vilanculos is not spectacular and the town is very spread out. Be ready to walk :-)

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2008

This place is great. There are four bungalows and a dorm. The staff are really friendly and helped us with a crisis we were having at the time.

They have a pool and a few hammocks which is great for just chillling out.

The food is particularly good and would recommend this place to everyone. Vilanculos is very spread out but this has a good location right in the middle 50m from the beach.

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  • Stayed August 2008
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Additional Information about Zombie Cucumber

Property: Zombie Cucumber
Address: Avenida Marginal | Bairro Central, Vilanculos 0000, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Vilanculos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zombie Cucumber is very well located (2mn walking distance from the beach, facing Bazaruto archipelago)and has been fully renoveted in 2012. The new owners, Valerie & Bruno, are french and belgium and do anything to turn your journey in their small paradise as the best remember of your life. ... more   less 

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