15 Best Places to Stay in Stone Town Zanzibar


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Searching for the best places to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar?

You have come to the right place. I visited Stone Town, the island’s historic and cultural center, at the end of my Zanzibar itinerary and loved it! I spent three days/two nights there and will highlight the best places to stay in this blog.

From luxurious stays, accommodations in centuries-old buildings, sleeping in coffee houses, and traditional homes, to apartments and budget-friendly hostels in the middle of UNESCO’s Stone Town alleyway maze. It’s all here!

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BEST PLACE TO STAY IN STONE TOWN ZANZIBAR?

The best hotel to stay in Stone Town, Zanzibar, is hand down beautiful, historical, travel sustainable, and with breakfast included Zanzibar Coffee House.

If you want more options, keep reading to discover where to stay in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

Stone Town, is a UNESCO listed ancient trading hub that shows a mix of African, Arab, and European influences. It has a rich history and culture that is reflected in its narrow streets, historic buildings, bustling markets, and colorful shops. So where to stay when visiting Stone Town?

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Choosing where to stay in Stone Town can be overwhelming, with so many options available. Especially if planned a lot of things to do when in Stone Town.

Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, there’s a perfect accommodation for every traveler. Here you will find an overview of the best hotels in Stone Town. There is magic hidden behind those UNESCO World Heritage streets, narrow alley lines, and intricate doors.

Now, let’s look at the best places to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar.

1. Top 3 hotels in Stone Town Zanzibar

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Shoki Shoki House Stone Town

βœ” top location
βœ” 24-h front desk
βœ” tour desk

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Zanzibar Coffee House

βœ” delicious coffee
βœ” rooftop breakfast
βœ” historic hotel

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Park Hyatt
Zanzibar

βœ” ocean front
βœ” fitness and spa
βœ” hot breakfast

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2. Quick visual overview of Stone Town hotels

HOTELBooking.com
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Zanzibar Coffee House9.1πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œ ❌ $ $ $ BOOK ➜
Park Hyatt Zanzibar8.9βŒπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ $ $ $ $ $BOOK ➜
Lost & Found7.9❌❌❌$BOOK ➜
The Dhow Palace hotel8.2βŒπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $BOOK ➜
Shoki Shoki House8.5πŸ’šπŸ‘Œ βœ”οΈ $ $BOOK ➜
Freddie Mercury Apartments8.8πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ $ $ $BOOK ➜
Mizingani Seafront Hotel8.3πŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $BOOK ➜
Spice Palace Hotel8.1πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $BOOK ➜
zLife Stone Town7.3πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šβŒβŒ$BOOK ➜
Shoki Shoki hostel8.6πŸ’šβŒβŒ $ BOOK ➜
Zanzibar Serena Hotel8.4πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $ $BOOK ➜
Stone Town House8.5❌❌❌$BOOK ➜
Tembo B&B Apartments8.6πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $BOOK ➜
Kahawa house8.4βŒπŸ‘ŒβŒ$BOOK ➜
Maru Maru Hotel8.1πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘Œβœ”οΈ$ $ $BOOK ➜

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3. Where to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar

3.1. Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House is a place if you are searching for a unique and historical place to stay in Stone Town. This boutique hotel is housed in a restored 19th-century building and features traditional Zanzibari dΓ©cor and furnishings.

In all of their cozy rooms and suites, you will find mosquito nets around beds and a ceiling fan. There is free WiFi. The best place is a rooftop terrace, where you will be served complimentary breakfast, paired with a delicious coffee. All this while looking over the streets of Stone Town.

Zanzibar Coffee House has a perfect location inside Zanzibar City, within walking distance from all the major Stone Town sites, like Old Slave Market. Forodhani Night markets are 5 min walk or (450 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.1 |πŸ“ Location: 5 min walk (450 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Great and memorable stay. Spacious rooms are uniquely Zanzibarian. Staff is super kind and the coffee and food, etc were delicious and always well-presented! View from the roof top is worth to have a look!” – Isa (More reviews)

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3.2. Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar is an excellent choice for celebrity treatment and a more upscale and luxurious experience in Stone Town. This five-star hotel is located in a historic building that dates back to the 17th century and overlooks the Indian Ocean.

Rooms have a historic elegance and the modern amenities you are searching for; free Wifi, bathtub, bidet, and air conditioning. Each morning there will be a complimentary breakfast waiting for you. Hotel has a spa and a wellness center.

One of the standout features of Park Hyatt Zanzibar is its location. The hotel is within walking distance of many of the city’s top attractions, including the House of Wonders and the Old Fort. Forodhani Night markets are 6 min walk or (400 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 9.1 |πŸ“ Location: 6 min walk (400 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable ❌ | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Exceptional stay in an exceptional hotel on an exceptional location. Hospitality, location and level of service are unparalleled. Food is spectacular and everything is sparkling clean. Worthy of every dime, cent, and penny to stay in this historic building.” – Naushad (More reviews)

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Where to stay when visiting Stone Town Zanzibar? Here is a list of the best hotels in UNESCO World Heritage site, Zanzibar City, that are within walking distance to all the Stone Town sites. List includes budget hotels, hostels, luxury hotels and coffee houses, sustainable accommodations and Freddy Mercury appartment.

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3.3. Lost & Found

Lost & Found is a hostel accommodation in Zanzibar City. Perfect for anyone looking for a clean and affordable place to stay in the Zanzibar City center. You will find it opposite to the Freddy Mercury Museum, and next to the post office and Memories souvenir shop.
 
Guests can decide between a bunk bed in a mixed dormitory or a single bed in a female-only dormitory. Mattresses are big (could almost fit 2 people), and each bed in the dormitories has a curtain for increased privacy. There are also lockers, air-con, and free Wifi.

Lost and Found Hostel is easy to find and is within walking distance to all Stone Town attractions and amazing breakfast place, like Stone Town Cafe. Forodhani Night markets are 4 min walk or (350 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 7.9 |πŸ“ Location: 4 min walk (350 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable ❌ | Breakfast ❌ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Clean, modern and lively hostel with great facilities and amazing location. Bathrooms are clean, have strong water pressure and hot water. WiFi connection is great, fast and reliable. Staff was super friendly and helpful and I felt great staying here as a solo female traveler.” – Olivia (More reviews)

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3.4. The Dhow Palace Hotel

The Dhow Palace Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in a historic building from 1559. It has a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace offering stunning Stone Town panoramic views. Staying here will feel like stepping back in time because of all the history oozing from the walls.

Rooms in this traditional hotel are furnished in Zanzibari style but come with modern amenities. They all have TV, an electric kettle, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a complimentary breakfast already included in the price and free WiFi. Some of the rooms offer sea view.

The Dhow Palace Hotel is perfect for exploring the city’s winding streets and historic sites, including Old Fort of Zanzibar, Old Slave Market, and House of Wonders. Forodhani market is 6 min walk or (500 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.2 | πŸ“ Location:  6 min walk (500 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable ❌ | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Lovely boutique located in a very well maintained old building. Decor and furniture was matching the traditional ones. Friendly and helpful staff and delicious breakfast in  the morning.” – Isabel (More reviews)

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3.5. Shoki Shoki House Stone Town

Shoki Shoki House Stone Town is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar. This historic property seamlessly blends traditional Zanzibari architecture with modern comforts, offering guests a truly unique and authentic experience.

Rooms are tastefully decorated, with large beds with mosquito nets and closets. There is a 24-h front desk and free Wifi. Delicious breakfast is included in the price and guests can choose between English or vegetarian option.

The hotel‘s central location allows guests to easily explore the historical charm of Stone Town. It is close to the House of Wanders and the Freddy Mercury Museum. Staff at Shoki Shoki House can arrange a guided Stone Town tour for you. Forodhani market is 3 min walk or (300 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.5 | πŸ“ Location: 3 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Wonderful hotel with fantastic location and friendly staff. Hotel is centrally located and it is safe to walk at night. They are happy to arrange trips or airport transfer. Great value for money.” – Gemma (More reviews)

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3.6. Freddie Mercury Apartments

If you’re a fan of the legendary singer Freddie Mercury, you won’t want to miss the chance to stay at the Freddie Mercury Apartments in Stone Town. These apartments are a part of the Tembo House Hotel group and are located in the building where Mercury was born and spent his early years.

You will be staying in an apartment, with a balcony and kitchen. The furniture is not the newest but it has a special charm, it has a true Zanzibari feel. Place is decorated with memorabilia and photos of the rock icon. There is a small kitchen in the apartment but breakfast is included in the price.

Freddy Mercury Museum is below the apartments so be prepared for people taking photos of β€˜β€™your’’ front door. Location is superb and on the main way to the city tour. Forodhani market is 3 min walk or (300 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.8 | πŸ“ Location: 4 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | SustainableπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“It feels like traveling back in time and staying in a different era. Food at the hotel was great, but they are not in the same building. Freddy Mercury Apartment was nice and quiet and bigger than expected. There is AC and Wifi but it gets hot in the afternoon. It was funny and strange seeing people taking photos of the front door.” – Marge (More reviews)

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3.7. Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Located on the waterfront of Stone Town, the Mizingani Seafront Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers who want to experience the charm of Zanzibar’s historic district. The hotel is housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century building and features traditional Zanzibari dΓ©cor with modern amenities.

All rooms are spacious and have tea/coffee maker. Some rooms have a sea view. There is 24-hour front desk, a restaurant and a delicious breakfast already included in the price. Guests can relax in a pool, on a terrace, or in a hammam.

Mizingani Seafront Hotel is situated just steps away from some of Stone Town’s most popular attractions, including the House of Wonders and the Old Fort. It is a short walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and a spot where boats leave for Nakupenda and Prison Island. Forodhani market is 3 min walk or (300 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.3 | πŸ“ Location: 4 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Perfect hotel for a few nights in Stone town. Nice and airy rooms, wonderful breakfast and buffet options. Spectacular view from the dining are and rooms. Superb location within walking distance to the most of the attractions and famous Forodhani Night Market. Loved the style and art work.” – Lara (More reviews)

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3.8. Spice Palace Hotel

For a taste of luxury and history, 4-star Spice Palace Hotel is a top pick in Stone Town. Housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, this hotel features traditional Zanzibari dΓ©cor and a range of modern amenities and a sun terrace offering stunning view over the Stone Town.

Rooms and studios are spacious and elegantly furnished and have a tea/coffee machine in them. Each room has a private bathroom with free toiletries. There is free WiFi available and a delicious complimentary breakfast.

Spice Palace Hotel is close to the Jaws Corner, a perfect place for watching locals and for exploring the city’s city’s winding streets and historic sites. The closest sites are Jaws mosque with intricate doors and St. Joseph Cathedral. Other Stone Town sites are within a walking distance. Forodhani market is 4 min walk or (300 m) away.

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πŸ’• Rating 8.1 | πŸ“ Location: 4 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Great stay right in the heart of Stone Town old town. Rooftop is perfect to relax and eat or drink. Staff is very friendly, attentive and helped us to organize tours and was full of suggestions. IT has a small and charming swimming pool and very comfortable beds.” – Andrew (More reviews)

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3.9. zLife Stone Town

zLife Stone Town is a budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Stone Town. It offers mixed dormitory rooms and female only dormitory rooms. They also offer rooms suitable for families, double and twin rooms. zLife has a terrace, garden and a shared lounge. There is free WiFi available throughout the property.

Property offers breakfast. In some room rates, vegan, buffet or vegetarian breakfast is already included in the price. Others can decide on it when booking a room or while there.

zLife has one of the best locations for sightseeing Stone Town. All the sites are within walking distance. It is a 2-minute walk from Old Fort of Zanzibar and a 5 minute walk from Sultan’s Palace. It’s across the street from the boat terminal to Prison Island and Forodhani market is 3 min walk or (300 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 7.3 | πŸ“ Location: 3 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast ❌ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Perfect and affordable place to stay if you are searching for something budget friendly on an excellent location. Breakfast and location are superb. Rooms are cozy and stylishly furnished but could be a bit better. Or maybe it’s just my standards. All in all, great place for a short Stone Town stay.” – Nicole (More reviews)

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3.10. Shoki Shoki Hostel

If you’re a budget-conscious traveler looking for an affordable place to stay in Stone Town, Shoki Shoki Hostel is an excellent option. This budget-friendly hostel is located in the heart of Stone Town, just a short walk from the city’s main attractions.

They offer a bed in clean, spacious, and well-maintained 8-bed shared dormitory room. Room is air-conditioned and they have a free Wifi. They have a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. The hostel also has a communal kitchen and a lounge area.

Shoki Shoki Hostel is located close to the Jaws corner in the old center of Stone Town. It is a short walking distance from the main attractions and landmarks. Closest ones are Jaws Mosque, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and Old Fort. Forodhani market is 3 min walk or (300 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.6 | πŸ“ Location: 3 min walk (300 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’š | Breakfast ❌ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Exceptional and affordable stay right in the center of Stone Town. Very friendly and welcoming staff and great atmosphere to meet new people and make friends. Wonderful value for money for anyone traveling to Zanzibar on a budget.”  – Jessica (More reviews)

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Where to stay when visiting Stone Town Zanzibar? Here is a list of the best hotels in UNESCO World Heritage site, Zanzibar City, that are within walking distance to all the Stone Town sites. List includes budget hotels, hostels, luxury hotels and coffee houses, sustainable accommodations and Freddy Mercury appartment.

| where to stay Stoone Town | Unguja | Zanzibar City | House of Wonders | Jaws corner

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3.11. Zanzibar Serena Hotel

For a truly luxurious and indulgent stay in Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a must-visit. This 5-star hotel offers a view of the Indian Ocean and is housed in a stunning colonial-style building. It features elegant dΓ©cor and furnishings that perfectly blend traditional Zanzibari style with modern amenities.

At this Stone Town hotel you will find an outdoor pool with lounge chairs, restaurants serving Swahili and international dishes and cafΓ©. Delicious breakfast is already included in the room rate. Rooms are spacious, each with private bathroom with bath and shower and coffee machine. 

Located in the heart of Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is just a short walk from the city’s main attractions. The closest are Stone Town Beach and Freddy Mercury Museum. Forodhani market is 7 min walk or (500 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.4 | πŸ“Location: 7 min walk (500 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Professional and friendly staff made our stay wonderful. Romm style is amazing. The view on the Indian Ocean is something that I could never get enough. Wish our stay was longer since this is a perfect location for exploring Stone Town.” – Alan (More reviews)

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3.12. Stone Town House

Stone Town House is an accommodation suitable for budget conscious travelers.
This hostel accommodation offers mixed and female only dormitory rooms. They also offer a triple room with shared bathroom and a double room with a private bathroom

Rooms are simple but clean. The all have a air conditioning and a free Wifi. Rooms include linen and towels. Showers are clean and have a hot water. Here you can also find a tour desk and staff will be happy to provide info about things you should do in Stone Town.
 
Stone Town House is located in the heart of Stone Town. IT is a short walk away from Stone Town Beach, and Hamamni Persian Baths. It is also close to Sultan’s Palace, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and Old Fort of Zanzibar. Forodhani market is 6 min walk or (450 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.5 | πŸ“Location: 6 min walk (450 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable ❌ | Breakfast ❌ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Fantastic location and really centrally located hostel, but just enough to have it nice and quiet. Extremely warm and helpful staff. Rooms are simple but beautiful and clean. It has a great price to performance ratio and staff is very knowledgeable regarding things to do and see in the area.” – Vincenzo (More reviews)

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3.13. Tembo B&B Apartments

For a comfortable and affordable stay in Stone Town, Tembo B&B Apartments is a great option. These spacious and modern apartments are located just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of the city, making it easy to explore all that Stone Town has to offer.

Rooms at this Stone Town accommodation are clean and comfortable. Each room has a coffee machine, a small kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. There is free Wifi throughout the property and a complimentary buffet breakfast. There is a pool on the roof.

Tembo B&B Apartments have an excellent location, in UNESCO World Heritage Stone Town city. They are within walking distance to Stone Town beach, port, Freddie Mercury Museum and other Stone Town must do’s. Forodhani market is 6 min walk or (400 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.6 | πŸ“Location: 6 min walk (400 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Exceptional apartments in the centre of Stone Town and within walking distance to all the attractions. Amazing breakfast with lots of options to choose from. Loved the outdoor swimming pool and how spacious our room was. Kudos to the friendly staff who went above and beyond to help us see the best this town has to offer!” – Daryl (More reviews)

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3.14. Kahawa House

For a cozy and charming stay in Stone Town, Kahawa House is a top pick. This 4-star Stone Town hotel is housed in a beautiful historic building and features a terrace and just six spacious, elegantly decorated rooms.

Each air-conditioned room has free Wifi and a private bathroom. All rooms have a tea/coffee making machine and a delicious breakfast included in the room rate. They have a non-smoking rooms and offer a room service.

Kahawa House‘s location in the heart of Stone Town is perfect for exploring the city’s winding streets and historic sites. They are a few steps away from Stone Town Beach and the Indian Ocean. Other sites are within walking distance. Forodhani market is 5 min walk or (400 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.4 | πŸ“Location: 5 min walk (400 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable ❌ | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool ❌

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Like home away from home. Beautiful and very stylish rooms in old but beautifully renovated building. Location is superb. Lovely staff members made us feel like at home and were helping us with anything we asked. Hakuna matata!” – Sophia (More reviews)

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3.15. Maru Maru Hotel

Maru Maru Hotel is a luxurious and elegant 4-star hotel in Stone Town. Hotel has a rooftop terrace with a pool, where you can relax and enjoy the 360-views of the city. They offer free on-site parking and can arrange an airport transfer or book any of the Stone Town tour for you.

Rooms have locally made furniture and are air-conditioned. Some rooms have wooden ceilings and the view on the garden or city. Each room comes with a free Wifi, complimentary delicious breakfast, private bathroom and coffee making machine.

The Maru Maru Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town, opposite to the Old Fort. Zanzibar Tourist Information center and House of Wonders are a short walk away. Hotel is within walking distance to all the attractions and Forodhani market is 2 min walk or (150 m) away.

πŸ’• Rating 8.1 | πŸ“Location: 2 min walk (150 m) from Forodhani Market | Sustainable πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š | Breakfast πŸ‘Œ | Pool βœ”οΈ

WHAT PAST GUESTS HAVE SAID

“The best location in Stone Town to begin or end your Zanzibar trip.Great buffet breakfast with many delicious options. Staff members are welcoming, friendly and helpful. Location of the hotel is perfect. Swimming pool and the rooftop bar are great places to relax after the sightseeing.” – Collins (More reviews)

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Stone Town Zanzibar hotels is an ultimate hotel collection of best places to stay in UNESCO World Heritage site Zanzibar city. In Stone Town, you will fcoffee houses, Freddy Mercury apartment, bed and breakfast, luxury hotels, hostels and budget friendly stays. Perfect location for exploring Prison Island, or to explore Paje or Nungwi.

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4. What are the Best Places to Stay in Stone Town Zanzibar, in a nutshell

And here you have it, a list of best places to stay in Stone Town, Zanzibar and an answer to your question on β€˜where to stay in Stone Town’.

This list of accommodation options in Zanzibar City, includes coffee houses, luxury hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, Freddy Mercury apartment, budget-friendly options, and hostels.

For budget-savvy travelers there are Lost&Found and Shoki Shoki Hostel, then there are mid-range options like Dhow Palace and Maru Maru hotel. For a bit more affordable price have a look at Shoki Shoki Hotel. Park Hyatt and Zanzibar Serena Hotel are more prestigious ones.

Regardless of where you stay from the list, all hotels in Stone Town, Zanzibar are within walking distance to all the sites and close to the Forodhani food market.

From the options above, which one looks the most appealing to you?
Let me know in the comments!

Hakuna Matata,
Anja

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If you are planning a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Stone Town, you might be wondering what are the best places to stay in Stone Town. Here you will find a list of the best hotels in Zanzibar’s capital, Zanzibar City. List of accommodation options including coffee houses, luxury hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, Freddy Mercury apartment, budget-friendly options, and hostels. Some budget options are Lost&Found and Shoki Shoki Hostel, then there are mid-range options like Dhow Palace and Maru Maru hotel. Park Hyatt and Zanzibar Serena Hotel are more prestigious. All Stone Town hotels are within walking distance to all the sites and close to the Forodhani food market.


πŸ—¨ FAQ

What are some cheap accommodation options to stay in Stone Town?

Amongst the best budget-friendly accommodation options in Stone Town are Shoki Shoki Hostel, zLife Stone Town and Lost&Found.


Is it worth staying in Stone Town, Zanzibar?

Yes, absolutely.

An old part of Zanzibar city, Stone Town is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It has many attractions to see, interesting history and it is worth staying there for at least a day or two.


How many days should I spend in Stone Town?

From 1 to 3 days.

Plan to spend from 1 to 3 days in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Town has many amazing attractions to see, interesting history and it is a great starting point for day trips close by, like Nakupenda, Prison Island, or Spice Farm.


What are some unique accommodation options in Stone Town?

From 15. century buildings transformed in a hotel decorated in Zanzibari style furniture, to sleeping in Coffee Houses. From spending the night in old merchant homes to ‘living in history’ in a Freddie Mercury apartment, where the Queen singer spent his early years.


Where is Freddie Mercury apartment in Stone Town, Zanzibar?

Freddie Mercury apartment in Stone Town, where the lead Queen singer spent his early years, is located in the center of Stone Town. Only a few meters from Stone Town Beach and Forodhani market. All other Stone Town attractions are within walking distance.


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✈️ FLIGHTS: I use Google Flights where the explore feature is perfect to find amazing flight fares. I book directly with an airline or pair it with Iwantthatflight for the best deals.

🏨 ACCOMMODATION: Booking.com is my favorite site for finding great hotel deals. They return the best rates and reviews are from actual guests!

🚘 RENTAL CARS: Discover Cars are my go-to, when planning an epic road trip.

πŸ—½ TOURS & ACTIVITIES: I like to wander around on my own, but when I want to explore with a group, skip the line with an entrance ticket, I book it with GetYourGuide or Viator.

β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή TRAVEL INSURANCE: I never, under any circumstances travel without insurance. In most cases, I use yearly global travel medical insurance. But, if you don’t have that and some impromptu travel plans occur, use SafetyWings. With them, you can buy travel insurance even when you are already abroad. Better be safe, than sorry!

πŸ“² PHONE AND ONLINE SAFETY: NordVPN keeps your devices browsing safe and malware free.Β Stream shows from around the world, access social media in countries where they are blocked and buy cheap flights by changing your virtual location.


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anja on Adventure

Anja On Adventure is a travel blog, a collection of insider tips and information on destinations, that I visited as a solo female traveler, tour guide, teacher, yacht stewardess, and Survivor challenge tester.

Anja, is a thirty-something adventure-seeking, sun chasing, beach hopping, gin-loving, tropics enthusiast with a creative mind and sarcastic spirit, who loves coconut and mango but doesn’t like chocolate and sweets. I am passionate about all things travel, maps, and puzzles. Click here to learn more About me.

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