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Lala Hostel

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Property entrance
Soundproofing, free WiFi
Soundproofing, free WiFi
Soundproofing, free WiFi
Soundproofing, free WiFi

Overview of Lala Hostel

Lala Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Stone Town

2 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
534 Benghan St, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive


  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 3 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Silk Route - 4 min walk

About this property

Lala Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Lala Hostel is just 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi, wired Internet, and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.


Dutch, English, French, German, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lala Hostel Zanzibar Town
Lala Zanzibar Town
Lala Hostel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Lala Hostel Zanzibar Town
Lala Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Lala Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Lala Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lala Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lala Hostel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lala Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lala Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Lala Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lala Hostel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Lala Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (4-min walk), The Silk Route (4-min walk), and Mistress of Spices (5-min walk).
What's the area around Lala Hostel like?
Lala Hostel is located near Shangani Beach in Stone Town, a short 6-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 2 minutes' walk from Jaw's Corner.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Arnaque, horrible, à fuire, déception totale
Accueil horrible, aucune sympathie, pas de fenêtres dans la chambre!!! Réservation pas pris en compte donc on a du payer deux fois c'est une arnaque complète, sol salé, prise ne fonctionne pas, moustiquaire trouée de partout donc inutile, odeur bizarre humidité, petit déjeuner horrible, attendu 1h pour voir un responsable pour la réservation. À fuire!!!!
aurelie, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Simple, nice and central hotel with new furnitures
Nice location, super central. Clean and comfortable room with private bath. Half guesthouse and hostel. Staff not particularly warm. It as a pity that the breakfast is not included in the price.
Luca, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review