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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Market Backpackers - Hostel

Market Backpackers - Hostel

2.0 star property
City-center hostel in Stone Town

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Market St, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 4 min walk
  • Ma shaa allah cafe - 4 min walk
  • Tea House Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Hurumzi - 5 min walk

About this property

Market Backpackers - Hostel

Market Backpackers - Hostel is just 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for TZS 30000.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.


Arabic, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or 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 in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Arabic
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 5 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 30000.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts cash.</p>

Also known as

Market Backpackers Hostel Zanzibar Town
Market Backpackers Zanzibar Town
Market Backpackers
Market Backpackers - Hostel Zanzibar Town
Market Backpackers - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Market Backpackers - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Market Backpackers - 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.
Are pets allowed at Market Backpackers - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Market Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Market Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 30000.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Market Backpackers - Hostel?
You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Market Backpackers - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving.
Are there restaurants at or near Market Backpackers - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lukmaan (4-min walk), Ma shaa allah cafe (4-min walk), and Tea House Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around Market Backpackers - Hostel like?
Market Backpackers - Hostel is in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Slave Market and 9 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.






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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very Good

WiFi is avaliable in the room and wash room is big
Tuncay, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

giwon, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review