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Homeland Swahili Lodge

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Economy Double Room, 2 Double Beds | Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Lobby sitting area
Property grounds
Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | View from room
Economy Double Room, 2 Double Beds | Private kitchen | Coffee/tea maker

Overview of Homeland Swahili Lodge

Homeland Swahili Lodge

2.0 star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near Nungwi Beach
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Zanzibar, Nungwi, Unguja Kaskazini
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Bike hire
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 61 min drive


  • M&J Cafe - 17 min walk
  • Promenade Main Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Nungwi Inn - 15 min walk
  • Fisherman's Grill - 3 min drive
  • Istanbul Restaurant & Bar - 19 min walk

About this property

Homeland Swahili Lodge

Homeland Swahili Lodge puts you a short five-minute drive from Nungwi Beach. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby scuba-diving, and free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast daily. Other features include a bar/lounge and a garden. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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

  • 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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette


  • Limited housekeeping
  • Local maps

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: TZS 18570.72 per person, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Also known as

Homeland Swahili Lodge Nungwi
Homeland Swahili Nungwi
Homeland Swahili
Homeland Swahili Lodge Nungwi
Homeland Swahili Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Homeland Swahili Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does Homeland Swahili Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Homeland Swahili Lodge 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Homeland Swahili Lodge?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Homeland Swahili Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Homeland Swahili Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Homeland Swahili Lodge?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Homeland Swahili Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba-diving. Homeland Swahili Lodge also has a garden.
Does Homeland Swahili Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker.
What's the area around Homeland Swahili Lodge like?
Homeland Swahili Lodge is located a short 16-minute walk from Nungwi Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Don't book
This stay was the worst part about my trip to Zanzibar. I had to book it last minute because my original hotel reservation was randomly cancelled. I did not want to stay in a hostel, but it was my only option, and it was worse than I imagined. I have stayed in plenty of hostels in other countries, but this one was unimaginable. The water did not run - the electricity went out - the host did not know I was coming and took a mattress out of the room I stayed in. There were not enough sheets or any toilet paper, and an animal on property barked all night long and threw itself against the door to be let out, but no one did. The host even had people sleeping under steps, and the internet did not work. I left after one night when I had paid for two, and the hotel denied my request for a refund, even though the conditions were horrendous. Save yourself the annoyance - don't book Homeland Swahili Lodge.
Chanelle, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The person in charge was very convenient ! I recommend
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Booking said it was full and as a solo traveler was looking forward to meeting other travelers. When I showed up, I was the only person in the place. The owner aka "Crazy Man" told me everyone was at the beach and gave me a ride there, which was very kind When I returned to the hotel he said that I was the only one staying. I offered to pay for one day and asked for a refund for the other two days. The owner aka "Crazy Man" agreed but was drunk and had spent all the money I paid in the short time I was at the beach. He said, "you can give people gold and diamonds and they are still not happy", which I found very offensive. He was supposed to stop by the next day after getting money from new guest but never did. You win some and you lose some. I usually dont write reviews but there are much better places for a bit more on the beach. Silver lining is he helped me find a new place.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The owner was very nice and friendly. George who works here is the best guy on earth and the most helpful ever. We got also free transfers to the beach. We only had a negative experience with a taxi driver Shege, who is hired by the owner. He was unpleasant and tried to benefit from us. Do not buy from him anything as he charges much more than you can get on the beach.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good value for money! The hostel is 20 minutes walking from the beach but they will drive you every day at every hour to and from the beach and every other spot in the village. Breakfast is excellent and every evening you can dine at the hostel with the other guests The rooms are nice and clean and there is a common area where you can relax on the hammock . In this area wifi is available and free (not in the rooms). It's the perfect place for backpackers and travellers.
6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very good value for money! The hostel is 20 minutes from the beach but the owner, Babli, will drive you every day at every hour to and from the beach and every other spot in the village. Breakfast is excellent and every evening you can dine at the hostel with the other guests, dinner is was only 10000 tzs and delicious every time! The rooms are nice and clean and there is a common area where you can relax on the hammock . In this area wifi is free (not in the rooms), it's not alway working 100% but you can just ask Babli and he will fix it right away.
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This place is amazing. Also the breakfast is the best in Tanzania. Great location. Bably, the owner is so friendly and very attentive with the guest. I went for 4 days and I spend 10 days
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

If you want a 5* waiter’d accommodation were by you get called sir and are treated like royalty then you are not right for this place. It’s not the place isn’t right for you because the atmosphere, the concept and the uniqueness of the lodge is right for anyone with an open heart and mind. I stayed for one night as a stop gap and met some fantastic people from around the world. Shared experiences and generally had a good relax and laugh. The owner - bubbly/crazy man lives up to his man in every sense but does it with a pure heart of gold and is only concerned with you and being happy- however that is. If you want to remind yourself what travelling really is and how to interact with different cultures of people then homelands Swahili lodge is definitely the place to go. It is an experience like none other
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was one of my hostel stays in all africa!! Staff was amazing! Free breakfast was best I’ve had, free taxi to beaches and night life, free laundry services l, and great welcoming facilities. I hope everyone chooses to stay here. Local family man running a great business.
Christina, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Backpackers only
For backpackers
Sergio Mario, 1-night trip with friends
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