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Homeland Swahili Lodge

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Nungwi Beach

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
NZ$47

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  • Beach
  • Economy Double Room, 2 Double Beds - Bathroom
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm - Bathroom
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Zanzibar, Nungwi, Unguja Kaskazini, Tanzania
8.0.Very good.
  • The person in charge was very convenient ! I recommend

    Jan 20, 2021

  • This stay was the worst part about my trip to Zanzibar. I had to book it last minute…

    Dec 30, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • Nungwi Beach - 16 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 18 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 24 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.4 km
  • Mnemba Island - 13 mi / 20.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Economy Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Nungwi Beach - 16 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 18 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 24 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.4 km
  • Mnemba Island - 13 mi / 20.9 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 22.6 mi / 36.3 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.7 mi / 27 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 17.7 mi / 28.5 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 20.8 mi / 33.5 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 21.7 mi / 34.9 km
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Zanzibar, Nungwi, Unguja Kaskazini, Tanzania

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • 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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

Fees & policies

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 sanitizer.

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.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing 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

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FAQs

  • 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coccobello (12-min walk), La Fontana (2.2 mi), and Mocco (2.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Homeland Swahili Lodge also has a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 2.0.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, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.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, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Mar 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, Feb 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Backpackers only

    For backpackers

    Sergio Mario, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 12, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Un lodge tres simple bien local. Pas cher. Sympathique patron qui arrange ses clients et les conseille. On se sent

    4 night trip, Feb 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    c'etait notre second séjour au swahili lodge ..nous aimons sa situation dans le village ..à l'ecart des hotels à touristes . la disponibilité de son chef : mister crazy ..la possibilité d'y croiser des gens

    10 night trip, Feb 10, 2019

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