Homeland Swahili Lodge

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Beach nearby
Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Coffee/tea maker

Overview of Homeland Swahili Lodge

Homeland Swahili Lodge

2.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Zanzibar, Nungwi, Unguja Kaskazini

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNungwi Beach16 min walk
  • Popular LocationMnarani Natural Aquarium5 min drive
  • Popular LocationNungwi Natural Aquarium10 min drive

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About this area


Located in Nungwi, Homeland Swahili Lodge is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Nungwi Beach - 16 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 18 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min drive
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 10 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 34 min drive


  • Coccobello - 12 min walk
  • Mangi's Beach Bar - 16 min walk
  • Saruche - 16 min walk
  • KiBANDA - 16 min walk
  • Le Macis - 16 min walk

About this property

Homeland Swahili Lodge

Hostel with free breakfast, near Nungwi Beach
Along with a bar/lounge, this hostel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 7 rooms provide conveniences such as kitchenettes and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, ceiling fans and showers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Homeland Swahili Lodge offers 7 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Accommodations all include kitchenettes. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bike rentals

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette


  • Desk
  • Local maps

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Check-in time starts at 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 18570.72 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is 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

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 29 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 29 reviews
1 - Terrible 21%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The person in charge was very convenient ! I recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2019