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Family Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of James House

James House

2.5-star property
No-frills guesthouse in Zanzibar Town

8.0/10 Very good

2 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
Victoria Street, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Abyssinian Maritim - 2 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Pagoda - 4 min walk
  • Green Garden - 4 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 5 min walk

About this property

James House

Located only 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the airport, James House offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Fellow travellers say good things about the WiFi.


English, Swahili

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

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
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • 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 per cent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 15 (one-way)


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

James House Guesthouse
James House Zanzibar Town
James House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does James House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, James House 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.
Are pets allowed at James House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at James House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by James House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at James House?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near James House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Baboo Beach Cafe (4-min walk), Pagoda (4-min walk) and Green Garden (4-min walk).
What's the area around James House like?
James House is a short 7-minute walk from Slave Market and 9 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travellers recommend the guest house for its quiet location.



Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

James made a very good breakfast with the best cafe I had in Zanzibar!
Gabriele, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly and nice
Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Simple rooms, clean and good. Good for the price. We had one night and it was perfect. No noise from the street. Very good WIFI.
Anne, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review