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New Teddy's on the Beach

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#1 of 18 limited service properties in Zanzibar Island
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New Teddy's on the Beach is the best Hostel & Backpacker you will find in Jambiani. Right at the beach with a massive swimmingpool it provides a lot of chill area's with breath-taking views. We offer low budget accommodation in dorm rooms as well as private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Our kitchen is open all day long and serves amazing food. Our very experienced bar team is serving drinks and cocktails. Our reception team helps with all possible questions and wishes - tours, taxis, local life, parties. The Security team is at location 24/7 and makes sure, you and your belongings are super safe. New Teddy's is never boring. If you tried all our hammocks, you could walk the slackline, swing in one of our tree swings, try our amazing yoga classes right at the beach or arrange a trip with our kite- or dive school. They offer beautiful watersport activities any time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Sofa
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili

Location

Jambiani Kikadini Road Tanzania
New Teddy's on the Beach
327Reviews1Q+A17Room tips

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khodde996794 wrote a review Yesterday
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This hotel is a cosy, non turisty hotel! It truly feels like coming home! The staff is amazing and helpfull! Really happy with our stay! Amazing food (maby a little expensive) , the pool feels a little durty, but is big and nice!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Antonio F wrote a review 18 Feb
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Nice place to be and great location. The staff if super helpful and there's a good environment at the hostel. I love how easy it was to go around the island and the hostel manager (Selina) always made sure that everything was dealt with and provided all assistance needed
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Date of stay: December 2023
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teamadcor2024 wrote a review 15 Feb
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What a gem! Staying at New Teddy's is so relaxing and a no-brainer when it comes to where is the best place to stay on the island. The staff makes you feel right at home. The family atmosphere and sandy beach property help you to quickly forget the daily grind back at home. Tasty local cooking and a big selection of activities on the island await anyone who stays for a few days or more. Delicious cocktails, yoga and professional massages are just the icing on the cake!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Yay. Super Feedback. Thank you so much for these detailed insights in our beloved Teddys. We hope to see you again!
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s monagan wrote a review 3 Feb
Ithaca, New York61 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved this place and really needed a place to chill out and unwind. Walking in the white sand, hanging in a hammock, taking long walks on the beach and fresh fruit juice for breakfast! The rooms were very basic but toilet and shower worked well. Can’t say enough about this gorgeous setting and the kind and attentive staff. We got laundry done here and it was done perfectly
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Let the staff book a trip snorkeling, to the spice farm and on one of the traditional boats....
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Thank you that you left this wonderful review with all the beautiful things that could be done at our paradise!
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AnitaDenmark wrote a review 2 Feb
Copenhagen, Denmark21 contributions7 helpful votes
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Great place to stay for families, big nice pool, sand everywhere, a lot of cosy places to hang out, sunbeds, hammocks, swings. Amazing breakfast! Friendly staff, especially Ali Makame, always friendly, smiling, checking that everything is okay, and goes that extra mile to make sure your stay is the best! We would love to come back ☺️
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are struggeling with the heat, get one of the new airconrooms, they are totally worth the...
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YAY! Anita, thanks a million! Great that you appreciate our newest addition to the team, Mr Ali! He was so proud! Thank you!
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ulisesvillanueva wrote a review Jan 2024
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Perfect spot to relax. However if you are looking for partying better go to Page. Prices in Zanzibar are much more expensive than in rest of Tanzania,(except The even more expensive Safaries) and the New Teddys prices are no the exception, Dorms, Food and drinks are expensive, even for European standards. However despite the high prices the quality is optimum.
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Response from Leonie Kaack, General Manager at New Teddy's on the Beach
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Thanks a lot Ulises for your wonderful feedback. We know Zanzibar is not cheap, we are trying to keep it as affordable as possible. However, we highly appreciate you 5 here! Thank you.
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Catcat2227 wrote a review Jan 2024
26 contributions24 helpful votes
Good hotel. Beautiful area, just like in pictures. Food was average. Rooms were a bit outdated and very hot to sleep. Drinking water was free. Good location. When you went to the beach the locals come right away and tried to sell everything and got angry if did not answer or buy. We spend around 300usd on five days in drinks & food.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take your own towels too, it helps to have an extra since everything dries so slow.
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Camilla_jaatten wrote a review Jan 2024
Stavanger, Norway1 contribution
New Teddy’s its the best hostel I have been to in the whole world. Beautiful location in the lovely Jambiani village and access right to the beach. Amazing property with alot of lovely sunbeds, hammocks, beanbags, and sofas for relaxing. An amazing pool where you can cool down. But the best thing about New Teddy’s is the staff - they are amazing! Loved the people and the whole vibe of the place! Definitely coming back next time I’m in Zanzibar
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Date of stay: December 2023
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WOW! Thank you, great feedback, perfect, amazing. We cannot wait to welcome you back here!
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Elke wrote a review Dec 2023
14 contributions12 helpful votes
New Teddy's on the beach, thank you for having us! As a family with 2 kids we had such a wonderful stay with you! Upon arrival we had a warm welcome by the host and received a fresh juice. The location is absolutely breathtaking. Lots of options to relax by the pool or with a view on the sea. Our children loved all the swings and garden beds. The staff is super kind and helpful. Even my son of 9 years old loved his daily chat with the bartender. The rooms were gorgeous, spacious and clean. There is a big difference between low and high tide. We loved to swim in the pool during high tide and walked through the sea during low tide to discover crabs, starfishes and little fishes and shells. New Teddy's on the beach is a gorgeous and great plqce to relax. I would totally recommend it to anyone travelling to Jambiani.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Bring your water shoes because there are a lot of sea urchins in the sea.
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Response from Leonie Kaack, General Manager at New Teddy's on the Beach
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Dear Elke and family. Thank you so much for this great review. Happy that you and the whole gang loved it so much. We are beyond happy for your feedback!
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Jessica H wrote a review Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California12 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely recommend New Teddys. The staff is so friendly and helpful, location is great, good food, and overall great place to stay. Lots of options to relax by the pool and swim in the ocean when the tide is up.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Hey Jessica! Thank you so much for this great feedback and review! Awesome and motivating and highly appreciated!
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£35 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about New Teddy's on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to New Teddy's on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Jambiani Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Top room amenities include a dining area, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to New Teddy's on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lost Soles Bar, Fadhil Restaurant, and Peter Pan Beach Lodge & Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does New Teddy's on the Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, New Teddy's on the Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at New Teddy's on the Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at New Teddy's on the Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swahili.