Mustapha's Place

Zanzibar, Bwejuu, Tanzania, East Africa, budget hotel

Welcome to Paradise

Mustapha's is NOT about hot water and television, it is NOT about hot tubs and tennis courts, it IS about the luxury of nature. If you want to wake up in a coral-walled bungalow, surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea and fragrant frangipani, and walk down to the breathtaking turquoise ocean and soft white sands of Bwejuu beach, then come to Mustapha's.

Our roomsrestaurant and bar are funky, comfortable and original, and there’s always a good mix of travellers from all the countries of the world and locals who enjoy the relaxed ambience of Mustapha's. If you like to meet new people, exchange ideas and experience the real Zanzibar, this is the place for you.

Dreamt up by Mustapha almost a decade ago, and brought into reality by him and his close friend Culture, now managing the place, this is one of the most long-standing hotels in the area. It is also one of the few that is both locally owned and managed. Popular with everyone who likes a rustic local vibe – backpackers, families, honeymooners and older travellers – the only rule is that you must relax... Karibu!


Alex Ritter, Oregon, USA, March 2009

I was here and I had a wonderful, jammin' time. I won't ever forget Mustapha's Place!

Thomas, South Africa, January 2009

Thank you for a wonderful experience - you guys cancel out all the bad things about Zanzibar (mosquitoes, hustlers). FRESH!!!

Susie, UK June 2009

It was great to stay here! Nice people, nice music, nice mountain climbing, nice beach, nice cigarettes, nice bed, nice ocean, nice safari, nice food! I will always remember this place as paradise, pole pole, hakuna...

Nils, February 2009

A beautiful place, nice location, very good music and cool people. Please keep on like this!