We tried different places in Stone town
but Manch Lodge was the one we really appreciated.
The owner is really cool and helpful. He accepts to keep our backpacks in a dedicated closet the last day before we took our return flight and even let us take a shower.
We found Manch Lodge by walking around and paid US$30 a night for two people in a room with a double bed, single bed, fan and nets.
Breakfast is included. Bathrooms are shared.
There is an outdoor courtyard for eating and drinking.
We organised a Spice Tour through reception for US$15 per person. Staff were helpful with information.
Forodhani Gardens and the Old Fort at the waterfront are 5-10 minutes walk. Zanzibar Ferry Terminal 20-25 minutes walk.
Creek Road Dalla-dalla Station 10-15 minutes walk.
Manch Lodge is recommended as a cheap option in Stone Town for anyone on a mid-range budget.