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4.0 / 5Very Good
6 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Municipal Market
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Odyssea Dive
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Fish Market
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Vilanculos (VNX)
    5 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Double or Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Vilanculos, Zombie Cucumber is on the beach. Shoppers can check out Municipal Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Vilanculos Beach and Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Municipal Market - 12 min walk
  • Odyssea Dive - 12 min walk
  • Fish Market - 13 min walk
  • Vilanculos Beach - 4 min drive
  • Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Vilanculos (VNX) - 5 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Zombie Cucumber

Waterfront hostel with an outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, ceiling fans, and showers.
Zombie Cucumber offers 4 accommodations with ceiling fans. This Vilanculos hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–1:00 PM: MZN 510 for adults and MZN 300 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe
No elevators

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Beachfront location
Pool sun loungers
Pool umbrellas


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Free cribs/infant beds


Bathroom (partially open)
Hair dryer (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: MZN 510 for adults and MZN 300 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MZN 300 per room (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 are 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.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Zombie Cucumber Hostel Vilanculos
  • Zombie Cucumber Hostel
  • Zombie Cucumber Vilanculos
  • Zombie Cucumber Vilanculos
  • Zombie Cucumber Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Zombie Cucumber Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Vilanculos

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Basic chalets near the beach - plus great pizza!

The chalets at Zombie Cucumber are fairly basic but have everything you need - and the outdoor bathrooms are definitely a plus! There is also a beautiful pool area as well as excellent wood-fired pizza. The staff were friendly, and the owner was very helpful in explaining how to take public transport to Tofo. Though the lodge doesn't directly overlook the beach, it's just a one-minute walk away from a truly spectacular stretch of ocean. The only downsides are that the room was quite hot at night, and the ceiling fan also made a lot of noise which made it a bit difficult to sleep. The mosquito net had a few holes so we frequently had to get rid of the mosquitoes that flew inside the bed net. The chalets were also quite basic and not very well-lit - we thought they were a bit pricey (we paid $64 per night for a double room) for what they were.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice hotel close to the beach

Good stuff: Nice hotel, nice room with balcony, excellent mosquito net, nice garden, good location. Good pizza in the restaurant. Could be better: internet didn't work for a day. Breakfast is heavily overpriced. For the room price I paid, breakfast should have been included. Vegetarian menu in the restaurant is slim. Vegan menu non-existent sadly. Overall for the price of the room you get much more in Maputo or London for that matter.

Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great Value and location

Great value, good location and friendly staff. Great pizza & food at the restaurant.


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Trevlig och hjälpsam personal och god mat. Wi-fi fungerade inte hela tiden och den närmaste stranden är inte bra.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

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