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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Vilanculos yesterday evening. We were hungry and decided to try zombie cucumber. Entering the premises we were blasted loudly by hard house renditions of the Scatman... Bee bup pa para pop... We them asked for Some bread as a starter, but were told they don't serve bread. But were told they have garlic bread.. 40 or so min... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YOU MUST STAY HERE! Quieter vibe than Baobab but a stone's throw away if you want to party there and come back here to relax. The grounds, library, lavatory, pool, grassy area, bar are all very tastefully designed with an eye for detail and a sixth sense for WOW. Food is pricier than the average backpacker budget, but delicious so... More 

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

nice stay, friendly owner. clean 2 person huts with nice outside bathroom. swimming pool, free private parking, free wifi. Would definitely stay here again if I visit Vilanculos again! Nice and friendly staff as well

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Bruno and Valerie are great hosts and the Zombie Cucumber is a lovely place to stay. One problem I think they have are the lack of proper mosquito protection. Food and bar are great, and it's a nice place to meet people and travel throughout Vilanculos.

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Basel
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Zombie Cucumber is located very close to the beach and has a lovely garden, with a little pool. A restaurant serves good meals but they are not cheap for Mozambique. The same thing goes for the bar. The dorm is quite big with 18 beds but very nice done in a round house. Every bunk bed has a mosquito... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Zombie for more than one week. Run by an extraordinary nice belgium couple this place is famous for its stone oven pizza - just delicious! Moreover the rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable and have their own private bathroom. Just 1 min away from the breathtaking beach of vilanculos, this place is definitely the best choice... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Arrived at Zombie Cucumber expecting price they offer on there website. When we got to the reception they quoted 500 meticals for dorms but the website quotes 350 meticals for dorms! It may not seam much but there is a big difference in price if you looking to stay one week! In the centre of Vilanculos around many informal houses... More 

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Lasne, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights and ate at the restaurant too, the place is really cozy and has a nice atmosphere! The owners greeted us very kindly and entertained us during dinner with funny stories and good advice about what to do in the area. It was by far one of the most welcoming places in Vilanculos!... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed at this back packer lodge in Vilanculos on our way to Madagascar. I will say that the host Elizabeth was friendly, helpful and possibly one of the few things worth mentioning about Vilanculos. The beds were not wonderful, but rooms were clean and the price was right. They make good pizza. A word of caution, be careful... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay at Zombie (we were camping and Zombie doesn't offer that option) but we went there for drinks on our first night and met the owner Bruno. He was so kind and gave us great tips on Velankulos and on the Bazaruto island trip. He offered us to chill at the pool the next few days and even... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zombie Cucumber is very well located (2mn walking distance from the beach, facing Bazaruto archipelago)and has been fully renoveted in 2012. The new owners, Valerie & Bruno, are french and belgium and do anything to turn your journey in their small paradise as the best remember of your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zombie Cucumber

Address: Avenida Marginal | Bairro Central, Vilanculos 0000, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Price Range: $19 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles jmmacg, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“WiFi is near the reception so WO have it in your room, get on with a high number.”
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“The double rooms near the pool are really nice. They don't have double beds for couples, but I'm sure your love can't overcome that challenge.”
 of 5 bubbles eduardoa900, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We used the chalets because of budget but they also have the Casa Jules "Hotel" with onsuite rooms if you prefer not to share ablutions.”
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“I liked my bungalow, numer 4, but they are basically the same.”
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