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Jambo Guest House

Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #11 of 29 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finished my trip from Comoros for a few days in Zanzibar. This Jambo Guesthouse was recommended to me by two different guest and I really enjoyed my stay there. Location (in Old Town) is good (less than 10 minutes walking to Forodhani Gardens), friendly/helpful staff, nice breakfast. Rooms are clean, big beds, even A/C is there, bathrooms very clean... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at Jambo Guesthouse for 3 nights. Managed to get a twin room for 50,000 per night with a/c. The location is right in the heart of Stone Town and the cool Green Garden restaurant is opposite. The staff made us very welcome and we had lots of interesting conversation. Breakfast was really good and the showers were hot.... More

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Nungwi, Tanzania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I booked and paid for 4 nights, turned up and they said they had no record of my booking and their hotel was full. I had to go elsewhere and find a place to stay. What a waste of time and trouble and stress they caused me. Luckily I called up agoda website and they managed to refund me, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is a great place to stay in Stone Town. It's a short walk to the downtown area. Prices are excellent and rooms are simple and clean. Bathroom is shared for some rooms and is clean and sparse (no luxuries here) but it's a hostel. Staff were very kind and accommodating. Would recommend staying here without any hesitation and look... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I've stayed three times over the last few years. If looking to stay in Stonetown for more than a week, I'd strongly recommend you book into a hotel. If not too fussy and perhaps only staying a Stonetown a few days before moving on, this place is perfect. It's cheap, centrally located and the rooms are air conditioned and secured.... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

I booked my reservation 4 weeks ago and received a confirmation. 2 days prior to my stay I contacted the hotel about information on a taxi from the airport. I was informed that they did not have my reservation and that it was fully booked. I gave them my confirmation number but that didn't matter as they were fully booked.... More

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Ostend, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very good adres for a good price. Centrally located in Old Stone Town, just across Green Garden. Clean comfortable rooms with AC/fan. Good and healthy breakfast. They provide transport to/from the airport.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I only had 4 days in Zanzibar so decided to stay close to the airport and chose to base myself in Stonetown. I was on a tight budget and Jambo Guesthouse was suggested. I instantly liked it - it reminded me of the hostels in Europe. The room was bright and clean with a big queen four poster bed with... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice place to stay - and one of the more reasonably priced in Stone Town. Only problem was that we had trouble sleeping because it was so hot and stuffy in our room. The breakfast was good, and tours were all enjoyable. Useful location.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We were really happy with our stay here but not with the service we received. On arrival they told us they had given away one of our rooms as they forgot to get a contact number from us during our booking a few days earlier. We arrived at 6.20pm and they sold the room at 6. Eventually after a bit... More

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Address: Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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