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Jambo Guest House

Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #11 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice air-conditioned room for $20/night. Can't beat it. Good location, easier to find than a few of the other budget options, very clean and definitely a very professional staff. Did I mention the air-conditioning? It was a godsend finding this place. Even if you're on a budget, spring for the extra cost to stay here. You'll be happy you did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, right in the centre. Rooms are basic but provide all the necessities and showers are sometimes hot. Breakfast is good - 2 slices of toast, omelette, juice, tea/coffee, fruit. Good wifi in entrance although seats are REALLY uncomfy. Also the staff seemed to change the price of accommodation - when we rang up they said $15 per night,... More

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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice stay in a double room for a good price (bargain). It's right in the old town - the photos dont do it justice, clean and tidy with good bathrooms and hot water. The room even had aircon and a four poster bed! Breakfast is simple but good with juice, omlette fruit, bread and tea and... More

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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