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Jambo Guest House

Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those on a budget, Jambo Guest House in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, is excellent. The rooms were really nice, particularly the beds! A comprehensive and very tasty breakfast was included in the cost of board, the place was clean, and the locality is right in the centre of Stone Town. I had a really pleasant stay here and recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at Jambo Guesthouse and we were really satisfied with our pick. The hostel has a very good location in Stone Town, the rooms very clean and cosy. The price was cheap and the quality was good (staff, breakfast, rooms). But more than this we were very grateful to all staff members as they helped us... More 

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Turin, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had been in the hostal for two night. I had a good singole room for 25$ each, and i find the hostal very good. Is Located in the Mkunazini Zone, center of Stone Town, near Darajani Market & Forodhani, near too Lukmaan (very good place for taste the local kitchen). The room have fun and very clear. They have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and after the second night we both found bites all over our bodies and then found loads of bed bugs crawling through our sheets as they live in the timber. We then found more bugs all through our clothes. We told the hostel "owner" immediately and said we were leaving the hostel and wanted... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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34 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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Jambo Guest House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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