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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in room 8 and paid 34,000 TZS per night with breakfast included. The room is just big enough to include a king size canopy bed and a small desk. In-room amenities include air conditioning (but no remote control, ask at the desk to turn on the ac), WiFi, ceiling fan, mosquito net and one small window. It is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 10 nights and found it to be perfect for what we needed. Located in the centre of downtown it is perfectly located. Also has a nice restaurant next door which does nice pizza and shisha. Rooms are clean and basic with ac and fan as well as a comfy bed and mosquito net. Staff are super... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering around Stone Town in search of a different guest house that had been recommended to us, but as we were walking, a man called to us from Jambo and said he had rooms available. We peeked our heads in and they offered us bread and tea, even though they had already finished serving their continental breakfast. The... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I can recommend Jambo Guest House without hesitation to every backpacker or indivual traveller on Zanzibar. We stayed there for five nights. Our room was clean and big with an AC and a fan on the ceiling. The big beds were equipped with mosquito-nets. There are very simple shared bathrooms outside of the rooms, but they were clean. The staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good location, yummy breakfast, lovely staff, great prices...overall great for the budget traveller looking for a nice cheap room. Some of the rooms even have aircon as well as the fan...such a bonus!

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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16 hotel reviews
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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

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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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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Address: Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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Number of rooms: 3
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Jambo Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Jambo Guest House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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