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Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Flamingo Guest House
Ranked #8 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Flamingo for a few nights as a solo traveler, in a single room with shared bathroom. Usually I like to stay in dorms but Flamingo was the cheapest thing I could find in Stone Town, at $14/night. It was nothing amazing, it feels very budget, very no-frills. With that said, I have no major complaints. My room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room had sink, mosquito nets and comfy beds, and each floor had two bathrooms with showers. Free breakfast was one of the best we had - lovely fresh bread, choice of eggs, fruit and tea/coffee. We organised the dolphin tour through them as it was one of the cheapest we could find ($30), which was a fantastic day that included... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very clean, hot water in the shower (not very often in East Africa), perfect place when you travel on budget. Simple breakfast, but on the roof of the building. Great spot to stay when you want to hire a car and travel around the island. We booked our rooms via phone, no problems when we arrived.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and was surprised after the not-so-good reviews at how great it was! It is BUDGET accommodation, and that's what you get - but the rooms had good quality mosquito nets, a fan, a sink and mirror and a place to put your backpack/bag. The bed was reasonably comfortable, the room was quiet and the shared... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed at Flamingo lodge for 2 nights in December. Basic but clean with an included breakfast of fruits, eggs and freshly baked bread served on the rooftop. The shared toilets/showers were always clean and the staff were extremely laid back and easy going. Would use again for short stays.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stone town and Zanzibar must be one of the most optimistically priced places I have ever been, but sadly people still come and people still pay it, so Flamingo doesnt really need to improve. Why someone hasnt opened a truly decent backpackers in Stone Town is beyond me, it must be either very expensive or simply relaxed owners not needing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We chise the Flamingo Guesthouse relying on the suggestion in the Lonely Planet. Upon arriving to Zanzibar we checked the rooms and prices in several guesthouses, but Flamingo was by far the best option for our budget. Stayed for 4 nights in June 2012. There were 4 of us and we stayed in a 4-bed room with shared bathroom/WC. The... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed our stay though we didn't spend much time in the hostel. Staff were ok. We liked that it was a bit out of the main tourist hub because we got to explore different parts of Stone town but it would not be for everyone. Great bokoboko place around the corner!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Me and my boyfriend didn’t expect a lot cause it was cheap but what we experienced was absolutely horrifying! I woke up in the middle of the night cause a rat was crawling around on me!! Absolutely terrified, I went to the receptionist who couldn’t care less. He just told me that this could not be possible and that we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I stayed here during my time in Zanzibar. Ok, so it's cheap and in a good location but the place was disgusting. There were rats crawling over me and my boyfriend in the middle of the night. They got in through a huge hole in the wall of our room which opened out into the corridor where the staff stood... More

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Address: Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Also Known As:
Flamingo Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Flamingo Guest House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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