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Box 3428, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Karibu Inn Guest House
Ranked #18 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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347 reviews 347 reviews
31 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Basic but nice enough, it's a place to sleep at least. It's clean. Air-con in our room didn't work. The doorway from our rooms into the bathroom was so low i hit my head every time. You have to ask reception for sheets, towels and hot water. There's no safe in the rooms, you have to store your valuables at... More

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gardnerville, nv
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

During an overland trek from Cape Town to Nairobi, I stayed here for 3 nights. the hotel was arranged by the trekking company. The rooms were adequate, but with poor mattresses. The hot water heaters for the showers are turned on upon request so plan accordingly. There is internet access (no WiFi) for a very low price. when you leave... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

For $15 per night (we stayed in the hostel rooms, full price was charged for my young daughter as well), you get what you pay for! An average bed, in a room with no outside facing windows, which is pretty loud in the mornings as well. The guy at the front desk was awful and he charged us to put... More

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Swieqi, Malta
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Karibu inn offers basic accommodation in Stone Town for a very good price inclusive of a decent breakfast. The room was clean, very airy and well lit, overlooking a quiet narrow street. It also had a private bathroom with hot water was available upon request. The staff were very helpful, even booking us a safe taxi to get to the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Survey in Stonetown was obviously none existent when this building was constructed, architecture generally has a 'lean' to it. Room are comfortable, but basic. Very centralised location for the local festivities. Really enjoyed my time at this place. Very safe and secure

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our family stayed at this place for four days. We liked our clean room on the top floor, the spacious lobby, and the big cafeteria for breakfast. The owner is a very friendly and wise man whom we had a lot of interesting conversations. We felt that the Stone Town is expensive in general but Karibu is one of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Great location, 5 min walk from ferry port (ask for directions), 2 mins to beach, 3 to the food market. Dorms were fine for backpackers, we had 5 beds, with a fast hot shower, toilet. Breakfast included (good food). Helpful shuttle service to beach resorts for 10,000, or you can get local bus for 2,000 plus 1,000 if you have... More

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Halifax, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The cheapest place we could find in Stone town. Nice clean beds, good fans and hot water(you need to ask 30 minutes prior). The staff was very accommodating and arranged for our spice tour and dolphin watching cheaper than any other place we asked. Very central in Stone town and only a 10 minute walk from the ferry.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

It met our requirements simply for the fact that we wouldn't be spending much time there. The beds were clean and had a bug net supplied and we really only spent time in the hostel to sleep. The breakfast was above-average for the price (note "for the price" -- if you're looking for a good breakfast the café to the... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A clean and comfortable place with hot water showers. Remember to ask the reception to turn the heat on 30 min beforehand. Recommendable lowbudget hotel right next to the wonderful Forodhani food market.

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Address: Box 3428, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Karibu Inn Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Karibu Inn Guest House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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