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Safina Bungalows

, Nungwi, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We liked Safina because our room (though small) was clean, the fan worked great, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It also came with toilet paper, a good mosquito net, and a bucket and small rug. That's basically what you will get for $20-$30/night here, no frills basics. What we did not have was (1) hot water, (2) decent water... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my wife really enjoyed ourselves. The room was spacious, clean and easy going. Fan, ensure bathroom and mosquito nets. Only a few minutes from the beach. We'll return next time we are here.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My partner and I stayed here in July 2014. The rooms are spacious and pretty clean, but the pictures on the website make them look a lot nicer than they actually are. We found our room looked pretty run down, the light bulb didn't even work and we had to ask for toilet paper from the front desk. For the... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

For me as well it is a bit hard for me to understand all this negative views. The rooms are clean, nice and rather big if you compare the money you are paying for it. I stayed there for three weeks and from my perspective it is best value from all low budget places in the area where I have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Not sure why all the negative reviews. My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights in August 2013 and it was just what we were looking for - a cheap place with easy access to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities of Nungwi. The hardest part of the hotel was finding it on a map. It's right behind the... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lived here only for a few days. The power was off a lot, which made the fan in the ceiling stop. Got terrible hot. Also, there were a lot of rats outside the room. One night there were one rat scrathing to door keeping me up all night. Very unpleasant!!! The security is also really bad. Be careful if you`re... More 

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amersfoort
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I arrived in high season and this was the best I could get for a budget room. I left after 2 weeks when I found out there security is pretty bad. I left my key at the reception before I went out and there was no one to give me the key back when i arrive around midnight. And they... More 

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Nungwi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Me and my wife stayed at Safina in 5 weeks. Very cheep, clean room, and the staf was very kindly. Ok! The breakfast was not so good, Coffe or Thea. Egg bread and fruit.. We payed 20 usd p night. Net time in zanzibar i.m going to stay in Safina.

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

we travelled with african trails and our guide bookes the cattages for...best time at zanzibar... it is cheap, but you get everything you need. 2 minutes to the beach..breakfast is ok, but everything is clean. If you need sth. the boss will bring it to you. the village is 5 minutes away and there you can find the rest you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We paid 30USD for a double room - with en-suite. Very basic, mosquito net had many holes in it, pillows were rocks, but you could say you get what you pay for - minimal. About a 2 minute walk from the beach so convenient. Breakfast was pretty poor - we had an orange + half a banana plus an omelette... More 

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