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Jambo Brothers Bungalows

, Nungwi, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved being so close to the beach. The location was really great, but the rooms were very basic and not particularly clean. We didn't spend much time in our room so this didn't bother us too much. We found it quite difficult to work out who was actually working at Jambo Brothers as... More 

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stayed at our friend rafiki :-) he was very nice and friendly. He help us a lot and he was allways there if we need something. The bungalow was ok. For the price and the location i can just recomended . We had hot water and the breakfast was good as well. The other places around are way to... More 

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Masaka, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here back in 2012 and came here again in 2015 with my girlfriend. It's a very good option for someone who wants to stay somewhere cheap but also wants to be close to the beach (20 meters away). The rooms are relatively clean, however the bathroom had some mold and the wall had some dirt stains. I'd recommend... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This hostel is actually quite gross, but the location really makes up for it. You literally wake up on the most beautiful beach of Zanzibar. Pros: Location Breakfast Cons: Rooms Toilets No hot water (not really necessary) No wifi Overall, it's still fairly cheap for a bed. Not terrible for a night or two.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dirty toilets. The mattresses are brown with filth. Avoid at all costs. Worst hotel ever. Anywhere but Jambo Brothers! What a beautiful location, the staff should be ashamed of themselves. We asked for the room to be cleaned, never happened, never will! Previous guests turds still in the toilet, mine are there now.

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santiago, chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

- Clean rooms with private bathroom. - Just 20 meters from the beach. - good staff to help you arrange tours/transport. - great location to go out during night and have some beers at the local places. Also just 3 min waling from the supermarket(wifi place). - the restaurant was good(not superb), the prices are good compared with other near... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My friend and I arrived aboard the trucks turned into buses from Stone Town with absolutely no idea on where we were staying. On arriving at Nungwi, after an incredible journey north, we were approached by a sincere looking young man who wanted to know where we were staying. After several ecounters with fraudsters in stone town, those trying to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can not complain about prices in Africa, the location of the place is good and walking distance to all the places and diving centers on the beach. It is safe and rooms are basic but clean and decent and they have an AC and hot water, but be careful of the restaurant as it's super expensive and I had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You definitely get what you pay for in Nungwi. The bungalows are right on the beach, and if you're lucky enough to get a beach fronting one, the views are great. However, the rooms are basic. Our room flooded every time there was rain (it came under the front door), the toliet got clogged on multiple occasions and the shower... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There is not much choice of budget accommodation in Nungwi, so you might choose to stay here. IThe rooms and the location seemed better to us then the Nungwi Guesthouse. The rooms are ok and the breakfast is basic, but fine. If you want your room to be cleaned you can ask for it. There is not area to sit... More 

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