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Crazy Mzungo's Flashpackers

Zanzibar East Coast, Bwejuu, Tanzania (Formerly Crazy Mzungo's Beach Bungalows & Lounge)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

A lovely clean bungalow room with lots of space and all with private bathrooms. Cool bar right on the beach with a few sun loungers. Great food included fish that we saw come off the boat the same day. The only thing I would say is food and drink are a little pricey for the backpacker atmosphere.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place was a real treat. First of all are the superb staff helped, entertained and spoiled us everyday (they even put on a special candle lit beach meal for us on our final night because it was our honeymoon). The food was fantastic - we ate out on the second night but after that ate at Crazy's every nigh... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed at Saffron Villa right next to Crazy Mzungo's for 8 days with family and it was superb! The staff (Uzzi the manager, Emar the barman, Abeddi our chef) were brilliant and we had a superb time. The food was fresh and yummy from the bar and great to have a couple of drinks with travellers coming through as well... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

From the reviews i had read I was expecting a fun and crazy atmosphere but it was quite the opposite. Everything on trip advisor had mentioned the bar and the crazy barmam. The only liquor the bar had was Gin and the only thing drink was water or sprite. The bar area has things about Jack Daniels everywhere and as... More

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Mars, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I traveled to Zanzibar the day after Christmas and had booked a stay until January 2nd. This was my second time in Africa, (the first in Zanzibar, I was in Uganda earlier that year). Let me preface with saying this - I have never met a group of more hospitable and accomodating people. By the end of the trip, I... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

When we arrived at Crazy Mzungo's the one toilet in our bungalow was broken and there were only two stand-up fans (one of which broke on the first day) and one small roof fan for 8 people (no aircon). The owner apologised for the broken toilet, but said they would get a plumber to fix it and get some more... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This was the most relaxing and chilled out place I have ever stayed. Four girls travelling together and we never felt more safe. The staff were extremely friendly and VERY helpful, especially Gerard. We had issues with getting our luggage to the island and he tracked it down for us. The highlight of this place however is the food. It... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

i'm going to start with the bad: we stayed in the elvis room, closest to the beach. no privacy at all, very close to the bar/restaurant (also closest to the beach). the room looked as expected; rustic. hole in the mosquito net. i woke up every morning with at least 5-7 new bites. no fan, but thank u anthony for... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I just had a realy bad experience, i've never been threated by a barman before.. We residents and decided to take some family over to Crazy Mzungo's. The marketing looks brilliant, so the expectations were high. My guest was leaving, so we were a bit in hurry. The barman told us the chef was not there, so we had to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

well where to begin? My wife and i used to spend a lot of time hanging out drinking eating at Crazy Mzungo's. Michelle and her husband Matt are two lovely hospitable people.living the dream running a cool beach bar with rooms to rent in Paradise.The staff are cool,a little on the late side,by that i mean they dont rush.....but hey... More

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Address: Zanzibar East Coast, Bwejuu, Tanzania (Formerly Crazy Mzungo's Beach Bungalows & Lounge)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Bwejuu
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise calls..your barefoot holiday awaits... come and experience Crazy Mzungo's Flashpackers - newly renovated and funky themed rooms! 6 unique themed Accommodation options to suit you - all with a "Crazy" twist, of course! Choose your favorite - the Jozani Jungle Villa, the Crazy Colobus Monkey Banda, the "Elvis" Double, the Crazy Swahili Banda or the "Om Shanti" room! All rooms are unique and individually themed to add a fun and magical twist to your holiday in Zanzibar!Crazy Mzungo's Flashpackers is ideally located on the East Coast of Zanzibar, featuring spectacular scenery and turquoise waters. Away from it all, yet close enough to the action... 25min walk down the beach and visit cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets.The East Coast is 45 min from Stone Town Airport on good roads and has become a water sport haven. You can kite from from the beach at Crazy Mzungos, at your own risk, of course.. We have seen many a kiter up a coconut tree!At Crazy Mzungo's Flashpackers you will feel like part of the family in no time at all - all you have to do is take off your shoes and relax..this is a fun place to unwind, don't expect a sterile resort-like atmosphere. Shaded and cushioned loungers are provided for lazy days on the beach, the Cocktail menu changes daily! Staff are friendly and you will be speaking "mambo jambo" in no time at all!Crazy Mzungo's Flashpackers is built in a tropical garden with coconut trees, steps from the beach. Romantic couples prefer the "Elvis" or "Om Shanti" Double Rooms whereas Families and groups of friends love the "Jozani Jungle Villa" as it sleeps six and has 2 Bathrooms. The newly added "Crazy Swahili and Crazy Colobus Bandas sleep 4 each with stunning Makuti roofs and indoor/outdoor nature showers. All acommodation types have En suite Showers, Cupboards, Fans, colorful and fancy 3 door Mosquito Nets. Remember - Cold water showers are perfect after a hot day in the Tropics!Life in the tropics is Al Fresco.. kick off your shoes and enjoy the beachfront with lovely umbrellas and cushioned loungers. Enjoy a Cocktail made by the Crazy Barman Gerard(new recipe daily), order a Seafood lunch from the kitchen or watch your favourite movie or TV show via the DSTV satellite in the lounge area. Bring your laptop, stay in touch with friends whilst getting a tan! Wifi on site!Happy Hour is between 5-6pm daily with lots of activities and fun events like Sunday brunch and many more. No mass tourism, no frills, just lots of fun in the sun! ... more   less 
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