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“Super guest house!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jrome Guest House
Bole Michael, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #22 of 125 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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“Super guest house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Cally and the guys at Jrome were great and really made us feel at home. It was lovely to know there was someone to turn to at whatever time of the day if we had any questions. The guys picked us up and dropped us off at the airport as well even though we had an early departing flight. It was a nice surprise to have breakfast as we'd not expected that - and the coffee..... WOW!! Loved it.

The rooms were comfortable, the water was hot. The wifi was great as well and allowed me to have some skype calls. There is a convenience shop next door as well which is useful.

We'd come back. Thanks for looking after us so well guys :-)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Teddy is a wonderful host for your stay in Addis and goes out of his way to make you feel at home. Situated near the airport (taxi from the airport should cost 70-80 Birr), this guest house is a wonderful location for short stopovers in Addis or early morning flights. Reaching the Piazza is easy and within a 30-minute ride on public transport (quicker via taxi).

I stayed here on two separate occasions and Teddy even drove me to the airport (gratis). The rooms are basic and clean, with breakfast included - a set menu, and different everyday. The WiFi is free and fast. A great Indian restaurant is a 1 km walk away, in addition to a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great location for the airport, and for the centre and other locations the owner operates an in-house taxi service which is very helpful. For international flights transport to the airport is also free! (Taxis from the airport will vastly overcharge, as others have already mentioned.) Rooms are comfortable, very clean, and have a homey feel to them.
The surrounding area feels nice and secure and is nice for leisurely walks (in contrast to some of the more central Addis Abeba locations), the guest house has free wifi which is pretty fast and if you need more there is an Internet cafe and a grocery store right next door (plus market stalls for fruit etc along the road). Very friendly and omfortable place, the owners do really make you feel welcome and at home.
Room rates may be a bit higher than for other places, but still is definitely good value!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I booked this on recommndation on trip advisor. Is a well run guest house on the outskirts of Addis. The family that run it are helpful friendly bunch, including lending me a sim card for my 2 weeks in Ethiopia.
It is quite a way into town (150 birr in a taxi) although can navigate the mini taxis for a few birr, although these are a bit more intense to sort out, and I had someone try and pick pocket me whilst trying to get home on one at night.
However, it is nice and close to the airport. The airport taxis will still try and charge you the earth, although it should only be a few dollars.
The guest house cost $30 USD a night, which was quite a bit more than I was paying elsewhere around the country for similar. Also could get a cheapish hotel in town for not too much more.
Room, bed and shower were good. WIfi was decent.
Overall a very helpful bunch.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Feeling like at home, clean rooms. Great value for money. Great hospitality from Kali and Jery, both beautiful (model looking :-)), helpful and cheerful. Good free WiFi and breakfast. Close to the airport. A little bit isolated form the town center and the "action", but you can move easily with taxi and minibuses. A island of peace in bustle Addis Ababa.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

its a very good guest house in addis ababa,close to the airport and across the road from a taxi station, it's a family place and you can feel it. they are very worm and trying to help in any problem or question you have, place is very safe and you always welcome. the nice rooms are very clean and have hot water. i came back there every time i was in addis...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holon, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Homey, pleasant and clean rooms. Great value for money. Safe and cozy!

Amazing hospitality - Teddy provided all the information on how and what to do in the city with a big smile!

Free WiFi...

Very easy access from airport (5 minutes away) and to city center (by taxi or shared minibus).

Definitely THE place to stay in Addis Ababa. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jrome Guest House

Address: Bole Michael, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home away from home! It is one of the finest and most affordable guest houses in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... more   less 
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