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Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was the third guest house we looked at before deciding to stay for one night. The room we selected on the second floor had three windows so was bright and airy. The room was very clean. The double room was 50,000 shillings with breakfast. As we were staying in a double room with a shared bath we usually get... More 

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Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stayed here twice during my time in Zanzibar - when I first arrived and then on my way back out. The owner/manager is incredibly friendly, remembered me a week after I first arrived and even saved me the same room. I paid $20 and probably could have haggled but was only ever staying 1 night so its hard to bargain... More 

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Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was the cheapest guest house we found but a surprisingly nice one! The owners are very friendly and the breakfast was simple but tasty. The bathrooms are shared but overall it's quite clean. Double rooms cost 25 dollars per night. The location is superb! Would come back any time!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are looking for great budget accommodation in stone town - look no further. Haven guest house is run by friendly and welcoming staff who make you feel at home. The room are basic but very clean with nets and a ceiling fan. There are many bathrooms to choice from and hot water. The guest house is in a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2014

I paid $14 for a private room here, which is the cheapest decent place you will find in stone town. It was a little hard to find, but definitely a better value than the crappy place next door that charges the same rate for a dorm bed in a 30-bed room and is filthy. It was clean, showers were good,... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this Guesthouse to anyone. The only positive thing is the location, in the middle of Stonetown. This comes with bad service, very noisy surroundings and crappy bathrooms however. Even after paying 180 dollars for three nights, two rooms, in advance, apparently the Guesthouse's cashflow didn't allow for investment in towels. We were given bedsheets to dry ourselves... More 

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Thank Cor A
Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stonetown is expensive, and Haven guesthouse is a great cheap option. I paid $15 a night for a single room. the room was simple but had a good bed, ceiling fan and nice window overlooking the lanes below. the whole place is really clean, and there are hot showers. breakfast was included and the manager was friendly and genuine. you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place was the cheapest on offer (at 30USD per night for a couple) in Stonetown, but awful value by Tanzanian standards, but I guess that is to be expected. We got a bit of a raw deal: our bedroom was directly behind the check-in desk, which made us feel a little exposed and unsafe, as the front door to... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

I spent just one night at the haven Guesthouse. It was overall good, considering the standards. The rooms are clean and the bed comfortable. The staff was not too kind to be honest. Not that they were rude, but not even particularly friendly. The location is perfect and the neighborhood so nice.

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

A lovely little guest house which spotlessly clean and run by friendly and helpful people in the centre of stone town. I would definitely recommend.

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Address: Vuga Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3746, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $18 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The front rooms have great air flow, but sometimes people congregate on the stairs in front and talk until very late.”
 of 5 bubbles spiritedbolderwomen, Nov 4, 2014 | Read review
“I picked the room next to the computer so i had wifi connection in my room. Didnt use it much but it was a bonus.”
 of 5 bubbles Krawchy, Oct 7, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles parkerbu77, Aug 18, 2014 | Read review
“Pick a different hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles cora531, Apr 17, 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs seemed better than downstairs. You can cook for yourself here too if that's what you're after.”
 of 5 bubbles amrbAmrb, Jul 30, 2011 | Read review
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