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Jambo Guest House

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was yummy (excellent bread!). The wifi was good and consistent, the room and bathroom clean with good mosquito nets, fan and AC. They gave us good recommendations on where to eat and helped arrange a spice tour. While it wasn't in the center of town, it was quiet and an easy walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew a king sized bed and breakfast could come for $30 a night! Air con, clean toilets and friendly staff made our stay a pleasant one. Situated in a centre of Stone Town, but tricky to find! Here's a bunch of characters to meet the minimum word limit asdfghjklkjhgfdsasdfghjkl

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I stayed at the Jambo Guest House back in December after my study abroad program in northern Tanzania ended. Another student on the program had traveled to Zanzibar before the semester started, and suggest this place to me. I am so glad he did. They made everything super easy right from the beginning. They picked us up at the airport,... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in total and I'm really glad I did. The guys that work the front desk are really nice and helpful, and the breakfast is the best I've had in a guesthouse, and it's included! The rooms and bathrooms are fairly basic but they're always kept clean and for the price they're a real bargain, especially... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay, affordable, clean and neat. Well situated and very helpful staff Ensure you have USD to pay the bill Highly recommended Breakfasts were nice too I give it the thumbs up Stone Town is worth a 2 to 3 day stay, the rest of the island has plenty to see and do

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I totally recommend Jambo Guesthouse for those seeking to enjoy the delights of Stone Town at a budget friendly price.The staff was very friendly and helpful,advised us on sites to see,how to get around without being exploited(conned).The rooms are lovely,we took 3 rooms,and all rooms have lovely beautifully carved Swahili four poster beds.The rooms are not ensuite though,but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Zanzibar accommodation is notoriously expensive so we were incredibly impressed with value for money at Jambo Guesthouse! For $40 USD per night for a double room, there was airconditioning and fans, free wifi, complimentary pick-up from the ferry terminal or airport and breakfast included (eggs cooked to order with fresh bread & fruit). The rooms are very basic but clean... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We stayed here for two nights. We got a free pick up from the airport. The reception area is tiny and can get a bit crowded, but the staff were very helpful. They booked a spice tour for us, and arranged private transport to the other side of the island (Matemwe). Our room had lovely four poster beds with mosquito... More 

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Thank BobtheDuck
Kampala, Uganda
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I totally recommend Jambo guesthouse. I have beend to Zanibar over new years without checking in advance that all hostels might be completely overbooked. I just got to jambo by chance and asked them for a free room for one night. The staff is unbelievable friendly. They arranged a free room for me and even gave me a big discount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Located in the heart of stone town is this budget friendly guesthouse. It is very clean and the guy at reception is very welcoming. If you are visiting in Dec make sure you get the air conditioning cause it gets extra hot. The bathrooms are shared. They try and keep the bathrooms clean. All in all would recommend as a... More 

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Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $20 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Jambo Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Jambo Guest House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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