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Jambo Guest House

Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#9 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Jambo Guest House is located in the middle of the Stone Town. Here the guests can experience the narrow streets and unique atmosphere of the historical city. All the main attractions, shops, old fort and restaurants are within a walk distance. You will find us in the heart of Stone Town, opposite with the Green Garden Restaurant at Mkunazini Street. Better to make a phone call or send e-mail before you arrive Zanzibar in order to arrange a free transfer from the Airport or the Seaport.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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andydonna123 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom171 contributions61 helpful votes
Reading the reviews before i booked i was quite excited to stay here but when we arrived we saw straight away how run down and unkept it looked. We stayed in room 3 which had a clanky fan, an old air con unit and holes in the mosquito nets. No windows added to a very dingy dark room. The communal shower was ok as was the breakfast but glad we only stayed the one night.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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dejsmith wrote a review Feb 2019
San Ramon, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
Very reasonably priced hostel in this town full of expensive hotels. Airport pickup is needed & available; & is a bonus for this hostel. Manager was very friendly & helpful. Breakfast was included & bottled water was available on request. Credit Cards were also accepted. They have WIFI. A bit hard to find; but that is the fun of all of Stonetown.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Greengroszek wrote a review Oct 2018
Wroclaw, Poland103 contributions20 helpful votes
Everything is fine. Clean and comfy. The wifi works. Location is great *near by lookoman that is great place for eating. The stuff is nice and helpful (although Tanznians keep serious faces)... And I love the breakfast :)
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monica_CSR wrote a review Jul 2018
Norway93 contributions37 helpful votes
Pros: Very good location in the center of Stone Town with walkable distance to everything. We just turned up at the door without booking. No problem with the staff, we could even negotiate the price of the room. Also very polite when serving breakfast. They have free wi-fi in the rooms, fan and AC. The beds have a mosquito net around it. Bathrooms had hot water. Breakfast is included with coffee/tea, juice, bread with butter or jam, fruit and eggs (fried/scrambled/omelet). You can buy big bottles of water from the reception for 1000 tzs each. Cons: The standard price of 40$ per night is a bit too much for a sometimes noisy room with shared bathroom, a shower with very low pressure and it's very difficult to control the temperature. The bug nets also had small holes (some we managed to fix but that's not our job) and we killed 2 mosquitos that had quite a lot of blood in them. So we recommend negotiating the price.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MedicalStud Z wrote a review Jan 2018
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The Room was nice, quiet and clean... the receptions are amazing. Good lads! Tanzanians are awesome peoples!!! I had a good time with my friends and my girl friend. It is a little in town and too cozy though.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
$40 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jambo Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Jambo Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.2 miles), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.1 miles), and The Coins Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Jambo Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Jambo Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Jambo Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant.
Does Jambo Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Jambo Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jambo Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Jambo Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.06 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.3 miles).