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“Great hospitality in chaotic Addis!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jrome Guest House

Jrome Guest House
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Jrome Guest House
Ranked #66 of 186 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great hospitality in chaotic Addis!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank txvago1
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NickAna
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HJW12345
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maurizio M
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israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Golan Z
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Holon, Israel
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Narilw
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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very comfortable and pocket friendly place and the owners are super friendly and extremely helpful :). Stayed at the place for five nights and I was made to feel welcome and at home the whole time.
The rooms are nice and comfortable, and very clean. Breakfast is good and very pleasantly served.
I would definitely not mind going back there!

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
Helpful?
Thank Valentine N
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Property: 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
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Ranked #66 of 186 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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