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Jambo Brothers Bungalows
Ranked #12 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Nungwi
Reviewed January 17, 2014

For the price you pay, you can't really moan about it! $30 per night per room with nice big bed, fair size bathroom and generally clean.
We spent all day everyday on the beach which was a stumble outside the front door and was just everything as perfect as you can imagine.
Can't go far wrong really not too bad. Although try not to leave your stuff hanging on the line outside, we had a one pair of shorts pinched the one time we forgot to bring it in. No big deal though!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

cheapest place I could find(last week of travels..)
Very nice spot still, close to the beach, sweet owners: I was in sick for a day, they came asking if I was alright because I didn't show up for breakfast.
About the breakfast: nothing special. Rooms okay, not more than you need.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank geurie
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The rooms are bare, the pillows hard and breakfast leaves much to be desired but hey you are in Nungwi and practically on the beach for only $30 a night! You are paying for location here, no doubt about it. Close to the restaurant and bar strip, plus the massages, souveneirs, food and activities are all cheaper down that end too! Might I just suggest you may like to bring your own linen.....

Room Tip: Check the facilities before you agree to the room, our hot water never worked.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank allycat03
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Choosing Nungwi was easy from the reviews and feedback received from fellow travelers as its one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar.....where the water is pristine .....and the views are mesmerizing.....well we choose Jambo brothers as we were on a budget and the location and price suited us perfectly ....our room was 30 meters from the beach and it was like an extended part of the accommodation ....the bathrooms were clean and the room was of decent size with lots of space and comfortable bed....breakfast was included in our stay and they served some pretty good meals too.....i would definitely recommend it primarily because of its location.

Room Tip: If you are on a budget and need a place right next to the beach..this one is for you...!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank OSCARDAX
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

When we arrived there were no sheets, towels and not enough pillows for everyone. No toiletpaper, no soap and there were excrements in the toilet. Several spiders, moist and cockroaches. We asked the staff to get us what we needed, but it took a really long time before we got it. And then everyone didn't even get sheets and towels. When we were leaving, the staff pretended we had not made an agreement on what we were going to pay, which we had (we were six people who had all been a part of making the deal), and they threatened us to call the police if we didn't pay more. When we left, they were laughing in our faces and yelling "fu** you" after us. This is the worst place I've ever stayed, and I would NEVER reccomend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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3  Thank imarcussen
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Arriving to Jambo Brothers you are welcomed by the friendly staff who assist with your luggage to the room and offer their help any anyway they can.
The first room we were put in did not have an aircon and the toilet did not flush properly, upon pointing this out they quickly changed us to another room, that night our aircon did not work which called for a rather sleepless night. The next day we were changed again and couldnt have been happier with the rest of the nights sleeping in peace. The bungalows have all the basic requirements; bed, mosquito nets, en suite bathroom - just make sure you get a room with everything in working order!
It is locally owned therefore you cannot expect much as it is a pretty laid back island. If you are looking for something basic where most of your time will be spent on the beach and at the bars then this is perfect.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The rooms are basic (there are no closets) but they are fairly clean an have big beds. There was hot water every day of our stay (7 days) which is rare for this part of the world. There was no electricity between 8:00 and 9:00 pm so a torch comes in handy. The price is negotiable but you shouldn't pay more then 30 dollars a night. The location is great only about 100 meters from Hilton hotel. When you come out the door you have only a few steps in the sand to the amazing beach.
The receptionist was also very friendly and helped us with all our queries. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others as well.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jambo Brothers Bungalows

Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
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Ranked #12 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Nungwi
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Jambo Brothers Bungalows Hotel Nungwi
Jambo Brothers Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Nungwi

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