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Jambo Guest House

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The guesthouse is located right in the center of stown town, in walking distance to any of the sights and restaurants that the city has to offer. It is also not too far from the ferry embankment. The room and toilet were very clean. The room had AC and wifi.

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Jambo guest house is converted into a hostel from an old house and still carries the feel of a typical Zanzibari home. But, it does have modern amenities like AC, mosquito nets, wifi, clean bathrooms etc. Location is also pretty convenient, in the middle of Stone town. Plus, they can hook you up with various short trips with Zanzibar at...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We really liked our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable (although the bed can be too short if you have above 1.9 m of height), the location great, the staff very helpful, breakfast tasty and big. The only drawbacks were that there was only 1 electrical outlet in our room so it was difficult to charge everything during...

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1Thank Michal S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very clean and the beds are huge and comfortable. The bathroom is outside the rooms but is also very clean and has very hot water! The location is great, at the center of Stone Town. The wifi works, the staff is nice and the breakfast is good. Totally worth the price you are paying.

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1Thank Noam B
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Arrived to meet a friend at the bar. I went to the bar and ordered a drink then asked for change to pay for transport. The bartender didn't have change (understandable) but then went on to say that I should round up and "do something good for once in your life". I dismissed this as he asked the other bar...

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2Thank blcorry
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at Jambo guesthouse at to start and end of our time in stone town. We paid $45usd for one night in a private double. This price included airport pick up which was great. Our first night we stayed in room 5 on the second floor. Lovely spacious double room with a comfortable four poster bed...

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3Thank Sebs_travels
Oakland, California
Reviewed 11 July 2016 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...

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2Thank jessicaoya
Reviewed 5 July 2016 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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3Thank Marco B
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 May 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,...

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2Thank Cassie F
Texas
Reviewed 11 April 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...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $26 - $33 (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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“My room on the first floor had wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles 885orm, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms on the left side are larger on 1st floor”
 of 5 bubbles Virginia2701, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“First floor rooms are better, ground floor rooms are way too hot! 9/10 they put you on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles NicolaMatt, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We had a room on the first floor, left side, last one on the floor (on the opposite side of the bathroom) with a view of Green Garden Restaurant and were completly satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles HerrnSchorch, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I didn't see any of the other rooms and I stayed as they were heading towards low season so it wasn't busy but if you don't have a room with A/C, it might pay to ask for one or check behind the curtain - the air conditioner might be installed and you just have to turn it on.”
 of 5 bubbles magichands11, 9 Nov 2013 | Read review
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