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“Best value in Stone Town” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jambo Guest House
Ranked #6 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Kigali, Rwanda
2 reviews
“Best value in Stone Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Rooms are clean with A/C and beautiful furniture. Breakfast is great. Location couldn't be better and neither could the price.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 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 Sally D
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

The guest house is located in stone town, about 20 minutes walk from the port (if you let them know in advance, the staff can arrange for a free transfer from airport/port), 10-15 minutes walk from waterfront, and 10 minutes walk from Darajani daladala station. The walk to the waterfront through the alleys is quite nice once you have found the right way to go.
Rooms are simple but quite clean and air conditioned (little loud though). Shared bathrooms with shower and toilet.
Various tours can be arranged by the staff (spice tour was very good and at a low price).

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tutuila, American Samoa
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

The guest house is deep in the heart of stone towns old city. You can walk from the harbor to the guest house and save your money for taxi which drops you off at a different location which is almost as far to walk as from the harbor (if you can find youre way through the tiny alleys, which is a bit hard at the beginning even with a lonely planet map :) ). the rooms were quiet and clean, shared shower and toilet are combined in one room (wet toilet seats, no prob) which was clean. staff was young and friendly. breakfast was accordingly to the price ok. we had no probs with bedbugs and didn't hear of any probs.
Additional good thing: you can book by e-mail, mail adress was working, people responded AND reservation was done properly!!! that's no ordinary thing compared to most other low-budget accomodations from lonely planet on zanzibar!
I can highly recommend the green garden restaurant right next to it! Ate 3x chicken masala cause it was so delicious ;)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Our room (3) had a generator outside the window so was very noisy. Also there were bedbugs, we payed 30 dollar for the room and they would only refund 10 even though we had bedbugs. Otherwise not terrible but I certainly wouldn't go back.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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amrb
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

At first we thought it might be ok but it turned out our room was right next door to the Green Garden restaurant (excellent btw) and its generator. It was incredibly noisy but eventually it went off. I slept ok but woke up covered in bed bug bites, not ideal! It happens though, when you travel, so we just went to the desk and asked for a refund. After much consideration the manager gave us $10 back from our room rate of $30 which we thought was not good enough.
I would definitely NOT recommend!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Property: Jambo Guest House
Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price range (per night): $26 - $33
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Jambo Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Jambo Guest House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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