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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a rare place where the rooms look better than the photos! It's a bit pricey for a shared bathroom, but it was so comfortable and well located that I'll still give it a 5. Very comfortable bed, mosquito net. Clean bathrooms. Great breakfast. Wi-Fi in dining room. Wanted to stay longer :)

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015

A group of 4 of us stayed here for 3 nights after travelling all around Tanzania and could not have asked for a nicer more comfortable stay. We had been travelling for a while, so this was the perfect place to ensure that we got clean and comfortable beds, rooms and bathroom facilities. It was the perfect end to our...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Jambo House was a perfect place for us to stay on our trip around the world. We had a clean and comfortable room with aircon included. The shared bathroom was kept clean and it had warm water, which is a treat in Tanzania. The best part, for us, was the wifi was strong in our room (woot! woot!). A breakfast...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Had very positive experience here - stayed on three occasions during our two weeks in Zanzibar. Clean rooms and wifi, staff were absolutely lovely. Happy recommended it to friends staying in Zanzibar, all of whome had a similar experience. Great base to explore Stone Town.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This guest house doesn't even deserve to remain open. I reserved two rooms via booking.com for a 4-day stay with some friends, and the hotel confirmed the booking. When I arrived there, they simply informed me that they were full and they would redirect me to another hotel - which they said was excellent. Before accepting the offer, I actually...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Jambo Guesthouse. Staying in a private room, the bed was comfortable, air con worked well, breakfast was great and the staff were really friendly and helpful. They organised the prison island tour as well as our transport to Nungwi at a reasonable rate. The guesthouse is in a good location in Stone Town and...

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bristol
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Good value room- two large spacious beds and mosquito nets over each bed. Welcomed really well shown to our rooms and large Air conditioning system. People really helpful giving us a map and explaining where the port is. -From here recommended you take a boat to Prison Island (roughly 20,000TZS). Its a beautiful island, soft white sands and clear blue...

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1Thank BecciWilliams
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I stayed in room 8 and paid 34,000 TZS per night with breakfast included. The room is just big enough to include a king size canopy bed and a small desk. In-room amenities include air conditioning (but no remote control, ask at the desk to turn on the ac), WiFi, ceiling fan, mosquito net and one small window. It is...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed here for 10 nights and found it to be perfect for what we needed. Located in the centre of downtown it is perfectly located. Also has a nice restaurant next door which does nice pizza and shisha. Rooms are clean and basic with ac and fan as well as a comfy bed and mosquito net. Staff are super...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We were wandering around Stone Town in search of a different guest house that had been recommended to us, but as we were walking, a man called to us from Jambo and said he had rooms available. We peeked our heads in and they offered us bread and tea, even though they had already finished serving their continental breakfast. The...

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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: ₹ 1,307 - ₹ 1,634 (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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