We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flamingo Guest House

Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (2)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 15/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Flamingo Guest House
Updated 15/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Flamingo guesthouse is located in the heart of Stone Town Zanzibar, just behind the State University of Zanzibar ( SUZA ), and opposite of Jamat Khan Hall. It is 1.6km (15 min walk) from the port and is 7.4km (15 min drive) from the airport. All major banks and tourist attractions are within walking distance. In our hotel we have an amazing roof top terrace where you can have a birds eye view of the city while enjoying your dinner with the incredible sunset view. We are glad to represent you a full range of our services. Breakfasts are included to the room price. In our restaurant you can order different types of food from our new menu. In a quiet and cozy atmosphere you can read the literature from our sharing shelf where our visitors leave books from all over the world. The main advantage of our hotel is that the main problem with electricity cutting is solved by the generator. So you can be sure that in our place you’ll have an opportunity to work and to use wi-fi whenever you want. Our friendly and caring staff will make your stay in Zanzibar full of positive emotions and pleasant impressions. We have a flexible discount system for guests.
Read more
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Room service
Extra long beds
Room types
City view
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more


Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
71Reviews3Q+A11Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 19
  • 33
  • 13
  • 4
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Cian L wrote a review Dec 2017
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Myself and a group of fellow students stayed here in August for three nights. It's a convenient and affordable spot, clean with fans in the rooms, decent wifi and a breakfast included. The staff also arrange trips for things like Spice Tours and Prison Island at affordable budget prices. It's located towards the edge of Stonetown but still only about ten minutes walk from attractions/shops you might want to visit. It is however very much a bare bones establishment-don't go there expecting any form of luxury.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
Christian K wrote a review Sep 2017
11 contributions6 helpful votes
Booked a private room, which was rather small with room for little more than the bed a a small table. The room was clean, and the bed had a good mosquito net. The room was very hot during the night, the ceiling fan helped a little. The hostel serves a very simple breakfast (egg, bread and coffee/tea) in its rooftop terrace, from which one has a nice view of part of the city. The staff was smiling and helpfull. The hostel offers a number of tours, of which the spicetour can be recommended.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
ceyd wrote a review Aug 2017
Chicago, Illinois151 contributions80 helpful votes
I have stayed at Flamingo guest house several times while In zanzibar between my trips to the beach. It has the perfect location, close to everything, and good rooms for the value. You really can't get any more budget than this. It's clean and safe with good wifi and breakfast served in the rooftop. I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom and it was perfect for me. You can also book all tours with them and their prices are slightly lower than the agencies around. And the staff is very nice and helpful, ishak and Omari were helping me with directions, practice my Swahili and whatever else I needed. I really enjoyed this place so much, I felt at home. I will stay here again if I return to Zanzibar. Thank you for making me feel at home !!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
Kinga Bazan wrote a review Mar 2017
22 contributions5 helpful votes
Very basic rooms, with a fan only but quite nice breakfast. In the night very hot, not easy to sleep, but that's the whole islands clima... The staff is okey but not amazing. The location was quite good. Good for backpackers only, not for comfort or relax.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take double room without bathroom, it is the same price as one bed in the dorm.
See more room tips
AFDB wrote a review Jan 2017
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The rooms are basic, don't expect anything cosy, but they are clean, cheap (very cheap compared to most other accommodations, even most other budget/backpackers options) and have a fan. The breaksfast is included and served on the rooftop terrace.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
US$34 - US$38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
flamingo guest house hotel stone town
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Flamingo Guest House
What are some of the property amenities at Flamingo Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Flamingo Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Flamingo Guest House?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Does Flamingo Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Flamingo Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Flamingo Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Flamingo Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Swahili.
Does Flamingo Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.