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Zubeyda Waber Harar Cultural Guesthouse

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the accommodation. It's certainly adequate, but it's not especially charming. Rowda was often there, and while she wasn't exactly warm and welcoming, she was very hospitable, always making sure I had everything I needed. Several other older women live there and seem nice, but there isn't really any interaction between the guests and family. This isn't a place where...

1Thank Scott W
Lampang, Thailand
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A lot of people complain that they have to stay here because Rewda's was full. Same thing happened to me, but to be honest, Zubeyda's is just as good and might actually be a little better than Rewda's in my opinion. The room was certainly a little nicer. But the places are almost identical as traditional Harari homes.

Thank ChrisJ123456
Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We called her the dsy before we arrived and we're promised a room and even given her mobile number in case we got lost. When we got there she claimed that she didn't know who we were and actually refused to speak directly to us, we had to talk through a guy instead. She reluctantly acknowledged that it was her...

Thank Danilo2001
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My friend and I stayed one night at Zubeyda's guesthouse because there was a mix up about reservations at Rewda's guesthouse. Both guesthouses are literally 2 minute walk down the street from each other. Costs 400 birr per night per person in both guesthouses. Zubeyda was kind and the room was clean. I figured there wouldn't be hot water in...

Thank pinkpearlgirl
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Traditional house is a very good option to stay in Harar, and to taste the local atmosphere from the old city. The room was small but clean, the house was beautifully decorated, and breakfast was delicious.There is no any WI-FI, bathroom without hot water and toilet outside the room

Thank Natalya S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a typical house in old Harar run by all women it seems with Zubeyda being the English-speaking one. Yes, she seems stern but is in fact very helpful. The room we slept in was quite comfortable but there is no hot water in the bathroom which is across the courtyard and is a bit primitive. The courtyard is...

Thank Kezban H
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The room was comfortable enough, although it's fairly small but linen is clean and we were given towels. The shower is only cold water (as the boiler is unplugged). Interesting household, nicely decorated main room. Zubeyda was welcoming enough but not you usual smiley host. Thé breakfast was donuts, jam and tea (was ok). It's interesting to stay in the...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Zubeyda’s Guesthouse is now entered through a modern metal door up a side alley off Zegah Ugah street, but originally it must have been accessed from the main street, where there is a gateway with big doors made from single planks of wood; probably the plot was fragmented during the Dergue regime in the 1970s / 80s. When I was...

Thank worldtraveller293974
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Easy to find and close to the main street, this traditional house is a very good option to stay in Harar, and to taste the local atmosphere from the old city. The room was very clean (cleaner than the toilet, which was still ok). Harar city is a bit more expensive than the rest of the country, so is accomodation....

Thank lauenba
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My wife and I stayed in the room with the en suite bathroom and we were very happy with our stay. We can understand some of the less enthusiastic reviews, as this kind of accommodation is not for everyone. But for us, this was perfect: the room was clean, the house was beautifully decorated, and breakfast was delicious. We wouldn't...

Thank Pedro J

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Additional Information about Zubeyda Waber Harar Cultural Guesthouse

Address: Harar, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Harari Region > Harar
Also Known As:
Zubeyda Waber Harar Cultural Guesthouse Ethiopia - Harari
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“There is one room with a fully private bath if you want that”
ChrisJ123456, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is one en-suite bathroom, so choose that room if this is important for you”
worldtraveller293974, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There may be one ensuite room available - worth checking into.”
JudyR259, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I strongly recommend the room upstairs for the authentic feel.”
Zagora, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Count the toilets in the courtyard. If just one, you are at Zubeida's. If two, and one of them has a bathtub, you are at Rewda's.”
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alexm262, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
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