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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay, affordable, clean and neat. Well situated and very helpful staff Ensure you have USD to pay the bill Highly recommended Breakfasts were nice too I give it the thumbs up Stone Town is worth a 2 to 3 day stay, the rest of the island has plenty to see and do

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2Thank Roscoe_cat1
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I totally recommend Jambo Guesthouse for those seeking to enjoy the delights of Stone Town at a budget friendly price.The staff was very friendly and helpful,advised us on sites to see,how to get around without being exploited(conned).The rooms are lovely,we took 3 rooms,and all rooms have lovely beautifully carved Swahili four poster beds.The rooms are not ensuite though,but there are...

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2Thank Virginia2701
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Zanzibar accommodation is notoriously expensive so we were incredibly impressed with value for money at Jambo Guesthouse! For $40 USD per night for a double room, there was airconditioning and fans, free wifi, complimentary pick-up from the ferry terminal or airport and breakfast included (eggs cooked to order with fresh bread & fruit). The rooms are very basic but clean...

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2Thank Anna G
Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stayed here for two nights. We got a free pick up from the airport. The reception area is tiny and can get a bit crowded, but the staff were very helpful. They booked a spice tour for us, and arranged private transport to the other side of the island (Matemwe). Our room had lovely four poster beds with mosquito...

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1Thank BobtheDuck
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I totally recommend Jambo guesthouse. I have beend to Zanibar over new years without checking in advance that all hostels might be completely overbooked. I just got to jambo by chance and asked them for a free room for one night. The staff is unbelievable friendly. They arranged a free room for me and even gave me a big discount...

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Thank Steph M
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Located in the heart of stone town is this budget friendly guesthouse. It is very clean and the guy at reception is very welcoming. If you are visiting in Dec make sure you get the air conditioning cause it gets extra hot. The bathrooms are shared. They try and keep the bathrooms clean. All in all would recommend as a...

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Thank Jidraph N
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Very good accommodation, helpful staff, there is an ATM nearby (be aware that there are only 3 ATM's in Zanzibar and they are all in stone town), everything within walking distance and a very nice breakfast. I was visiting with a group of friends for a short break after climbing Kilimanjaro. We had booked for one night at Jambo Guest...

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Thank Dean L
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We stayed here a couple of times. Rooms downstairs are a bit dark but you only have to share two bathrooms between three rooms as opposed to six rooms sharing the two upstairs bathrooms (both sets of bathrooms were cleaned frequently so were always spotless). Staff are friendly and helpful - happy to help us make onwards arrangements. Rooms are...

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1Thank meyparker
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The place is in the middle of stonetown with the staff helping with any queries of the town. Ask them where to go and how much you should pay to get the local prices. Comfortable rooms and a good little breakfast with a smile

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Thank Matt F
Gijon, Spain
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very good budget accomodation. Everything in Stone Town is walking distance. There is a convenient ATM very close, some street food stands and some restaurants too. Staff is very helpful. I totally recommend this place for budget travelers.

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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: $27 - $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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