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Jambo Brothers Bungalows

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were charged twice as much as advertised, there was no AC, no hot water, and no wifi for the entirety of our stay. Each bed had only one sheet on it (no fitted sheets), and only one bed had a mosquito net. Owner was absent as soon as we paid him, no receptionist at all. We were given one...

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Basic hotel in great location. Right opposite the beach and there's a range of small range of shops and restaurants nearby. Breakfast is limited and basic and Internet keeps cutting up, as they run out of data. We had good time in this place. Definitely recommend it if you are on a budget.

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Thank Muna K
Pune, India
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Hi first its very central, the room was clean, with a table and a chair (!!) but no other options to store sth. A/C was available but not really "strong", had no remote control and overall a/c was not very helpful (couldt check in other rooms). Bathroom & Shower was OK , mossie net was OK, bed was clean. breakfast...

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Thank Schlampi
London
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I stayed 4 nights at the Jambo Brothers Bungalows, Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar in November 2016. They are half a dozen concrete huts directly by the sand next to East Africa Divers, being charged USD 30 per night without aircon on walking up, having been kindly guided there by a gentleman who met the dalla dalla (bus) from Stone Town (which...

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1Thank Melachi-ibn-Amillar
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nungwi is a rather noisy party place. However, Jambo Brothers is sufficiently secluded to allow you to have a good sleep. I made plenty of friends there and attended the monthly full moon party which is a must! The room was clean and functional but with no frills. Breakfasts are very basic.

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Thank russellamgalt
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stayed here in January 2015 for 3 nights. You basically get what you paid for, the place could do with some care. The rooms & linen were not so clean and my mosquito net was torn. Management seemed to be disengaged and nowhere to found most of the time. Although this is a good beach front location and affordable...

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Thank Kelebogile M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Of course no luxury hotel - but more than perfect for backpackers! Easy and cheap accommodation, just come there and negotiate the price, you'll make an awesome price if you choose the right strategy ;-) small breakfast is included! very close to the beach and they helped me immediately with problems. Never had such an uncomplicated stay!

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Thank Jürgen K
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the reception which is essentially a crumbling building with half the name rubbed out. This isn't a reflection of the bungalows themselves. Lovely big rooms with mosquito nets really really close to the beach. I just presumed it would be old water only because of the price but I had hot water every night. Great...

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Thank Pendra6
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Especially for you, Benat, Mr. Joshua, Mr. Boneless and all the other staff! Thank you! We had some really nice days and a lot to laugh with you. The accommodation was close to the beach and had nice breakfirst :-P which was included. Also the food in the evening was really good, especially the curry! Anytime again!

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Thank Timo D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Superb accommodation, clean, neat and great air con. Right on the beach and the rates are excellent for the type of room you get compared to other budget places. Staff are open to negotiating rates up front as well. Payment needs to be in cash and USD is preferred. Take cash up north that you can draw from the Barclays...

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Number of rooms: 24
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“budget hotel”
kocserap, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
“A warning to those visiting the area, you will be approached by many locals offering you excursions such as snorkelling, sunset cruise etc. Be very careful as there are a lot of middlemen and you might not get what you pay for. For example, we sadly discovered we had paid for snorkelling from a middleman of a middleman dealing with another middleman who thought we were paying for a sunset cruise.”
peterlC4734ZB, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same just make sure he tests the AC for you.”
mostafaa291, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I'd go elsewhere, but if you stay, the separate bungalows farther from the reception area are more shielded from the public beach, so a bit more private.”
juniperp, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Check the facilities before you agree to the room, our hot water never worked.”
allycat03, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
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