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London
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Kelebogile M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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... More 

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Thank Pendra6
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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Reviewed 2 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... More 

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Thank Roscoe_cat1
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

It looks a bit worn down at first sight. The reception would need some love. I stayed here for two nights and it was a good budget alternative. Breakfast included. And it is basically on the beach. The staff here are really friendly and helpful.

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Thank Rebecca M
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We moved to Jambo Brothers from another place in Nungwi and stayed for three nights. I found it well priced for the great location on the beach. The rooms are basic but the air con works really well. As others have mentioned, the bathrooms are pretty dismal but the toilets flush properly, which is an improvement on other hotels nearby.... More 

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Philippines
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The bungalows are nice, bathroom and water pressure sucks, but for 25$ you can't expect more. It was nice to stay there, the beach is wonderful! The restaurant where you get the breakfast (is included) is not good organized, but the people are quite nice and the food is ok and cheap. Wifi is jut in the restaurant, if it's... More 

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Number of rooms: 24
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“budget hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles peterlC4734ZB, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are the same just make sure he tests the AC for you.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles juniperp, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Check the facilities before you agree to the room, our hot water never worked.”
 of 5 bubbles allycat03, 14 Oct 2013 | Read review
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