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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Recommended by the Spanish Diving Centre. Great location, cheap. 30 dollars for a double room, which is what we were looking for. Friendly staff. Breakfast poor. No AC, but a fan... it was hot. Shower good. It's simple, but what else do you expect for the price!

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: you will not find a price like this do close to the beach, so if you spend most of the day on the beach anyway this place is fine! This guesthouse is OK, nothing more. Location is superb, rooms are clean and of good size (though the wall are terribly ugly spray painted) and the fans worked very...

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Chemnitz, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpful and Care about their customer. The rooms are clean and ensure a save stay. The location is next to perfect, only two minutes away from the beach and a very quiet surrounding. I would chose to go there anytime again!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We liked Safina because our room (though small) was clean, the fan worked great, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It also came with toilet paper, a good mosquito net, and a bucket and small rug. That's basically what you will get for $20-$30/night here, no frills basics. What we did not have was (1) hot water, (2) decent water...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Myself and my wife really enjoyed ourselves. The room was spacious, clean and easy going. Fan, ensure bathroom and mosquito nets. Only a few minutes from the beach. We'll return next time we are here.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 7 December 2014

My partner and I stayed here in July 2014. The rooms are spacious and pretty clean, but the pictures on the website make them look a lot nicer than they actually are. We found our room looked pretty run down, the light bulb didn't even work and we had to ask for toilet paper from the front desk. For the...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 20 November 2013

For me as well it is a bit hard for me to understand all this negative views. The rooms are clean, nice and rather big if you compare the money you are paying for it. I stayed there for three weeks and from my perspective it is best value from all low budget places in the area where I have...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Not sure why all the negative reviews. My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights in August 2013 and it was just what we were looking for - a cheap place with easy access to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities of Nungwi. The hardest part of the hotel was finding it on a map. It's right behind the...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Lived here only for a few days. The power was off a lot, which made the fan in the ceiling stop. Got terrible hot. Also, there were a lot of rats outside the room. One night there were one rat scrathing to door keeping me up all night. Very unpleasant!!! The security is also really bad. Be careful if you`re...

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Thank Oda H
amersfoort
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I arrived in high season and this was the best I could get for a budget room. I left after 2 weeks when I found out there security is pretty bad. I left my key at the reception before I went out and there was no one to give me the key back when i arrive around midnight. And they...

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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Also Known As:
Safina Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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