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“If you want to be robbed, sleep with no sheets and have no towels”
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Karibu Inn
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Karibu Inn
Ranked #20 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 December 2010

When you get there, they're all smiles, they made us pay in advance and then the day after they told us we hadn't pay a penny.....they, i mean the manager, when we told him we're not paying more and that we were staying one night, he started being rude and yelling in front of other costumers......he threw the room key on the counter.
No sheets, no towels, no windows.......
We checked out, he started insulting us....and saying be careful, i'm gonna find you......SCARY!
Kitchen people was kind and nice, we saw some tourists but we also saw a couple people leaving earlier and having money issues with the manager.... little thief

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

This place does not look like much from the outside, but it is located in the heart of the charming alley ways of Stone Town. Our first room had a broken air conditioner and there were no problems changing rooms. Yes the funiture and decor is basic... but it was perfect for the location and a clean place to lay your head at the end of a long day exploring! The staff were very freindly and always ready to give tips or directions.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Thank mandle
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We had intended to stay elsewhere, but when that hotel was inexplicably under construction, we found this one. The desk staff was kind, helpful, and very accommodating. The rooms were just concrete cells with two beds and a ceiling fan, and the bathrooms in our two rooms were quite different...the one on the second floor was very tiny, but the one on the first floor was much nicer. The breakfast was decent (eggs and fruit), but it is really the location that sets this apart. It is close to great shops, restaurants, the main features of the old town, taxis, the waterfront, an internet site, etc.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank GoBlueTeacher
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

Location, location, location.
Ideally situated for most things in Stone Town and from the beach (1 min walk from Livingstones - nice bar on the beach, very good for sunset).
Stayed in a 5 bed dorm on the bottom floor, it was very spacious and clean to boot. Standard free breakfast but still filling.

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1  Thank tommmytower
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Reviewed 28 February 2010

Only travelling as Backpackers, mostly in Africa, we use to camp or stay in very basic hotels. Karibu Inn is a very basic one. Even if it is well located in Stone Town it's not worth its price at all. 60USD per room, no bed sheets, no towels...

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sebolfa
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Reviewed 14 November 2009

Karibu Inn had fantastic staff that were so helpful - we even relied on them when travelling to other beaches to book transportation from beach to beach. The location was perfect - so close to everything. The rooms are very basic, and we didn't know we had to ask to have the air conditioner turned on (which resulted in some hot, humid evenings...). Overall, great experience.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank kmb045021
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

I stayed here with a mate last year and was pleasantly suprised; the rooms had en suits and were airy and clean, mosi nets provided (although they came with holes, lol) and the staff were pretty helpful. The location was great in the middle of - cafes, shops, the beach/sea, walkable to spice markets etc. Free breakie, ok and almost filling - better then some.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank Lizani
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Additional Information about Karibu Inn

Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range: £32 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karibuinn offers bed and breakfast. It is at Forodhani, Stone Town. It is behind the National Bank of Commerce. It is 10 mins walk from the ferry terminal and 15 mins by taxi from the air port. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Karibu Inn Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Karibu Inn Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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