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JamboHouse

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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“jambo house”(57 reviews)
“rooftop terrace”(16 reviews)
“the owner”(39 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Free Parking
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Reviewed yesterday

I originally booked for one night, extended to two, and then four. Eight days later I checked out because Jambo House was fully booked. In short, if you are going to Lamu and are looking for budget accommodation this is it :) From the booking...More

Thank jenviajera
Reviewed 4 days ago

I liked the Jambo house a lot. It is clean, comfortable, affordable, very well located, the terrace is just adorable, breakfast is very good. Arnold is super helpful and can give you a lot of information about places to eat, what to do and to...More

Thank Sandija
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn’t think too much of Jambo House at first and Arnold, the quirky owner, seemed slow to warm up on us (and vice versa), but by the end we were sad to say goodbye. Arnold turned out to be a amazing host who did...More

Thank UnconventionalRoute
Reviewed 24 November 2017

JamboHouse is a hostel style accomodation located in the middle of Lamu Town, about 5 minutes through the narrow streets from the seafront where you arrive when coming from the airport. The biggest plus point of this hostel is absolutely the roof top! On the...More

Thank Nadiah1993
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A very beautifull house with a nice rooftop terrace to get a teasty breakfast with fruits and other things of choice! The host is a extreamly friendly guy, how has the best connections and advices for nice day trips! So if you stay in lamu,...More

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Amenities
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Price range
US$18 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$18 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (61)
Room & Suite (21)
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Florence L
27 March 2017|
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Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
Good morning, thank you for your questions. For this periode we only have two double rooms left. For further questions and rates please check our website. I'm not allowed to post constact details here on Tripadvisor... More
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Oloo1
15 February 2016|
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Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your question now. The best room we have is Room Lamu on the upper floor. It has an integrated bathroom and a private balcony. Thank you. ARNOLD
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"self-contained rooms on the upper floor."
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"We were located at the second floor and we had our own toilets. Very clean and private."
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"All the rooms are on the same side of the building with windows towards a narrow street."
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"From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further..."
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