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Dudes Guesthouse Reviews

box 210, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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17 Total Reviews
  • 40%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 20%Location
  • 40%Staff
  • 20%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Lovely guesthouse with lots of personality. The breakfast is awesome, ask dude or helle to make French toast if you visit. I especially appreciate all the great advice and restaurant tips. They know the best local places. Well worth a visit!!


Wonderful place to stay, clean room, friendly staff, exellent breakfast with very tastefull avocadojuice !

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Dude made our stay in Jambiani. He is very friendly and helpful! If you need something, just ask, and he will help you with it. One of the places that really make you feel comfortable and welcome, highly recommended!


Very very cosy guesthouse in the very south of Jambiani. Quiet, calm atmosphere, less than 100 metres from the beach, and close to many (touristy) restaurants. Dude himself is a fantastic host, very kind and helpful. Can help book excursions, day trips such as Jozani forest, snorkelling, etc.

  • 27th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Lovely place with a calm atmosphere. Excellent breakfast. Dude was very helpful and also arranged day trips for us.


I really enjoyed my stay at Dude's Guesthouse. We were made feel welcome, and at home. The daily breakfasts were excellent, lots of fresh fruit & juice, delicious!! :) The guesthouse was located practically on the beach, and in the middle of Jambiani village which we found convenient.


A beautiful guesthouse in an idyllic village, the porch and surroundings are perfect for relaxing. Dude and Helena are very welcoming and helpful, and prepare amazing breakfasts - Zanzibar omelette should definitely be tried!! We really enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer!! Many thanks, Hayley and Becky.

  • 15th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place is great its like staying in a holiday home not a hostel or hotel. The setting is really pretty your a stones throw from the beautiful beach and get dude to point out the sandbar so you can swim all day no matter what the tide.


We really enjoyed our stay at Dudes Guesthouse and will most definitely recommend it to friends. Dudes was extremely welcoming and made us feel right at home. He was considerate of our privacy yet was always at hand to offer tours, meals and drinks. He made a wonderful brunch after our tour with the dolphins and his fruit salad was superb. We can hardly wait to visit again! Anne, Lisa and Marj Fraser The best location in Jambiani! Thank you Dudes.


If you are trying to decide on where to stay in Zanzibar I can 100% recommend Dudes guesthouse- we stayed for 3 nights & had such a lovely time. The house is beautiful, as is the garden, and Dude was such a great host (make sure you sample his cooking- it's so reasonable and he's a brilliant chef!). Once more the location was perfect- being a 2 second walk back from the beach meant that we could escape to the peace and quiet of his garden when we wanted to, but could still hear the sea at night!


Dude is as wonderful as others have said. He keeps a clean house on a beautiful beach and is incredibly thoughtful! Would recommend this spot to anyone.

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