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The owner is most of the time around, he is a very friendly guy, explained everything to me (good restaurants, cheap restaurants, where to buy things, etc.), I booked a sunset dhow trip at the hostel, it is probably a little more expensive than the cheapest price at the waterfront, but you get good service and a safe trip. I met people who were ripped off at the waterfront by some beach boys.
I’ve been traveling 15 months, and Jambo House is 1 of the best value places I’ve stayed at. Arnold (the owner), Adam, and Damaris take excellent care of both house and guests. Arnold’s map and welcome talk (with refreshing juice) are detailed and helpful – ask him anything about the area. Breakfast on the rooftop is relaxing and delicious. Showers are strong but not hot, and wifi is slow, but both are great quality in this part of the world for a budget traveler. I would definitely stay again.