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Princess Salme Inn Reviews

Mizingani Road, Malindi, Opposite New Fish Market, Opposite Harbour, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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116 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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A terrific value for Stone Town, and still has the Zanzibari feel. It is a great location for arriving or departing with ferry. Stone Town is easily walkable, so even though Princess Salme is a bit out of the centre of attractions, it is still easy to get around. The fun part of Stone Town is walking around anyway. Stay was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was plentiful,and rooms full of character. Considering you are right by the chaotic port, it feels calm and peaceful in the hotel.


This is one of the best place that I have stayed in. The staff is amazing, the tours they booked for me were great and at a very good price, and the hostel itself is very good, with mosquito net, good bed, hot water and toiletries. I totally recommend this place.-


The location was perfect for walking around Stonetown and the breakfast was AMAZING. Having breakfast on the rooftop terrace (with wifi) was a great experience. We only stayed one night as we were going to Paje the next day. The only difficulty we had was at check in. The car we arranged with them never showed up and the check in process was long (and painful) for being 1 am. But otherwise, great place to stay in Zanzibar.


Helpful staff, good facilities. The room is a little bit small.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We got a Free upgrade and the breakfast was the best we had in 3 weeks of travelling!

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff are very friendly and are able to organise trips around Zanzibar for a reasonable price. If you go as a group the price is cheaper. The rooftop area is a good place to relax with a few beers and meet other guests. My room was very comfortable with a big four poster bed and mosquito net. The only real drawback is the location of the hostel, it is only 15 minutes walk from the main part of Stonetown but you have to walk through a very busy area by the port surrounded by fast cars.

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