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Princess Salme Inn Reviews

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

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128 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I've stayed in many places in Stone Town but this one is really the best value for money, and the staff is really nice and attentive.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


very good deal...clean rooms, delicious breakfast and great location to the ferry...would definitely stay again

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great little place. Clean well furnished room and bathroom. Safe in the room. Door lock broken but quickly fixed. Really good breakfast - the best we had. A little out of town but worth it.


I stayed at Princess Salme Inn for several nights and when returning after my travels onshore, I stayed there again - because it doesn't feel like being in a hostel, but more like being at home. The staff did everything for me to have a pleasant stay. The rooms are clean, with AC and mosquito net. Moreover, they offer a great breakfast!

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was a nice place, by the port, about 15 minutes walk from the action in Stonetown. It is a fairly standard, good value backpacker place, with nice clean rooms. When I was there is was a bit quiet and there is no good social space, especially compared to some of the other place around. I think that you can find better places to stay in the area, at a similar or slightly higher cost, but the investment would be worth it. This place is fine, nothing special. Kind and attentive staff though.


Best breakfast ever: many fresh fruits, eggs of your choice, bread, typical potato donuts, cardamom donuts, avocado, fresh juice, peanut butter, jam, etc

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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