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Princess Salme Inn Reviews

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

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86%

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123 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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71%

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.


77%

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)


77%

We stayed one night in this hostel. The breakfast was surprisingly good! Unfortunately did we have a room on ground floor (private two beds, shared bathroom, no. 15). This room smelled of fungus (although we did not see any) and we had not access to WiFi. So if possible, you should try to get a room in the first or second floor. Anyway, for a few days our room would be also manageable, but I hope they will get rid of the fungus soon.


97%

Great little guesthouse. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast and clean rooms. Well worth a visit.


97%

This hostel has good value for a money and location is good cause it is quiet neigborhood. Stuff is very helpfull, and can organise prety much everything in the town. Some of a reviews we've red said that there is a fish smell from a market but that is not true. Breakfast is fantastic, and homemade passion juice is something we will talk about for a long time


89%

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.


100%

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.-


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86%

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.


86%

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

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


83%

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)


77%

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.


91%

Clean, good staff, nice well equipped rooms and excellent value, couldn't fault it.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Kenya
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Basic but good, and nice upstairs seating area for breakfast/evening beers. Facilities good and clean, and good laundry service.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

I really enjoyed the staff but felt there was lack of proper food handling for breakfast. I feel they should use only filtered or bottled water for cleaning fruits and tea and coffee.


94%

The accommodation here felt like 5 star luxury after staying in very basic accommodation for 2 weeks previously. The rooms are very clean, good air con, no need to use mosquito net, comfy bed, hot shower, safe in the room. Free tea and coffee all day, social roof top terrace, which is a nice place for a drink, tasty breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff. Very happy with my stay, and I would stay here again.

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Very nice place. Staff was very kind and helpful and had could give good advice of where to go and what to see in town. Nice atmosphere, we felt very welcomed.


74%

Friendly staff and pleasant stay with opportunity to hang out at the roof top terrace.

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Really nice friendly staff. A little bit out of the main tourist area but still easy walking distance to everywhere. The rooms are very basic but very clean and well worth the price. Also as everyone else has mentioned the breakfast was really decent. Would definately recommend.


97%

everything was great, except I was not leaving from the ferry port (which is right in front), so the location is a bit away from the centre... but its a short walk. everything else was god enough


89%

The 2 rooms on the first floor (both with shared bathroom) are rather gloomy, but breakfast was excellent.


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