Perfect Location Close to Dar Es Salaam Ferry Terminal
Jambo Inn is full of contrasts!
Jambo inn is located on Libya street in Dar es Salaam. It’s location is great and handy for all travellers that need to spend a night and continue next day to Zanzibar as Jambo Inn is only five minutes away from ferry terminal.
Another huge plus is proximity of ATM just about 100 meters away that allow withdrawal with Maestro and Cirrus cards ( lower commissions) at Baraclays bank.
Jambo Inn hotel offers rooms to travellers on a budget.
Hotel room is no frills, ascetic, but reasonably clean. Hot water is not available all day (only in the mornings and evenings).Had double room with private bathroom. Beds are small and tall people will have problems sleeping here, mosquito nets are worn out, mine had holes but air condition worked well although was very loud (but necessary due to humid and heat) and expect to have troubles sleeping if you are a light sleeper. Attached to the hotel on the ground floor there is Indian restaurant serving wide variety of meals: food was good and very cheap. Wifi available all over the Jumbo inn for 5000 TSH per day. Bring your own towels. No alcohol allowed in the hotel. Breakfast is included the price – serving tea or coffee, eggs, two pieces of toast, butter and jam in restaurant. Taxi to the port costs 5000 TSH.
Extra tip: if you feel insecure you may take with you long shackle padlock that are used to lock the room. This way you will be sure that no hotel staff enters the room while being away. Actually many hotels, hostels in Africa use padlocks among others also Arusha Backpackers.
Update 2015: Hotel is closed. Decent alternative with same price range and equal proximity to the ferry and atms is Juba Hotel on Mafia Street, Econo Lodge and Safari Inn.