Located in Lamu, near Lamu Fort, Lamu Museum and 18th Century Swahili House Museum, JamboHouse Lamu features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a terrace.

Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Popular points of interest near JamboHouse Lamu include Gallery Baraka, Riyadha Mosque and Mkunguni Square.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

JamboHouse Lamu has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 23, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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JamboHouse Lamu is a small guesthouse in Lamu Town. We are not a 5 star resort - we offer budget accommodation with clean rooms and lots of information to make your stay in Lamu as good as possible. Our delicious breakfast is already included in our rates. We have free wifi internet for our guests. During the day we have free coffee/tea on our terrace. On arrival we serve our guests a Welcome Drink, give them a map of Lamu and plenty of useful information. Two of the rooms have integrated bathrooms, our "budget" room has a private bathroom outside the room (via the corridor) but that bathroom is only for this room (NOT a shared bathroom!)
I live in Lamu since August 2008 and still liking it. It's a fascinating place with unique culture, friendly people, beautiful beaches,... I love traveling.
JamboHouse Lamu is located on one of the highest places in town. From our Top Roof guests have a nice view of Lamu Town, can see sunrise and in certain times of the year also sunset. JamboHouse Lamu is located three minutes walking from Lamu Fort, five minutes walking from Lamu Museum. The closest (local) shop is just 50 m away.
Languages spoken: German,English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Riyadha Mosque
    0.1 miles
  • Lamu Fort
    0.1 miles
  • Gallery Baraka
    0.2 miles
  • Lamu Museum
    0.2 miles
  • 18th Century Swahili House Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Mnarani House
    2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Mangrove Center
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Seafront Cafe
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Whispers Garden
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Lamu Palace Hotel
    0.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Lamu Seafront
    0.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Shela Beach
    1.9 miles
  • Manda Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Takwa Beach
    4.6 miles
  • Manda Bay Beach
    6 miles
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Amenities of JamboHouse Lamu
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Beauty services
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Game room
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport pickup
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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11:30 AM - 8:00 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please let us know if you are coming to Lamu by bus (which Bus Company & departure time from Mombasa or Malindi) or by plane (which airline & arrival time) so that we can wait for you at the jetty in Mokowe or Lamu or at Manda Airport. Guests only have to pay boat fare for themselves and if they need help with their luggage otherwise we don't charge anything for pick up.

Please inform JamboHouse Lamu of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about JamboHouse Lamu

  • JamboHouse Lamu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Waxing services
    • Walking tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Pedicure
    • Beauty services
    • Yoga classes
    • Cooking class
    • Manicure
    • Back massage

  • The prices at JamboHouse Lamu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at JamboHouse Lamu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at JamboHouse Lamu include:

    • Double

  • JamboHouse Lamu is 350 feet from the center of Lamu.

  • Check-in at JamboHouse Lamu is from 11:30 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.