Located in Lamu, near Lamu Fort, Gallery Baraka and Lamu Museum, JamboHouse Lamu features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a terrace.

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the bed and breakfast.

18th Century Swahili House Museum is a 6-minute walk from JamboHouse Lamu, while Riyadha Mosque is 2,100 feet from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 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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Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, is the 4G data signal good with Safaricom and Airtel SIM cards in Lamu? We need to hotspot laptops to upload photos for our photography job.
    Good morning, internet at JamboHouse Lamu is quite fast. ARNOLD
    Answered on 9 October 2022
  • Hi is this a beach hotel?
    Thank you for your question. JamboHouse Lamu is located in Lamu Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Shela Beach is 45 minutes by foot or 20 minutes by boat.
    Answered on 30 September 2021
  • give price for single resident august 2022
    Thank you for your question. You can check here for available rooms and rates. Every room is different, so every room has a different rate. Minimum st..
    Answered on 11 June 2022
  • Do you provide airport shuttle? And how much?
    Yes, we wait for our guests at Manda Airport. We don't charge for pick up itself but guests have to pay boat fare to the boat captain (currently 100 K..
    Answered on 13 July 2021
  • Hi! Does the wifi work in all rooms? we have to work a little while we are there - is there a quiet area or a desk in the room? Let us know! Thanks Arnold!
    Yes, wifi works in all rooms now, also on our terrace where we have an extension to connect laptops.
    Answered on 28 November 2021
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Host Review Score

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 *
Amenities of JamboHouse Lamu
Great facilities! Review score, 9
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle (free)
Non-smoking rooms
  • 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
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • 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
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage
  • Back massage
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Beauty services
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English

House rules

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From 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

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 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.

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

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

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

  • Room options at JamboHouse Lamu include:

    • Double

  • 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