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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jolly boys”(34 reviews)
“person dorm”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a car, so location was no problem, parking inside sometimes was a hassle, but always doable. 10 min drive to victoria falls. I was really impressed as I came in, loads of place to sit or lay, to relax, pool looked nice, but...More

Thank Ellencentrica
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review Ellencentrica - very happy to hear you had a lovely stay with Jollyboys. You are absolutely correct about the bar/kitchen service ... it is something we are continually trying to improve through training ... but sometimes it is just a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom and that was fine. The room was small but comfortable, though I would have wished for a better fan/aircon. The shared space and the pool were very nice. I met a lot of great people...More

Thank Birre F
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review Birre, we are very happy to hear you felt safe and met great people during your stay. Safety, cleanliness and great service is what we strive for in order to provide good quality, budget accommodation. Jollyboys tries to encourage an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed initially with a couple of friends and then stayed solo. I enjoyed the place so much I extended my stay,... twice! The place is clean and tidy, the pool is great,the reception staff are exceptional and extra friendly. The food is good, my...More

Thank kiwikel8
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Wowzer - thanks Kiwikel8 .. great review! The team are extremely hard working and dedicated to keeping Jollyboys clean, tidy, friendly and safe ... reviews like this also give them a positive boost, I will be sure to share your kind words. You are absolutely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I have opted to stay at Jollyboys. The location is perfect for a few days in Livingstone. The rooms are serviced & comfortable. Self service kitchen facilities work well, although I do advise the microwave be replaced....More

Thank Shaun G
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review Shaun G ... very happy to hear you chose Jollyboys for a second visit! We do try to encourage a balanced atmosphere and environment that hopefully suits most - if not all - guests; relaxed, friendly, safe, clean and fun!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The friendliest place in Zambia. Staff wants to know you. It is clean, reasonable costs, and good meals. If going to Victoria Falls, this is highly recommended. Also located just blocks from center of Livingston and the bus station.More

Thank Jgambrell29
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Jgambrell29 - we are truly thankful that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on being exactly this; truly hospitable, great quality budget accommodation. We wish you all the best with your future travels and look forward to...More

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Restaurant
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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US$28 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$28 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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joolsmap
19 March 2018|
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Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
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RajeevM19
21 October 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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"The Rooms are situated at the back of the main entertainment area, so not effected by noise, music etc."
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"Hang out in the Pillow Pit!"
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"The dorms are comfy and cheap, but the regular rooms have private bathrooms and storage."
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"Choose room with bathroom close to pool and restaurant."
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