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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The staff was great and friendly. Hotel located in a good area with shops and restaurants close by. Not far from the bus station if you took the bus from Lusaka. Unfortunately the kitchen and cooking equipment were filthy that wasn't cool...sure progress can be made in this area.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great Hostel for exploring Livingstone. The staff are very friendly and helpful, they have a huge book of activities that you can arrange at reception and free transport to the falls each day. They will also pick you up from the airport for free! We stayed in one of the private rooms with its own shower, it has a safe...

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Stranda, Norway
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The doorms are really nice, with charger and a lamp at every bed. Offered free dinner and free shuttle bus to Vic Falls. They will also help you book whatever activities you want to do. Require a deposit for towels. You can also walk from the bus station (15min) no taxi is needed. Very close to SPAR. Overall a very...

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Thank Camilla K
Reviewed 21 December 2016

In general, hostels in Zambia are quite good, but Jollyboys still tops the experience. The staffs are amazingly friendly and helpful. We booked the bungee jumping, sunset cruise, rafting and Devil's pool with them with a very fair price, among which, Devil's pool is a must-go and sunset cruise+rafting package can be a really good deal. We really enjoyed our...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Not all backpackers in a city are created equal. Jollyboys gives you the sense of freedom. They offer everything a camper needs. Cool bar and restaurant, cleans abolitions, great chilling areas. The camp area is not big and one cant park your bike next to your tent, but its only a 4 second walk to your vehicle in the parking...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this hostel. Good for being social with the pool, bar and chilling area. Wasn't ideal for us with a roof top as we pitched in the parking lot. Jollyboys backpackers down the road had 2 pitches for overlanders however it was very quiet there. Was getting renovated at the time so was a bit noisy but should be...

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Thank Haig B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Lovely helpful staff, beautiful pool and nice private rooms. Chill out areas are well equipped and very comfortable .would definitely recommend staying here when visiting livingston. location was good and very close to the main shops.

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Thank lisabsyd
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Jollyboys before a 7 day trip and the food at the cafe was nice (recommend the chicken sandwich) but the rooms left a bit to be desired. I stayed in a solo room for three nights (1 night at the beginning of my trip and 2 nights at the end of my trip). The lounge was lively,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

LOVED staying at Jollyboys - I've been travelling around Africa for 3 months now, through Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia and this is the best backpackers I've stayed in. Impeccably clean, very helpful staff, comfortable dorm room (8 bed dorms have aircon), hot showers. Loved hanging out by the pool with beers that were very well priced! Self service kitchen,...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stayed in a private double room with a shared bathroom. This was never a problem and I never had to queue up to use the facilities. The hostel is large and spacious with lots of lounging areas, a pool and a decent sized kitchen. The staff were very helpful and were able to help us organised a number of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travellers since 1995. Our staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. The Jollyboys restaurant provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. FREE wifi available in our common areas and we offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from the Livingstone Airport. Whether you are a long term traveler, on a short weekend break, on honeymoon or traveling with a group volunteering, Jollyboys has something to offer everyone! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jollyboys International Backpackers

Address: 34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $20 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jollyboys International Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“8-bed dorm has AC which helps with mosquitos!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherVioletBruce, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“8 bed dorm has aircon but 16 bed dorm does not”
 of 5 bubbles livreynoldson, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the property are quieter .”
 of 5 bubbles 166daytons, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The backside rooms are much quieter b/c they are away from the main thoroughfare. I picked a double room with a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles F3331MRashleyb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner unit”
 of 5 bubbles lrk30, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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