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    Jollyboys International Backpackers

    34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
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    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    I stayed in Jollyboys whilst on a volunteering trip to Zambia. The atmosphere there is very friendly and warm. I stayed in a dorm room, very basic but nice. Used the shared toilets and shower facilities. There is USB charging ports for each bunk bed...More

    Thank Niamh O
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 22 August 2017

    Hi Niamh, many thanks for your feedback … we always appreciate hearing where we need to improve as well as where we excel. It is quite hard to strike a balance with menus that are tasty as well as affordable as Zambia is quite an...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

    Cost me $70 US for the night but that was for own room . Dorms and tent sites are a lot cheaper . Meals are cheap , has a pool and good massage . is close to shops , plenty of tour options ( bit...More

    Thank Steve2035
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 22 August 2017

    Hi Steve, many thanks for your review. Our twin/double en-suite rooms are US$65 and with a shared bathroom US$45 per room, per night ... so a little bit of luxury among the more budget conscious dorm rooms (US$15) and camping (US$9) per person, per night....More

    Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

    Excellent choice for a budget stay in Livingstone. Water pressure was low and facilities are simple, however this option provides anything you need and more!! We chose the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and it met our expectation for a simple and clean accommodation.More

    Thank Imali2017
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 7 August 2017

    Thank you Imali2017, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is exactly that; provide safe, clean, friendly and comfortable budget accommodation. We do sometimes struggle with water pressure, particularly in peak season at certain times of the day....More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    our second time at Jollyboys backpackers lodge, again had a great time.it has to be one of the best places to stay in Livingstone, great atmosphere,great location, staff so helpful made our trip go very well. and all at a sensible price.we will stay again...More

    Thank mike1948_11
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 14 July 2017

    Thank you Mike1948_11, for your great review! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Jollyboys and wish you all the best for your future travels. Kind regards, the Jollyboys Team.

    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    We were traveling to Jollyboys after a safari in S. Africa and most of our friends from the safari were staying at "fancier" places, so we were second guessing our choice to do a backpackers hostel, but read reviews and it seemed like a great...More

    Thank Carolyn W
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 6 July 2017

    What a great review Carolyn - thank you! The Jollyboys team try to make our guests feel genuinely at home; welcome, cared for and satisfied. I will be sure to pass on your kind words as motivation. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay...More

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    • US$28 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    21 October 2017|
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    Response from Allan L | Reviewed this property |
    The bar serves meals for breakfast (Western style), lunch and dinner (mostly burgers and other bar type food). They also have a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. There are several supermarkets in Livingstone... More
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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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    Response from Dring D | Reviewed this property |
    The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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