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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Lovely landscaped grounds. The food was great and reasonably priced. Rooms are clean with a good choice of types from dorm style to private rooms with ensuite and a/c. Yes its classed as budget accommodation but I think it's way better than...More

Thank Pam C
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Hi Pam C, Thank you for your kind review! We are currently refurbishing our pool area, so hopefully when you come again, you will find it even more beautiful. We are happy to hear you are rating us above budget accommodation, that's an awesome compliment....More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

I stayed at Jollyboys off and on during my month long stay in Zambia. The facility was always clean. Food is great and reasonably priced. Wonderful staff, location is so convenient and always a fun vibe. The girls in the office are so pleasant and...More

Thank kiphippen
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you for making our day with such kind words. Our staff are delighted. Looking forward to having you stay with us again. Best wishes, The Jolly Team

Reviewed 29 December 2015

I had a fantastic experience at Jollyboys - the staff were incredibly friendly and fun, the facilities and food were excellent, and the location was an amazing hub for meeting paddlers and from which to launch kayaking trips. I highly recommend Jollyboys - certainly the...More

Thank Lindsay V
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review Lindsey. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and are very happy we added on to your kayaking trip! Looking forward to seeing you again next year for more paddling on the great Zambezi river. Best...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We've stayed several times at jollyboys and had a fabulous time. The power goes out in Zambia every day and that can be a surprise if you've not experienced that before and jollyboys seems to manage to still have things run smoothly by African standards...More

Thank Laura C
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Dear Laura C, Thank you for such a nice review! We are very happy you've had another great stay with us! The power outages are indeed a struggle, but I'm delighted to mention that we are in the process of changing to solar power. Currently...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have been staying at Livingstone backpackers annually for the past 5 years, sometimes for a few months ... need I say more? :-) Everything about Jollyboys is excellent. The accommodation, the staff, the location... Jollyboys is right in town yet you feel as though...More

Thank Heids8
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Heids8, thank you!! It is great to read such a wonderful review and share it with our hard working staff. You've made us all very happy, a huge thank you from everyone! We look forward to welcoming you again! Happy travels & best wishes, The...More

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US$28 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$28 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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