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Victoria Falls Backpackers

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357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for only one night for a lightning visit to Vic Falls somewhere in May 2015. I have to say that I was quite disappointed by the service. They will try to squeeze every penny you've got, which is not something a hostel should do in my opinion. They will try to sell you as much activities they can.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! I now understand why this place has been has won many hospitality awards, they provide a good service and the place is well maintained. I stayed in their single room for 3 nights while I was visiting the Vic falls and I must admit that it was a great experience. They have a beautiful garden with many hammocks where... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They found room for us last minute so for a couple nights we were in the upstairs dorm room (very comfortable beds as dorms go), then a night in the 6-room dorm (not so great - crowded and noisy sleepers), then a couple nights in a room (nice single beds and quiet). Jay, the manager (?) was very helpful and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed at Vic Falls backpackers several years ago, and again last month. It is one of my favorite little spots in all of Africa. Excellent location close to town, the staff is very helpful in arranging activities or helping with anything you need. Nice, relaxing clean pool, excellent rooms, very funky woodwork and decor throughout the property. There isn't... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights in March 2015. The atmosphere is charming, full of good cheer in every way, with hammocks, different sitting areas, amazing art all around, and incredibly helpful staff. They helped my friend and I with question after question, figuring out tours that matched exactly what we wanted, and we had a fantastic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stayed here on 20.2.15 to 22.2.15. The place is very relaxed. Really love the whole atmosphere and everything is back to basics. I love the concept as being a survivor kind of place where u cook on ypur own. The place is really peaceful, simpls and serene. Tap water in the toilet are surprisingly really clean. From what I understand... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed here in early February in a sharing room. Excellent decor and ambience, certainly the most unique I have ever seen. Everything was clean. Little out of town but that gives you the quietness that Vic Falls Backpackers over the other hostels. Only complaint is the staff tends to want to sell their activities packages which seemed a little forceful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I stayed here for a couple of nights at the end of a Nomad Adventure tour in mid January. The location was a little bit further from the main town than the other hostel/hotels, but it was overall much nicer and worth the small amount of extra money for the rooms (and for cabs into/out of town). My friend moved... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I loved it! This is a very unique spot since the decoration, paintings and furnishings are full of tiny little details and lovingly made. The ROOM: I slept in a 6-bed dorm, which I shared with 3 other girls. It was very comfortable and I am SO glad that they provided a mosquito net, but I think it would have... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I loved this hostel! Stayed with two friends in July to explore the Victoria Falls. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Everything is built and decorated with a great love of detail. The food is really good even though they have to deal with power shortage a couple times a day, they still manage to make you... More 

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