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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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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UAE
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent two nights here with a group as we explored Victoria Falls. The amazing Jay will help you organise your schedule, and you can pre-pay for many activities with him and organise pickups and transport, so it makes your trip so much easier. The backpackers has many different accommodation arrangements, and it is clean and comfortable. I stayed in a... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very pleasant place when you are outside your bedroom. There is a swimming pool, many places to sit and enjoy a nice shade under the trees. There is also a communal kitchen where you can prepare your own things to eat. In the other hand, the bedrooms are badly decorated, sheets are old and I am not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Victoria Falls Backpackers. It's a little bit of a walk from town, but a pleasant little oasis none the less. I arrived late and got a fairly short service during check-in which I thought didn't bode well, but it only got better from here. I was visiting with friends, so the many comfy spots, hammocks, swings,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been recently for three nights and I liked this place a lot. Mind you, I was perhaps lucky as low season so it was really quiet and relaxing. Don't know what the noise level is at busy times However upsides: 1-the 2 managers Jay and Blessing are really cool laid back and very very polite. So the owne... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Was not surprised that this place was not the best, it's a backpacker place. The rooms were poorly ventilated, the mattresses saggy, pillows old and no longer holding any shape. The bathrooms are next door to each room (shared, so at least there are a plenty to go around) but basically you an hear everything going on. Food was overpriced,... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Tracey L, Owner at Victoria Falls Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear fellow Traveler, We welcome constructive criticism, our rates are standard backpackers rates, if you traveling alone it is more beneficial to opt for a dorm bed, than private twin room, that way you save your pennies. $3 for 24 hours of unlimited internet and $2 for a nice cold beer, $4 - $8 for meals....$3 taxi ride to have... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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