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Victoria Falls Backpackers

357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hearty welcome of Victoria Falls Backpackers was refreshing after the long drive from South Africa. The beds and other facilities were spotless - what more could one expect. Thank You for taking us and helping us to feel at home, with all the advice, directions and arrangements, I'll return there anyday. Eagles - South Africa

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is amazing !!! We arrived late at night after a long day trip. I was traveling with special friends. We were greeted with a smile and attended to promptly !!! We were shown our huts I've double with ensuite for my married friends and a twin with ensuite for me on my own !! The room was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After weeks overlanding I upgraded from a campsite an ensuit room at the Victoria Backpackers. The room was big and spacious but the bathroom was very dirty. The shower flooded when I used it as there was so much hair in the drain that the water had no where to go. Once the cleaners had fixed this issue I was... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in 2 rooms with the en suite bath and they were very nice. Cleanliness was par for this type of establishment; we only had a problem with one pillow smelling like someone's greasy head and the sheets smelled a little like they say wet for a bit too long. The problem came with the service. The cafe on... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The place is sparse but clean. The owners (Marina and Dennis) are refurbishing, so it should get even better. It also has hot showers - like real hot showers, not lukewarm water. I saw some of the private rooms and they are cute - like little cottages or huts (I stayed in a dorm which was fine). The bathrooms for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A charming place to stay that is cheap but not nasty. Hosts Marina and Dennis are the most helpful, hospitable people. They will do anything for you, including organising all of the activities to do at Vic Falls and giving good advice and recommendations. Rooms and bathrooms are basic but clean. We stayed in the Family room. The pool was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Fantastic stay at the Vic. Falls Backpackers - Marina and Mike were just amazing hosts and made everything so simple. They sorted out all our activities with no hassle at all and even accommodated our early breakfast needs. It is a 20 minute walk from town, but most activities will pick you up from your hostel if you don't have... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Having read all the reviews about the lovely owners we realised that they were obviously not here during our stay as the people managing it were neither friendly or helpful and that was the most unpleasant part. The only really helpful person was Roger, one of the staff. The only real positive is that the grounds are nice and it... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Really nice place and super communal area to select the meat you want for your braii and watch it cook while you chat with others. I just didn't appreciate Mr Bean insisting on you listening to his views on Africa.

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Inhambane, Mozambique
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We spent a night at Shoestring, liked it for the party vibe, but decided to move around the corner to Vic Falls Backpackers and loved it. The owners are busy refurbishing the place. Its better value than Shoestring and more pleasant. Party at Shoestring, relax and have a good sleep in the lovely setting of VFBPers. Cant wait to come... More

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Victoria Falls Backpackers Hotel
Victoria Falls Backpackers Hotel Victoria Falls
Address: 357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
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Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 21 Specialty lodging in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Victoria Falls. Double rooms, en-suite, dorms and camping available, we are a short walk from town. Facilities include:- Car Parking Available- Unlimited Wi-Fi- Laundry Service- Linen provided- Towels provided on request- Mossie Nets- Adventure centre - Best advise and activity packages !!- Platform with view of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders)- Beautiful Garden- Swimming Pool- Video / Lounge Area- Nightly Boma Fire- Swings- Home cooked meals- Safety boxes- Self catering kitchen- Capture the exotic flair of Zimbabwean culture and indigenous art with affordable comfort and friendly service. Our eye catching accommodation is scattered across our luscious garden of which our swimming pool and fire place forms the center piece providing a delightful setting for interacting with other travelers or to simply relax. Let management arrange your adventure activities for you, from bungee jumping to riding on an elephant. ... more   less 
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