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Shoestrings Lodge

12 West Dr, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
dizzymslizzy1 Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stay overall: the vibe was good, the food was affordable, location convenient, and the shower water was hot. We are not super seasoned backpackers, so I can't judge them against any extensive knowledge of backpacking places across Africa or the world. We had some transportation problems, and had booked then canceled and then booked again. But it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice lodge for travelers, especially if you like dogs! The people are helpful and you can book everything you would like to do in the area in the hostel itself (until 7pm). When we were there, there were a lot of other travelers from different nationalities and we had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd stayed at the fancy Lodges at Vic Falls before but this time I wanted a different Vic Falls experience. Reasonable prices, pool, bar pizza and breakfast place - thats all I needed. The staff are always available and attentive, beer prices ok for Vic Falls. I had a small double room with Aircon as it was the hot and... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We travelled here with some friends doing an overland safari. Was a fair walk to Vic Falls (20 mins) but as you can imagine it was well worth the walk! The local shops etc are a short walk away with plenty to offer. Shoestrings has a really cool bar/restaurant that offers a good selection at a reasonable price. The bar... More 

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Leicester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is just a warning to be on your guard despite the laid back atmosphere of the place. While I was there I noticed two guests staying in a room who appeared to be just sitting about watching what was going on. (I was alert to this as I had been a victim of theft in Harare at Small World... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Like most other travellers, we identified Shoestrings as the #1 place to be, given its great reputation. Unfortunately, it seems as if the place is resting on his laurels, no longer investing in anything. We stayed here for three nights in October 2014. Major criticism: - Despite having booked an A/C double room, we were given a room with a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The best thing about Shoestrings is it's location. Everything else about it is either average or pathetic. It's within walking distance of the Victoria Falls, shops and restaurants which is fantastic if you are travelling on a buget. The kitchen was terribly under equipped and the fridge needs to be defrosted ASAP! Seriously I have never seen that much ice... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed in Shoestrings back in September at the end of an Overland trip from Nairobi. I had previously heard that this was the place to stay due it's friendly and 'party' atmosphere. This would be perfect unless you are staying in one of the dorms which sits directly behind the bar. If I had been able to escape the... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This Place is ok for what you pay for, but they dont have a card machine which is annoying for international travelers. They also said we would have an airconditioned room, but we were given a room with a ceiling fan that only had one setting, so it was always on full blast are off. The place needs some maintenance... More 

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Weltevredenpark, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We tried to EFT our deposit but they said we don't need to. Got there on the day we arrived and they wanted $180 and they have no card machine!!! They didn't seem to care in the least to try help us out and we had to walk into the town to try make a plan. ATMs in town only... More 

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Address: 12 West Dr, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
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Number of rooms: 11
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