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Kalulu Backpackers Hostel

20 Broads Road | Fairview, Lusaka, Zambia
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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I stayed here for three nights camping. First of all, never once did I have hot water (or even warm). Even worse though, the staff was just never around. It is completely unacceptable that there is no one available until well past 9am. One morning there was honking for 20 minutes because there was no one to let them in... More 

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Temora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great staff providing a vibrant and friendly environment. Great mix of local and backpacking culture (even got a free drum performance and shaun's dance moves). Dorm rooms were as dorm rooms go. Kitchen and hot showers were amazing!!! Great WIFI!!

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The only good thing about this place was the staff - who were extremely friendly, and the bunnies in the garden, who happened to be in love and liked bananas. So, where to start - the beds felt like they were punishing us. The room was small, stuffy (no fan or AC), the bedsheets were dirty and there were no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in female dorm and was staying almost alone cuz october isnt high season and also cheap so i like it and there was kitchen so me and my friends could cook And fast internet is big merit of this place But no shower roon inside dorm building so need to go shower room outside and outside bar was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

During my 3-night stay at Kalulu. there were 2 power outages. However, staff turned on the generator quickly so that there was water at the taps at all times. The facilities might look basic or even rustic but the staff made sure that the guests get all the daily necessities such as laundry and cooking. I really enjoyed talking to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great place to stay and extremely reasonable price. Relaxed during the day and really fun at night. Good facilities, very clean and really comfortable beds. Has a kitchen for self catering and also does food. Great location, quite central and feels very safe. Staff are so lovely and will go out of their way to help you. The bar is... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed there for one night in May 2015. the rooms were clean and alright but the compartments for locking in your valuables didn't feel too safe as they were easy to break into. They have good wifi and good service depending on who's at the desk. The cook was sick the day we were there so no food. The... More 

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North Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Such an awesome vibe at Kalulu. You get to mix with the locals who are a lot of fun to hang with. Really nice accommodation at a good rate. Easy location to walk to the malls and markets. Lovely helpful staff. Definitely recommend for any age group. Go and check it out!

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Shawn M, Owner at Kalulu Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for the wonderful review .We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.I must say you were an amazing group.See you next hopefully.xx More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We stood here for nearly three months because of working in Lusaka. We had email contact before coming here and became a fair long term stay offer. The staff at Kalulu Backpackers was very friendly,the rooms big enough, the double rooms as well as the dorms and the food in the restaurant is very good. There is a nice little... More 

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Shawn M, Owner at Kalulu Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Alexandra for the great review.We waited long enough for the review to come:).Its here finally.We appreciate you staying with us for a long time with your lovely Friend.Thanks again for recommending our hostel for Long term stay.We really appreciate.Take care.x More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

At first I thought it was a little basic (having only stayed in nice hotels in Europe), however at staying at another hostel in Africa it made me realise how well equipped this hostel is.There are dorms (which sleep up to 7 people) and individual rooms and doubles. The hostels also have room for those who wish to camp in... More 

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Shawn M, Owner at Kalulu Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review.We are happy that we made you feel at home.Our hostel is indeed a home away from home.Thanx a million More 

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