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Kalulu Backpackers Hostel

20 Broads Road | Fairview, Lusaka, Zambia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is located in a safe good area in lusaka Rhodes park. Neat north mead shopping centre and levy mall. The main house is old and needs some attention. I stayed in the double rooms behind the main house the rooms. Rooms are clean plenty hot water good beddings. The bar has a good vibe. And close late some... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This hostel is in a very old building that seems to be falling apart, there was no free breakfast as advertised and it is quite dirty. I think they need to remember that although they are providing a budget option, they still need to maintain the building. On the plus side the girl who works there was lovely.

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Anholt, Denmark
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was okey as a cheap accommodation - small room with toilet/very small shower without much water, - but it really seemed that the guests/persons living at the hostel were just money machines - and the bar the real reason for business at the place. The music from the bar was SO LOAD it was impossible to sleep. We stayed... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stayed with a friend here on 3 separate occasions. A dorm here was the cheapest we could find (60 Kwacha, ~$12) and it was in a great location, only about a 10 minute walk to the shopping mall called Levy in one direction and 10 minutes to a great Indian restaurant in the other direction! Shawn, the owner, is very... More

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We have stayed at Kalulu a few times if Lusaka Backpackers is full and it is an average (and only) second choice. It is clean and comfortable but very noisy at night. The staff are not very helpful and quite slow with attending to you. We had an issue with ants in our room - I woke up with thousands... More

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Livingstone, Zambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Kalulu is in Central Lusaka in walking distance to Levy Jct Shopping Mall. It is not a fancy place. Just something to have a drink after a long journey and sleep. The room was clean and the mosquito net ok.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My colleague and I arranged to stay here for 2.5 months while on internship. We were tricked by the hostel owner into paying over our agreed on rate because we took his word on the exchange rate - people staying for a few nights would not notice this but since we were there for so long, it cost us over... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night and was enough. Hostel dirty and tired which a shame as is new. Tje staff can barely be bothered to help you, if you can find one and The bar is unbearably loud till late at night and you can't sleep. I guess if you want somewhere dirt cheap and dont plan on sleeping then is... More

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Dana Point, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed at Kalulu for one night upon arrival in Lusaka. Location was ok. It is far from the airport but walking distance to a market, restaurants, and stuff. The staff were friendly, the rooms basic but fine, and the bar/patio area was a nice spot to relax and enjoy a Mosi. All in all, it was fine for one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We spent 4 nights in a double room sharing a shower room and toilet with one other double room. Nice atmosphere. Good people. Not enough seating in the outside areas. Loudly squeaking doors on room and shower room. But, overall, worth the money. Good location.

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Additional Information about Kalulu Backpackers Hostel

Address: 20 Broads Road | Fairview, Lusaka, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 35 Specialty lodging in Lusaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable and secure, Kalulu Backpackers Hostel is perfectly located close to the bus and rail stations, two of Lusaka’s largest shopping malls, and the city centre. With a mixture of dorm beds, private rooms, and camping, we have accommodation to suit everyone. You can enjoy a delicious meal from our cafe, or cook up a feast yourself in our fully equipped communal kitchen. Relax by the pool, enjoy a drink at our fully stocked bar, or take some time to explore the sights and sounds of Lusaka. Our experienced staff can advise you on any travel queries and can help book tours or activities you may want to sample while visiting Zambia. ... more   less 
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