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Kalulu Backpackers Hostel

20 Broads Road | Fairview, Lusaka, Zambia
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    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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kalulu is an inner city stop over between destinations in Zambia. On the plus side the showers are hot, the kitchen has a good fridge, there is a pool and social area out the back. On the downside is the bar out the front and if you're in a dorm which faces on to it you will have trouble sleeping.... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hostel is good-situated in Lusaka but for these rates (40-50 USD/double room) I expected better facilities and a better service. A mosquito net over the bed was provided, the linen were clean. We stayed in a double en suite room but our bathroom could have been cleaner. The shower had hot water but so little that getting a stable... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a great time here for nearly 2 weeks. Campsite is nice. A local guy is running this place, which is nice after seeing that all other backpackers places are owned by foreigners. Unfortunately the guy seems to be not that keen on paying his staff, but anyway... The location is nice. Northmead mall and Levy mall are close and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The accommodations were great. The bar was nice. However, the wifi wasn't working and the staff didn't seem interested in helping us find an alternate source of Internet. Hard to find, due to poor marking (use your phone's GPS when going there).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed at this hostel for a night and in the end were very glad we hadn't booked for anymore. We arrived after a long day on the bus from Livingstone and made our way to the hostel. On arrival we checked in and found the girl on reception to be so disinterested in helping us or answering any of... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been in many cheap hostels around the world and this is undoubtedly the worst. We stayed in the mixed dorms, there are too close to the bar that is open every day, so you feel like in the bar and it is very difficult to sleep. Kitchen does not exist, but really, it is more like a garbage... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've stayed at cheap hostels all over the world and it takes a lot to gross me out, but this place did it. God knows when the last time the toilets were cleaned was. 1 of the 4 showers has hot water. Don't plan on using the "kitchen". (I'll post a photo of it). The free breakfast advertised on HostelWorld... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed only one night here in a double ensuite room ($50US) as Lusaka Backpackers was full. The room was okay - no towels - the showerhead was so fine it took half an hour to get wet and you got cold waiting but the worst was the Receptionist. We really needed wifi as we had been on the road... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Kalulu was distinctly average. The staff seemed uninterested, the toilets were dirty and the facilities seemed in a general disrepair. The dorms were fine, beds comfortable and prices OK. Location wise it is very close to Levy junction and fairly convenient. There were quite a lot of rabbits that seemed not to mind the loud music.

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Mansa, Zambia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

No surprises, an ok but not the best backpackers. Stayed in an ensuite room, ok shower (one of those dodgy electric ones, clean(ish) room, food was hard to find and we didn't stick around long enough for the cook to be located. A little pricey for a very basic backpackers.

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Address: 20 Broads Road | Fairview, Lusaka, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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