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Livingstone Backpackers

559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are brilliant but I couldn't get over how uncomfortable the whole attempting to sleep experience was here. The matrices are horrendous I would choose sleeping in a tent on the floor any day rather than bare the uncomforted of the matrices. The room was also a small sweat box with one fan which did nothing but circulate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend 8 weeks there.. Excellent Money Value: Fawlty Towers 9$/6 shared room Livingstone Backpackers 12$/4 shared room Jollyboys International 15$/8 shared room Nice Staff, has everything you need.. Electricity, water, bathroom, toilets, pool, chill out pillow place, Bar Perfectly situated, but food comes quite slowly, it's very hot and the sheets are very thick, wifi is ok, laundry: There is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed at Livingstone Backpackers (LBP) for 6 nights in total. Overall, I enjoyed my stay at LBP, though it should be noted that the atmosphere (e.g. decorations, crowd) is very much geared for a younger crowd, though we did see some older guests as well. I would say that on most nights, there is a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Me and my friends had a great time at this place. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Their facilities are kept clean and includes self catering kitchen, BBQ area, bar and rock climbing wall. It's close to town and markets and a well known route for taxi drivers. The rooms do get hot in the evenings so make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

For those looking for a 'hostel' experience, this is really a great place. Pros: Location - fairly easy to find, near the main drag of Livingstone Shuttle - free morning shuttle to the Falls Staff - very helpful, tours and transport easily booked Facilities - pool, bar, rock climbing, large garden Bathrooms- kept clean Cons: Rooms - dorms are small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

They always treat me like family when I am there. Clean and good security. Staff is very knowledgeable about atea and will always go the distance to help you .out. Good location. Shopd and restaurants close and short walk to bus station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything about this place was awesome. The staff was very friendly, I felt so welcome. The location was great, close to a lot and very warm and comfortable within the hostel. Friday nights are fun and they do a very good job of shutting things down at 10 for those who want to sleep. Most people move to the bar... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a great way to stay cheap! Stephen and the rest of the staff really go out of their way to make you feel at home. Being from the states I had never stayed at a hostel before but quickly felt I'd made the right decision. For a single room with private shower/toilet I spent 1/3 of the chain hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This was incredible, the staff sorted me out for every thing I could imagine, they had a solution for every bump in the road. And they were incredibly accommodating and welcoming. The facilities are great, the pool and bar is just a hidden oasis, and a home away from home. Where everyone is friendly! The rooms are so relaxing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Used their facilities to stop when we had car troubles. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Well priced and easily found. Self catering, yet cutlery, crockery, kettle, stove, dishwashing basin were clean and ready for use. Pool was anazing too Great job guys.

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Address: 559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 72
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