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Livingstone Backpackers

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as a group of 3 adults and 10 teenagers. The place is clean and the staff are really friendly. They've got a nice pool which played good music in the day and the whole place husband chilled vibe about it. The do cheap food and the drinks prices are very cheap. The washrooms and facilities are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights with a group of school leavers. It was a nice place. Basic but well priced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's well located. Great place for backpackers. Not sure it's ideal for family's but youth and backpackers will feel at home. I'd stay there again.

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Livingstone, Zambia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place would be lovely - it has a great location and friendly staff , but unfortunately it encourages the kind of drinking, gap-yah laddish culture that I came to Africa to get away from. The good stuff: beautiful pool and communal area, very close to supermarkets, and a free daily shuttle to the Falls. There were lots of interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in LB for three nights. It has great location, in the center of Livingstone, close to supermarket, and it costs only 20 kwachas to get there from the bus station. The place is very nice, we really liked the design of the whole place. Unfortunately there is a lot of powercuts during the day, so you can't charge... More 

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Backpackers Lodge, slept in a dorm for 6 people, had everything we needed including a lot of fun at the pool. The staff members were very friendly and after my friends and me got back to Malawi, I figured out, my camera was lost and I forgot it in our dorm. After a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed at LB for three nights , wifi was terrible. I wish someone could have warned me about the power cuts. Beds not comfortable, and the place can do with mosquito nets. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, the staff is super nice especially the day security guard. Nice relaxed culture. You can book your excursions with them, which is nice.Love the whole... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I wanted to love this place. Most of the staff are awesome, the beds/bathrooms clean, the pool and grounds are well cared for, they have movie/popcorn night, and it also hosts volunteers from the organization African Impact. And yet...not all of the beds had mosquito nets, only two of the six stove burners functioned, two of the six showers lacked... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights in a dorm and used it as a base for visiting the Falls and Chobe NP in Botswana. Really nice common area with lounge chairs, pool, bar, and wifi. Dorms were clean, but the bunks were a little uncomfortable. You could feel the metal bars through the thin mattress and the entire bunk swayed if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Livingstone Backpackers has friendly and helpful staff, a simple but clean kitchen (could use a better way to organise the guest food) and lots of public space which includes tables, couches, deck chairs and a pool. Wifi was free and worked well, the whole place has a very good feel to it. The first night we were not very happy... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The layout of this place with lots of plants that make cosy compartments and shade , well-cushioned lawnchairs for sunbathing around the pool, a well-equipped communal kitchen and a pleasant tatchroofed bar is superb. It is smaller than Fawlty Towers but much more pleasant. The restaurant sells cheap simple meals and once a day a complete dinner for a bargain-price... More 

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