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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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Sandefjord, Norway
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216 reviews 216 reviews
47 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Been over a year since I was here last. Well informef and excellent quality staff. Good location. Easy access to falls and other attractiobs. Decent cooking facilities. Nice bar. Good wifi and clean pool. Rooms neef screens and can get overcrowded and very hot. Still good place.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The backpackers is utterly fantastic - it's got a really nice atmosphere and is super chilled. The rooms are all basic but really nice, and the facilities are excellent. It seems really easy to get talking to other people, especially in the evenings when everyone is drinking at the bar before they go out. The pool is also really nice...... More 

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Thanks Livingstone Backpackers for the warm hospitality, cold drinks and relaxed comfortable vibe. Food out the kitchen hit the spot and the entertaining staff made us feel very welcome. We'll be back time and time again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Sandefjord, Norway
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216 reviews 216 reviews
47 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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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Vail, Colorado
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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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