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Livingstone Backpackers

#18 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Livingstone
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559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4 of 5 stars
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    Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    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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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Address: 559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
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    Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
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    Number of rooms: 72
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