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Livingstone Backpackers

559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
laroccainc Arlington, Virginia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at Backpackers for 3 nights in June 2014. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Super clean atmosphere with the pool and music at night. They even went out of their way to mail some personnel belongings to me in the US that I left behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My friend and I are currently spending a few weeks backpacking around Zambia and Malawi...we only arrived at Livingstone Backpackers during the early hours of this morning but the service and facilities are exceptional and have compelled me to write this review. We are not your conventional 'early twenties backpackers'...admittedly we are only in our late twenties, but found that... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Arrived here in early evening after a problem getting a room with a different backpackers, and thank goodness we did. We got a four bed dorm to ourselves (wee bonus) for $12USD pp/night and it's perfectly located near the main road. We were able to walk around and get dinner for a great price at a local after dark. Felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After a terrible experience at jollyboys we came to Livingstone backpackers and were immediately impressed. The staff gave us a tour of the facility and were very welcoming. The pool is beautiful and very clean. The dorm rooms are small but a huge plus was the lock boxes in the room!

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed only one night because other accommodation was full. The garden and the atmosphere is cool, however there is lots of room for improvement of the rooms, cleanliness and accommodation in general. First of all they need to fix mosquito nets on the widows and for the beds and to improve other things .... otherwise location in Livingstone is... More

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Bagram, Afghanistan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Owned by a British lady, Dawn and the property is quite good. Not too much noise during my 2 night stay. This was not my first choice however when I called the accomodation where I am going to stay I was told its roomful and can't take no more. I was about to go to the terminal already for Livingstone... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is decent for young folks on a tight budget. The grounds are relaxing, with a pool and lounge chairs and periodic events, like Monday night movie nights, though it's a bit grungier than the other options in Livingstone. The communal bathrooms were cleaner than most hostel bathrooms, and the rooms were quite clean, except for the mosquitoes. The... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed here for two months and it was my home away from home- the staff were wonderful and made me feel so comfortable. Bar was always a fun time and the pool is perfect for a bit of pool volleyball :) such a great location- walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars & town. I can't wait to come back!... More

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Barcelona, España
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spend 3 days here, the owner was a very nice British woman, who has a very nice place, the room was new build, nice and good bed, fresh, and no mosquitos, the showers and bathrooms outside was clean all the time, the bar and the pool are very good, surrounded by mangos, guavas and advocados trees, the price was... More

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Yokneam Moshava
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28 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Indeed it was my first impression of an African backpackers hostel. My son was already staying there, so it wasn't my choosing, but my first impression of it was quite good, although the dorm's rooms were as simple as possible. I liked the calm atmosphere, the mango trees that kept dropping ripe fruites, the nice swimming pool (possibly better to... 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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