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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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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted something relaxed and good for solo travelers, but not too rough. I found it. Double rooms are lovely, showers hot, and staff both chill & well-intentioned. There was a confusion over the activities but they were understanding and quick to resolve. Grateful for the service.

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Busan, South Korea
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Livingstone Backpackers is not as quiet as Fawlty Towers, nor is it as noisy or as crazy as Jolly Boys. It is a beautiful property with mostly outdoor amenities that is a great basic place to stay for someone on a budget. Family-owned and operated, they house a local NGO on the property and this offers a great chance to... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed here with a friend for a couple of nights in a dorm room. Dorm rooms were quite small but they worked. There is a pool, a climbing wall, a bar and many places to chill. The staff is incredibly helpful as well. There is also free transportation to Vic falls in the mornings. One way though. All in... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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