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Livingstone Backpackers

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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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was incredible, the staff sorted me out for every thing I could imagine, they had a solution for every bump in the road. And they were incredibly accommodating and welcoming. The facilities are great, the pool and bar is just a hidden oasis, and a home away from home. Where everyone is friendly! The rooms are so relaxing and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Used their facilities to stop when we had car troubles. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Well priced and easily found. Self catering, yet cutlery, crockery, kettle, stove, dishwashing basin were clean and ready for use. Pool was anazing too Great job guys.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Livingstone backpackers looks really cosy and the atmosphere is good! There are a couple of nice places, including a small library, to chill and read a book or chat with other travelers. Kind staff and a nice and clean swimming pool. The rooms, bathrooms and showers are clean as well. The only disappointing thing was the uncomfortable bed we got.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well-maintained and clean place. Camping on the grass is always delightful. The bar could be better, but across the street there's a local bar which is much more fun (and cheaper). The kitchen is very complete. Supermarket within walking distance. The pool is nice and there are cool places to sit and drink at night. Camping quite expensive... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice & clean place to stay, in town. 10min/taxi from the Falls. you can book all your activities there. camp site, dorms, room…there is choice for all and all budget :-). communal kitchen w/ fridges, freezer and hot plates. BBQ possible too. internet, TV & music; pool, snooker…well many things to help you relax and enjoy your vacation. do... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Designed for backpackers it delivers on many other fronts. The staff are superb, and the ambience good fun. Conveniently situated. I've previously stayed at Jollyboys and would rate this place the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Mum and I stayed here for 8 nights while in Zambia. I have stayed in backpackers in quite a few countries and this one was easily one of the best! The service was fantastic, Stephen was great at helping us book day trips and giving us directions around town! The other staff were always happy and friendly as well. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We have just stayed at Livingstone backpackers for 8 nights. We have loved every minute of it, the staff were really helpful when booking trips and nothing was a problem. The food and drinks are good value and nice, the atmosphere was very chilled out and a perfect place to stay. Only little problem is the showers..they are quite difficult... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited for one night in between tours and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Rooms are small, but they have a fan and each bed has a big net, blanket, and pretty good pillow. No electricity in the room was a pain when it came to charging as this meant I couldn't charge anything over night. Bathrooms were clean and the water... 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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