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Flintstones Backpackers
9965 Makanta Close | Fairview, Lusaka 10101, Zambia (Formerly KuOmboka Backpackers Hostel Guest House)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Lusaka
1 review
“Not great, not terrible”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Everything was a bit run down and the service was a bit poor. It took about 45 minutes to check in and they didn't seem to know what they were doing. The facilities weren't too bad, but it is definitely not a place you want to stay with small children. The bonus is that it is right next door to the Marble Inn, which is way nicer and has cheaper rates. Now we know where to stay when we are driving through Lusaka.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

A member of the hotel staff knocked on our room's door while my boyfriend was taking a shower in a shared bathroom outside. She said the hotel owner wanted to see me. I went to the reception to meet him, and while I was there the owner stalled for time, giving me an alternate phone number for this hotel as well as asking to see my guidebook. While I was there, someone entered our room and took all the money in my boyfriend's moneybelt, which he left in the room when he went to take a shower. The owner of this hotel seemed all too calm when we showed up with the police- he denied being involved and we never got our money back:( Avoid at all costs!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9965 Makanta Close | Fairview, Lusaka 10101, Zambia (Formerly KuOmboka Backpackers Hostel Guest House)
Location: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #33 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Lusaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flintstones Backpackers, which is formerly known as Kuomboka Backpackers, is a secure, relaxing, state of the art guest house in Lusaka which happens to be the capital city of Zambia. Flintstones Backpackers is situated just 1 kilometer away from the main town of Lusaka. Flintstones Backpackers is strategically placed and centrally located from hospitals, banks, shopping malls, bureau de changes and near important landmarks in lusaka which our clients can tour and explore such as museums, cultural centers, recreation centers, restaurants and for the party freaks we have state of art night clubs such as Room 101, Zenon and news cafe' at arcades, LIV night club along kafue just to name a few. All these creations are within your scope while you enjoy your stay at Flintstones backpackers in Lusaka. The Flintstones backpackers Lusaka has a capacity of 13 Private rooms, 30 beds in 3 dormitories and camping facility, priced at a very competitive rate. ... more   less 
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