We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Victoria Falls Backpackers

Hotel website
357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Victoria Falls Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 99: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is beautifully artistically designed. Lots of quirk artwork to notice. It's the quieter of the two backpackers of the two in town. The beds are cheap and the food is really good. They have a traditional dinner you can buy as well. I'm writing this review for Jay, the front desk worker. I'm a world traveler. Never in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Serena P
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this place a total of 4 nights in a private room with shower. The place is great! We really enjoyed the company of so many budget travelers from all over the world. The employees, Blessings and J are great people. The internet connection was good and the food at the bush kitchen is also good. As far... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jet1011
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a 3 night stay in a mixed dometory and the booking process was simple. Easy to get there on foot or taxi from the "city". The dom has mosquito net per bed but bring your own insecticide! Was taken aback by fact that the dom does not have a door. Strange. There are safes at reception to lock... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ayanda007
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a private en suite with bathroom for one night while visiting the falls. The hostel is walking distance both to town and to the park. Probably about 45min 30 min to town and an additional 15min to the park from there. You can also hire a taxi for $5 (staff at the hostel can arrange the car... More 

Helpful?
Thank Parker B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This backpackers is a wonderful friendly quiet place with a garden filled with statues and wall art and inspirational messages, a clean pool and a fishpond. The cottages are thatched and pretty and the showers hot. Self-catering kItchen and Bush Cafe make food an easy option. Really, really friendly and super helpful staff (Blessing & J). It's a little way... More 

Helpful?
Thank indigo2brown
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor area is really lovely and would be quite zen if it wasn't for the unfriendly vibe of the owners/managers. They'd help but you got the impression it really was the least they could do. The final night my partner had ants in her bed and when i complained i could hear the owner yelling at the staff member... More 

Helpful?
Thank Camille S
Lephalale, South Africa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stay over for one night together with my parents (81) This was our first to stay over in a backpackers and what a pleasant surprise We share a room and the tidiness and nice hospitality was above expectations The food Breakfast / dinner was perfect We will return again

Helpful?
Thank gerda12015
Puchong
Level Contributor
142 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Stayed in a one man tent. They can arrange airport transfer if you arrive at Livingstone. The kitchen facilities are good. J and Blessing who works at the reception were so friendly and they make you feel at home. Wifi is $3 and it works well. Walking distance about 20 mins to the falls and if you need a taxi... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David_TanPuchong
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I'm just wrapping up a week-long stay in Vic Falls Backpackers and have to say I'm very pleased with this place. It's rustic looking, which is kind of cool, and is nicely spread out over a somewhat large area so there's room to move around. Cafe, kitchen, tv area, craft area, pool..... this place has what you need. The staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank James v
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
116 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We stayed here for just one night and enjoyed the atmosphere and meeting other travelers. There's a very small pool which is just enough to cool off after a long day in the Zambia sun. The kitchen gets a bit busy but we had the braai which was wonderful. And it was followed by a troupe of local dancers -... More 

Helpful?
Thank charliechariot
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

104 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (74)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (31)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Victoria Falls
1.5 mi away
A'Zambezi River Lodge
A'Zambezi River Lodge
#8 of 14 in Victoria Falls
4.0 of 5 stars 646 reviews
1.0 mi away
The N1 Hotel & Campsite Victoria Falls
The N1 Hotel & Campsite Victoria...
#13 of 14 in Victoria Falls
4.0 of 5 stars 127 reviews
0.7 mi away
Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls
Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls
#14 of 14 in Victoria Falls
3.5 of 5 stars 369 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
The Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel
#6 of 14 in Victoria Falls
4.5 of 5 stars 1,791 reviews
0.6 mi away
Victoria Falls Safari Club
Victoria Falls Safari Club
#3 of 14 in Victoria Falls
5.0 of 5 stars 295 reviews
1.0 mi away
Ilala Lodge
Ilala Lodge
#5 of 14 in Victoria Falls
4.5 of 5 stars 876 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Victoria Falls. En-suite,Twin,Dorms and camping available, we are a short walk from town. Facilities include:- Car Parking Available- Unlimited Wi-Fi- Laundry Service- Linen provided- Towels provided on request- Mossie Nets- Adventure centre - Best advise and activity packages !!- Platform with view of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders)- Beautiful Garden- Swimming Pool- Video / Lounge Area- Nightly Boma Fire- Swings- Home cooked meals- Safety boxes- Self catering kitchen- Capture the exotic flair of Zimbabwean culture and indigenous art with affordable comfort and friendly service. Our eye catching accommodation is scattered across our luscious garden of which our swimming pool and fire place forms the center piece providing a delightful setting for interacting with other travelers or to simply relax. Let management arrange your adventure activities for you, from bungee jumping to riding on an elephant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Victoria Falls Backpackers

Address: 357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Price Range: $17 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Falls Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Hotels.com so you can book your Victoria Falls Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Victoria Falls Backpackers Hotel Victoria Falls
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay