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Kalulu Backpackers Hostel

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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good22%
  • Average25%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
  • Jul 24, 2018
    “Don't stay here”
  • Jul 2, 2018
    “Wonderful experience with Kalulu team”
20 Broads Road Fairview/RhodesPark, Lusaka 10100 Zambia See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

A group of us stayed here for a night while travelling through Lusaka and we wished we hadn't! The large room we had was damp, with mouldy patches on the roof. The small room was worse, the bed blocked the door and the room was...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We had Kalulu arrange an out of the ordinary guided tour for us for a week in Northern Zambia. Everything was carefully planned, informative, fun, safe and price friendly. We travelled across the Copperbelt visiting historical sites, nature and towns. Our wonderful guide Shawn was...More

Thank sinebech
Response from Shawn M, Owner at Kalulu Backpackers HostelResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for the great review.It was a very interesting and educative experience for me.Thank you too for everything.All the best in your future travels

Reviewed April 22, 2018

Travelling with our bicyles, we were thinking about pitching the tent there. They don't have proper campsite, evrything is dirty and seem to be under maintenance. We moved after 15 minutes. Dont go there. This place is over.

Thank Jérémy M
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This place got reasonable reviews but it was a bit of a dump to be honest. The dorm was cramped and a bit shabby looking. It was not possible to get food there but there is another hostel at the bottom of the road that...More

Thank stuart l
Reviewed January 14, 2017

It is walking distance from shopping malls and banks, close to the station as well. Wifi didn't work during my stay. Showers located outside and quite far away from the rooms, also only cold water in the showers, but that is pretty common in Zambia....More

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Clean, comfortable and secure, Kalulu Backpackers Hostel is perfectly located close to the bus and rail stations, two of Lusaka’s largest shopping malls, and the city centre. With a mixture of dorm beds, private ...More rooms, and camping, we have accommodation to suit everyone. You can enjoy a delicious meal from our cafe, or cook up a feast yourself in our fully equipped communal kitchen. Relax by the pool, enjoy a drink at our fully stocked bar, or take some time to explore the sights and sounds of Lusaka. Our experienced staff can advise you on any travel queries and can help book tours or activities you may want to sample while visiting Zambia. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$11 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Traveler (14)
Dining (13)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (3)
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"rooms 7 8 and 9 are brilliant"
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"My genuine advice is to go to Lusaka Backpackers around the corner."
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"Try not to be in a dorm or room facing on to the bar at the front. Outsiders seem to be allowed to come in..."
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"mixed room are so close to the bar that you feel in it"
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