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Natwange Backpackers

20 Kariba Road Kalundu, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
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Natwange Backpackers is awesome! It's small, fun, clean and homely and offers winning free extras like: unlimited WiFi, full breakfast, swimming pool and more. We have the best location, just a few minute's walk from East Park mall, Arcades and Manda Hill Mall. Rooms are extra comfortable And vary from budget dormitories, Private double/twins and en-suite rooms. If you are tired of all the other noisy and crowded backpackers, come to visit with us and have an unforgettable stay in Lusaka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Beautiful grounds, great value and good location. Walkable to East Park Mall, and easy to catch the BLS shuttle to airport. Staff is helpful and friendly. Stayed in the hostel room for two separate nights, and it was very comfortable.
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Stayed in basic dorm room and since no one else was in the room, turned out to be very good value for money. Huge place and a large mix of rooms and buildings. It seemed a bit disjointed as all were not in equally good condition. Mattresses very worn out and not all had mosquito nets. Good selection of great value food for dinner, although took approx 1 hr to arrive. Breakfast was basic but included in room price (tea/coffee, cereal, eggs and toast). Although they boats two swimming pools, they were less than inviting (green in colour). Walking distance from a newly-built Mall, but not much else in the area. Pretty busy with backpackers so quite a nice vibe.
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This is described as a backpackers hotel and I think it got a mixed review from our party. Some of our party were very positive, however we found it lacking in a number of aspects. The rooms were a mish-mash of different accommodation - some in the main building and others in blocks some distance away. Some were ensuite others werent and the positioning of the mosquito netting was quite variable in each room. En suite facilities were quite basic where available. Maybe the owners are in the process of upgrading as they have funds? The grounds weren't as nice as the web pictures make out - no-one considered a swim in what was a quite small pool and not very inviting (there was a second equally small one around the back of the site). The smell of animal dung, put on the grounds to improve the soil while we were there, was quite off-putting. Food was served in an open air restaurant and was good, usual Zambian menu with steak, chicken (some nice skewered meat) or fish. breakfast was rather basic with tea/coffee toast and eggs available. It is described as a backpackers lodge so would be good value and maybe would expect it to be quite basic. Staff were friendly and helpful. A number of back packers were staying there and it seemed popular.
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Very nice and safe place with great people close to the Airport. If you wanna be picked up at the airport make sure to organize the shuttle with the reception. As there are many guests you should reassure the appointment with the reception a couple of hours (not days before) to make sure everything works out perfectly. Great place and great people! We will definitely come back.
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Good location, a bit far from the city centre and bus station but in a pretty nice and safe location with a shopping mall just 10 min walk from the hostel with restaurants, shops, ATMs, etc. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, they make you feel like at home always with a smile in their faces. At the reception, they will help you with anything you need. Breakfast is pretty basic, nothing special: some coffee, cereals, milk, ... You can pay by credit card. WIFI is pretty ok, specially considering we are in Africa and normally WIFI is terrible. The pool area is the best part of the hostel, where you can just chill and get some sunshine while laying down on the sun beds and have a beer. Very green with trees so you can get a bit of shade if you want to. It is a medium size hostel, so sometimes is not the most social but it was low season when I was there, so I guess it is more lively in peak season. All beds have mosquito nets and the bathrooms are ok, nothing special. The kitchen is a bit old and not very well equipped, which in my case is very important as a backpacker.
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$23 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Natwange Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Natwange Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lower Zambezi National Park (2.7 miles), Sunday Crafts Market (1.0 miles), and Eastpark Mall (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Natwange Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Natwange Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Natwange Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marlin Restaurant, Latitude 15 Degrees, and Mint Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Natwange Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Natwange Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Natwange Backpackers?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chilenje House (4.0 miles).