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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travelers since 1995. Our friendly and helpful staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. Jollyboys have recently established 'Responsible Tourism' initiatives such as worm farms for food waste, solar power, reduced water use and waste by up-cycling as well as supporting local social enterprise organizations. The Jollyboys restaurant has FREE WiFi, provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. We offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from Livingstone Airport. Whether you are a long term traveler, on a short weekend break, on honeymoon or traveling with a group volunteering, Jollyboys has something to offer everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to Jollyboys Backpackers and Camp and being part of your Livingstone adventure!
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We were on a family vacation and really enjoyed Jollyboys Backpackers. We were able to cook our meals and the children enjoyed the pool. We had booked 2 rooms (one for all the girls and one for us the parents). The girls had a great room. Our room on the other hand had serious
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We came to stay at Jollyboys so we could explore Livingstone and Victoria falls. My family and I camped, and though it was a little snug for our family tent, we fitted ourselves in. The pool was a big hit with the kids and the whole place is set out beautifully, with art work
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I stayed here for 3 nights as a solo traveler. I booked the dorm room initially but after hurting my ankle on a whitewater rafting, I requested for private room to tend to my ankle. The staff were accommodating and nice. They really care about you. The spa was a nice touch as
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I had a great time at Jollyboys! The staff are great, and the mix of travellers was awesome, people coming and going from all over! Reception was able to book last-minute trips for me, there's a Spar supermarket and nightclub across the road, and reliable taxi drivers whose
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Overall, a really great hostel and highly recommend that others stay here. Location was great in Livingstone town centre, with a 10am shuttle daily to the Victoria Falls park site. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, with great suggestions on what to do. On-site
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Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International Backpackers
Responded 2 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review Aled and Tasha! Ja - Spritzer is rather aloof! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Livingstone as a whole. Hopefully we get to welcome you back one day! Wishing you all the best for your future travels The Jollyboys Team
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4 Bed En-suite Room
nice, clean, quiet room - perfect for my needs
The outside lounge area
Is there much noise at night from the bar/communal areas?
No the locals come In the evenings to drink beers, by 21:00 hours the bar is shut and after that the noise is gone, anyway that's what I noticed .
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hi do you provide meals (lunch / dinner)?
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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AC in any of the rooms at Backpackers?
The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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We'll be there in a week!! Obviously Backpacking. Can tent aswell . Price per night??
Dear JS-BBW, Thanks for your question and awesome you're going to be in Livingstone in a week! Camping at Jollyboys Backpackers is US$ 9 per person per night. Please feel free to find on us on the world wide web and send us an email for more information on staying with us, activities and safaris. Hope to see you next week!
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"En-suite rooms are the only private rooms with A/C!"
"Try the cheif specials, you won't regret it."
"Rooms in the back offer most privacy and least noise from communal area"
"Loved my room tucked in corner - very peaceful spot."
"All rooms - from dorms to private en-suite - are excellent; clean, comfortable, well-appointed."
$22 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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