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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

If you don't have many information about Livingstone and Victoria Falls, this hostel can be good option. it's quite big and they have quite good pool and common area. The bar has good coffee (this is one of the best thing about this hostel, the...More

Thank wizard505
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 16, 2018

Many thanks Wizard! Yes we do battle with our water pressure from time to time .. also if we are busy and everyone is trying to shower at the same time, it can be a challenge. I am sorry to hear it affected you during...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018

When in Livingstone, I stayed at Jollyboys in an 8 bed dorm for 5 nights. There was plenty of space and each bed had a light, charging station, and a locker. The room was quite warm and humid (it was the warm rainy season), but...More

Thank Faithalicious_x
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 16, 2018

Thank you Faithilicious! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and Livingstone in general! We have a small-ish menu but have several daily specials on the specials board and I am training the kitchen team to be able to manage more daily...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Stayed at Jollyboys for 2 nights with friends and had an amazing time. The rooms were spotless- and the beds were SUPER comfortable. Absolutely loved the common areas (the one in the center with the cushions is any photographer's dream), there is food onsite, and...More

Thank xlau7enx
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 16, 2018

Wow - thank you xlau7enx! Not only a great review, but it makes us feel very happy to hear that guests enjoyed their stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Wishing you all the best for your future travels, the Jollyboys...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Booked this hostel for our group of 7 only a few days before arriving. Staff was super helpful and the bar/restaurant was really convenient. Dorms were clean, beds were comfortable and bathrooms were nice as well. If only they had stronger wifi, this would be...More

Thank Michelle W
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 16, 2018

Thank Michelle, for your great review! Unfortunately WiFi connection in Zambia is pretty poor all round and VERY expensive which makes it difficult for budget accommodation to provide hotel WiFi service But having access only at the bar / pool area also means people come...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

This place a like a resort for backpackers and at backpacker rates. The desk can help you with tours and the bar/restaurant has great breakfast and lunch options. The swimmingpool is lovely to relax. The rooms are spacious and the private charger is helpful.

Thank Saskia T
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 16, 2018

Thank you Saskia - we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Wishing you all the best for your future travels, the Jollyboys Team.

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$28 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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$28 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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joolsmap
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
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RajeevM19
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
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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"The Rooms are situated at the back of the main entertainment area, so not effected by noise, music etc."
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"Hang out in the Pillow Pit!"
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"The dorms are comfy and cheap, but the regular rooms have private bathrooms and storage."
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"Choose room with bathroom close to pool and restaurant."
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