I stayed at Kalulu for a month while volunteering nearby. The place is affordable and run by friendly ex-backpackers who seem to have all the answers to those niggling questions (where to get a cab, best grocery shop, what to do in Lusaka, how to go on Safari, etc etc etc). They also seem to never run out of patience as you run through your questions.
The food is decent- eggs, toast and coffee for $2; fish with nshimi and veggies for $6 etc. Nothing to write home about, but then again, who writes home about their meals?
If you're looking for turn down service or a place that has no Zambians, this might not be the place for you. The rooms and amenities are pretty basic.
Oh and to the lady who complained about them "running out of water" the city of Lusaka has been going through water shortages, so all the hostels have the same issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
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