This place is decent for young folks on a tight budget. The grounds are relaxing, with a pool and lounge chairs and periodic events, like Monday night movie nights, though it's a bit grungier than the other options in Livingstone. The communal bathrooms were cleaner than most hostel bathrooms, and the rooms were quite clean, except for the mosquitoes. The staff was quite helpful too.
Our biggest frustration was that there was no wifi available during our stay. Though internet access is listed as included on Hostelworld, it's not - they charge around US$2 per hour, in the unlikely event that it's available at all. Initially a staff member said it was because it was Sunday, and there's no wifi on Sunday. !@#? Then it was because cable office wasn't opened yet on Monday morning. Then they were out of vouchers for the rest of our stay. Wifi was included at the other backpackers lodges.
Second, the mosquitoes. The hotel grounds have more mosquitoes than we saw anywhere else in the Victoria Falls area, and the rooms don't have window screens or mosquito nets for the bed, so prepare yourself to be eaten.
Third, the airport shuttle only picks up from the airport, no drop-off, even though the listing says it includes airport transfers.
And finally, the walk-in price for a double was half the price of hostelworld ($10 per person, vs. $20 online). At the walk-in price, it was a pretty good value, but you get what you pay for. Fawlty Towers and Jollyboy's have nicer pools and grounds, more (and cheaper!) activities on offer, restaurants on site, and more. A restaurant on site for dinner would be especially nice because Livingstone Backpackers is on a dark back alley that feels dodgy after dark.
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