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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very relaxed place with a great area for socializing. The staff is great and they offer a lot of services and good advices concerning trips in the area. They were extremely helpful! However the owners seemed to have conflicts with the staff, which takes away the feeling of a relaxed place. They were rude and insulting to...

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Logrono, Spain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place was nice. Rooms and bathrooms clean. Kitchen and it was cleanliness average, no enough spoons and glasses. Cockroaches at night are normal I wonder because it is almost in the jungle. Tasty breakfast. They accept euros in paper and serve nice local beer in the bar. The girls in the reception were very kind and helpful always with...

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed. Apart from the tour guys, the staff was terrible. The room was filthy just like the towels and sheets. The wifi is non existent and that's not a Livingstone problem because it works perfectly in all restaurants in town. The bar opens 30min before the start of the tours and can only...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stayed here in October and loved it! The staff are awesome to help you book your trips and get everything organized. The pool area was amazing and perfect. It was kept very clean and all the chairs around were super comfy to just relax in. It was slightly under construction while we were there and they were awesome and provided...

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay with the Jollyboys. Apart from the various options of accommodation from dorms with shared toilets to ensuit rooms, they also offer very nice tourism packages. Try the sunset boat, value for money. The backpackers is also well located, easy access to the city center.

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Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Neide T, Thank you so much for your lovely review! Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The sunset cruise is indeed a great activity. Hope to welcome you back in the future, Happy travels, The Jolly Team

Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is place to be when you plan a trip to Livingstone. I booked my room a night before my trip and when I came, they are already expecting me and the receptionist, Stefani, even knows my name even if I haven't introduced myself. I stayed in a mixed-dorm rooms and it's clean and not smelly. The environment is clean...

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Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Dring D, Thank you so much for your great review. I'll make sure to pass the compliment on to our receptionist Stephanie. She will be very happy. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Happy travels, The Jolly team

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stefani, one of the receptionists, was absolutely amazing. She helped us all the way from check-in to check-out and even helped us with the booking of some of our activities. She was so helpful and gave great suggestions and guided us through the whole process. I seriously can't express how great she was. She is what made our stay at...

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Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Christy N, Thank you for your glowing review. I've passed the message on to Stephanie, you made her really happy! Thank you! We are very proud of our lovely and dedicated staff! It's great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Happy travels, The Jolly team

Reviewed 17 January 2017

The staff is incredibly informative and offers great advice. The hostel is clean and comfortable with great amenities--swimming pool, bar, restaurant, wifi, optional a/c. It carries a relaxed, fun vibe with people of all ages.

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Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Leah Y, Thank you so much for the great review! It's awesome to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We take great pride in making sure you're stay with us, will be unforgettable. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Happy travels, The Jolly team

Jaisalmer, India
Reviewed 16 January 2017

1. Mid priced backpackers facility with almost all major facilities incl wifi. 2. reasonably priced. 3. Free drop till the Victoria falls at 1000h everyday. Dont miss it. 4. In house spa and massage with extremely professional service. Really gr8. 5. Swimming pool, rather more of a "Laze around Pool". can do a few laps. Shallow pool for kids also...

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great hostel! Had a great and relaxed vibe while remaining clean and very attentive to the needs of guests. Restaurant and bar was great, comfortable seating areas. Dorm was very comfortable and clean with A/C in the 8-person dorm being a bonus! Also great value, especially for the Vic Falls area!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travellers since 1995. Our staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. The Jollyboys restaurant provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. FREE wifi available in our common areas and we offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from the 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jollyboys International Backpackers

Address: 34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $19 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jollyboys International Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“8-bed dorm has AC which helps with mosquitos!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherVioletBruce, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“8 bed dorm has aircon but 16 bed dorm does not”
 of 5 bubbles livreynoldson, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the property are quieter .”
 of 5 bubbles 166daytons, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The backside rooms are much quieter b/c they are away from the main thoroughfare. I picked a double room with a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles F3331MRashleyb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner unit”
 of 5 bubbles lrk30, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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