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    Jollyboys International Backpackers

    34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
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    • Excellent47%
    • Very good37%
    • Average11%
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    “jolly boys” (33 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Professional backpackers with several accommodation options including camping. Conveniently located near the centre. Kitchen is spacious with good fridges and cooking tools. Swimming pool is very relaxing.

    Thank Henry B
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thank Henry ... you ROCK! Wishing you all the best for your future travels, the Jollyboys team.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Really cool hostel, good vibes. Clean, friendly staff, nice pool. But I found it really disappointing that they pride themselves on being so eco-friendly, yet they advertise and book elephant rides. I would expect them to be against severely unethical wildlife activities, that most tourists...More

    Thank Kate M
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Kate, thank you for your feedback. Wildlife tourism is a highly emotive subject, as is volun-tourism where you get to 'work' for charities in poverty stricken communities on short-term projects for a large fee. We appreciate and respect your authority as a biologist, but...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We spent 3 nights at jollyboys in a double room with sharing facilities. Room is a kind of "hut", basic but nice, equipped with mosquito net, which is really essential as it was full of mosquitoes day and night. Showers and toilets are clean. The...More

    Thank Giorgia C
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Many thanks for your review Giorgia. Thank you for noticing our Responsible Tourism initiatives, it really is quite a challenge trying to change perceptions and understanding of waste management and the toxic impact of human activity on the immediate environment (burning / dumping all waste...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2017

    Had 3 nights here. Jollyboys picked us up from the Zimbabwe border free of charge. (They are there at 1000 in the morning dropping people off for the Victoria falls anyway) we had a double room with ensuite. Cleanliness was fine for a backpackers and...More

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    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Many thanks for your review Buxton-blade. We try our best to make Jollyboys as budget-friendly, comfortable, clean, safe and cosy as possible. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cost of doing business generally in Zambia is quite high, contrary to...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2017

    Really great atmosphere there. Staff is really nice and helpful, many tours are offered and the airport pickup from the airport is free. There is a swimming pool and also TVs with sofas outside. Nice menu and a bar although maybe a bit too pricey....More

    Thank Oapsful
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review Oapsful, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. As our market is budget travelers, we try to make our bar and restaurant as budget friendly as possible. Unfortunately, Zambia is an expensive place in general...More

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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$25 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 31
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    • Zambia >
    • Southern Province >
    • Livingstone
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    21 October 2017|
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    Response from Allan L | Reviewed this property |
    The bar serves meals for breakfast (Western style), lunch and dinner (mostly burgers and other bar type food). They also have a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. There are several supermarkets in Livingstone... More
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    16 March 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.
    12 January 2017|
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    Response from Dring D | Reviewed this property |
    The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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    "All dorms are largely the same, but privates are an affordable option if you prefer!"
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    "If you're traveling as a couple, get the room with the bathroom included. Seems like most solo travelers..."
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