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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The friendliest place in Zambia. Staff wants to know you. It is clean, reasonable costs, and good meals. If going to Victoria Falls, this is highly recommended. Also located just blocks from center of Livingston and the bus station.More

Thank Jgambrell29
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you for your review Jgambrell29 - we are truly thankful that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on being exactly this; truly hospitable, great quality budget accommodation. We wish you all the best with your future travels and look forward to...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018

Myself and seven friends shared one of the eight bed dorms. It was lovely. Food was great. Rates were great. Amenities were great. Staff was great. Activities were great. City felt safe. We also went on the two day one night safari trip to Botswana...More

Thank Katie D
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 30, 2018

WOWZER - thank you Katie! We truly strive to have all of our guests feel this way when they stay with us: well looked after in all areas! I will pass your review on to tall the staff, they love hearing from happy guests. Wishing...More

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

This place has something for everyone: spots to work, to chill, to have a drink and to have some privacy. They offer great food and have some pretty tasty food specials, also vegetarian and vegan. A free shuttle service to Mosi oa Tunya is offered...More

Thank Rik J
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded March 30, 2018

Many thanks for your review Rik, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working hard on the specials menu, to keep things interesting, healthy and good value (Zambia is not a cheap country so this is a...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

The Dormitory was cheap and really really nice. also a locker for your things. The Staff is more than amazing. every single staff member was perfect. Food was also very good ! Everyone who's visiting livingstone should go to jollyboys lodge, even you have no...More

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

Wow - thank you Tom, what a great review! Of course I agree with it completely ;) We are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Wishing you all the best for your future travels, the Jollyboys Team.

Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

After a long stay@lusaka backpackers, I drove to Livingstone with friends from the USA, that I meet@lusaka backpackers, jolly boys was excellent, the place is affordable, nice and taste burgers, breakfast just good, the pool was good size and clean though @that time the place...More

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

Thank you for your excellent review Moses - we are delighted to hear what a lovely time you had with us. I will make sure to share with all the staff your feedback as this is what we strive for. Happy guests wanting to come...More

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US$28 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$28 - US$48 (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 huts were nice"
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"Family rooms great to share with friends and you have your own bathroom."
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"I stayed in Bemba which was away from the communal areas so quieter than some of the others"
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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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