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Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I like staying at Jollyboys because you never know who you will meet. It is fun to hang out with all the different kinds of people that stay there. It does not cost very much and is close to other places to visit in town.

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

Dear Jambia1998, Thank you for your nice review. We do indeed host guests from all over the world, which makes JollyBoys a lively place. We would love to welcome you again. Happy travels, The JollyBoys crew

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The vibe that Jollyboys gives off is great. The sofa centre, pool and bar area is very welcoming and relaxing. The activity centre is great for booking activities and they are really helpful with any questions about Zambia/Botswana and Zimbabwe. I had a few issues with Jollyboys during my stay. I was robbed in Zambia at one of the markets....

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Stayed for three nights and absolutely loved it. Backpacker lodges don't get any better than this. Reception will arrange just about anything for you. Just two small comments: wifi disconnects regularly and bar closes a little too early.

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

Dear Hans D, Thank you for the wonderful compliment. The wifi remains a challenge here in Zambia, but we try our utmost to keep it working well. We want to make sure guests who have to get up early to go do activities have a good night sleep, which is why we close the bar at 11pm. We're very happy...

Marbleton, Quebec
Reviewed 12 February 2015

What a fantastic backpackers hostel! We stayed 15 days instead of 3 or 4 because we enjoyed our stay so much. We got an African style rectangular hut, smallish but so lovely with nice touches with decoration. The common bathroom was always clean and available at all times. The pool well maintained and a welcome addition, it can get very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Spent a week here last summer when I was travelling around Zambia-cannot recommend enough. I was in one of the 8 person dorms. Clean and comfy. No problems. Separate girls and boys shared bathrooms. Water pressure was sometimes an issue but I found that throughout Zambia so not really a criticism of this specific hostel! Loads of great space to...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Jollyboys is a great little backpackers, the staff are really welcoming and always seem happy to help you out with information on local areas of the town, where to go, what to do, making an effort to sort out as much as possible for you. I stayed in a mixed dorm with no air con, very humid at the time...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

One of the 3 Backpackers in Livingstone.. I've been spending now a couple of days at Jollyboys.. 15$ ok but incomparable to the 9$ at Fawlty Towers, where there is way much space. Very good located, very noisy and can be bright in the night as you have to share your room with 7 others (but only one electrical outlet!),...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Stayed for 5 nights and had a great time. Good mix of people from all over the world. They organise trips to the different activities and have a free bus to the falls at 10 am l think every morning. There are a lot of guys on the streets pestering selling these bracelets and paintings around the place. Also the...

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Livingstone, Zambia
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We had a lovely experience at Jollyboys. The staff were always friendly and very helpful. The pool is fantastic too cool of after a long days activities. Everyday there's a free lift to the falls. Fun sports bar.

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West Plains, Missouri
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The staff was extremely helpful in picking us up at the airport and arranging the traditional hike to Victoria Falls as well as a non-traditional round trip to the Kazungula Ferry to see the point where four countries meet and return immediately. The rooms were nothing special but better than most backpackers I've been to. The common area is divided...

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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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