Stayed in basic dorm room and since no one else was in the room, turned out to be very good value for money. Huge place and a large mix of rooms and buildings. It seemed a bit disjointed as all were not in equally good condition. Mattresses very worn out and not all had mosquito nets. Good selection of great value food for dinner, although took approx 1 hr to arrive. Breakfast was basic but included in room price (tea/coffee, cereal, eggs and toast). Although they boats two swimming pools, they were less than inviting (green in colour). Walking distance from a newly-built Mall, but not much else in the area. Pretty busy with backpackers so quite a nice vibe.
This is described as a backpackers hotel and I think it got a mixed review from our party. Some of our party were very positive, however we found it lacking in a number of aspects. The rooms were a mish-mash of different accommodation - some in the main building and others in blocks some distance away. Some were ensuite others werent and the positioning of the mosquito netting was quite variable in each room. En suite facilities were quite basic where available. Maybe the owners are in the process of upgrading as they have funds? The grounds weren't as nice as the web pictures make out - no-one considered a swim in what was a quite small pool and not very inviting (there was a second equally small one around the back of the site). The smell of animal dung, put on the grounds to improve the soil while we were there, was quite off-putting. Food was served in an open air restaurant and was good, usual Zambian menu with steak, chicken (some nice skewered meat) or fish. breakfast was rather basic with tea/coffee toast and eggs available. It is described as a backpackers lodge so would be good value and maybe would expect it to be quite basic. Staff were friendly and helpful. A number of back packers were staying there and it seemed popular.
Good location, a bit far from the city centre and bus station but in a pretty nice and safe location with a shopping mall just 10 min walk from the hostel with restaurants, shops, ATMs, etc.
The staff was very friendly and welcoming, they make you feel like at home always with a smile in their faces. At the reception, they will help you with anything you need.
Breakfast is pretty basic, nothing special: some coffee, cereals, milk, ... You can pay by credit card. WIFI is pretty ok, specially considering we are in Africa and normally WIFI is terrible.
The pool area is the best part of the hostel, where you can just chill and get some sunshine while laying down on the sun beds and have a beer. Very green with trees so you can get a bit of shade if you want to.
It is a medium size hostel, so sometimes is not the most social but it was low season when I was there, so I guess it is more lively in peak season.
All beds have mosquito nets and the bathrooms are ok, nothing special. The kitchen is a bit old and not very well equipped, which in my case is very important as a backpacker.
Stayed in Natwange for four nights. First room had water issues and broken toilet however quickly moved to a room with functioning facilities!!!
Staff excellent in dealing with the situation.
Breakfast included in price, eggs, bit monotonous after 2 days!!! But food always tasty.
We had an evening snack first night of our stay and food was excellent and fresh! Can well recommend!
Two pools, so we used the one in the back garden, perfect way to cool down!
Would definitely stay again!
We stayed in the private chalets and furnishing was basic but all we would expect for budget accommodation. Grounds and facilities were good and the whole place had a healthily friendly atmosphere.
Pool was pleasant and there was a pool table and dartboard (for fun, not serious play). We ate from the menu. Food was good, but fairly slow in arriving - not a problem once you know.
We had a 7 year old and 11 year old in our group who enjoyed the stay, loved the pool and interaction with staff and other guests.