Natwange Backpackers

Natwange Backpackers

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R 748
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4.5
#1 of 15 hostels in Lusaka
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Natwange Backpackers is awesome! It's small, fun, clean and homely and offers winning free extras like: unlimited WiFi, full breakfast, swimming pool and more. We have the best location, just a few minute's walk from East Park mall, Arcades and Manda Hill Mall. Rooms are extra comfortable And vary from budget dormitories, Private double/twins and en-suite rooms. If you are tired of all the other noisy and crowded backpackers, come to visit with us and have an unforgettable stay in Lusaka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Billiards
Darts
Babysitting
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Charming
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holiday602 wrote a review Aug 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom264 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed having my group stay here. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We felt very safe in the backpackers and the rooms were very clean. Showers and toilet facilities were very good indeed and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending people to stay here. The breakfast was good and the other meal selections were lovely.
Hopefully the kitchen could be stocked with more utensils in future otherwise fantastic!
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Alex wrote a review Apr 2020
Arlon, Belgium3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would say that this place is very calm and quiet, for the person who wants a personalise service, i would recommend Natwange Backpackers. But, very important, is for you to communicate with the host, for example if you want to have break fast (Whats your preferences), at what time? and other details like that. Otherwise its a nice place, near the two biggest shopping center, Mandahill and Arcades/East park mall you will be better off sistuated to make good choices when doing shopping.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Scott M wrote a review May 2022
Luapula Province, Zambia4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed at many Branded hotels in Lusaka....this place is by far the best value for the money! Its a family run boutique hotel, where the owners and staff are super friendly and always around to answer questions or or help with any needs. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, with little touches that make it seem as if your staying at a home rather than a hotel.

Lush wide open spaces inside will make you feel like your in the country not the city.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Madeleine B wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions44 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, basic backpackers close to mall, but everything feels like it peaked 5 years ago and is now purely an income source. No maps of Zambia/Lusaka/Africa or suggestions for activities, limited breakfast spread, and staff who are courteous but always needed to be asked twice.
The owners’ 3 year old son is adorable - but a constant presence so stay here if you like/don’t mind small children.
I bought a carved giraffe which he repeatedly said he wanted. His auntie brought him over to hold it and I had to plead with her to not get his hopes up as it was a present for a friend. The place is safe and in a good neighborhood, and would benefit from bike hire, better WiFi, more seating for guests or fruit at Breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Markos A wrote a review Aug 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom23 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this for one night between flights in and out of Lusaka. We had asked for airport transfers which the owner forgot about so we waited for over an hour at the airport. The accommodation is very budget friendly but some windows did not close properly which made us feel unsafe. The location is a little tricky as we did not feel confortable walking around to get dinner at night time
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GrandTour41751000536 wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Nice staff! You can ask Teresa, Laura and actually anyone if you want help and they will help immediatly. .You have everything you need for visiting Lusaka. Very good food too! You feel immediatly at home when you enter. The hygiëne is also very good.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Casey K wrote a review Aug 2023
42 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay out of the hectic whirl of Lusaka. Nice pool, wonderful people at the front desk. Great food with capable cooks. And the atmosphere is diverse: US Peace Corps volunteers and UN workers, visiting Ugandans environment activists.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get the Yango app for cheap taxis to get into town
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Tommy M wrote a review Oct 2022
White River, South Africa8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice backpackers, ideal for families with young kids. Our son loved the rabbits and the swimming pool.
Good location and close to main city centre. We would stay here again
There was not much on offer for breakfast and the billing was a bit confusing.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Latif A wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Natwange exudes natural beauty, accompanied by excellent customer service. The staff is friendly and easy to communicate with, providing great rooms in a clean environment. The surroundings are very safe, with reliable security measures. I look forward to returning here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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renier A wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the lodge for one night. The pick-up from the airport was excellent and the people here are very kind and helpful. The room was clean, fresh and mosquito nets were provided. The food was very delicious and we really enjoyed our stay here!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Rezaur R
Bangladesh31 contributions7 helpful votes
Ya. its not much. I cant remember now. But its around 10/15 USD. The guy of Natwange hostel will manage one for you. Thank you.
Casey K wrote a tip Aug 2023
42 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the Yango app for cheap taxis to get into town"
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brand-ela wrote a tip Aug 2018
Basel, Switzerland4 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No room is good enough if you have a service like this"
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travisbluemling wrote a tip Mar 2018
111 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Google Maps has the correct address. Don't trust the address on Hostel World."
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Adam A wrote a tip Feb 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms I saw were wonderful"
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Emihou wrote a tip Dec 2017
Montreal, Canada268 contributions128 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Private room in the main building are great!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 442 - R 737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaLusaka ProvinceLusaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Natwange Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Natwange Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lower Zambezi National Park (4.3 km), 37D Gallery (7.3 km), and Sunday Crafts Market (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Natwange Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Natwange Backpackers?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Natwange Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Natwange Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chuma Grill & Bar, Marlin Restaurant, and Mint Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Natwange Backpackers have airport transportation?
Yes, Natwange Backpackers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Natwange Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Natwange Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chilenje House (6.4 km).
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