Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
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Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
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R 921
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R 685
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4.5
#3 of 6 hostels in Livingstone
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE USED TO BE KNOWN AS LIVINGSTONE BACKPACKERS Family run with over 50 years in the hospitality trade, you won’t find a more welcoming homely atmosphere than Victoria Falls backpackers Zambia. We’re located in the heart of Livingstone town- only 10 minutes away from the mighty Victoria Falls heritage site. We’re also close to the airport shops, restaurants, markets, museum, bars, train and bus stations. Take advantage of our available facilities on offer including free wifi, swimming pool etc. We’re a perfect destination for relaxation and activities. Our town is host to the best white water rafting in the world and loads of other activities. Get more details on our website or simply contact us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Parking
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Room features
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Budget
Languages Spoken
English

Location

559 Makambo Road, Livingstone 10101 Zambia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
68
Livingstone Airport
Victoria Falls Airport
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Reisefreak2000 wrote a review Feb 2020
Loegstoer, Denmark7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went their for a short trip with 11 People. The rooms are nice, and we spent a lot of time at the pool area. It has a lot of nice seatpossibilitys and their is some nice music. The prices are very fair and if you dont want to taste the great food you can even cook for yourself at the opened kitchen. If you want you can even enjoy a BBQ they offer the coal for free. All people are very friendly so you just feel at home.
All in all it is the best Hostel I ever visited! Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DawnS246, Owner at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
Responded 02 Apr 2020
Hello Reisefreak2000, Thank you for your review! We had a pleasure having you and your group stay with us! Thank you all for being so nice! Hope to see you again soon :) Best wishes, Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
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oliviaoprey wrote a review Jan 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whenever we're in Livingstone we always head straight to these guys. The team are absolutely amazing and make you feel right at home, and are happy to book all the activities available at Victoria Falls and in Livingstone. Food is delicious, reasonably priced and the bar vibe and super clean pool are an added bonus. Very close to supermarket and other bars and restaurants if you want to eat out. The rooms are clean, with mosquito nets and everything you need for a good time in Livingstone! Thanks Conor, Claudous and the rest of the team for another awesome stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from DawnS246, Owner at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
Responded 02 Apr 2020
Hi Oliviaoprey, You guys are such good people :) Thank you for always stopping by! Looking forward to having you again! Enjoy the rest of your travels! Best regards, Victoria Falls Backpackers Team
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Andreas wrote a review Mar 2020
Pisa, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice Hostel. The greatest staff ever. They helped us a lot when we were in a difficult situation. I can highly recommend this place. Super friendly family buisness, great place, good food.

Ive honestly never been to a better Hostel with nicer people.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DawnS246, Owner at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
Responded 02 Apr 2020
Hi Fizzelebubbele, It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Thank you for leaving a review! Best regards, Victoria Falls Backpackers Team
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MarieL2209 wrote a review Oct 2014
Lille, France7 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
very nice & clean place to stay, in town. 10min/taxi from the Falls. you can book all your activities there. camp site, dorms, room…there is choice for all and all budget :-). communal kitchen w/ fridges, freezer and hot plates. BBQ possible too. internet, TV & music; pool, snooker…well many things to help you relax and enjoy your vacation. do not hesitate !
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Date of stay: October 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Aletch159 wrote a review Sept 2014
21 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mum and I stayed here for 8 nights while in Zambia. I have stayed in backpackers in quite a few countries and this one was easily one of the best! The service was fantastic, Stephen was great at helping us book day trips and giving us directions around town! The other staff were always happy and friendly as well.
The whole place had such a happy chilled vibe which was ideal! Our room was basic but had everything we needed, showers weren't the best but they were warm which was nice! The kitchen and bar facilities were awesome, the kitchen had everything we needed to be able to prepare our own meals and there were plenty of tables, chairs and couches for eating and relaxing! I highly recommend this hostel to anyone of any age, it was a great location for mum and I to both enjoy! Thank you again to all the staff!
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Mum and I shared a twin room on the second floor. The room was basic but everything we needed!...
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AbbyHP wrote a review Jun 2014
London, United Kingdom15 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I are currently spending a few weeks backpacking around Zambia and Malawi...we only arrived at Livingstone Backpackers during the early hours of this morning but the service and facilities are exceptional and have compelled me to write this review. We are not your conventional 'early twenties backpackers'...admittedly we are only in our late twenties, but found that Lusaka backpackers caters for a wide age range. Facilities range depending on price, our first night in a double en suite room was that of a 4 star hotel and our next night will be spent in a twin room with shared bathroom, which although basic is exceptionally clean and well furnished. We were greeted at 0330 by a helpful member of staff who kindly showed us to our room and explained the working of the hostel. The following morning, a wide selection of breakfast options were available and staff happily helped us with our activity reservations. I would highly recommend this hostel....in summary.....clean, well equipped and fun without being in your face!
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John D. Lin wrote a review Aug 2019
Little Neck, New York272 contributions77 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beware mosquitoes at night so I got my own room for $25. Just open and close the door fast. Amazing scenario to chill, talk, party, drink, relax. Pool is beautiful. Staff is super. Stay here to really relax and socialize!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marla T wrote a review Jun 2019
7 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was here for 10 days and Dawne and her staff made it feel like home. It’s safe and secure. They helped me organize everything from Safari to Volunteering in a local village. Great location. close to everything. You will love it.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Naya_Ig wrote a review Aug 2015
Livingstone, Zambia1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place would be lovely - it has a great location and friendly staff , but unfortunately it encourages the kind of drinking, gap-yah laddish culture that I came to Africa to get away from.

The good stuff: beautiful pool and communal area, very close to supermarkets, and a free daily shuttle to the Falls. There were lots of interesting people I met to talk to, although few Zambians. Nice laundry service and good breakfasts. There's an affiliation with a cool charity, and they have movie nights on Mondays.

The average: I stayed in a girls- only dorm for 4 : there WERE mosquito nets (August 2015) , but blankets were thin and top bunks precarious; showers may or may not have hot water.

The bad: a)Loud groups. It was hard to get to sleep as the rooms are close to the bar and sound system which is on every night . Beware drunken people on the weekends. (I'm 22 and like to think I'm a grown up.)

b) Not a single Zambian or otherwise African song on their vast playlist - what?!
c) There is a moderately offensive picture in the reception advertising the local experience/ dishes, which depicts what looks like two golliwogs wearing hula skirts ( totally inappropriate for Zambia) which to be honest made me sad. Overall gives the impression that travellers are in Zambia really to look at animals and the falls but with no interest at all in how people here live.

Overall: lovely location, would have preferred somewhere with a more local feel.
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Date of stay: July 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid : rooms near bar area and top bunks
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GrandTour556478 wrote a review Jan 2015
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff here are brilliant but I couldn't get over how uncomfortable the whole attempting to sleep experience was here. The matrices are horrendous I would choose sleeping in a tent on the floor any day rather than bare the uncomforted of the matrices. The room was also a small sweat box with one fan which did nothing but circulate hot air round the room, this was before the constant bass of the music from the club across the way continued till 3-4 am.

Guess you get what you pay for and livingstone backpackers is cheap as chips!!!
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Hans R
Saint-Avit-Senieur, France66 contributions34 helpful votes
Yes that is possible you can book on the backpackers' website. Iast year the price was 14 USD Kind regards Hans
Tabisini asked a question Jan 2016
Gairloch, United Kingdom37 contributions14 helpful votes
Is WiFi Internet available?
asked a question Jun 2015
Adelaide, Australia
Hi Does this hostel offer a free airport pickup?
Answer from Dawn S
Livingstone, Zambia23 contributions10 helpful votes
Yes we do, let me know when you are booked in for and send your flight details. Thanks!!
Jess Littman wrote a tip Aug 2018
Arusha, Tanzania34 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room far from the pool, where the party noise is centered"
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tinatravel96 wrote a tip Sept 2017
England, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 6 is good if you don't want to hear noise from the loud bar at night"
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welmeraworeda wrote a tip Aug 2017
La Serena, Chile1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Obviously you can choose at your economical level."
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Wandering_Rosie wrote a tip Apr 2017
Sri Lanka71 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I liked the top level, double room we had but was noisy from Limpos a neighbouring club."
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Timster3 wrote a tip Nov 2016
Salemata, Senegal10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms by reception are quieter"
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PRICE RANGE
R 680 - R 919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Livingstone Backpackers
LOCATION
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceLivingstone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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VICTORIA FALLS BACKPACKERS ZAMBIA - Hostel Reviews & Price Comparison (Livingstone)

Frequently Asked Questions about Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia
Which popular attractions are close to Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Nearby attractions include Livingstone Museum (0.3 km), Zambezi Eco Adventures (0.4 km), and Mukuni Park Curio Market (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kubu Cafe, Cafe Zambezi, and Olga's - The Italian Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia have airport transportation?
Yes, Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Livingstone.
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