We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jollyboys International Backpackers

Traveller (172)
Room & Suite (31)
Pool & Beach (29)
34 Kanyanta Road PO Box 61088, Livingstone 20100 Zambia See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travelers since 1995. Our friendly and helpful staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute ...More travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. Jollyboys have recently established 'Responsible Tourism' initiatives such as worm farms for food waste, solar power, reduced water use and waste by up-cycling as well as supporting local social enterprise organizations. The Jollyboys restaurant has FREE WiFi, provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. We offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from 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. We look forward to welcoming you to Jollyboys Backpackers and Camp and being part of your Livingstone adventure! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$14 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jollyboys International Backpackers Hotel Livingstone
Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Livingstone
New Fairmount Hotel & Casino
42 reviews
.85 km away
Rite Inn
7 reviews
.98 km away
Ngoma Zanga Lodge
52 reviews
1.35 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Livingstone
316 reviews
2.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 restaurants in Livingstone
Ocean Basket
258 reviews
.84 km away
Kubu Cafe
207 reviews
.73 km away
Cafe Zambezi
901 reviews
.81 km away
Olga's - The Italian Corner
624 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 69 attractions in Livingstone
Victoria Falls
972 reviews
1.08 km away
Devil's Pool
1 371 reviews
1.60 km away
Livingstone Museum
509 reviews
.14 km away
Zambezi Eco Adventures
66 reviews
.70 km away
Traveller (172)
Room & Suite (31)
Pool & Beach (29)
Dining (11)
Family and Play Areas (7)
Reviews (584)
Filter reviews
507 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsjolly boysmeet other travellersshared bathroomfree shuttlevictoria fallslocal orphanagebed dormevery morningmosquito netswimming poolcommon areaslivingstone museumstayed here for two nightsvisit livingstonesunset cruisehostelwifi
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 507 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mini paradise in the middle of Livingstone! I cannot say enough about how amazing the staff members were - they were always going out of their way to help me and others book activities, recommend things to do in town, and even took me to...More

1  Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really wanted to stay in town this time and soak up what's on offer. Had a great time here, nice food, clean ablutions and plenty of drink on offer. Good fun and easy place to stay in the heart of Livingstone.More

Thank Bilbo_Baggins64
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Hey Bilbo_Baggins - what a great review! We are very happy to hear you had a great time in Livingstone and especially whilst staying with us at Jollyboys! Hopefully your next visit with us will be a 5* experience! We wish you all the best...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had a great stay in one of the double rooms with own bathroom at Jollyboys (the Teita Falcon). All in all it is excellent value for money. Good things: - Free airport pickup - Very competent and helpful staff - Central location, can walk...More

Thank Jacob B
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Jacob, very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Yes - we are in the process of upgrading all of our rooms with sound proof windows and air-conditioning units. Up until recently, having individual air-cons in private rooms was something...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

I recently stayed at your hostel, and I had a wonderful experience. The accomodations were great, the food and drinks were excellent and I can't say enough about the service. The people working there treated me royally. The food staff and wait staff from the...More

Thank teafin2018
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 10 August 2018

Wowzer - thank you for an EXCELLENT review teafin2018 ... we will be sure to spread you kind words to the team. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you! We are so happy to hear you had such a great time, not only at Jollyboys...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Jollyboys has a great atmosphere it's so chill and wonderful and the staff are amazing and everyone is so helpful! One big problem was that we were never told that our room would be sold while we were away on an overnight activity!! It seems...More

Thank Orlabug
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 10 August 2018

Many thanks for your review Orlabug, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding your feedback on the miscommunication over your room night: the system has always worked this way and is generally understood by all of our guests,...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
21 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
Shamiso D
16 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Room Tips
"Rooms in the back offer most privacy and least noise from communal area"
Read review
"Loved my room tucked in corner - very peaceful spot."
Read review
"All rooms - from dorms to private en-suite - are excellent; clean, comfortable, well-appointed."
Read review
"the huts were nice"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing