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    Jollyboys International Backpackers

    34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
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    Overview
    • Excellent47%
    • Very good37%
    • Average11%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
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    “jolly boys” (33 reviews)
    “shared bathroom” (10 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    1 - 5 of 458 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Had 3 nights here. Jollyboys picked us up from the Zimbabwe border free of charge. (They are there at 1000 in the morning dropping people off for the Victoria falls anyway) we had a double room with ensuite. Cleanliness was fine for a backpackers and...More

    Thank buxton-blade
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Many thanks for your review Buxton-blade. We try our best to make Jollyboys as budget-friendly, comfortable, clean, safe and cosy as possible. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cost of doing business generally in Zambia is quite high, contrary to...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Really great atmosphere there. Staff is really nice and helpful, many tours are offered and the airport pickup from the airport is free. There is a swimming pool and also TVs with sofas outside. Nice menu and a bar although maybe a bit too pricey....More

    Thank Oapsful
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review Oapsful, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. As our market is budget travelers, we try to make our bar and restaurant as budget friendly as possible. Unfortunately, Zambia is an expensive place in general...More

    Reviewed 9 October 2017

    Jollyboys provided hands down one of the best hostel experiences I've had the pleasure of enjoying. After traveling to 49 countries, it's safe to say this hostel ranks in the top 3 of my all-time favorite places to stay abroad. Upon arrival, you are greeted...More

    Thank Conor L
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Wow .... what can we say, other than "can we keep you??". We hope all our guests feel the same way when they stay with us as we do genuinely care about travelers being well taken care of and happy during their time with us....More

    Reviewed 7 October 2017

    We had a separate double room which had an en suite, air con, mosquito net and safe - all very welcome. Our stay had all the benefits of a backpackers without the negatives. I.e. It wasn't loud or messy and just full of young people!...More

    Thank Liam R
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for your great review Liam: " Our stay had all the benefits of a backpackers without the negatives." This is EXACTLY how we hope our guests feel. Regarding the KAZA Visa: unfortunately this is completely beyond our control as the Zambian immigration offices would...More

    Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

    It's absolutely the best place to stay in Livingstone! We had an amazing week there... It started with a perfectly organized free lift from the airport - even if we misses our plane from Joburg and arrived one day later. VISA: We had to pay...More

    Thank Chris4526
    Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 21 September 2017

    Thank you for your great review ... Yes - the pool will be a necessity with the approaching summer and increasing African heat! We hope all of our guests leave feeling the way you did. We endeavor to keep our guests well looked after in...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$27 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 31
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    • Zambia >
    • Southern Province >
    • Livingstone
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    RajeevM19
    21 October 2017|
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    Response from Allan L | Reviewed this property |
    The bar serves meals for breakfast (Western style), lunch and dinner (mostly burgers and other bar type food). They also have a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. There are several supermarkets in Livingstone... More
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    16 March 2017|
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    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.
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    12 January 2017|
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    Response from Dring D | Reviewed this property |
    The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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