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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jolly boys”(34 reviews)
“person dorm”(9 reviews)
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great hostel - it was the first time we'd stayed in a hostel - we definitely come into the older age bracket and didn't feel out of place at all. Our son booked us a twin room (beds very clean and comfortable)...More

1  Thank Frankie1934
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

Frankie - thank you so much for your kind words and excellent review! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Livingstone. I will be sure to spread the love with the Team. We certainly aim to be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and relaxing place (looks good), staff all very friendly , but little lack of maintenance. Mattresses old and saggy, doors make creaking sounds ( specially if people go on early game drive not good) , ensuite washrooms smelling... Food is of course question of...More

1  Thank thebadelts2018
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it and take constructive criticism and feedback very seriously. The Owner / Management team have a collective 40+/- years’ experience of backpacking around the world, but always welcome different and fresh view...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently stayed at Jollyboys with the intentions of staying for 3 night, I ended up staying for 8. I enjoyed every minute I was there! The staff and owners were amazing, going above and beyond to make my stay comfortable and memorable! I entered...More

Thank Joe T
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Aaaaah - thanks for your lovely review Joe! This basically sums up how we genuinely want our guests to feel .... we are SO happy you had such a fabulous time, in Livingstone and at Jollyboys. I will share your kind words with the staff,...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Jollyboys is an exceptional hostel. Friendly staff, great location, wonderful opportunity to meet travellers, lovely pool and cool beer - what more could you ask for? If you are flying into Livingstone, Jollyboys arranges a free pickup from the airport, which is nice. We were...More

1  Thank Gooner3313
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a fabulous review ... thank you very much for taking the time to write this, I will be sure to share this with the staff, they will be very happy to hear how you enjoyed your stay with us and in Livingstone....More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had the pleasure of staying at Jollyboys last weekend while we were visiting Victoria Falls. We stayed in an en suite room that had two twin beds, AC, and a shower that delivered hot water, which I have found to be a novelty throughout...More

1  Thank rmitrovi
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 3 June 2018

Thanks rmitrovi, for your fabulous review. We are all very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful time in Livingstone and at the Backpackers. We hope to host you again in the near future and wish you all the...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$28 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$28 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (168)
Room & Suite (30)
Pool & Beach (28)
Dining (10)
Family and Play Areas (6)
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joolsmap
18 March 2018|
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Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
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RajeevM19
21 October 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
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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Room Tips
"All rooms - from dorms to private en-suite - are excellent; clean, comfortable, well-appointed."
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"the huts were nice"
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"Family rooms great to share with friends and you have your own bathroom."
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"I stayed in Bemba which was away from the communal areas so quieter than some of the others"
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