Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Average rate: $36 - Hotel class: 2 stars
34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia

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Jollyboys International Backpackers Livingstone Reviews

joseph98 joseph98
129 reviews
Chilled-out Backpackers' Haven Aug 08, 2014
A stone throw's away from Livingstone Museum, Jollyboys is a great place that ticks a lot of the backpackers’ most wanted boxes.

The people who man the reception-cum-tour booking desk are very friendly and knowledgeable, particularly the American lady who runs the Hostel, and are well-equipped to deal with any questions you may have on the Victoria Falls area. The communal spaces are great too, with a relaxed bar that plays music at just the right level, a pool and ping pong table, a pleasant swimming pool surrounded by a leafy garden, and a sunken lounge area for those who want to unwind with a good book or use the WiFi.

Rooms are bright and airy, and there are plenty of toilets and showers (with hot water) to accommodate all and sundry. There are other great little touches too, like the small souvenir shop, free shuttle bus to Victoria Falls (first come first served for 11 spaces, so get in quick!) and voluntary opportunities, such as the chance to play football with kids at a local orphanage every Sunday afternoon.

Paying a deposit for a blanket is a bit annoying, and having to surrender your passport to borrow one of the travel guides they keep at reception seems a bit extreme. But this is undoubtedly the best place I’ve stayed at in Africa, and the one place I would point to for anyone looking for good budget accommodation in Livingstone.
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ulis ulis
340 reviews
Excellent place to stay Mar 12, 2013
I did enjoyed my time at Jollyboys meeting several interresting people and getting good advise for my onward travel to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The dorm beds are about € 13,50, rooms are about € 40. Camping is also possible. You can use th kitchen, free wifi and a swimming pool.

You can book several tours and activities (The Chobe National Park tour i had booked was excellent and quite a bit cheaper then in Victoria Falls).

Located behind the Livingstone Museum and Civic Centre, 34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone.
pammy_robertson pammy_ro…
37 reviews
Oct 10, 2013
I really enjoyed my time here at Jollyboys, it had a good vibe, nice staff and a very cool chill out area.

the one thing i'd recommend is bring your own malaria net. my dorm had none and I was eaten alive. It didn't state in the reviews that you needed to bring your own. I think they only provide nets to private rooms. So be prepared.

Jollyboys International Backpackers Overview

The Jollyboys International Backpackers is located a few steps away from Livingstone Museum and the town centre is within a 10 minute walk.

The Jollyboys International Backpackers's leisure facilities include a swimming pool and table tennis tables. The hostel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI). Internet access is available for guests wishing to keep connected while on the road.

Jollyboys International Backpackers Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shower
  • En suite

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