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Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge

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  • Terrible10%
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for a night, the room smelled like sweat and stinky feet. We all said it needs a clean, the whole place. Food is okay. There were many drunk locals around at the bar the whole night. No mosquito nets, but the room were...More

Thank HandreRockOn
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is basically like sleeping at a fraternity house. Every night, almost all of Victoria Falls' tourists and (thirsty) locals come to the bar/restaurant and drink and listen to progressively louder music -- and then the next morning, when you wake up, you see the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is so bad!!! I'll try to be as concise as possible. The loud awful music. The drug dealers in the bar. The complete lack of security. The sandflea breeding ground they call a campsite. The absolute rip off rooms. The staff. The food...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Mattresses was so bad that we woke up with back pains and when asked for more mattresses we were told that it wasn't possible. It's dirty, no locks on the toilet doors, no soap and very little hot water. You pay for wifi that works...More

Thank Nathalie F
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The biggest plus with this lodge is the location. It's approximately 10 minutes by foot away from the Vic Falls National Park and from the Kingdom Hotel, where the Intercape bus stop is located. The place is indeed bustling with activity at night; many locals...More

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Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
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Price range
US$51 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$51 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms
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"Rooms at the back are quiet at night,being away from the bar,which can get noisy."
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"Dorms are for the party heads, don't be a cheap hero, get a room"
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"get a privat double room dont do dorms"
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"If you want to sleep before 1 AM, get a private room"
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