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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

I loved the place, the location, the people working there (Special thanks to Mildred!). The dorms are clean and spacious, beautiful swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Loved my stay there and could have staid more!

Thank Gmelanzana
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 28 March 2016

Dear Gmelanzana, Mildred says hi! She really appreciates your compliment. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you very much for your review & next time we hope you'll stay longer too. Happy travels, The Jolly Team

Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Jollyboys backpackers in Zambia was a good place to stay. The staff were friendly, Kim was helpful with all the information we needed and in making our activity bookings. We would happily stay there again and Thanks for having us........😃More

Thank Michelle K
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 28 March 2016

Dear Michelle K, Thank you for your kind words! We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Great to read you were able to get all the information you needed and were able to book your activities at our activity desk. We make...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016

It's verrrry popular hostel in Livingstone. I think it's no.1 popular hostel. So, you can meet a lot of people from all around the world. The hostel has a bar, which sells a tasty hamburger and drinks. So you can have a good time with...More

Thank pdace
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 28 March 2016

Hi pdace, Thank you so much for your awesome review. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us! We indeed offer a free shuttle bus to the Victoria Falls and our lounge areas and bar make it easy to meet other travellers. We...More

Reviewed 29 February 2016

my girlfriend and I booked one of the private rooms and it was wonderful. It was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly the bar food was good and reasonably priced, but by far the best part was how easy they made daytrips. We went...More

Thank Jonasrsschnur
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 13 March 2016

Dear Jonasrsschnur, We are very delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. There are a lot of day trips available and you definitely picked two highlights by visiting Chobe National Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Happy travels, The Jollyboys Team

Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a great hostel. Lovely staff, pool, good bar and food but why no mosquito nets in the dorms????? They charge 12 US dollars a night for a bed in a 16 bed dorm but no nets even though is in a malarial zone,...More

Thank Neildo
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 6 March 2016

Dear Neildo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are happy to you enjoyed your stay with us. In regards to the mosquito nets, we really appreciate your feedback. We routinely spray every 3 months against bugs and mosquitos in...More

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US$29 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$29 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"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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