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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

One of the best backpackers' I've been to in 6 weeks in east and southern Africa. It's a perfect place to meet other travelers, with a social bar, restaurant and pool area outside. It's easy walking distance into town and there's a free shuttle to...More

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Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 26 February 2016

Dear Alexandra_kane, Thank you for your nice review, we really appreciate it and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Devil and Angels pool are seasonal activities which are dependent on the water levels of the Zambezi River. Taking a local to escort you...More

Reviewed 30 January 2016

stayed there will world challenge and it was an amazing end to an amazing Africa adventure. Lucy the owner is extremely helpful and has great knowledge about the area and many activities to do and see. we camped and it was great but looking at...More

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Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 17 February 2016

Hi Melb101294, thank you for your awesome review! We always enjoy having the World Challenges groups come and stay! The owners of Jollyboys Backpackers are Kim, John and Sue and they are all extremely helpful and thankful for your for the compliment. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here twice - for a few nights each time, in 2012 and 2013. Once in a twin hut, once in a twin room in a solid building. The rooms are okay. Nothing too special, but I guess okay for the price. I didn't...More

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Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Yalena, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is lovely to read you've stayed with us twice, returning guests really are the ultimate compliment. I see the last time you've stayed with us was in 2013 and you will be...More

Reviewed 10 January 2016

The staff are really helpful, and they picked us up from the bus station. There's an awesome outdoor lounge area with a bar and pool tables, TV's and a pool. There's lots of information on how to get to sites and things to do.More

Thank Christiana Z
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you, Christiana for your review. We are currently refurbishing our lounge area and we've changed our pool table for a brand new ping pong table. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to have you stay with us again. Best...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016

I've been to Livingstone twice and stayed at Jollyboys both times. It has everything a backpackers place could ask for. Dorms for budget travelers up to very nice single rooms. A very cool chill out area, and wonderful staff. All your adventures in the Vic...More

Thank Kauna40
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you for your kind words Kauna40. We are very happy you've had another great stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, The Jolly Team

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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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