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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale Reviews

25 Ridge Road in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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30 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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I strongly suggest they improve their communication by replying e-mails, WA, or texts; and also write down any bookings requested by customers. Thank you.


Unhelpful people at the reception.


We stayed in a 12-bed dorm and the beds were clean and comfortable. The hostel is a couple of minutes by taxi from the main town center (4-5 minutes & $ 3-5 based on taxi drivers). Nearest supermarket is just 10 minutes away.The kitehcn and bathrooms were also clean, however, there aren't enough showers. Reception staff was not fully cooperative, as we had some difficulty in confirming our booking. All in all, it's a very nice hostel in quite neighbourhood and is a great value for money.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Nepal
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The booking system of the hostel did not work at all. Although I reserved more than two month in advance, the room we reserved does not even exist at the hostel. They blamed hostelworld. They also did not understand the hostelworld booking terms. They told us that the 15% downpayment we already made before we arrived was only commission to hostelworld and that we still have to pay the full price.The hostel had some nice rooms. Unforunatly we were placed in a caravan with broken walls and windows


We enjoyed our second visit as we had rooms in the main house where the bathroom was better. However the rooms were noisy until all guests had retired for the night.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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