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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale Reviews

25 Ridge Road in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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19 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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This hostel is more for people just stopping over which is exactly what I was doing. It's a very basic facility that some might not be used to, all basic cement with no finish. The staff were very helpful and the hostel had very affordable food for Harare. The price for a private room is very good for Harare and it is not far from Harare city center, but if you are going to Harare, you should contact the hostel about airport transfer Bc taxis from the airport are very expensive.


Very friendly and helpful staff. Dorm was previously a garage and all was very clean and well-kept. Good value.


What a gem. Perfectly located in Harare. Not far from the main city centre and close to shops and good restaurants. The atmosphere was incredible and I loved the swimming pool. Wifi is a small fee but the fact that it is timed is weird. Rather offer people MBs. There is free wifi at the coffee shops close by if you really insist on not paying for internet. Otherwise, the kitchen had a few things which were necessary but was missing many utensils.


Okay hostel, would book taxi's for you when needed. The room we stayed in though was an old garage with some bunk beds chucked in it - not as bad as it sounds but not exactly great accommodation. They need to decorate the room and add a little more charm. Other than that it was okay.


our problem has been with your organisation. you confermed us the room before you received a green light by the lodge and there has been an overbooking. We had luck and they could find a room for us but WITHOUT BATHROOM, which was MANDATORY for us. so very very poor service!

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very good place to stay. Fairly close to downtown and 10 min walk from restaurants and mall. Hot water all day and nice staff. Only downside is the access to internet. Its fast, but you have to pay for 5 hours (can't be shared or halted) even though you just need 1 hour.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A nice place, a bit far from the centre but close to some shops and a flee market with loads of crafts. A times it could be noisy, but it might have been because it was a long weekend. Wifi costs, I paid $5 for 4 hours 30 minutes which is expensive.

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