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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale Reviews

25 Ridge Road in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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25 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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)


Very well run, very clean comfortable hostel with excellent staff who really go out of their way.

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Zimbabwe
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a lovely stay and the Lodge was well located a few miles outside the city. The staff were brilliant and had a minor issue about my booked room on arrival as it appeared occupied but the manager instead offered me a better bigger room than the one I had paid for earlier and did not need to pay extra for the better room which shows how they valued me as a customer.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Zimbabwe
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.

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