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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale Reviews

25 Ridge Road in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

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13 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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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.


1st of all we were supposed to be picked up by someone and tjis did not happen. After making our own way there they had our wrong booking. 3 of us had booked into a family room, which did not exist. We were offered a disgusting caravan instead. In the end we got 3 beds in a 12 bed mixed dorm. While in the dorm, one of the other customers had his ipod and wallet stolen as no one was provided with a key for the room and the door was left open. Positives were its location.

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