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9.0
Superb 1,244 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.9
  • Security 9.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.9
  • Atmosphere 9.2
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.8
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9.0
Superb 1,244 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.9
  • Security 9.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 8.9
  • Atmosphere 9.2
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.8
Jollyboys Backpackers Located at 34 Kanyanta Road, PO Box 61088, Livingstone.
Jollyboys Backpackers
Zambia
Livingstone 34 Kanyanta Road, PO Box 61088
90% 1244
-17.8478570 25.8543919
Jollyboys Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
10th Apr 2016
7.4

All good but the wifi was not working during the 2,5 days I was there.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Apr 2016
9.1

Jollyboys backpackers is located close to the city center, which makes it easy to access most of Livingstone. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the restaurant has fairly decent meals available for reasonable prices. Wifi is available in bar/restaurant area, but crawls like a snail during crowded times. Private rooms are comfortable, although, the shower heads could use a cleaning (lime & calcium buildup). The best feature is the opportunity to meet some wonderful travelers!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th Apr 2016
7.7

Helpful staff, secure compound and rooms, decent facilities, great base to explore Livingstone from. Not a fan of pppn fee structures, I paid $80 USD for 1 night in a small room with austere services, this would get me a nice hotel room in most non touristy locations.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • kaplarkata960
  • Hungary, All Female Group, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
30th Mar 2016
8.9

I was told that when in Livingstone, Jollyboys is THE place to be. I have to admit, it is. They know everything and everybody knows them - tips and trips and all activities can be booked there, and there is so much to do in Livingstone. Their bar serves more snack-type food than actual meals, but what they make is good; vegetarian choices as well as burgers. Definitely recommended, for families as well as backpackers and any other type of tourists.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
30th Mar 2016
8.0

Good: great price for the area , even with a private room, much cheaper than hotels in the area, staff was always helpful, Resturant and bar is reasonably priced, near Livingstone museum and shops and restaurants (Food Palace is a must try!), free shuttle to falls and from the airport if you get there around 10:30. Can book ride from Jollyboys to Livingstone airport for $5 which is cheaper than the cab ride ($10). Bad: wifi was weak and power outages (but you can't avoid these in Zambia)

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Couple, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
27th Mar 2016
8.9

Lovely warm showers and great facilities for relaxing in. The hostel offers great tours which can be easily and quickly booked at reception and they offer a free bus to the Victoria Falls every morning and a free pick up from the airport which is great. Well organised hostel, would definitely recommend. We did the two day one night safari camp booked through the hostel and it was a fantastic tour and the food included was excellent.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
25th Mar 2016
7.7

Positives: Nice place. Friendly Staff. Clean Rooms. It's possible to sleep as the rooms are located away from the bar. A lot of information about activities in the region. Negatves: The restaurant is absolutely horrible both in quality and in cotumer service. Even though we asked about serving time and stated taht we ONE! hour later had to leave with the bus departing from Jolliboys we did not get the food before the bus departed. The quality of the food is VERY low even if you are not picky.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
25th Mar 2016
8.6

Staff were really unbelievable. Very helpful, super friendly and extremely competent. Great asset for the backpackers. The food from the cafe is great, although service there is pretty slow. Thank you Faith for your great professionalism.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Zimbabwe, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
22nd Mar 2016
10.0

The best service, value and care in livingstone! Thank you.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
21st Mar 2016
8.9

nice place with plenty of facilities

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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