Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Jollyboys Backpackers Reviews

34 Kanyanta Road, PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia

Reviews & Ratings Explained


1105 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


An oasis in the middle of a noisy city

Owner Comment (Hide)
It's wonderful that you felt like Jollyboys was an oasis - a calm and welcoming stop over! We hope that you were able to get some fresh mangoes from the trees in the garden while enjoying the break from Livingstone.


Whomever I met at the reception, the staff was friendly and helpful, e.g. in organizing excursions to the Vic Falls or to Zimbabwe or to game drives.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We all work together as a team to provide our guests with excellent and welcoming service so it's great to hear that whomever you met was helpful at organizing your wonderful Livingstone memories.


Excellent options for booking activities at Victoria Falls. Staff were very helpful and they offered a drop off at the falls every morning.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are SO happy to hear that you had a great time with us in Livingstone. Victoria Falls really is a special place! All the best with your travels!


very cool place, liked the lounge. staff was not very friendly, one morning almost rude when we were asking for activities.

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and are are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our wide variety of facilities at Jollyboys Backpackers. I'm sorry to hear that you felt one of our staff was rude to you and we will bring this up in our weekly staff meeting. We aim to provide all of our guests with a welcoming and pleasant environment with up to date travel info. We hope that every other staff interaction made up for this one instance - happy travels!


Moyo and Daniel were fantastic!!

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

1 2 3 Next » last »
(45 results)

View all Livingstone Hostels

Please give us your feedback