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Livingstone Backpackers Reviews

559 Makambo Road, Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia

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126 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Really friendly people and staff, extremely helpful. Great atmosphere. Stayed there again on my return to livingstone.


Loved it here. The staff made you feel so absolutely welcomed and all the other backpackers there were the quintessential travelers. Open to great conversations and wandering throughout the Livingstone area. Go here if you're in Livingstone!


Excellent place to meet people as atmosphere is warm & inviting with several events every week, a great pool and hang out area. Best of all the friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff. My time in Livingstone/Victoria Falls would not have been the same had I stayed elsewhere. Close to center of town/food/coffee with a free daily shuttle to the falls. Always interesting people in/out as premises are shared with an NGO doing terrific work in the community. You'd be foolish to not stay here.


Livingstone Backpackers was a great place to stay. The outdoor area was amazing and a great Friday night at the 'beach bar' with some fantastic fellow travellers

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Absolutely wonderful place! The staff were so helpful in everything, and the laundry service is great (surprisingly helpful for backpackers who aren't so good at hand washing) I would stay here again in a heartbeat :)


Super friendly staff that will help you with anything you need. Perfect location near town, and a lot og activities Thea can arrange for you. Outdoors cinema every monday, and a big, clean pool. I loved to Stay here!


Livingstone Backpackers offers budget accommodation, and is well located in Livingstone. There were however several things that led to us having a poor experience. Foremost amongst these were: the standing water on the property attracting mosquitos, the rotting fruit (mangos) left lying around the property leading to a pungent smell and attracting insects, the pool was slimy (not properly cleaned/maintained), and the room was extremely hot. We will not be returning. A night in a tent is better.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great place! Used it as a stop over on the way to and from Victoria Falls. Location is ideal, safe and the vibe is relaxed with friendly staff who make you feel so welcome!

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Zambia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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