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Livingstone Backpackers Reviews

559 Makambo Road, Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia

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88%

Rating
168 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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69%

The staff were friendly and the location was useful. We were able to walk at night to local shops and feel safe which was handy. They also offered a free shuttle to the Falls which was great. But our room was hot and we were reported that all their fans were broken on the first night. We found the kitchen quite poorly equipped with knives and cutlery. And the pool was quite green and slimy.

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

more power outlets in the rooms

  • 5th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Better to put an option for AC

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Loads of fun, and a great location.


51%

A lot of features which are advertised for are not available or not working (hot tub, climbing wall). Wifi does not work at all and staff does pretend it does. Kitchen is missing essentials like cleaning supplies and proper knives. Not enough power sockets. No lockers in rooms. Owner argues (rudely) with staff in front of guest. Dorms are very tiny and not enough shelf space. Credit card payment was temporarI'll not available - guests are blamed.


97%

Really enjoyed my time here. The place is lovely with very good facilities and a short walk to town. The food is great and good value for money. The owners and local staff were very friendly and approachable.


97%

Great hostel to stay at, good food also from kitchen, only down side is the pool, should be cleaned properly with proper pool cleaning equipment rather than just push a mop across the mouldy bits from the side of the pool which does nothing to remove the mould. Rooms and all other areas of the hostel were very clean and great though.


100%

Such an awesome hostel. Awesome location (near restaurants, grocery stores, atms, bars etc) awesome rooms, awesome food, awesome common areas, awesome bar, awesome owners, awesome staff! Well to be honest not everything is awesome. At times the wifi internet is almost non existent. But who needs internet when there's so much awesome sauce going around. Just take note of that if you need it for work. Otherwise, this is a Highly recommended hostel! Arguably the best one in Livingstone!


100%

Awesome place and amazing staff, very helpful. I really enjoyed my stay in Zambia.

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

I would stay away from this place and the people running it.


94%

staff are helpful and friendly

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Cambodia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Beautiful place ,fantastic location and great staff its a relaxing place and you definitely stay longer than you planned. But the internet was next to non existance and the kitchen dishes and cups similar to those that provided in the 'concentration camp ' and i hope they provide proper cups and plates.


94%

Great hostel with very friendly staff. It is an excellent place to meet other travelers and visit the Victoria Falls. Cons Internet was very very slow.


94%

it is a very nice place. only the quality of the beds could be improved

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I had an amazing time at Livingstone backpackers. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was chill and the location was perfect. They do a free shuttle to Vic falls too! Everyone should be staying here!


77%

Awesome pool, one of the best libraries I've ever seen and fantastic nice people, especially the gate keepers.




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