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Livingstone Backpackers Reviews

559 Makambo Road, Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia

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67 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Manager is excellent.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staffs are friendly but their informations are not always correct. however this is nor serious problem.


I had a wonderful stay at Livingstone Backpackers. The staff are genuinely friendly and always smiling, the breakfast is simple but served fast, the pool area is good with lots of sunbeds and the whole hostel is just run really well.


Not so nice, everything was shabby. Looks and feels like no money is ever spent on improvements.


Perfect hosts, we felt as though we were personally invited. Great food available around camp fire, peace and quiet and lovely atmosphere. So looking forward to passing through again in the near future. All in all, EXCELLENT!!!!


Best hostel in Livingstone with great "hostel feeling". Loved the pool and the mango tree. The breakfast takes some time to arrive, but it's really good. Also they can organise trips to the Devil's Pool for you as well as rafting at Zambezi River and other things.


- there are no mosquito nets on the windows. My room was full of mosquitos, I was bitten many times and could not sleep.


Overall stay was pretty disappointing. No water and no internet. Understand these things happen but not showering for 3 days isn't helpful to anyone. If the advertised services aren't provided the should provide a discount. Offered free bottled water after almost 3 days. The rooms are extremely hot, it seems that there aren't enough fans for the whole place even though it wasn't full. It was often difficult to get a drink from the bar as there didn't seem to be any staff working.

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