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Shoestrings Backpackers

12 West Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Property Information:

Shoestrings is a brightly coloured backpackers a mere five minute walk from town which makes getting around a breeze.

All the doubles and twin rooms are en-suite and linen is provided.The facilities include a lively bar, a pool, DSTV, an internet room, restaurant, 24 hour security, self-catering kitchen, great staff, one cat and two of the most famous dogs in the world and a pig.The staff can help you with all your Victoria Falls activity bookings as well as any onward travel you might be interested in doing.

All accommodation and activities need to be paid in foreign currency, and to make your travels easier we would advise you to travel with US$ cash.

We look forward to meeting you.

Any booking that were made before the 28th February 2009 will be charged that the old rates.

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  • Latest Review

    Great hostel with a lively atmosphere, including a small restaurant and a bar. The staff are very helpful in booking activities in Victoria Falls. There are also three adorable dogs that live there. It's a 25-minute walk or a $5 taxi to Victoria Falls and the Zambian border. My only complaints are that the hot water wasn't working and you have to pay a small charge for Internet, but these are to be expected from a hostel.
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Hostel Awards

  • 2012 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Zimbabwe
  • 2011 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Zimbabwe
  • 2012 1st Country Winners Zimbabwe
  • 2011 1st Country Winners Zimbabwe
  • 2010 1st Country Winners Zimbabwe

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  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Shoestrings Backpackers Located at 12 West Drive, , Victoria Falls.
Shoestrings Backpackers
Victoria Falls 12 West Drive
79% 170
-17.9333333 25.8333333
Shoestrings Backpackers
    Rooms available     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     8 Bed Mixed Dorm     Twin Private Ensuite
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