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7.6
Very Good 182 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.3
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 8.7
  • Cleanliness 5.7
  • Facilities 6.6
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7.6
Very Good 182 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.3
  • Security 8.0
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 8.7
  • Cleanliness 5.7
  • Facilities 6.6
Shoestrings Backpackers Located at 12 West Drive, , Victoria Falls.
Shoestrings Backpackers
Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls 12 West Drive
76% 182
-17.9333333 25.8333333
Shoestrings Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
19th Feb 2016
8.6

Good location and was good to have a kitchen which everyone can use. Pool was available to use but we weren't convinced when the staff said it was ready for use.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
3rd Feb 2016
8.3

It's a fun, safe place to stay that is accessible to town and the falls. But do not stay here if you want quiet time!

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th Dec 2015
7.7

The atmosphere was great with a Saturday night every night feel. Good entertainment and great location. The room was basic but clean. We didn't have any water for one night and morning due to the water being diverted to a volleyball competition which was not helpful. The food was a problem for me as I am gluten intolerant - as it was over the Christmas holidays there was a basic menu in place that all contained gluten but I was told that normally the menu is very good

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
7th Dec 2015
7.1

Shoestrings has a good vibe for both the locals and internationally travelers. The pool and central bar/hangout spots are great for socializing. Unfortunately you can't find cheaper accommodations in Victoria Falls. The hostel/hotel is nice enough but in other locations your money will go farther with nicer surroundings. If you want things cheap and nice...go to Livingstone. It's farther from the falls but better bang for your buck. Vic Falls is expensive but accessible.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
7th Dec 2015
8.0

Nice place. Some more hooks in the rooms would be useful. Vic Falls in total is horribly overpriced.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
22nd Nov 2015
9.7

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Russia, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Nov 2015
9.1

Great hostel! We had a wonderful time! The lady at the from desk could use more friendliness. Works really slow and forgets you are waiting to be helped. Everyone else including bar staff and the manager provided us with useful information about the town and activities and just helped us in multiple situations. Very friendly and welcoming. We are comin back next year.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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