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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our friendly, relaxed retreat is ideal for backpackers, families, NGO’s or anyone who wants to recuperate in a comfortable and affordable environment. Whatever the purpose of your stay is we welcome you and we will do our best to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

We offer rooms with private bathrooms, rooms with shared bathrooms, dorms, caravans and camping. We have a bar, restaurant and a self catering kitchen. We have a lovely terrace garden full of Zimbabwean sculptures and flowers, and a swimming pool. Activities include a pool table.

We offer wifi, transport arrangements, airport transfers, laundry service, lounge with satellite television and DVD player, car and bike hire and we organize different events, activities and concerts, internships and volunteering at our NGO.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 10:30 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    One of the most beautiful and cozy hostels I have been to . Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and beautiful kept property .
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Sep 2019
    Such a lovely little gem, staff are super friendly and the place is within walking distance to a range of restaurants, shopping, and supermarkets.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Oct 2019
    When I arrived, they did not have notice if my reservation that I had made the night before, and said the dorm room was completely full. Luckily after a short time they were able to find a solution and I had a bed - for that I am grateful. The staff are super friendly and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Feb 2020
    Good and cheap. Couldn’t pay on card even though there was a machine. Night staff were extremely helpful and lovely. Pool could be cleaned so that it could be used. Overall good stay.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    12 Jul 2019
    Cozy and authentically Zimbabwean. Loved my stay! You’ll be hard pressed to find a better hostel in Harare. Harare accommodation is generally pricey and hostels aren’t that popular. Facilities could do with improvement. The kitchen in particular is outdated but functional. Thankfully, the Avondale shopping center is quite close for buying food. I think the staff could do better in advising tourists on activities in Harare or better yet planning hostel activities during high occupancy.
    Zimbabwe, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Jan 2020
    Both times I paid they had issues with change. I know currency situation is bad in Zimbabwe, but be prepared or accept credit cards. After asking for my chmage the whole day, at the end i lost 1 $. Nothing for me, but still my money. Location is good, close to supermarkets where they accept credit cards.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Sep 2018
    The staff make this place. It seems to be a converted old home with a decaying kitchen area + bathrooms, but the people working there are amazing - warm, friendly, and so, so helpful (although they surprisingly don't seem to be familiar with some of the tourist spots in and around Harare, so do your own research for things to do). Location is in a nice enough suburb, dorm is ok - seem to be populated by locals which is cool, but again, it's the staff that prove the reason to recommend here.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2018
    Far from city center. Lodge was nice with beautiful garden & swimming pool. Staff was pleasant & helpful. Communal kitchen available x meal preparation.
    Hong Kong, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Nov 2019
    it does offer all basic necessities you need, the wifi was actually quiet good, some mattresses were a bit old
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    Good place to stay in Harare if in a budget. Definitely ok for the price you pay as there’s not really many more options.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

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