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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."

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It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Superb 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 9.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2017
    This place is definitely worth to book if you visit Mutare. The staff is more than friendly and helps you in all your matters. But they also give you privacy if you need it. Only wifi is extra, which I think should not be.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2018
    I was a bit hesitant to stay here based on the past reviews, but was happy to find the complete opposite. Staff were so accommodating and friendly! The lodge is clean and safe. My 1 night stay in the dorm was very pleasant. Would stay again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 May 2018
    Hreat place to stay in Harare. Lovely staff, cosy atmosphere. Onr thing to mention though - prices are for USD, if you pay with bond notes, expect hivher price (e.g. dorm 14 instead 12)
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 May 2018
    Nice, quiet, tucked away hostel in safe place of Harare, yet still fairly close to the hustle and bustle of city center. Staff extremely friendly and helpful with any needs I had. Felt extremely safe the entire time, 24/7 security on compound. Very quiet environment, nice for relaxing, but does not present for socialization with other travelers. Also need new mattresses in dorm rooms, I was practically sleeping in the bed frame, otherwise I enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2018
    Very nice hostel to chill out and meet new people. The staff is very nice and helpful for planning further trips
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Apr 2018
    Nice place to stay In Harare. Only criticism is the kitchen needs some investment for self-caterers. No microwave, sharp knives, chopping boards or oven, only a couple of forks. Other than that lovely though, secure, good internet, nice seating areas and walkable into the city.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 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

    20 Dec 2017
    I stayed in the dorm for 4 nights. The bunk bed was super squeaky - had trouble sleeping the first night. There are two showers to share between the entire dorm room and multiple private rooms. One morning, I waited 20 minutes to use the toilet because both showers were occupied. The lodge is in a safe neighborhood but it is a little out of the way from shops and restaurants. Overall, the dorm here is one of the cheapest lodging in Harare and that outweighed a lot of the cons for me.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Oct 2017
    Stayed one night in the dorm which had only one other person. It was fine, restaurant/bar was nice too, wifi worked quite well. BathrooMs were a bit old with broken showers Neighbourhood is residential and seems secure, Avondale shopping centre nearby
    Belize, Female, 31-40
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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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