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Jollyboys Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Zambia's original backpackers and still one of the best in Africa! Relax in tropical gardens with a gorgeous swimming pool and be just steps from the museum, markets, banks, and grocery stores. The Victoria Falls are only 8kms away and we offer a free shuttle every morning at 10am!

Jollyboys has been catering to travelers since 1995; we love Zambia and our community and are happy to share our wealth of travel knowledge with our guests. Visit out our TRAVEL SHOP for great safari specials and you can book all of the exciting activities that Livingstone has to offer!

Grab a burger at the bar and then settle into a wide choice of private rooms or dorms and enjoy a good night's sleep under a cushy duvet. Delicious, healthy smoothies or a big cooked breakfast await you in the morning before starting a day of soaking up the sunshine or exploring the wonders of Livingstone.

Be a part of it... check out our community projects, worm farm, composting and our hot water and electricity powered by the rays of the beautiful Zambian sun. We take pride in our efforts to continuously strive to find new ways to be better in every way.

- Free daily drop off at the Victoria Falls
- Free pickup from Livingstone Airport (email for confirmation)
- Free pickup from Vic Falls/Zimbabwe border at 1030am (email for confirmation)
- Free WIFI
- Free long/short term baggage storage
- Free Livingstone town walk every Wed @ 10am
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant open from 630am-10pm
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bar with DSTV for major sports events!
- 24 hour hot and cold running showers
- All rooms have a fan
- All ensuite rooms have air-con
- Braai/Barbecue area
- Secure car park
- 24- hour security
- solar powered
- Travel and activities booking office

We also have gorgeous shady gardens full of mango, banana, avocado, papaya, guava and lemon trees!

Join us for a game of football at the local orphanage every Sunday @ 3pm!

We collect clothes, blankets, food and books for the local orphanage so if your backpack is getting heavy we'll help you out by donating it!

We have an amazing book-swap (we're all bookworms here!) so bring a book, swap a book - we just ask for a donation for the orphanage - good deal!

Winner of the 2009 Zambian Tourism Awards for 'Best Backpacker Facilities'
Winner of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 AND 2020 Hoscar Award for Best Backpackers in Zambia as voted by Hostelworld Customers! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    This place is Beautiful Y’all need to go there🙌 Their service will make you wanna move in with your whole family and make the place your home 🏡👌 This place made my birthday extra special ❤️🥰👏Thank you ❤️
    Zambia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    By far the nicest hostel I stayed in, in my two months in Africa! In a good location with easy to book activities for Victoria Falls. Staff is very friendly and helpful. AC in the dorms and a pool big plus! Great place to meet other travelers!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Feb 2020
    Jollyboys is the only place to stay in Livingstone. It’s close to everything, has a great welcoming staff, fantastic vibe and awesome facilities. Highly recommended!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Feb 2020
    Great place! Great food, at good prices. Great host and atmosphere. Very clean. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Feb 2020
    Loved my time at Jollyboys!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jan 2020
    For sure the best place to stay in Livingstone. Stayed for over a week. Cool staff, clean, good vibe and good location. Would come again
    Norway, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jan 2020
    I cannot fault this place. It’s like a little paradise hidden away in the middle of Livingstone. Very relaxed atmosphere, the pool is clean with lots of seating areas, the food was good, and there was a friendly atmosphere amongst the travellers. I especially enjoyed the in-house beauty salon, I got an excellent massage and pedicure for only $28. The beds were comfy and there is air-con in the rooms. Perfect place to relax while in Livingstone.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    Social hostel and it is a nice place
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    16 Jan 2020
    The staff was great, very helpful for booking activities.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    01 Dec 2019
    Frequent power cuts and inadequate generator cover means no electricity including fan or air con overnight
    Ireland, Couple, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Zambia

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