Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Full payment required if booking is canceled within seven days of arrival date

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

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  • 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)
- Internet/e-mail facilities available and we now have 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 and 2017 Hoscar Award for Best Backpackers in Zambia as voted by Hostelworld Customers!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2019
    Great location and easily accessible from the bus station. The staff were incredibly helpful for organizing tours to Victoria falls. The atmosphere was great as well as this is a major backpacking hub. I would stay there again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2019
    Perfect place to travel alone and with others. They know info about trips/attractions and it was easy to book through them. Free shuttle to the falls was really convenient. The vibe there is pretty chill but also lively at times, depending on who is staying there. It's really clean and they have good bathrooms and laundry facilities. Wish they had more activities in the hostel for ppl to know each other (game nights, etc). Overall it's a great place to stay, would definitely stay there again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Dec 2018
    I recently visited for a week with a group of 10, and we had a wonderful time at Jolly Boys. Staff was super helpful and accommodating in making reservations for all the activities we needed.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Dec 2018
    Very good hostel, great facilities and very clean. Nice pool and bar. Great pick-up service at the border. I just thought it was a bit overpriced.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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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  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Terms and Conditions

- Check-in is from 14:00 and Check out until 10:00. Let us know if you would like to check-in earlier, we will try our best to accommodate you. Late check-outs may be arranged where possible, please let us know in advance.

- The reception is open daily until 8pm. Kindly notify us in advance should you require a late check-in and we would be happy to arrange this.

- Maximum occupancy in a room type is shown at the time of securing the reservation. Additional guests (including children) are only to be added to the reservation by prior arrangement with the lodge and may incur an additional cost.

- The weekly rate applies to consecutive nights in the same room type only. A room change will result in the lesser priced room/bed for that week being free of charge.

- Children (under 16 years) can only be accommodated in a private room or private dormitory and must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to be accommodated in mixed dormitories. Children 4 years of age and under are free of charge. Children 5 years of age and older must have a bed booked for them.

- A deposit is required to secure a confirmed reservation. Please read the cancellation policy before making a reservation request.

- Should there be an accessibility request (i.e. wheelchair accessible room), please contact us before submitting the reservation.

- Room Rates may change without notice and may vary for special events except for confirmed reservations (deposit paid).

Reservation and Cancellation Policy - Accommodation

• The full cost of the first night stay is required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.
• The remaining balance is due 7 days or more before arrival to confirm your reservation.
• Any refunds incur a 5% banking charge withheld from the total refundable amount.
• If a booking is cancelled up to 8+ days before arrival: refund is given excluding 1st night and 5% bank charge.
• If a booking is cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee / the total cost of booking.
• Modifications of reservations are subject to availability at the time of modifying and may be subject to cancellation charges as per this policy
• Shortening stay after arrival is the same as cancelling within 7 days of arrival date. Full payment – no refund if already paid up.
• In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy - Group Reservations

• A group reservation is deemed to be any reservation of 8 or more guests.
• The full cost of the first night stay is required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable for any cancellations.
• Any refunds incur a 5% banking charge withheld from the total refundable amount.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival to confirm your reservation.
• If a booking is cancelled up to 30+ days before arrival: refund is given excluding 1st night and 5% bank charge.
• If a booking is cancelled 29 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee / the total cost of booking.
• Shortening a confirmed stay after arrival is the same as cancelling within 29 days of arrival date. Full payment – no refund due.
• In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.
• Peak Season Bookings (July and August, Easter and/or New Year) Prepayment: The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking.
• Cancellations during peak season are as per group reservation policies above.