Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 1 week 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

75% of the group payment retained by the lodge for cancellations within 7 days of the arrival date

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Lusaka Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The most comfortable, vibey, affordable and central accommodation in Lusaka! Recommended by embassies, Peace Corps volunteers and hipster travelers alike;)

We are conveniently located right in the heart of things
close to restaurants, shopping areas and transport links.

Accommodation is clean and comfortable, you can chose between dorms or en-suite private rooms bed linen and towels are provided.

For those that want to cook we have a smart new self catering Kitchen that has just been refurbished

Use your time with us to:
unwind by the pool on our very own beach, or chill out in the new beach cabin.
Relax in the garden with a good book, away from the hurly burly of Zambia's capital city or in our outside bar you can meet new friends, shoot some pool and work your way through our cocktail menu!

Enjoy our home cooked food, served all day until late, join in with our popular special events and catch up on sports at the weekend

We have a comprehensive travel desk that can assist with all of your traveling needs, including excellent safaris and great deals and advice on trips in and around Zambia and throughout southern Africa.

Our friendly staff will look after you throughout your stay and welcome you back when you return! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    Staff is over the top in friendly service. Location is ideal. Atmophse is quite relaxing.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    27 May 2022
    My stay in Lusaka backpackers was amazing. I arrived there after a long day of travel (13 hour from Malawi), hungry and worried of not being able to find food at that time. But from the moment i arrived everything was perfect. They gave me my room and the options for dinner. The atmosphere was amazing: music, people talking and laughing. The place is near to the bus station and from a big mall where you can find anything you need and good rates to change money I really recommend it!
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Jun 2022
    good communication, welcome at the airport, friendly staff and attentive, good environment, well located,recommend👌🏾
    Brazil, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    26 May 2022
    A very relaxed hostel in heart of Lusaka with friendly, accommodating staff and a regular crowd of locals who are fun to talk with at the bar. Rooms are comfortable and the facilities are well maintained.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 May 2022
    Great facility, friendly staff, great value for money. Self Service Kitchen could be cleaner but the restaurant does serve lovely food.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Apr 2022
    Decent place to stay for a short lay over in Lusaka. Staff where friendly and helpful. I did wake up covered in ants but I suppose you’ll get that from time to time.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Jan 2020
    The one real issue was that you are not able to lock your room but there is a security guard there all the time. Staff were very friendly and approachable. There are facilities to cook your own meals or there is an onstie cook and the food was very good.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Apr 2022
    Overall it was good and very cheap. It was cheapest option for the time of our stay. Location was very good. And safe. Staff was friendly and helpful. The only problem is beds are in bad condition. You don’t get a good sleep. I stayed there 5 nights.
    Turkey, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    16 Mar 2020
    The kitchen was FULL of cockroaches, generally unclean and messy. The fridges as well. The toilets and shower have mosquito nets so are full of mosquitos. The rest of the place is pretty clean, but I was there during the coronavirus outbreak, so I'm not sure what it's really like. The area is pleasant, away from the big streets.
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 2.3


    01 Jun 2022
    Don’t bother booking! They were ‘fully booked’ when we arrived. Despite making our booking online a week in advance and paying our deposit, the staff were rude and did very little to support us. They kept changing their story - first it was the website's fault, then poor wifi. They called another hostel that happened to have a review with the same situation from someone else…?! A lucky escape I think! In the end they agreed to pay the taxi to the next place, but refused to return the deposit. The place looked run down and not overly clean either, the staff were rude and not understanding of our position. The place had a big group of men watching us arrive.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Pool Table