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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.0

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+
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Has everything you need for a stopover in Lusaka. Close to the bus station. The cook makes a real good burger and chips.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Jan 2020
    Good place for a stopover in Lusaka. Nice bar, friendly vibe, great food. The only problem is there is only 1 key for the dorm room, a key for each guest would be better.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Jul 2019
    Good hostel, nice bar area and good location walking distance from shopping centre and bus station. Food is cheap and tasty
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Sep 2019
    Lots of opportunity for community, meeting fellow travelers. Good bar, good restaurant, clean showers, Luke-warm water. Pool water appears to be only to put ones feet in as it is rather small and very cloudy. Comfortable beds, effective mosquito nets; slept well in both dorm and private accommodations.
    USA, Couple, 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    Nice hostel for a stop-over. Comfortable, clean beds. The pool and outdoor area was under renovation so I didn't sit there much. The food in the restaurant was great - simple home cooking at a good price. Compliments to the hard-working chef! The staff were friendly. The only thing they could improve easily is security in the rooms. There is one key for a 4-bed dorm, so often the door is open, and there are no lockers.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 5.7


    25 Nov 2019
    Only coz of my Lovely Coffee Mag.
    Zambia, Male, 41+
  • 4.3


    17 Jun 2019
    I will always leave positive reviews however this experience was extremely bad. The customer service was shocking. They said they accept card & as I was just in town for a flight I didn’t take any cash out. They claimed the machine was having problems & told me to take a taxi ($10usd) to an ATM or pay an absurd amount extra than what I booked. They seem to get commission off this taxi, bc I stepped out & got one for less than half. They were mean at times & charged so much more for a taxi.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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