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Nyota Backpackers

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

Mambo Backpackers is a place to relax and enjoy your stay when you in Victoria Falls. Offering the best comfortable beds and service. We help you book for all the activities and give you the best local tips. We offer a full equipped self catering kitchen and serve free breakfast. We have a lounge were you can relax and watch the latest films.

Our location is ideal for activities and enjoying the night life. Mambo Backpackers is located 5 minuets from the heart of the city and 15 min to the Victoria Falls park. We are surrounded by restaurants and curio stores. It is in a safe neighbourhood and also saves you money for taxis.

We offer private rooms, camping and dorms. With high speed free Wifi, clean towels some rooms with air con and clean linen. We make you feel at home.

Mambo Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 2.0

  • Security 2.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 2.0

  • Cleanliness 2.0

  • Facilities 2.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    My stay at Nyota backpackers was fantastic! One thing you should know is that locally most people know it as “Mambos.” The location was perfect- a 10 minute walk from the main city. The staff was amazingly helpful with everything we needed and overall so kind and genuine. The best part was the free breakfast, which was handmade every morning and DELICIOUS. I absolutely loved my stay and will definitely be returning here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    Even though it has things to improve, Nyota is certainly the best hostel option you have in VF. It is near the center and the falls, and you can do everything on foot (differently from Vic Falls Backpacker), it is really near the party in Shoestrings, but you can go to a quiet place when you want (Shoestrings is loud till late). The prices are fair for the city and what they offer. Mambo and Ashton are great and breakfast is amazing! Improvement: let guests know when there will be load shedding.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2020
    We stayed in a dorm room which was actually a traditional hut and it was beautiful! No lock for the door though and the lockers inside we’re not in very good condition. The bathroom for the dorm was an extension on the outside which was a little odd but cool to experience. The showers only had cold water but it wasn’t a problem. The hostel is in walking distance from the town and the Staff are lovely!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Jun 2019
    Clean and cozy , surprisingly good mini breakfast. I enjoyed my stay. Only hot shower in our room doesnt work but we still can use main house. Reccommended
    Thailand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Mar 2019
    The place is in the middle of being built, so will be interesting to see how it turns out. It has loads of potential and I hope it all works out for them.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    06 May 2019
    When I arrived in the evening the fan wasn't working there was no water. When they fixed the pump the water was runing again but no hot water. Later I found out that the taps were the other way round and I wasn't told about that.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    17 Sep 2019
    The pictures on Hostel World do not match the actual state of the hostel. Very run down. The dorm didn't have a fan. I requested one on arriving (3pm) but was told getting a fan couldn't be arranged for that night.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    04 Mar 2020
    Most of the time there was no water and when it was on it was cold water only. They had no coffee when breakfast was served. The room was dreary.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 3.1


    20 May 2019
    We were disappointed on arrival with the overall impression of the property. The pictures you see on the web is not what you get. It was a horrible experience and this place should not be advertised for South Africans. I would not book a property with your business again.
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 2.0


    15 Feb 2020
    I had booked this for myself a few days prior to staying but after struggling to find the hostel which is unsignposted and unnamed with my two friends, I didn’t feel comfortable staying there. It is quite a walk and out of the way from town. The “reception” is just the guys living room and it felt eerie like no one else was staying there. I didn’t feel safe staying there even with two male friends so we went around the corner to Victoria Falls backpackers.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Card Phones
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities