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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 on 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.

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Property Description

Shoestrings is a brightly coloured backpackers a mere five minute walk from town which makes getting around a breeze.

All the doubles and twin rooms are en-suite and linen is provided.The facilities include a lively bar, a pool and restaurant, 24 hour security, self-catering kitchen, great staff, two cats and two of the most famous dogs in the world.The staff can help you with all your Victoria Falls activity bookings as well as any onward travel you might be interested in doing.

All accommodation and activities need to be paid in foreign currency, and to make your travels easier we would advise you to travel with US$ cash.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2019
    This was one of the best hostels I have stayed at in recent years. The beds were comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful, location very convienent to V&A Waterfront. Breakfast was the same every morning but filling (fruit and yogurt, muffin, hard boiled egg, toast).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2019
    Great hostel and staff! They are really accommodating and helpful. Always smiling and sharing the good vibe :)
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Apr 2019
    Shoestring lived to its name being budget yet it delivered on a sheer value for money experience, not compromising on any hostel facilities one might need Security was good further notch up was the staff around. One must talk to the tour help desk as they helped me design a beautiful VictoriaFalls experience with sunset cruise and helicopter ride at a competitive rate. The place is not so far from the small city centre. Vicfalls is indeed a small walkable town. Washrooms were clean
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2019
    The staff were friendly and helpful, the ticket system was a little odd and a waste of paper. Perhaps switch it to making 1 ticket worth 1 drink and have different tickets based on the type of drink. I.e. 1 ticket is for water (at US$1) another is for a beer ($3), etc. the location is good and weekends are wild! If you don’t like to party get a room in the back and bring earplugs. Some bunk beds need to be repaired as my top bunk fell one night, luckily no one was injured :) I’d stay here again!
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2018
    Great place and people- I stayed in a tent, private room, and dorm (due to extending stay) and all were great.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel for its location right next to town. Felt very comfortable there and would happily return. Great tour advice. Great bar and nice food. Dorms were comfy
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Mar 2019
    Stayed there before and must say that the property is a bit more run down than it used to be. It is still ineed a good place to hang out and to meet people coming from other hotels nearby. The pool could be cleaner but the largest part of the staff makes up for one flawn or another.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    01 Jul 2018
    Everything was too old and appearing dirty. Shower was not good and leaked a lot. They say there is a restaurant, but most of the options were not avaiable. To go to the city centre you have to walk on really dark streets. I didn't feel safe or confortable there.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    17 Aug 2019
    I’ve used Hostelworld for 3 years and this is the first time I want to leave a review because I don’t want anybody else to be in my situation. This hostel is the worst hostel ever. 1. The bathrooms are super dirty and floors are broken 2. The wifi works only in the bar and after 6 pm the bar is filled with local people drunk and high 3. The rooms are far away in the back away from light. There is one table fan for all 4. Only one key per room for all members Choose Vic falls backpackers
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    12 Apr 2019
    Not sure why Shoestrings gets good reviews. Filthy restrooms, very few actual guests but tons of locals partying all night, loud music directly outside the dorm until 130 AM, rude staff. Having only 1 key for a dorm room to share and leave at the front desk makes no sense at all, is unsafe and a hassle. Close to town, but I'll never stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

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