Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Victoria Falls Backpackers !!

Experts @ Backpacking

Awarded best hostel in Zimbabwe 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2017

Capture the exotic flair of Zimbabwean culture and indigenous art with affordable comfort and friendly service. Our eye catching accommodation is scattered across our luscious garden of which our swimming pool and fire place forms the center piece providing a delightful setting for interacting with other travelers or to simply relax.

We are recommended by: Lonely Planet, Rough Guide & Let's Go as well as all our previous guests.

Double rooms, En-suite, dorms and camping and self drive camping available, only a short walk from town, (2.5 km), we can also arrange taxis and airport pick-ups. All activities booked include transport to and from the lodge or town.

Although a bit further out of town, it is a very quiet, peaceful area next to the national park, we often have elephants visiting us or hear the lions and hyenas in the morning hours. Office Hours are from 7am to 7pm....

Let us know if you need any additional information on prices /packages or visas.

Please travel with CASH into Zimbabwe, we have cash shortages in the ATM’s, some days NO cash at all.
Any of the following currencies will be ok, USD/Euro/Rand/Pula/Pound, although you can pay for activities on Credit card, it might still be cheaper and easier to just bring the cash with and benefit from the cash Discounts…

It is safe to travel and you will enjoy our beautiful country.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions, hope to see you soon.

Our Facilities include:
– Car Parking Available
- Lodge Spa and Fish Spa
– Platform with view of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders)
– Beautiful Garden
– Swimming Pool
– Laundry Service
– Linen provided
– No towels provided (En-suites rooms only)
– Mosquito Nets Provided (Bring extra repelant as in season it can get really bad)
– Fans in Rooms
– Video / Lounge Area
– Nightly Boma Fire
-Child friendly
– Bush Café – See our website for full menu - we do not have a full restaurant so dinners are on pre-order
– Safety boxes
– Self catering kitchen
– Bag Locker
– Internet $3 a day
(By charging this amount, we can afford to have the best package available in this area. Otherwise you will have grey hair before leaving us !!)

Travel Tip !!
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.
Then take half the clothes and twice the money View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2018
    The staff were super nice and friendly, made sure we were all taken care of. They also helped me book tours when I got there and didnt have to worry about anything
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2018
    Great place to stay while in Vic Falls, staff were amazing, very friendly and sorted all our trips out for us with ease.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Nov 2018
    Beautiful garden with hammocks and pool. Nice welcome with good explanation and friendly staff. Lots of clean toilets and showers. Dorms are cosy and comfortable. You have to pay for breakfast and WiFi ($3 per day) but both were of good quality. It is a 20 min walk from town and 40 from the falls. Good airport transfer for $15. You can only pay cash!! So bring some dollars with you. Bar closed early but just stock up On drinks and put them in the fridge. Dinner was ok for $7. Had a great time!
    Belgium, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2019
    Recommended and I would stay again :)
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    08 Dec 2018
    nice hostel. very kind staff.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Dec 2018
    Nice place for a night. Far from town.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Nov 2018
    The place has very nice grounds and the staff is super friendly and helpful. But overall it fell short of my expectations of "Best Hostel in Zimbabwe". The rooms are small, dark and the beds are uncomfortable. The rooms are incredibly hot, lacking ceiling fans and ventilation is terrible. Also, having to pay for the room in cash was an unexpected expense which left me a bit in a financial bind since it is impossible to get money from any ATM in this town.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    09 Nov 2018
    No real vibe here. I liked the Zambian side of the falls better for accommodation. Zim side was a lot more expensive in general. The hostel was average. Room was super hot and messy.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    20 Apr 2019
    Not many staff around, didn't expect card as payment. Not that great as a travellers rest. Cost $10 each time you wanted to go in and out of town. Would be better off at shoestrings if you can get in there.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    11 Dec 2018
    Really didn`'t like this hostel. It was very far from the center. My room was dirty, and my bed full of bugs. It`'s very expensive for what is worth it. I would not stay there again. Luckily I was there just for one night. They charge 3 USD/ day for Wifi and I haven`'t seen anything like this in any other hostel around Africa or in the world.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

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