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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Victoria Falls Backpackers !!

Experts @ Backpacking

Awarded best hostel in Zimbabwe 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2017/2018/2020

As global travelers with over 20 years of experiences and adventures behind us, our team of professionals are ready to help you with your itinerary needs and to navigate your way to an outstanding Zimbabwean adventure.

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.

Double rooms, En-suite, Dorms, Tent 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 ATMs, 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:
Activity Desk
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
Lounge Area
Nightly Boma Fire
Child friendly
Bush Cafe
Safety boxes
Self catering kitchen
Bag Locker

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 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2022
    A very nice place to stay with great value for the money, Olli, one of the employees, is a very good guy, who is always willing to help and who contributes a lot to the good atmosphere and the pleasant stay. For example, he arranged a rental car for us for a tour in Botswana and provided extra blankets. Thanks to him, the stay was a very nice one. Thanks, Olli!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Great place, run very well! Stay there if in Vic Falls
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2021
    Cozy and cute
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 Jul 2022
    This is an excellent hostel!! Very welcoming environment, clean, great manager (who will help you look up activities/operators), good value! Nice platform to sit on and sip tea. Maybe a 15 minute walk from the main street of Victoria Falls town.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 May 2022
    Had a great stay, they arranged all my transfers and activities for me, everything was easy. Loved the Boma fire at night since its winter. Was a nice place to meet some people but still enjoy a chill time. Good value for money and staff was helpful and friendly. I would stay again
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Apr 2022
    Wonderful stay! My friend and I (28yo females from the USA) loved vic falls backpackers! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and they were so helpful throughout our stay! The atmosphere of the hostel was wonderful - many places to sit and hang out (hammocks, chairs by the pool, kitchen) and meet other travelers. They also helped us set up the most amazing camping trip to Chobe! We did walk to the falls (45 minutes) and in to town for dinner (30 mins) and took taxis as well! Would recommend!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2021
    They organized all my activities when I arrived, so was super easy and convenient....was nice to chill by the pool or sit by the fish Spa after a day of adventures....Rooms and camping are basic but have everything you need....good wifi....its still bit quiet but there is loads of restaurant options in town, I used the self-catering kitchen at the lodge. Taxis are more expensive if they don't arrange it, especially from the airport. Loved playing with Rosie the lodge doggy. Overall a good stay.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2021
    Stayed here for 8 days and definitely could of stayed for longer. The staff were very nice and helpful especially Oli who helped me with a lot of stuff and a top guy to talk too and also supported the same football which helped a lot! Am very much into my football and sports and for days I was relaxing had every channel on the tv which made it a lot easier then streaming football matches. The kitchen had everything you wanted and was an all around great place to stay!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Jul 2022
    Good location, not a party hostel, which was nice. Shower temperature was scalding hot with no cold water (weird?). Staff and other guests were super nice, easy pick up spot for tours or walking into town. Overall a great place, and would stay again!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Aug 2022
    My stay was fine, location makes it hard to get food at night without taking a taxi since they don't recommend walking at night (especially as a solo female traveler). The rooms were clean and the shower was hot The staff were all fabulous! I wish it were more clearly stated that the rooms are not sealed. I was there in winter which doesn't have as many mosquitos from what I heard, but you literally have to just sit under your mosquito net or get eaten alive since there are gaps in the walls.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

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