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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.
8.2
  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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.

RE: URGENT NOTICE
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 !!)

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A AIRPORT PICK UP
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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 6.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Sep 2019
    A small oasis, staff is friendly and helpful, the Bush Cafè cooks basic but value for money meals with a smile, although it would be great if some of the lunch items could be ordered for dinner :) Pool and pool area is clean. Dorms were cozy, although the beds were placed a bit tightly, during peak season it may get a bit packed. Mosquito nets, plenty of warm water in the showers.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Sep 2019
    Thanks for my stay at the backpackers. I felt extremely safe here and the layout itself is amazing. Such a good vibe. Just a bit of a walk to the shops and restaurants but that also means that the lodge is super quiet as it’s away from the crowds. Didn’t know about the lack of money in atms in Zimbabwe as when I booked through hostel world I didn’t get an email from the lodge itself about this. So was a bit difficult for me as I relied on credit card a lot. Other than that great experience!
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 May 2019
    My friend and I stayed in a private 2 twin bed room. It was cozy and perfect for stay. "Blessing", the woman at the front desk was the only staff person we met. She was a wonderful person to talk to, very knowledgeable and recommended places to eat and where to go. There was hot water for the shower. Overall the place was clean and comfortable. Very safe, the property is gated and you get a code to key in when you return. I plan to stay here again at the end of the year.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Feb 2019
    Recommended and I would stay again :)
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 May 2019
    This is a nice place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The atmosphere is fantastic.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    01 Sep 2019
    I’m glad I stayed here. I had a great experience. My only complaint is that there were tons of mosquitos. So stay here but bring your deet bug spray. It takes about 25 minutes to walk into town, no big deal, I enjoyed the walk.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    20 Jul 2019
    Nice hostel, comfy beds in the dorm and well equipped guest kitchen. Internet is $3 a day but very high speed. TV lounge and pool area are a plus too. Only downside could be the 20 min walk into town (30 to Vic Falls itself)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 May 2019
    This backpackers is probably the best place to stay in Vic Falls. Good facilities, very clean, lots of lockers to secure your stuff, and the staff (especially Blessing) goes above and beyond in helping you set up any activities or answer any questions! The location is a bit far from the city center (30 min walk), but it is totally doable and probably for the best because it is a very nice and quiet area. One small recommendation, please fix the showers!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    29 Aug 2019
    I travelled solo for a short amount of time there. It is a decent backpacker with a nice and chilled vibe, but expensive for what it is, especially with all the extra charge (e.g. wifi at 3$/day/person, 5$ to get food delivered there...). They only accept cash, not card or Bank Transfer in a country that has issue with cash.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    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
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Zimbabwe

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