2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Country Winners

Zambia

Free WiFi

Jollyboys Backpackers

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9.4
Superb
1799 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

FREE Livingstone Airport Pickup! FREE Victoria Falls Dailly Shuttle! FREE WIFI!

Zambia's original backpackers and still one of the best in Africa! Relax in tropical gardens with a gorgeous swimming pool and be just steps from the museum, markets, banks, and grocery stores. The Victoria Falls are only 8kms away, and we offer a free shuttle every morning at 10 am!

Jollyboys has been catering to travellers since 1995; we love Zambia and our community and are happy to share our wealth of travel knowledge with our guests. Visit our TRAVEL SHOP for great safari specials, and you can book all of the exciting activities Livingstone offers!

Grab a burger at the bar, then settle into a wide choice of private rooms or dorms and enjoy a good night's sleep under a cushy duvet. Delicious, healthy smoothies or a big cooked breakfast await you in the morning before starting a day of soaking up the sunshine or exploring the wonders of Livingstone.

Be a part of it... check out our community projects, worm farm, composting and our hot water and electricity powered by the rays of the beautiful Zambian sun. We take pride in our efforts and continuously strive to find new ways to improve in every way.

- Free daily drop off at the Victoria Falls
- Free pickup from Livingstone Airport (email for confirmation)
- Free pickup from Vic Falls/Zimbabwe border at 1030am (email for confirmation)
- Free WIFI
- Free long/short-term baggage storage
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant open from 630am-10pm
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bar with DSTV for major sports events!
- 24 hour hot and cold running showers
- All rooms have a fan
- All ensuite rooms have air-con
- Braai/Barbecue area
- Secure car park
- 24- hour security
- solar powered
- Travel and activities booking office
- Weekly activities (All for in-house guests only):
- Tuesday Bring N' Braai
- Wednesday Free Town Walk
- Thursday Free Veggie Dinner
- Thursday Beer Pong

We also have gorgeous shady gardens full of mango, banana, avocado, papaya, guava and lemon trees!

Join us for a game of football at the local orphanage every Sunday @ 3pm!

We collect clothes, blankets, food and books for the local orphanage so if your backpack is getting heavy we'll help you out by donating it!

We have an amazing book swap (we're all bookworms here!) so bring a book, swap a book - we just ask for a donation for the orphanage - good deal!

Winner of the 2009 Zambian Tourism Awards for 'Best Backpacker Facilities'
Winner of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 AND 2020 Hoscar Award for Best Backpackers in Zambia as voted by Hostelworld Customers!

Reviews & Ratings

9.4
Superb
1799 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    9.7
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    9.1
  • Facilities
    9.1

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Jul 17, 2024
This hostel was perfect for what we needed. Great starting place for travelling in Zambia/Zimbabwe. Friendly staff, good food, and location ideal
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Jul 02, 2024
Had a great time at Jollyboys. Nice hostel with fun activities and a social atmosphere. Staff are super helpful.
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Male, 25-30
9.4
Superb
Jul 02, 2024
Beautiful and lively hostel. Free daily shuttles to Vic Falls, weekly events and delicious food. Blackouts are frequent in the area but they have a generator that quickly fixes the situation every time. There is hot water, although the shower facilities could be improved. Pool, bar and chill out areas are available to hang around depending on your social mood. The staff will help you if you need info about buses, activities, etc. Overall, I believe this is the best place to stay in Livingstone!
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Airport Transfer
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2024

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2020

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2019

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2018

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2017

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2014

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2013

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2012

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2011

1st, Country Winners Zambia

2010

1st, Country Winners Zambia

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