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4.2 / 5Very Good
98 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Livingstone Museum
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mukuni Park Curio Market
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Railway Museum
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Livingstone (LVI)
    8 min drive

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1-866-500-4938
  • Double Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

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  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Dormitory)

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  • Single Room Ensuite

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  • Triple Room, Ensuite

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  • Single Shared Bathroom

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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Room, Multiple Beds (9 Bed Private Dorm)

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    • Sleeps 9
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  • Room (7 Bed Private Dorm)

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  • Room (6 Bed Private Dorm)

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  • Room, Multiple Beds

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About this area

Livingstone

Located in Livingstone, Jollyboys Backpackers is in the city centre and near the airport. Victoria Falls and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Livingstone Reptile Park and Devil's Pool.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Livingstone Museum - 2 min walk
  • Mukuni Park Curio Market - 9 min walk
  • Railway Museum - 3 min drive
  • Livingstone Reptile Park - 5 min drive
  • Maramba Cultural Museum - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Jollyboys Backpackers

3-star Suburban hostel near Livingstone Museum
This hostel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and free airport pick-up are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a fridge in a common area and dry cleaning are on-site. Rooms offer ceiling fans and safes.
Jollyboys Backpackers offers 30 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–noon: USD 5-8 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Spa services
Table tennis

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Conveniences

Lift
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Water dispenser

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Picnic area
Terrace

Spa

2 treatment rooms
Couples treatment room(s)
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - swedish
Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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Books
Designated smoking areas
Shared fridge
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Ceiling fan

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

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Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 9 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Property payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 8 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Long-term renters welcome.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hostel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children aged 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers
4.2

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Cleanliness
4.5
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Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A very international and unique backpackers, located pretty much in the center of Livingstone. Awesome chill-out areas, ecological-responsiveness and super super nice staff! Would definitely recommend this place :)

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Nice set-up for backpackers Not a good place for couple Too noisy, too many party No electricity for the 2 days I was there Nobody to check in when I arrive...

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

If you are in Livingston you MUST say at Jollyboys! It’s a great place for solo travelers to meet other travelers and locals. I don’t think I would have experienced true Zambia if I had stayed anywhere else.

Stayed 10 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is clean. All the amenities are good and you can book tours through me.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A great place to stay in Livingstone Zambia. I would recommend this place

Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019

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