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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jollyboys is an exceptional hostel. Friendly staff, great location, wonderful opportunity to meet travellers, lovely pool and cool beer - what more could you ask for? If you are flying into Livingstone, Jollyboys arranges a free pickup from the airport, which is nice. We were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at Jollyboys last weekend while we were visiting Victoria Falls. We stayed in an en suite room that had two twin beds, AC, and a shower that delivered hot water, which I have found to be a novelty throughout...More

1  Thank rmitrovi
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks rmitrovi, for your fabulous review. We are all very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful time in Livingstone and at the Backpackers. We hope to host you again in the near future and wish you all the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always (I'm a regular visitor!) the Jollyboys' experience was excellent.: wonderful atmosphere, great food and rooms. A special word for the staff - all of them - the friendliest, most helpful and obliging staff one could wish for; they went out of their way...More

1  Thank principal2018
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks principal2018, for your fabulous review. We are all very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful time in Livingstone and at the Backpackers. We wish you all the best for your future travels. The Jollyboys Team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to pay for everything - nothing is free. It is a very well run hostel with a nice BMW in the parking lot. Staff was very helpful and I hope they are paid well as you know the owners are making big bucks.More

Thank Sschmidt1
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Sschmidt1 ... However we can't claim the BMW (no idea who that belonged to??). The nature of our business requires guests to pay for accommodation, food and drinks at the bar, the laundry service (not our company) and any gifts...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price you really cant argue with this hostel. We stayed in a double room with ensuite, the room was clean, well maintained and kitted out to a decent standard aircon, fans, mosquito net, UK power plugs, lights, shelving and toiletries. We were in...More

Thank g s
Response from MichZIMZAM, General Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback GS, this really is very helpful. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your accommodation and the Backpackers, in general - we appreciate your review. In response to your points, I will be taking this up with the...More

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Shuttle Bus Service
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Airport Transportation
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US$28 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$28 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (165)
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joolsmap
19 March 2018|
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Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
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RajeevM19
21 October 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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"All rooms - from dorms to private en-suite - are excellent; clean, comfortable, well-appointed."
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"the huts were nice"
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"Family rooms great to share with friends and you have your own bathroom."
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"I stayed in Bemba which was away from the communal areas so quieter than some of the others"
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