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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Lovely helpful staff, beautiful pool and nice private rooms. Chill out areas are well equipped and very comfortable .would definitely recommend staying here when visiting livingston. location was good and very close to the main shops.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Jollyboys before a 7 day trip and the food at the cafe was nice (recommend the chicken sandwich) but the rooms left a bit to be desired. I stayed in a solo room for three nights (1 night at the beginning of my trip and 2 nights at the end of my trip). The lounge was lively,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

LOVED staying at Jollyboys - I've been travelling around Africa for 3 months now, through Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia and this is the best backpackers I've stayed in. Impeccably clean, very helpful staff, comfortable dorm room (8 bed dorms have aircon), hot showers. Loved hanging out by the pool with beers that were very well priced! Self service kitchen,...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stayed in a private double room with a shared bathroom. This was never a problem and I never had to queue up to use the facilities. The hostel is large and spacious with lots of lounging areas, a pool and a decent sized kitchen. The staff were very helpful and were able to help us organised a number of...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel is closer to a small niche resort in terms of facilities but as a backpackers you couldn't ask for a better respite in the middle of Africa. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help and make you laugh and there are more tours that you can poke a stick at, although be...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and friendly staff, great and cheap food and drinks at the bar, nice little pool area to relax. The hostel offers free transfer to Victoria Falls and also gives you advice where to go and what's worth visiting. Very comfortable beds! There's also spa on site, make sure you try it, treatments are amazing!

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is my second time to visit Livingstone. They came on airport for me, and they give to me good deal. Tonight all we have dinner for free. There is nice swimming pool, rooms are very clean. So, what can you get better for this money?

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place, we had our own tent and even then the camping spot is expensive. There is a place a little further on that had rooms with airco for the same price than 1 camping spot. And you can still come for a beer and swim! :) so expensive but nice to meet other people!

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I recently had the opportunity to stay here for an extended period (nearly 1 month) during the month of June. Livingstone is a convergence point for much of southern-central Africa, and I absolutely would not stay anywhere else when in Livingstone. The owners and the staff alike are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. This can be the place to stay...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Livingstone is amazing in general, and if you want a great home base to explore, Jollyboys is your spot. The rooms are clean and reasonably priced, the bar/pool area is ideal to relax at, the food and service is good and served all hours, and the staff go out of their way to advise you on any activities you want...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travellers since 1995. Our staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. The Jollyboys restaurant provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. FREE wifi available in our common areas and we offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from the Livingstone Airport. Whether you are a long term traveler, on a short weekend break, on honeymoon or traveling with a group volunteering, Jollyboys has something to offer everyone! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jollyboys International Backpackers

Address: 34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: RM98 - RM201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jollyboys International Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“8-bed dorm has AC which helps with mosquitos!”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherVioletBruce, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“8 bed dorm has aircon but 16 bed dorm does not”
 of 5 bubbles livreynoldson, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the property are quieter .”
 of 5 bubbles 166daytons, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The backside rooms are much quieter b/c they are away from the main thoroughfare. I picked a double room with a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles F3331MRashleyb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner unit”
 of 5 bubbles lrk30, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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