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Jollyboys Backpackers

Suburban hostel with outdoor pool, near Livingstone Museum

  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
From
£38

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia
8.4.Very good.
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Great facilities / pool Great food / drinks menu at good cost Great…

    Nov 25, 2019

  • Nice place with access to a kitchen, bar, pool, chill areas, serves food and great…

    Dec 28, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services

What’s around

  • Heart of Livingstone
  • Livingstone Museum - 2-min walk
  • Railway Museum - 26-min walk
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 5.9 mi / 9.6 km
  • Devil's Pool - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Dormitory)
  • Single Room Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Single Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Room, Multiple Beds (9 Bed Private Dorm)
  • Room (7 Bed Private Dorm)
  • Room (6 Bed Private Dorm)
  • Room, Multiple Beds

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Livingstone
  • Livingstone Museum - 2-min walk
  • Railway Museum - 26-min walk
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 5.9 mi / 9.6 km
  • Devil's Pool - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Victoria Falls - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) 8-min drive
  • Victoria Falls (VFA) 68-min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia

At a glance

Size

  • 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (9 years old and younger) are not allowed

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills
  • Fridge in a common area

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages and manicures and pedicures.

Dining

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 8 per person (approximately)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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FAQs

  • Yes, Jollyboys Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Da Canton (5-min walk), Olga's: The Italian Corner (9-min walk) and Kubu Café (10-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Jollyboys Backpackers also has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had a lovely time at Jollyboys. Beautiful place. Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Attractive decor. Very clean. Best of all super staff. Very warm, friendly and welcoming. Also extremely helpful and informative in reception. Food very good, and reasonably priced.

    2 night trip, Dec 9, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great stay in an excellent place

    Jollyboys is much better than a typical backpackers - it has a great feel to it and is a really pleasant place to spend an afternoon or an evening. The pool and bar area is really nice, as is the chill-out area nearby. Food and drinks are good and are reasonable prices. Staff are also extremely friendly and helpful with bookings and information. Jollyboys offers a free daily shuttle to the Falls which is a great benefit as well. The on-site spa is also very nice and professionally run. We stayed in the Guinea Fowl room, which was well maintained and the AC worked very well. We had two issues with our stay. First, the bed in the Guinea Fowl room was very uncomfortable and left us with back pains each morning. I'm not sure whether this is true in other rooms but we felt it was reasonably likely so we did not ask to change. A more minor complaint is that wifi is only accessible in the public areas and not in our room. Nevertheless we would almost certainly stay at Jollyboys again if we were back in Livingstone - we would probably just ask for a different room and test the bed a bit more before settling.

    3 night romance trip, Sep 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing place to stay. Lovely hosts; great bar; good atmosphere always. There are lots of activities they can organise and the hosts are very knowledgeable. Perfect location as well as great restaurant. I would highly recommend this place. Best place to stay in Livingstone for sure

    Edward , 3 night trip, May 3, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly hostel

    Room a bit tired Shower poor Nice environment and communal spaces Nice food Good at organising activities

    4 night trip, Apr 27, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good and clean economic hostel

    Basically I used it just to sleep, basic, clean, helpful staff and friendly atmosphere.

    2 night trip, Mar 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Funky, friendly, fun place.

    This was a two one night stays before and after a safari in Chobe. Jolly Boys were very helpful and made transport to and from Chobe a delight. Moyo came across on the ferry to ensure that Bakwena had sent transport. We also had a personal return by him when we opted for an extra morning safari at Bakwena. The pool at Jolly Boys was a delight, food and drinks were cheap and good and there is a lovely atmosphere with lots of friendly people around.

    Jean, Romance trip, Oct 12, 2016

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay with great people!

    Really enjoyed my stay at Jollyboys; the staff was very kind and helpful all the time, the atmosphere was awesome and I had a great stay:) It was a good place to meet other travelers too!

    4 night trip, Oct 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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 :)

    namejell, 3 night trip with friends, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    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...

    2 night trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    10 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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