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Jollyboys Backpackers

Suburban hostel with outdoor pool, near Livingstone Museum

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
From
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34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia
8.4.Very good.
  • Didn't recieve the room that we were expecting, but out was a minor issue and we were…

    Apr. 14, 2019

  • Nice place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are well maintained.

    Feb. 22, 2019

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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 WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant 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) - 30 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

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

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) not allowed

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite 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
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • 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 onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, and manicures and pedicures.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

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

  • 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 sanitizer; 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 there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. 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 onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Da Canton (5-min walk), Olga's: The Italian Corner (9-min walk), and Hungry Lion (10-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback 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

    3 Night Stay

    AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Great facilities / pool Great food / drinks menu at good cost Great location Taxis on standby ready to transport Very friendly staff Recommended 😀

    Ashley, 3 night trip, Nov. 25, 2019

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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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  • 8.0.Very good

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

    MS, 3 night trip, Oct. 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

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

    Jared, 2 night trip, Aug. 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Close to center of town. Nice to use the pool for the warm days.

    4 night trip with friends, Apr. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the chill atmosphere and the relaxing Pillow pit in the center. Great place!

    3 night trip with friends, Apr. 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Property is well organised. The airport shuttle service was convenient and activities available from the hostel too. I just don’t like to be bothered by salesmen who pretend to befriend in the hostel in order to place a trip on an expensive tourist attraction

    1 night trip, Mar. 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Definitely recommended

    As far as hostels go, this was excellent. Lovely staff, very relaxing communal areas, super chilled. Communal kitchen could do with a bit of a make over. But other than that, was really great place to stay, hang out at and use as a base for exploring the area

    Matthew, 3 night trip with friends, Feb. 15, 2019

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