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Reviews of Jollyboys Backpackers

Hostel | 34 Kanyanta Road, (behind the museum), PO Box 61088 Livingstone, Zambia --

89.5% Overall Rating

74 out of 82 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/06/2013)

"Great central location, can walk from bus station, supermarkets, ATMs and bars are all close, great pool area, bar, cushioned chill out areas, free water cooler to refill ur bottle (great added bonus!), free shuttle to…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Linen
  • Towel

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89.5%

Overall Rating

74 out of 82 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jollyboys Backpackers'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
84.8%
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87.2%
Value
89.6%
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80.0%
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Anthony Hull

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2011 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and were always around to help you out. The people you meet there are also seemingly all fantastic - I found the whole stay there very relaxing and the trips that are on offer are also fairly good value for money, and very easily to organise which is a bonus.

Disliked: Any problems I had weren't reflective of the hostel, so I don't really have any.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Woodhouse

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: I LOVED this hostel!!!! It has everything anybody could hope for in a backpackers. Great relaxing area and swimming pool, helpful staff and good atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing at all.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

04 February 2011

Liked: hardly asnything as activites were expensive, and there is little to do when the weather is raining.

Disliked: to be honest as soon as i arrived we told the receptionist about the problem with the Zambia visa and we were told " so you didnt read the info about getting the fee" Excuse me, obviously no..it rained so we had to stay in the hostel most of the time and very few guests,

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michael Salmon

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 December 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: They offered everything you could possibly want to do in Livingstone, and were extremely friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Laura Manz

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2010 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, pool lovely and great activities!!

Disliked: Nothing!!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent backpacker hostel. A lot of facilities, nice staff, good bar, swimming pool! Amazing place to stay when visiting Livingstone! Excellent value money. No complains to do!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best hostel i have ever stayed at, and I have traveled extensively. Even if I had all the money in the world for a fancy hotel, I would still stay here because the atmosphere was amazing. Great Value!!!

Disliked: the only nitpicky thing is that one of the showers didnt have hot water, so you would have to wait for the good one.

100.0%
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Gert van de Kamp

07 June 2010 Gert would recommend this property

Liked: It is a good place to be and located in the middle of Livingstone. A lot of activities are listed in and around the reception.

Disliked: Gert left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

18 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The girls on the front desk were very helpful and always had a great sense of homour. Much better location than Fawelty Towers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

CHI CHUNG YUM

16 April 2010

Liked: Halt power supply for 1 hrs in the evening of Fri & Sat

Disliked: CHI CHUNG left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

30 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great, friendly and helpful staff. Excelent place to relax have a swim and read a book. Good value bar/ restaurant and fantiastic location. Impressed that there was A/ C in the room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Whit Braddy

10 March 2010 Whit would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great atmosphere, great value. But, no windows on any of the rooms, so everything gets and stays damp.

Disliked: Whit left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Laura Holland

11 January 2010 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Decor gives it a nice ambience. Lively without being too noisy. Convenient location for town & shops. Easy to book activities from within the hostel.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Hicks

19 December 2009 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Easy access to town. helpful staff, good reasonably priced food. One of the best hostels we have ever stayed in.

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tamara Green

19 November 2009 Tamara would recommend this property

Liked: By far one of the better backpackers in Southern Africa! There is no need to stay in an over priced lodge when visiting the falls. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Tamara left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

22 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Awesome spot to just kick back at and also has great staff who will help organise whatever you want to do in Zambia. Highly recommend

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Patrick Yuan

29 August 2009 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and atmosphere are Jolly Boys' greatest aspects.

Disliked: Patrick left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Thomas Doe

19 August 2009 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: good bar/chillout area and people/staff

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Samuel Fernandez Diekert

29 December 2008 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, price, services

Disliked: Samuel left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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oliver sheridan

03 November 2008 oliver would recommend this property

Liked: The reception staff were absolutely fantastic. Booked all my activities and were very very helpful

Disliked: oliver left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Susan O'Dwyer

11 July 2008 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphereSwimming PoolChill out areas

Disliked: Susan left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alexandra Needham

20 June 2008 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the pool.

Disliked: Alexandra left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is easily the best hostel I have stayed at, in Africa or anywhere else in the world. The staff actually seems to enjoy answering questions and helping you with travel. The tours were well-coordinated and location is great. It's a very comfortable setting that was kept very clean. Basically it's the perfect place to stay if you want to lounge around Livingstone for a few days.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

30 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Luke Michel

26 April 2008 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, value for money

Disliked: Luke left no negative feedback.