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Reviews of Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone

Hostel

34 Kanyanta Road, PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 88%

Location 93%

Safety 89%

Staff 87%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 5.00USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 88%

Location 93%

Safety 89%

Staff 87%

Value 90%

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Anonymous
20 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: One of the best hostels we've been to in Africa. Awesome chill out space, awesome pool, bar, great food, clean comfy beds, good showers, great vibe, good deals on activities....all round great hostel.

Disliked: Expensive wifi, breakfast not included, self catering kitchen should be better based on the standard set by the rest of the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
21 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location, awsome pool that sometimes gets really crowded and even though we had booked a dorm for three people they could arrange for us to stay in a double room with an extra bed!

Disliked: The price maybe, but I am a hardcore backpacker

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 Feb 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: pool and lounge area

Disliked: bit expensive

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
23 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: average backpackers

Disliked: slow internet, rooms too expensive and quite sad, lots of people but no atmosphere (though it was Xmas !)

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Anonymous
17 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Had a great bar and chillout area, really easy to meet people

Disliked: Although the atmosphere is good the actual accommodation itself is bad. The beds were uncomfortable, the fan in our room didn't work and the pillow was a rock. The worst thing was that you have to request sheets (which they dont tell you when you check in), and give a deposit for them, which isnt really a big deal in itself but 2 days running i asked for them and they told me they had run out. It was only when I complained at reception that they suddenly realised they did have sheets, which shows the guy I originally asked just couldn't be bothered getting them. Also we had to change room half way through the stay even though we'd booked 2 months in advance, and they didnt even apologise. Finally although some of the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, one lady in particular was extremely rude

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
10 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: This place is amazing. Its like a little oasis in the middle of Southern Africa. The communal facilities are great, the staff are very, very helpful (seriously, never had such helpful staff), great vibe that allows you to party or just relax in pillow pit. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in!

Disliked: The dorms are a little cramped for space and there are not enough lockers. Lack of bedding and mostiquto nets is also frustrating. Food is a little pricy by local standards.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
07 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very good backpackers. Lots on offer (cheaper transfers, taxis, events in the evening, book swaps with donations to the local orphanage, chill out areas, kitchen, restaurant, bar - it's got it all!) and the rooms are good, air conditioned and well kept (stayed in a mixed 8 dorm as a single female traveler and was absolutely fine). Good location for shops too. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing. Very well run hostel and all the staff were helpful. Highly recommended!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very helpful staff, shuttle to/from airport, clean rooms, food on site.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
05 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Great tour information desk. Lots of cool places to chill.

Disliked: No mosquito nets!!!! Lots of mosquitos.

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Anonymous
10 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly and well informed staff.Bar took various currencies, which was great when first arrived with only sterling. Good trips booked from there and relaxed ambience

Disliked: Rooms were perhaps in need of an up grade - especially the shower areas

Customer would recommend this property

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