Jollyboys Backpackers
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Rooms and Guests
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Jollyboys Backpackers

Hostel
34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Southern, Zambia
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A stay at Jollyboys Backpackers places you in the heart of Livingstone, steps from Livingstone Museum and a 3-minute drive from Railway Museum. This hostel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Victoria Falls Field Museum.Show More
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4.4/5Very Good·Great Location
A really great hostel- friendly staff, great bar for meeting other travelers, and great ambiance
Amenities
Horse RidingSpaParkingFreeAirport Pick-up ServiceFreeTable Tennis RoomLuggage StorageWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Airport: Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport
(6.1 km)
Landmarks: Livingstone Museum
(120m)
Landmarks: Mo Fresh View Cinemas
(390m)
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Private 6-Bed Dormitory Room
7

Private 6-Bed Dormitory Room

4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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7-Bed Private Dormitory Room
8

7-Bed Private Dormitory Room

4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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Multiple Bed Room
7

Multiple Bed Room

4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Double Room Ensuite
5

Double Room Ensuite

1 Double bed
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
6

Double Room with Shared Bathroom

1 Double bed
Non-smoking
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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Quadruple Room Ensuite
6

Quadruple Room Ensuite

2 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
5

Twin Room with Shared Bathroom

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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Room, Multiple Beds (9 Bed Private Dorm)
7

Room, Multiple Beds (9 Bed Private Dorm)

1 Single bed and 4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Dormitory)
6

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed Dormitory)

4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Shared Dormitory, Women Only
7

Shared Dormitory, Women Only

4 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Single Room Ensuite
7

Single Room Ensuite

1 Double bed or 2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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Single Shared Bathroom
6

Single Shared Bathroom

1 Double bed or 2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Triple Room Ensuite
6

Triple Room Ensuite

2 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
6

Triple Room with Shared Bathroom

1 Single bed and 1 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Garden View
Sofa
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Twin Room Ensuite
5

Twin Room Ensuite

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Towel
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Guest Reviews(63)

4.4/5
Very Good
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  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Amenities4.4
  • Location4.4
  • Service4.4
X‍H‍A‍K‍A
May 7, 2024
The staff I amazing! Keep up the good vibes!! I want to commend Jolly’s for using a backup generator to defuse the load shedding crisis, well done👍
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
November 27, 2021
A really great hostel- friendly staff, great bar for meeting other travelers, and great ambiance
A‍n‍o‍n‍y‍m‍o‍u‍s‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
February 16, 2024
There was a free airport pick-up, which was very useful. It is a famous youth hostel in the local area, with many white people. The environment is good, but there is no WiFi in the room! You can only use the public WiFi near the front desk, and the speed is only a few kb... That's all, there are so many mosquitoes at night! If you don't drive them away for a second, your body will become a mosquito landing pad. I haven't slept in a mosquito net for many years...
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G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
October 7, 2023
Very cost-effective, with a bar for ordering food and a kitchen where you can cook. There is a supermarket within a five-minute walk, and there are many good restaurants within ten minutes. The post office is nearby, which is very convenient for sending postcards. There are also several nearby places where you want to exchange local currency, which you can compare. Music will be played at night, but the volume and time will be controlled. If you need to rest during a long trip, this hotel is a good choice.
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w‍a‍n‍g‍a‍r‍i‍ ‍K‍i‍m
May 14, 2024
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A‍l‍l‍i
March 19, 2024
Room was clean and air-condition were nice. Food was good. Staff were friendly. Pool were nice and clean. There was own kitchen for guests, it was really good and handy. Because of covernment the power was off for 8hours per day. There wasnt ability to pay with card, only with cash.
K‍e‍n‍n‍e‍t‍h
April 6, 2024
Understandable why Jollyboys is a back-to-back top hostel champ. Great staff. Chill space.
A‍M‍O‍u‍r‍t‍r‍a‍v‍e‍l‍s
March 9, 2024
Where do we start, * Transfer from Airport to Jolly's and back was awesome approx 7 min drive, easy to find them, friendly smile and a delight to chat with. Aircon rooms: highly recommend - great, clean, quility bed and bedding. You get towels, bring your own personal items, hair dryer you can request. Pool, clean and tidy. Bring your own towels. Concierge: from day 1 they (6 months prior to arrival) assisted me with all the planning, details, links for our adventure. Kitchen: Outside company, they are suppose to open at 06:30, that did not happen, they seem to be always late. Made it very difficult to order, eat, and wisk off to our planned excursions. Pre-booking also did not secure them to be on time. All meals and friendly faces made up for the short fall. Pay kitchen daily, have cash local currency, with car it a extra 5%. Bar: Amazing service friendly staff, you can run a tab, pay up once a day, cash where possible, local currency. Taxi: We had a lovely older gentleman he name is Sam, o my word, he definitely made our stay, loving, caring, passionate about his country cheapest rates, always willing to assist us. Please do tip extra he was the absolute best.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
March 1, 2024
The team at Jollyboys is always friendly, helpful and fully dedicated to the customer. The place is absolutely stunning for relaxing or activities. Even the hostel kitchen has some equipment to use, which makes it easy to prepare a little breakfast. The mangos you may collect in the garden are an extra plus.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–20:00
Check-out: Before 10:00

Front desk hours: [Mon-Sun]07:00–20:00

To check-in, contact the property 2 days in advance

Child Policies
Children 10 year old and over are permitted to stay in some room types at this hotel

Cots and Extra Beds
Please contact the hotel for details about cot and extra bed policies.

Breakfast
StyleA la carte
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 30
A stay at Jollyboys Backpackers places you in the heart of Livingstone, steps from Livingstone Museum and a 3-minute drive from Railway Museum. This hostel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Victoria Falls Field Museum.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this hostel include complimentary wireless internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a television in a common area. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

You can enjoy a meal at the restaurant serving the guests of Jollyboys Backpackers, or stop in at the snack bar/deli. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available 24 hours).

Make yourself at home in one of the 30 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Conveniences include safes and sofa beds, and housekeeping is provided daily.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Jollyboys Backpackers?

Prices at Jollyboys Backpackers are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Jollyboys Backpackers?

The closest airport is Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport. It is 6.1 km from the hotel and approximately a 10minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Jollyboys Backpackers?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 10:00.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers provide airport transfer services?

Yes, Jollyboys Backpackers provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Jollyboys Backpackers have?

Jollyboys Backpackers has the following amenities and services: Horse Riding, Spa, Parking.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers have a swimming pool?

No, Jollyboys Backpackers doesn't have a pool.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers have fitness amenities?

No, Jollyboys Backpackers doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers have non-smoking rooms?

Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Jollyboys Backpackers provide breakfast?

Yes, Jollyboys Backpackers provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportHarry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport
Distance to Airport6.06KM
Average Price FromGBP56
Hotel Star Rating3