Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls
1 night
Rooms and Guests
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls

Hostel
12 West Dr, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
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With a stay at Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar in Victoria Falls, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls National Park. This lodge is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Zambezi River and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Devil's Pool.Show More
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4.1/5Very Good·Great Location
Great place. Nice bar by the pool, super friendly staff. Rooms are clean and comfortable.
Amenities
Private ParkingFreeLuggage StorageAirport Pick-up ServiceAirport Shuttle ServiceWi-Fi in Public AreasFreeGolf CourseHorse RidingHikingMassage RoomBar
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Surroundings
Airport: Victoria Falls International Airport
(20.6 km)
Landmarks: Our lady of Peace
(120m)
Landmarks: Lion Encounter Zimbabwe
(330m)
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Services & Amenities

Masasa Rooms
10

Masasa Rooms

1 Double bed
Non-smoking
Towel
Garden View
Daily Housekeeping
In-room Wi-Fi
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
1

Double Room with Private Bathroom

1 Double bed or 2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Private Bathroom
Electric Fan
Daily Housekeeping
In-room Wi-Fi
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Mopane Dorm
3

Mopane Dorm

Non-smoking
Daily Housekeeping
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Tent with Shared Bathroom
9

Tent with Shared Bathroom

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Towel
Private Entrance
Private Toilet
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Teak Rooms
11

Teak Rooms

2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Towel
Daily Housekeeping
Desk
In-room Wi-Fi
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Standard Shared Dormitory
1

Standard Shared Dormitory

Non-smoking
Towel
Daily Housekeeping
In-room Wi-Fi
Dining Area
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Double Or Twin Room
1

Double Or Twin Room

1 Double bed or 2 Single bed
Non-smoking
Electric Fan
Garden View
Private Entrance
Private Toilet
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Acacia Dorm
3

Acacia Dorm

2 Bunk bed
Non-smoking
Towel
Daily Housekeeping
In-room Wi-Fi
Bedding: Blanket Or Quilt
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Guest Reviews(35)

4.1/5
Very Good
Verified Reviews
  • Cleanliness4
  • Amenities4
  • Location4.1
  • Service4.1
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
April 8, 2024
Great place. Nice bar by the pool, super friendly staff. Rooms are clean and comfortable.
J‍o‍s‍h‍u‍a
April 26, 2024
The reception was great at helping with tours. However, the AC shut itself off at night, which was unideal if you wanted to close windows to keep the insects out.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
March 22, 2024
This is hotel but they don’t have common kitchen what is standard in another lodge we stay in region
r‍a‍i‍n‍b‍o‍w‍a‍c‍t‍i‍v‍e
October 11, 2023
Before I spent Friday night at Shoestrings, I thought it was amazing and had only a shining review to leave. I had a bad issue with the music but there’s also many great things about Shoestrings, please scroll down to pros to read. PLEASE READ: Friday and Saturday SHOESTRINGS IS A CLUB!!! You can not escape the music, it is so loud that it woke me up at 23:30 In my tent all the way in the back. So that no one thinks I’m exaggerating, I attached an image of a sound meter from our tent and it is reading as loud music. The thing is I love clubbing and would have really enjoyed participating if I had known. But instead I booked an early activity through Shoestrings Friday and Saturday morning. No one said “hey that’s pretty early for Saturday, Friday night is is our party night you might not be able to sleep” or I would have adjusted accordingly. There was no mention of this on their website either. In fact the website says that Shoestrings is for all types of travelers of every age including families. So what happened when I was woken up at 11:30 was I talked to the staff and they said boss refused to even turn down the music a little because it would “kill the vibe”. The staff offered me a different room but it was equally loud. They told me the music would stop at 1:00am but it didn’t. I went to complain again and the boss did apologize and offer some compensation but anyway music wasn’t turned down until 1:20. The boss did say that he would update the website to read that loud music would be played late on Friday and Saturday so hopefully he does that. Update: it has been more than a month later and there’s no update. So basically I’m so disappointed because I could have partied with them but Instead was in hell trying to sleep in a club, got 4 hours of sleep and was exhausted on a super expensive trip. I’m also really disappointed that the owner did not keep his word and update the website. PROS Other than the music issue I loved staying at Shoestrings. The location is superb. The staff were nice and extremely helpful. The shared area is clean, decorated with beautiful artwork, has a nice pool and small playground for kids. I booked the tent and it was very comfortable and had good privacy and circulation. The shared bathrooms are fine, lots of mosquitoes but it’s not really the owners fault. It’s very affordable. The food is good, there’s vegan options and the price is competitive with nearby restaurants. Tuesday there’s an excellent local dance performance. The staff is helpful for questions about activities and how to book them. If they update the website and warn people about the music it’d be perfect. I decided to leave Vic Falls a day early because I wanted to actually sleep and I saw a lot of Families and older couples were staying at Shoestrings for Saturday night, I’m sure they don’t know about the music so good luck to them. It’s a huge lack of communication. In conclusion: If you want to party until 1:00 Friday and Saturday then I absolutely recommend shoestrings, it would be so fun. If you want to wake up early for Safari or like to sleep early in general stay Sunday-Thursday.
S‍H‍E‍K‍H‍A‍R
May 20, 2024
Highly recommended place to stay and enjoy Victoria Falls.
R‍i‍c‍h‍a‍r‍d‍ ‍G‍a‍o
April 10, 2024
Tent accommodation, you need to clean by yourself, Environment: General, the loud music at the bar lasts until 3 am on weekends or holidays Service: Not bad, booking travel activities and taxis⭐
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G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
January 19, 2024
Excellent location - the waterfalls are half an hour's walk away. The most budget option with this location. Green area. The living area is separated from the cafe by a gate. The pool is located in front of the cafe. It's small, and I would like it to be cleaned more thoroughly. But after the heat of the day, it’s great to have it. The number is similar to the photo, but take into account a good lens and light! If you don’t expect the gloss of an expensive hotel from a hostel. Everything is fine. The staff is friendly, thank you!
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N‍a‍t‍a‍l‍i‍a
December 18, 2023
The first thing the hotel warned us about upon check-in was that there would be music until one in the morning... Naturally, there were no options. The room has a concrete floor and a rusty sink. 2 cockroaches were killed.
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R‍e‍m‍a‍i‍n‍h‍e‍r‍e
April 28, 2024
Great accommodation and excellent facilities so close to everything in Vic Falls. The staff were wonderful , friendly and knowledgeable too. We will definitely be back.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–17:00
Check-out: 10:00–11:00

Front desk hours: [Mon-Sun]08:00–17:00

To check-in, contact the property 1 day in advance

Child Policies
Children can stay in some rooms of this hotel.

Cots and Extra Beds
Extra bed and crib policies may vary according to room type. Please refer to the room type details for more information.

Breakfast
TypeFull English/Irish, Vegetarian
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

  • Opened: 2021
  • Number of Rooms: 49
With a stay at Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar in Victoria Falls, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls National Park. This lodge is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Zambezi River and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Devil's Pool.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. This lodge also features complimentary wireless internet access, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills.

At Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 12 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature showers with rainfall showerheads.

Services & Amenities

Bar
Billiards Room
Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant
No additional info available
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls?

Prices at Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls 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 Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls?

The closest airport is Victoria Falls International Airport. It is 20.6 km from the hotel and approximately a 20minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls provide airport transfer services?

Yes, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls have?

Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls has the following amenities and services: Parking, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Luggage Storage.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls have a swimming pool?

Yes, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls has a pool. Pool type: Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls have fitness amenities?

No, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls doesn't have fitness amenities.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls have non-smoking rooms?

Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls provide breakfast?

Yes, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge Vic Falls provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportVictoria Falls International Airport
Distance to Airport20.58KM
Average Price FromGBP31
Hotel Star Rating2