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Victoria Falls Backpackers

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything here fitted our needs and also expectations. Also very helpful when we requested food after the closing hours of the bar. They have all the facilities that a backpacker needs, incl. a very kind driver, Enuk!

Thank Mai-Britt V
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place in a good location. Don't expect a busy party atmosphere it's very quiet and laid back which I liked. Easy enough to walk in to the town. I stayed in the attic dorm was pretty cool. The beds aren't the comfiest but to be expected. It's different to your normal hostel good for anyone who likes the outdoors

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Blessing M, Manager at Victoria Falls Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the experience of your stay with us, it is through feedback like yours that we are able to note where an improvement is needed, we are pleased to announce that we have already started to replace all dorm mattresses with new ones starting with the Attic so that you are able to experience a comfortable sleep,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This backpackers was lovely, and the owner (Jay) was friendly and extremely helpful. He had a lot of recommendations and will help you book anything you need. It is a bit of a walk to town, but in a nice quiet area.

Thank Brontopofamountain
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great amazing place in Zimbabwe, great food great host that hep you with anything. The staff was very accommodating and helped me book tickets and transfers with ease. I stayed in the dorms and the private room and both were exceptional! The food is extremely tasty as well.

Thank Leroy Z
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Well, I was pleasantly surprised on arrival at Vic Falls Backpackers - the reception staff were very helpful and I was impressed with the layout and my little-detached room with its own bathroom. It was a bit far away from the town for me to walk in the heat and so a cab cost me US$5 there and US$5 back....

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

stayed here for a night in transit to Harare, the rooms are okay the bathrooms are quiet small. the surrounding areas are neatly and uniquely decorated. the bonding fire area is great for late night socializing. very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Akirina M
Asaka, Japan
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This lodge was so wonderful!! The staffs were very nice!! This lodge was securely protected so you can stay here without feeling axierty at all. They have tour desk which is available until 19:00. You can also experience African traditional meal for dinner here. The atmosphere of the lodge will make you feel like that you are having a camp...

Thank Jack-Saka
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed just one night so didn't get to enjoy the food or most of the facilities but we stayed up late and swam until the early hours of the morning. Staff assisted with laundry and arranging adventure activities. Definitely the best backpackers in Vic Falls.

Thank Adam G
Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A perfect start of my trip in Africa! I stayed here in the 6 beds dorm room and I have to be honest, earplugs are key! Unless of course you can stand the heat and turn the very loud fan off. Apart from that i loved my time spend here. It is a bit far out from the city but...

Thank Bieke N
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed in this Hostel from December 3rd to December 6th. As this was my first time staying in a Hostel, Victoria Falls Backpackers did not disappoint. Justin, the Hostel reception, was there to greet us and he was very nice and accommodating when we wanted to switch rooms. Justin engaged in small talk with us, explained everything to...

Thank excitedtotravelmore

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“Dont pick Darter”
 of 5 bubbles DorDow, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the crocodile dorm is easily the best”
 of 5 bubbles G3200BXjamesh, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Elephants room wasn't perfect, maybe try find another?”
 of 5 bubbles Stefan_Banach, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The safari tents are rustic but great. Dorms looked a little cramped.”
 of 5 bubbles claireg981, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are much nicer than dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles steffny, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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