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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

I had a fantastic experience at Jollyboys - the staff were incredibly friendly and fun, the facilities and food were excellent, and the location was an amazing hub for meeting paddlers and from which to launch kayaking trips. I highly recommend Jollyboys - certainly the...More

Thank Lindsay V
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review Lindsey. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and are very happy we added on to your kayaking trip! Looking forward to seeing you again next year for more paddling on the great Zambezi river. Best...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We've stayed several times at jollyboys and had a fabulous time. The power goes out in Zambia every day and that can be a surprise if you've not experienced that before and jollyboys seems to manage to still have things run smoothly by African standards...More

Thank Laura C
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Dear Laura C, Thank you for such a nice review! We are very happy you've had another great stay with us! The power outages are indeed a struggle, but I'm delighted to mention that we are in the process of changing to solar power. Currently...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have been staying at Livingstone backpackers annually for the past 5 years, sometimes for a few months ... need I say more? :-) Everything about Jollyboys is excellent. The accommodation, the staff, the location... Jollyboys is right in town yet you feel as though...More

Thank Heids8
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Heids8, thank you!! It is great to read such a wonderful review and share it with our hard working staff. You've made us all very happy, a huge thank you from everyone! We look forward to welcoming you again! Happy travels & best wishes, The...More

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Jollyboys may not be a hotel but it's far from your standard backpackers with great accommodation and phenomenal staff. They have great lounge area were you can get lost in your own world while reading a book or if an ice cold beer is more...More

Thank Russell B
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 29 December 2015

Russell B, thank you very much for your awesome review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to having you stay with us again. Best wishes, Hester Manager

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Loved this place...the staff were awesome, always there to help with anything. Friendly and efficient. The food was good, rooms clean and nice. The surroundings are breathtaking. Look forward to being back in the new year.

Thank chocol8thunda
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 29 December 2015

Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our team at Jollyboys and what we achieve every day together. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2016! Best wishes for the new year, Hester Manager

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US$28 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$28 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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RajeevM19
21 October 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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cknightwfd16
12 January 2017|
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Response from Dring D | Reviewed this property |
The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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"Hang out in the Pillow Pit!"
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"The dorms are comfy and cheap, but the regular rooms have private bathrooms and storage."
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"Choose room with bathroom close to pool and restaurant."
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"All dorms are largely the same, but privates are an affordable option if you prefer!"
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