This is my second worst stay ever spread across 50+ countries. My number one worst stay was a humped out bed in a Beirut brothel. Vic Falls backpackers was a very close second. The rooms were stinky, moldy, wet and just plain rotten. The bed was ok, the fan was ok and the provided linens were ok.
The stench and dampness just killed the experience.
The dumper is separated by the bedroom a 2 foot tall wall. Which works out well if watching your girl spray out an authentic African butt sneeze is your thing.
The location is not great and you will want to take a car in/out of town. The staff at Vic Falls can call a taxi for you. The guy that runs the place is really helpful and very friendly.
So if you have to stay overnight get liquored up at shoestrings or one of the fancy places on the river. Then head back to Vic Falls Backpackers and drown your sorrows in your "swamp booty" sheets. Don’t bother bringing soap. A credit card will be more effective at scraping off the grime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Victoria Falls. En-suite,Twin,Dorms and camping available, we are a short walk from town. Facilities include:- Car Parking Available- Unlimited Wi-Fi- Laundry Service- Linen provided- Towels provided on request- Mossie Nets- Adventure centre - Best advise and activity packages !!- Platform with view of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders)- Beautiful Garden- Swimming Pool- Video / Lounge Area- Nightly Boma Fire- Swings- Home cooked meals- Safety boxes- Self catering kitchen- Capture the exotic flair of Zimbabwean culture and indigenous art with affordable comfort and friendly service. Our eye catching accommodation is scattered across our luscious garden of which our swimming pool and fire place forms the center piece providing a delightful setting for interacting with other travelers or to simply relax. Let management arrange your adventure activities for you, from bungee jumping to riding on an elephant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Falls Backpackers Hotel Victoria Falls