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Victoria Falls Backpackers
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Shop around first”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at backpackers in dorm room over new years period. They had clearly put extra beds in dorms to male extra cash very little room to move in dorm with additional beds. Was fairly clean facility. Husband and wife team running the back packers wife very very helpful husband extremely rude and obnoxious was told I should have travelled Asia instead of africa. Certainly wouldn't b in a Hury to stay again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for four days and totally enjoyed our stay.
The peaceful setting, the gardens are beautiful and the hammock a great place to relax.
Tracey was a gracious and helpful host and booked our excursions, we especially enjoyed the sunset cruise on the Zambezi,we saw hippos and elephants.
It is a short walk to town but not too onerous.
The only negative would be the mattress' are soft foam but the room was clean and the kitchen well equipped.
Thanks Vic Falls for a memorable experience
Regards Meredith and Rui

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Molde, Norway
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were 3 friends staying at VFB, and we had a good stay. We got our own little cabin with an extra bed. The Backpacker area is so idyllic, and chilling by the pool was very nice. The rooms had good mosquito nets, but the beddings were not at a good standards. The bathroom didn't have much privacy, so if you struggle with an "african-tummy" you should use the public bathrooms.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, but I recommend going somewhere else to eat, or bring your own food which you can prepare in their spaceful kitchen.
The location of the Backpackers is a bit outside of the centre of Victoria Falls, so you either have to be prepared for a half long walk, or take a taxi to get into town/to the falls.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RInem
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I stayed here when I was over landing for a few days. /to be honest there are not many backpacker options in Vic Falls Zimbabwe. They are very friendly and nice but the rooms are like mud huts. The price is okay for what you are getting and the location is not too close to the restaurants and shops so you do have to take a cab there. There laundry services are dependent on the weather. The breakfast is not that great for the price i think $5 for breakfast. The rooms are not too clean there are cockroaches/Bugs/ Mosquitos in the room and on the beds. The toilets do not have a door and it is within the room- not a big fan of this! I will not be coming back here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kulsum k
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Cracow
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179 reviews
179 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

It's nice and comfy place to stay in Victoria Falls. The owners and other staff were friendly and helpful. We had small twin rooms without bathroom, which we found comfy enough for our needs. The room was clean. In common area there was a small pool, open living room, kitchen, bar and bathrooms/toilets. WiFi access wasn't free (3 $/day) but it was fast. In the morning we've ordered simple breakfast from menu (pancakes& coffee) which was very good. The location is not in the center of VF but within walking distance (15 min) or 5 min by taxi (3 $).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CracowDanang
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The hearty welcome of Victoria Falls Backpackers was refreshing after the long drive from South Africa. The beds and other facilities were spotless - what more could one expect.

Thank You for taking us and helping us to feel at home, with all the advice, directions and arrangements, I'll return there anyday.

Eagles - South Africa

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank snugam
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing !!! We arrived late at night after a long day trip. I was traveling with special friends. We were greeted with a smile and attended to promptly !!!
We were shown our huts I've double with ensuite for my married friends and a twin with ensuite for me on my own !! The room was very clean including the ensuite facilities!!
I would recommend this to any travelers including single as it is safe and Marina n Dennis were loving and gracious hosts. They helped us plan our tours with suggestions of local sights to see. We followed the advice and had a true African experience with natural wonders n real animals!!!
After day of sightseeing we arrived back for an outdoor Brai?? A BBQ around a fire. Slept like a baby!!!!
Don't be deceived by the name, this I much more than the average backpackers, it is a sight to see on it's own, statues paintings gardens even a special place for photos!!!!!
Do not go past this jewel at Victoria Falls, I can't wait to go back !!!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Victoria Falls Backpackers

Property: Victoria Falls Backpackers
Address: 357 Gibson Rd | P.O. Box 151, Victoria Falls 263, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Falls Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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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