I spent 5 nights at Shoestrings and would recommend it to those going in with the right expectations. First, the good: Great price for Vic Falls at $11 for the dorm....good food....4 great dogs...cheap drinks....great location....nice grounds....fun party scene. The Bad: Entire place is pretty run down and not particularly clean....dorm beds uncomfortable...very loud into the night (the downside of that party scene!). Want the best of both worlds? Pay $11 to stay here and hang out at the Vic Falls Hotel. I went over there every day for a drink and the million dollar view. Enjoyed my book in the gorgeous reading rooms. Overall though, not a lot of good budget accommodation in Vic Falls, so Shoestrings (with its flaws) is a good no frills option. I'd stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This brightly coloured backpackers is a short five miniute walk from town. There is 24 hour security, a lively bar, a small restaurant that makes the best pizzas in town, self-catering kitchen, a swimming pool, DSTV and two very friendly dogs. The staff are very helpful and can assist you with all activity bookings and information on onward travel. ... more less