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Paseli's Backpackers
Ranked #19 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Lusaka
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I very much enjoyed my stay at Paseli's Backpackers! I was there for a good six weeks in June-July 2014 while doing some fieldwork. I appreciated that the place was quiet but still filled with many interesting people to chat with. The rooms are basic but comfortable, and the breakfast served was simple but good. It's located conveniently close to a supermarket with everything you need. The staff is also very helpful, and always welcoming you for nshima & fish/chicken!

Room Tip: The dorms can be quite noisy, but all the other rooms are pretty quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I recently stayed at Paseli Backpackers for 2 months! It was perfect for living in Lusaka during my summer internship, and anyone considering a more long term stay in Lusaka (week+) should consider staying at Paseli.

I stayed in the back "cottage", where there are two rooms that have two twin beds, a small kitchen, and a bathroom and shower. It was the perfect size, and the kitchen was perfect for a long-term person who keeps their things separate from the big kitchen. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, and the showers were always hot :)

The wifi was overall pretty good. During more of high season (late June into July) when there were more people at Paseli, the internet was much slower.

The staff were always so friendly and helpful! I always felt my belongings were safe and secure.

The location is excellent, especially for someone who takes the minibuses everywhere. It is close to the best mall in Lusaka and a decent location to both the inner-city bus station and the airport. Right down the road there are grocery stores, restaurants, and clubs for those looking to experience the bar seen in Lusaka (which Paseli doesn't have).

I would highly recommend this place for anyone staying in Lusaka, especially those who are staying for longer terms (they have a long term discount). Compared to Lusaka Backpackers, which I stayed at for a couple days during my stay in Lusaka, Paseli is much cleaner, quieter, and more relaxed.

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Room Tip: Long term stays - stay at Paseli in one of the rooms in the small, self-sustaining building in the b...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This new backpackers is warm, comfortable and very conveniently located. Unlike other hostels in Lusaka there is no bar; at first I saw this as a drawback but have appreciated how it keeps things calmer. Despite this, the other travelers have been great company such that I never feel alone.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We have recently stayed a few days at Paseli's Backpackers and found it a great place to stay. It is a little out of town but close to a main road, shops and transport. They arranged a driver to take us to the sights of Lusaka - a museum, a cultural village and to the bus depot to buy tickets. The staff were very helpful, did our laundry while the rooms were fine. Breakfast was well catered for and very enjoyable eating outside in a lawned area. . It was a quiet time so there were not many guests.

Room Tip: We had a private room with ensuite and fridge but there were also communal facilities which were fin...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for only two nights before heading to Livingstone, but it was great! The place was clean, had hot showers, a great breakfast (we bought bacon and the staff fried it up for us in the morning.. along with the free eggs and toast we got anyways), the staff were all so very nice (even booked our bus tickets for us! And one night shift worker helped us buy shirts from his friend who specially designs them! Really awesome.) There was a washing machine there that we could use also.. such a luxury that i didnt expect at all! The beds were comfy with good nets. The atmosphere was great as well! The second night we stayed was a Saturday.. so Needless to say the bar down the road could be heard at Paseli and some people staying (or working.. not quite sure) at the hostel were quite loud at night but it really wasn't too bad.

Loved the bean bag chairs outside and the relaxing area... With a great pizza place up the road near the petrol station (also a full grocery store near.. very convenient)

I plan to stay here again! Love it.

(Stayed in the female dorm room)

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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paselib, Manager at Paseli's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for taking time to writ us a review, we are glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our atmosphere at Paseli 7. Sorry about the noise but are glad that your stay was a comfortable one.Looking forward to having you stay with us again !!!

Warm Regards,
Paseli Backpackers Team.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I spent a couple of nights at Paseli when I arrived in Zambia; several nights in a dorm room, and one night camping (in my own tent). The hostel is relatively new and the building/grounds are in very nice shape: clean and spacious, very nice outdoor spaces. There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use, which was great, as there are a few markets around the corner and you can save some money by cooking your own meals. Clean shared bathrooms. Clean, in tact mosquito nets over each bed. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and it seems to me that they are very excited about working at Paseli and are constantly striving to make it better and better. I most definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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paselib, Manager at Paseli's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

We are grateful for your review and are very Happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Hostel!!!
It's an awesome experience to meet new people and we want them to have a lovely time in our Hostel and Town.
So we strive to push our services to greater heights because we believe our clients come first !!

Hope to see you again soon!!

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay there for 4 nights. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is very basic but free. We love the Internet but you should get up early in the morning to get the fast speed, be aware that evening Internet speed is incredible slow.
We had a suite room which has a small fridge and perfect for a small family. We recommend it to backpackers and small families who'd like to cook for themselves during travel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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paselib, Manager at Paseli's Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for taking time to write a review on our hostel, we really appreciate your feedback.
We are so glad you had a wonderful stay with us!
Our aim is a peace full serene atmosphere just so one can get to unwind and enjoy capital cities Rhobust activities and adventure but when they get back to our hostel after a long exciting day.It feels just like home away from home!!!

Hope to see you again! and Happy Traveling.

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Additional Information about Paseli's Backpackers

Address: 7A Paseli Road | Northmead, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #19 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Lusaka
Price Range: £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paseli Backpackers is a beautiful, clean and comfy Hostel ideally located in the heart of Lusaka - Zambia's largest city. PASELI – in our local language is known as Back Pack. “This means that we understand our backpackers needs." It’s close to the centre of entertainment establishments, restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. ... more   less 

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