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“Great place to relax and see Livingstone from.”
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Jollyboys Camp
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place to relax and see Livingstone from.”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Great hostel to stay at with free pick up from the airport, free ride to the falls/ border everyday at 11 o'clock and only 5 USD to be taken to the airport on departure. Staff were very friendly and helped me book and organise everything I wanted to do. Would also phone taxi's if you needed. It is very quiet sometimes which I liked as some of the other hostels i went to for drinks would have been too loud if you were needing to get up early the next day. Good location and only a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Main Street. Overall a very good place to stay and value for money!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

(+) Good infrastructure and great value on activities proposed (safaris, vicfalls etc.)
(-) The staff is rather slow as many backpackers require detailed advises

Rooms were average (but cheap), the location of the camp is ok (not gret), the main backpack is more central (but very noisy). Lots of students (American & Irish) getting drunk every night and behaving like they own the Jollyboy camps, we got a bit annoyed by their behaviours.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Great place to stay. Campfire every evening. Friendly staff.
They were very helpful in organising all our trips and activities.
Good food - Recommend the breakfast Sundae.
Nice atmoshpere.

You can purchase wifi by 15/30mins/1hour. They also have computers.
There is a laundry sink.

Free walking tour of Livingstone every Weds at 10am, and free bus to the falls every day if you sign up the day before.

Room Tip: A little cold at night - we borrowed an extra blanket & was fine.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Kiruna, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

It´s a bit of a walk from the center but we walked all the time. We had one room with bathroom, which was very nice, and one room with shared facilities. That room was very small but OK. Both had mosquito nets. Food is served and it taste fine and the price is OK. People swam in the pool but it didn't look too clean. Facilities are good with wifi and a computer available, souvenir shop with postcards, book exchange, pool table, bar, kitchen and no one complains if you wash your clothes. We used their free pickup from the border and there´s free transport to the Victoria Falls.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We camped at Jollyboys Camp for 4 nights, discovering Livingstone and surroundings that period (Falls, walking safari). Location is good, bit more out of the centre than the other Jollyboys but still good. We did everything by foot, also at night (bring a torch). The staff is friendly and more than willing to help, showers a bit cold sometimes, overall fine for the price they offer. If you're coming for a party: better stay at the other Jollyboys in town, this one is more for families and people who like to have a relaxed stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

During our holiday we preferred to stay in the camp instead of the backpack to have quite.
We liked it for the peace and the calm inside the camp,it's 5-10 minutes from the downtown so if you want all the services you'd stay by his "sister".
Have fun and go to the Devil's pool!!amazing!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

A little further out of town than Jollyboys Backpackers. When we first turned up our room had a problem with the ceiling so they moved us to the room next door - may have been that this wasn't ready for guests but it just wasn't clean - dirty floor, grubby mosi net, dirty bathroom. The bathroom door didn't close as the door didn't fit the frame, the shower was broken and only trickled cold, we reported it however it was the 3rd night before the engineer fixed it. Shared kitchen facilities were dirty, rusted fridges ...... budget accomodation should still be clean!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Jollyboys Camp
Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
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Ranked #45 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Livingstone
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Number of rooms: 6
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