Jollyboys is a great place to hang out for a few days and recharge. The atmosphere is relaxed and you'll easily make new friends. You can hang out in the chill zone, there is a pool table and ping pong, lots of space to relax with a book, have a mosi, recharge your phone and get on the Internet. Jollyboys offers free daily bus service to Vicfalls, please sign on as there are only 14 seats on the bus and once the seats are takes you’ll have to make alternative arrangements. The hostel is near a number of decent restaurants, we ate at Café Zambezi – try the Jerk Chicken. The food at Jolly boys is very tasty and the menu changes daily. I'm not sure what to make of the comments about slow service. I’m on vacation - what’s the hurry? Yes- the sandwiches take 20+ minutes, but you're just having a chat with a fellow traveler in the mean time.
The common bathrooms and showers were very clean and the entire place was well maintained. Please keep in mind you're staying at a hostel. If you're going for crisp, white linen and soft towels, please book a hotel. If you’re looking for a fun backpacker place then Jollyboys is just perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travellers since 1995. Our friendly and helpful staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. Jollyboys have recently established 'Responsible Tourism' initiatives such as worm farms for food waste, solar power, reduced water use and waste by recycling and up-cycling as well as supporting local social enterprise organizations. The Jollyboys restaurant provides meals of exceptional value or try your hand at cooking in the self catering kitchen. FREE wifi available in our common areas and we offer FREE daily shuttles to the Victoria Falls and FREE pick ups from the Livingstone Airport. Whether you are a long term traveler, on a short weekend break, on honeymoon or traveling with a group volunteering, Jollyboys has something to offer everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to Jollyboys Backpackers and Camp and being part of your Livingstone adventure! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jollyboys International Backpackers Hotel Livingstone