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    Jollyboys International Backpackers

    34 Kanyanta Road | PO Box 61088, Livingstone, Zambia
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Absolutely delightful place. Clean, friendly, knowledgeable. Excellent location. Delightful and simple menu choices. Lots and lots of help from their travel center. If I could, I would just go and live here.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed here for ten days whilst working at the local hospital. The hostel is perfectly located in the centre of town near to a supermarket and market, the bus station and the hospital. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm and for a lot...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This been my first trip to livingstone. The staff at JollyBoys are so helpful, the accommodation homely and comfortable, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is amazing and very friendly. As a whole my trip to Livingstone Zambia has been a very memorable and...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I had a very pleasant stay in one of their four bed rooms... it was clean, secure, and very comfortable. The restaurant and bar is affordable (25kwacha for a smoothie!) and a fun place to hang out. There are many organized activities and outings organized...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The staff, the pool, the cleaning, the room, the people...Everything was perfect! Zambia is a poor country, so this make the hostel be much more impressive when you compares with hostels from another country. They have free shuttle from the airport. The hamburguer was good,...More

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    • USD 28 - USD 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Shamiso D
    good morning, I will be traveling to livingstone in July and I will be alone. is it possible that I share a dormitory with other guests? and how much will it be for a night in Zambian kwacha?
    16 March 2017|
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    Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
    Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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    cknightwfd16
    AC in any of the rooms at Backpackers?
    12 January 2017|
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    Response from Dring D | Reviewed this property |
    The mixed dorm room I stayed has AC.
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    JS-BBW
    We'll be there in a week!! Obviously Backpacking. Can tent aswell . Price per night??
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from Hester W | Property representative |
    Dear JS-BBW, Thanks for your question and awesome you're going to be in Livingstone in a week! Camping at Jollyboys Backpackers is US$ 9 per person per night. Please feel free to find on us on the world wide web and... More
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    "8-bed dorm has AC which helps with mosquitos!"
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    "8 bed dorm has aircon but 16 bed dorm does not"
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    "Rooms in the back of the property are quieter ."
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    "The backside rooms are much quieter b/c they are away from the main thoroughfare. I picked a double room with..."
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