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Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp

34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, POBox61088, Zambia

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Overall Rating 93%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 60%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 40%

Jollyboys Backpackers lodge, the real backpackers' accommodation, situated in the heart of Livingstone Zambia, 10km from Victoria Falls.

  • Dorm
    From $15.00
  • Private
    From $45.00
10 or more people?

Livingstone Hostel

Hostel Livingstone

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Zambia's original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budget travellers since 1995.

Your hosts, Kim, Sue and John, are there to answer all your questions and our staff are well versed in up-to-the-minute travel information and regulations throughout Southern Africa. The Jollyboys restaurant provides meals of exceptional value with a mixture of both traditional Zambian recipes and international favourites. For those that are more enthusiastic, there is a self-catering kitchen and our internet café is open late so guests can chat to loved ones at home. The Jungle Drums Shop highlights some of the creative ingenuity of our Zambian people. Our rooms and showers are spotlessly clean, the beers are icy cold and the pool is ultra refreshing!

There is so much to do in Livingstone from rafting to elephant back safaris and of course visiting the world famous Victoria Falls! In the words of our guests "Jollyboys is the ultimate place to be!"


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of _5 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 22:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Victoria Falls (5 to 10km)
  • National Park (5 to 10km)
  • Livingstone Museum (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



+ - Staff very friendly and helpful, dorms very comfortable, free vegetarian dinner most evenings, location right in CBD next to museum. - - wifi only in bar/pool area, too many mosquitoes!


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Wed 23 Nov 2016

Very friendly staff. The bathrooms get cleaned several times a day, the cleanest place I've seen! The restaurant has daily 2 very tasty meals, and at a very affordable price. Lots of place to rest. Had a great time!!! Stephan


Avatar for Stephan


Thu 25 Apr 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Water park (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Jollyboys offers a free pick up service from the Livingstone Airport. Please email with flight arrival details - airline flight number and time - a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
There are numerous bus companies and stations within a short easy walk from the backpackers.
Alternate Transport
Jollyboys is located in the centre of Livingstone right behind the Livingstone Musuem. Secure off street parking is available.

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