$15 per night
$15 per night
Jollyboys Backpackers, Livingstone, Zambia

Jollyboys Backpackers

Livingstone, Zambia - 34 Kanyanta Road

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Description - Hostel

As Zambia's original backpackers lodge, Jollyboys continues to win numerous awards and is still arguably one of the best backpackers in Africa. Take a break and relax in our tropical gardens and gorgeous swimming pool whilst being just steps from the museum, markets, banks, and stores. The Victoria Falls - World Heritage Site - are only 8 kilometers away.

Jollyboys has been catering to travelers since 1995; we love Zambia and our community and we are happy to share our wealth of travel knowledge with our guests. Visit out our travel shop for great safari and activity specials as well as travel advice for Livingstone, Zambia and beyond! We go above and beyond to keep our guests happy; free daily shuttle to Victoria Falls, free pickup from Livingstone Airport and the Victoria Falls border, free weekly Livingstone town walk, to name but a few.

Be a part of our Responsible Tourism initiatives; check out our community projects, worm farms and composting food waste. Plastic bag and plastic bottle collection bins. Rest assured that African power cuts won't affect you hot water and electricity access; Jollyboys is powered by the rays of the beautiful and constant Zambian sun. Come and join us; let the Jollyboys Team welcome you with true, friendly, Zambian hospitality.

The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 30
  • Year built: 2003
  • Renovated: 2017
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $15

3 Bed Private ( Shared Bathroom) 4 Bed Private Ensuite 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Double Ensuite Twin Ensuite Twin Shared Bathroom
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Lodge amenities
  Baggage storage
  Concierge desk
  Laundry service
  Lounge
  Safe deposit boxes at front desk
  Swimming pool
  Free Daily Shuttle to Victoria Falls
  Free Airport Pick up Shuttle
  24 Hour Security
  Free City Maps
  Restaurant
  Self-catering Kitchen
  Free weekly Town Walk
  Charity Book Exchange
  Secure Off Street Parking
  Braai/BBQ
  Beauty Spa on site
  Solar Power
  Free Table Tennis
  Travel Advice and Activities Booking Office
  Recycling Facilities
  Bicycle Hire
  Free WiFi area
  Bar with DSTV

Age restrictions Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Beauty salon Bicycle rental Breakfast (extra charge) Children permitted Gardens Handicap access Historic site Laundry/valet service Linen included Luggage carriers Multi-lingual staff No curfew Parking (free) Pool (outdoor) Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Spa Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Single Room / Twin / Double Room Ensuite: One double bed, or two twin beds and a mosquito net. Private en-suite bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. Linen and towels included. Air-conditioning and fan in the room. Bed-side lights and a digital safe. Single / Twin / Double Room - Shared Facilities: One double bed, or two twin beds and a mosquito net. Linen and towels included. Fan in the room. Bed-side lights and a digital safe. This room type will use the communal men's and women's bathroom facilities.

Triple / Quad Ensuite Room: Single bunk beds and mosquito nets. Private en-suite bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. Linen and towel included. Air-conditioning and fan with a digital safe in the room. Triple Room Shared Facilities: Triple occupancy room with single bunk beds with mosquito nets. Linen and towels included. Fan in the room and a digital safe. This room type will use the communal men's and women's bathroom facilities.

Dormitory – Mixed: Bunk bed accommodation including linen (towels available with a deposit). Each bed has a private light, plug socket with a USB inlet and a personal locker (own padlock required). Dormitories use the communal men's and women's bathroom facilities. Dormitory - Female Only: Ladies only bunk bed accommodation including linen (towels available with a deposit). Each bed has a private light, plug socket with a USB inlet and a personal locker (own padlock required). Dormitories use the communal women's bathroom facilities.

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Ensuite Hairdryer Iron/ironing board Lockers Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Safe box in room Shared bathroom Showers without bath WIFI


Neighborhood

Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls. The Livingstone Museum traces local history and archaeology, and the life of the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, after whom the town was named.

Points of interest
  • Victoria Falls (8km)
  • Livingstone Museum (100meters)

Food and drink
Eating in house
Jollyboys
In-house restaurant with budget-friendly, tasty, homemade food.

Policies
Price details

$15 - 135 per night

Minimum 2-night stay applies during peak times

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCard

Available discounts

Stay for 6 consecutive nights (in the same room type) and get the 7th night FREE

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Minimum 2-night stay applies during peak dates:

2017 New Year’s: 29/12/2017, 30/12/2017, 31/12/2017
2018 Easter: 29/03/2018, 30/03/2018, 31/03/2018, 01/04/2018
2018 Winter: 15/06/18 to 15/08/2018 (inclusive)
2018 New Year’s: 28/12/18, 29/12/18, 30/12/18, 31/12/18

Terms and Conditions

Check-in is from 14:00 and Check out until 10:00. Let us know if you would like to check-in earlier, we will try our best to accommodate you. Late check-outs may be arranged where possible, please let us know in advance.

The reception is open daily until 8pm. Kindly notify us in advance should you require a late check-in and we would be happy to arrange this.

Maximum occupancy in a room type is shown at the time of securing the reservation. Additional guests (including children) are only to be added to the reservation by prior arrangement with the lodge and may incur an additional cost.

The weekly rate applies to consecutive nights in the same room type only. A room change will result in the lesser priced room/bed for that week being free of charge.

Children (under 16 years) can only be accommodated in a private room or private dormitory and must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to be accommodated in mixed dormitories. Children 4 years of age and under are free of charge. Children 5 years of age and older must have a bed booked for them.

A deposit is required to secure a confirmed reservation. Please read the cancellation policy before making a reservation request.

Should there be an accessibility request (i.e. wheelchair accessible room), please contact us before submitting the reservation.

Room Rates may change without notice and may vary for special events except for confirmed reservations (deposit paid).




Reservation and Cancellation Policy - Accommodation
• The full cost of the booking is required, up to 7 days prior to arrival, to secure a reservation.

• Any refunds incur a 5% banking charge withheld from the total refundable amount.
• If a booking is cancelled up to 8+ days before arrival: refund is given excluding 1st night and 5% bank charge.
• If a booking is cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee / the total cost of booking.
• Modifications of reservations are subject to availability at the time of modifying and may be subject to cancellation charges as per this policy
• Shortening stay after arrival is the same as cancelling within 7 days of arrival date. Full payment – no refund if already paid up.
• In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.

Group Reservations

• A group reservation is deemed to be any reservation of 8 or more guests.
• The full cost of the first night stay is required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable for any cancellations.
• Any refunds incur a 5% banking charge withheld from the total refundable amount.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival to confirm your reservation.
• If a booking is cancelled up to 30+ days before arrival: refund is given excluding 1st night and 5% bank charge.
• If a booking is cancelled 29 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee / the total cost of booking.
• Shortening a confirmed stay after arrival is the same as cancelling within 29 days of arrival date. Full payment – no refund due.
• In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.
• Peak Season Bookings (July and August, Easter and/or New Year) Prepayment: The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking.
• Cancellations during peak season are as per group reservation policies above.

Location - Hostel

34 Kanyanta Road
Livingstone
Southern (Southern Province)
Zambia  61088

How to get there

Directly behind the Livingstone Museum in the centre of town

Free pickup from Livingstone Airport and the Victoria Falls border (pre-arrange)

Local transport includes taxis and minibuses, large coaches for long trips (i. e. Lusaka)

Nearest airport: Livingstone Airport - 8 km