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Zambia's original backpackers and still one of the best in Africa! Just steps from the museum, markets, banks, grocery stores and all of the fun of Zambia! The Victoria Falls are only 8kms away and we do a free shuttle every morning at 10am!

Jollyboys has been catering for budget travelers since 1995 and is still owner run and operated. Try out our TRAVEL SHOP for great safari specials and all of the adrenaline that Livingstone has to offer! We will do all in our power to make your stay in Livingstone as amazing as possible!

Our rooms and showers are spotlessly clean, the beers are icy cold and the pool is ultra refreshing. So soak up some sunshine (there's lots of it!), laze in a hammock, munch on some mangoes (there's lots of those too!), and just enjoy!

- Free daily drop off at the Victoria Falls

- Free pickup from Livingstone Airport (email for confirmation)

- Free pickup from Vic Falls/Zimbabwe border at 1030am (email for confirmation)

- Internet/e-mail facilities available and we now have WIFI

- Free long/short term baggage storage

- Free Livingstone town walk every Wed @ 10am

- Swimming pool

- Restaurant open from 630am-10pm

- Self-catering kitchen

- Bar with DSTV for major sports events!

- 24 hour hot and cold running showers

- All rooms have a fan

- All ensuite rooms have air-con

- Braai/Barbecue area

- Secure car park

- 24- hour security

- Travel and activities booking office

We also have gorgeous shady gardens full of mango, banana, avocado, papaya, guava and lemon trees!

Join us for a game of football at the local orphanage every Sunday @ 3pm!

We collect clothes, blankets, food and books for the local orphanage so if your backpack is getting heavy we'll help you out by donating it!

We have an amazing book-swap (we're all bookworms here!) so bring a book, swap a book - we just ask for a k2000 donation (that's only about 50 cents) for the orphanage - good deal!

Winner of the 2009 Zambian Tourism Awards for 'Best Backpacker Facilities'

Winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Hoscar Award for Best Backpackers in Zambia as voted by Hostelworld Customers!

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Highlights

  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar

Important Information

Sorry - we do not cater for children under 12 years of age but our Jollyboys Camp location is great for families

The remaining payment for accommodation will need to be made in cash (either US$, Euro, Pounds, Rand, Pula, Namibian dollars or Zambian Kwacha)

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed at Jollyboys in Livingston for 8 days and was thrilled with the place. Loved it! It was clean and quite, with all I wanted. I stayed in one of the insuites, with plenty of hot water, clean room with good beds.
I would personally like to give thanks to FAITH, NGOSA, DORTHY AND MERGIRGO for their help while I was there. Friendly service and always ready to help.
I made several trips using their trip service. All the trips they schedule are well worth the money and made so easy when they schedule it for you. Don't miss the Livingston Island Trip, my favorite.
If I am ever in Livingston again, I plan to stay at JOLLYBOYS. Think you will be pleased if you ever visit and spend a few days with them.
Thanks again FAITH.

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Perfect for anyone on a budget!! Food was great, staff friendly and helpful, accom clean and tidy....and awesome company from fellow guests!

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A great place to stay! Free mangoes are falling from the trees and the staff are very helpful and friendly! Great service, and free pick-up from the airport. Great location in the centre of Livingstone. Good place to meet other travellers and share experiences and get tips on travelling through southern Africa. I think it is value for money if you choose to stay in a dorm, however, we've stayed in an on-suite room which was more expensive, and the toilet was leaking and shower cold, however, the rest of the showers in the shared facilities were great.

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Excellent from booking to leaving! Pick up at the airport, good service, nice place, nice rooms, transport to the falls... A good place to stay at and hopefully I will return some day. Thanks!

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Unable to get hold of anybody to book th airport transfer

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Great character. Loved the food and bar area.

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Top class place to stay. The woman in charge couldn't do enough to help and give advice. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Towels for Hire

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

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