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Jollyboys Backpackers

3-star3 stars
34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia

Suburban hostel with outdoor pool, near Livingstone Museum
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Great facilities / pool Great food / drinks menu at good cost Great…Nov 25, 2019
  • A very international and unique backpackers, located pretty much in the center of…Nov 13, 2019

Jollyboys Backpackers

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$47
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What’s around Jollyboys Backpackers


  • Heart of Livingstone
  • Livingstone Museum - 2 min walk
  • Railway Museum - 26 min walk
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 5.9 mi / 9.6 km
  • Devil's Pool - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Victoria Falls - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km

Getting around

  • Livingstone (LVI) - 8 min drive
  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 37 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Zambia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, and manicures and pedicures.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jollyboys Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone
  • Jollyboys Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 8 per person (approximately)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Jollyboys Backpackers

  • Does Jollyboys Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Jollyboys Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jollyboys Backpackers?
    This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Jollyboys Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Jollyboys Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Jollyboys Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Jollyboys Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Jollyboys Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Da Canton (5-min walk), Olga's: The Italian Corner (9-min walk), and Hungry Lion (10-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Jollyboys Backpackers and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Jollyboys Backpackers also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 69 reviews

Fair 4.0
Nice set-up for backpackers Not a good place for couple Too noisy, too many party No electricity for the 2 days I was there Nobody to check in when I arrive...
ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
If you are in Livingston you MUST say at Jollyboys! It’s a great place for solo travelers to meet other travelers and locals. I don’t think I would have experienced true Zambia if I had stayed anywhere else.
us10 night trip
Very good 8.0
The property is clean. All the amenities are good and you can book tours through me.
MS, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
A great place to stay in Livingstone Zambia. I would recommend this place
Jared, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Close to center of town. Nice to use the pool for the warm days.
us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
I loved the chill atmosphere and the relaxing Pillow pit in the center. Great place!
us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Jollyboys - Jollygood!
Didn't recieve the room that we were expecting, but out was a minor issue and we were happy with the one offered. Food and service were great and It was great retreat.
Bruce, au3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Property is well organised. The airport shuttle service was convenient and activities available from the hostel too. I just don’t like to be bothered by salesmen who pretend to befriend in the hostel in order to place a trip on an expensive tourist attraction
ie1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are well maintained.
D, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely recommended
As far as hostels go, this was excellent. Lovely staff, very relaxing communal areas, super chilled. Communal kitchen could do with a bit of a make over. But other than that, was really great place to stay, hang out at and use as a base for exploring the area
Matthew, il3 night trip with friends

Jollyboys Backpackers