Jollyboys Backpackers

Jollyboys is a pioneer in the hostel scene, being the first backpackers in Zambia. Relax in tropical gardens with a gorgeous swimming pool and be just steps from the museum, markets, banks, and grocery stores.

About Our Hostel

The Victoria Falls are only 8kms away and a free shuttle is offered every morning. Jollyboys has been catering to travelers since 1995; their love Zambia and their community are evident and their staff provide a wealth of travel knowledge. Their travel shop provides great safari specials and you can book all of the exciting activities that Livingstone has to offer! Jollyboys provides a wide choice of accommodation from private rooms to airy dorms, while enjoying a good night’s sleep under a cushy duvet. Delicious, healthy smoothies or a big cooked breakfast await you in the morning before starting a day of soaking up the sunshine or exploring the wonders of Livingstone. Be a part of it… check out the community projects, worm farm, composting and our hot water and electricity powered by the rays of the beautiful Zambian sun. Jollyboys takes pride in their efforts to continuously strive to find new ways to be better in every way. Facilities and services include:
  • Free daily drop off at the Victoria Falls
  • Free pickup from Livingstone Airport (with confirmation)
  • Free pickup from Vic Falls/Zimbabwe border at 1030am (with confirmation)
  • Free WIFI
  • Free long/short term baggage storage
  • Free Livingstone town walk every Wed @ 10am
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • solar powered
  • Travel and activities booking office
The gorgeous, shady gardens are full of mango, banana, avocado, papaya, guava and lemon trees! Join us for a game of football at the local orphanage every Sunday @ 3pm! If you have a bit of extra luggage space, please pack some school supplies for them.

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