Jollyboys International Backpackers

34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, Zambia | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Livingstone

The Smoke That Thunders

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


As of March 26, we've been traveling for more than three months, which means that I can check the item "Study/live abroad for 3 months" off of my "30 Things to Do Before I Turn 30" list, and that Dennis and I have achieved the original goal of this trip. Though the trip grew and expanded during the planning process, becoming a much longer, round- …

Into the Smoke That Thunders

A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne


Leaving Lilongwe via airplane was an unusual experience. At 4:00 p.m. last Thursday I entered the airport and had the strange sense that I had stepped back in time into a bizarre ghost town. I noticed traces of airport-esque features, including an ostensible metal detector and a string of ticket counters, and there were a few employees lazing about …

Vic Falls, the Zambian side

A travel blog entry by sophie_ish


We walked across the border from Zimbabwe to Zambia and were thankful that the man at Zambian immigration was far more interested in his phone call than trying to find an empty page in Ish's passport. We booked ourselves onto a sunset river cruise, avoiding the booze cruise and were pleasantly surprised to find that our boat, 'Lady Livingstone&# …

Lusaka to Livingstone.

A travel blog entry by jane-on-tour


Miles traveled: 400 approx

Countries travelled to: 3
Wild animal count: 4 (scary baboons)
Highlight of the day: Dinner at Olga’s

I shared this morning’s shower (at 5.45am) with the biggest mosquito on the planet. The day was off to a good start.
Lusaka hadn’t been the best place to stay …


A travel blog entry by daveandmarit


We were due to spend a couple of days here in Livingstone but here we are a week later, just about ready to leave. It is the rainy season here and so we got stuck for longer than we thought. One day it started to rain hard at 3pm (a bit like Summer in Oldham) and didn't stop for the next 30 hours!!! We have our reward now though as it is glorious …

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This hostel, located on 34 Kanyanta Road, Livingstone, is near Livingstone Museum and Abseil Zambia.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsJollyboys International Backpackers Livingstone

    Reviewed by pauljkuhne

    Awesome Stay

    Reviewed Feb 4, 2014
    by (5 reviews) Albany, NY , United States Flag of United States

    Super social hostel with a gazillion activities that you could do, in addition to seeing the falls. Funky decor and generally awesome spot. Also loved that the locals came and hung out!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by francescalaimo

    lovely jollyboys

    Reviewed Sep 3, 2012
    by (1 review) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    very clean, quiet and with friendly staff. Very close to shops and transport. Also provides a basic equipped kitchen and tables in a shady area. Super!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by travelwithjorg


    Reviewed Sep 19, 2011
    by (27 reviews) Africa , Zambia Flag of Zambia

    It's been awarded as the best hostel in Zambia in 2008,9 and 2010 and you can see it.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by benandalesha

    Great hostel!

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2011
    by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Jollyboys has a great, relaxed atmosphere with a pool, chill reading area, internet cafe, bar, self-serve kitchen as well as small restaurant. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The entire establishment is clean, there are great showers, quite is enforced after 10:30pm and the beds are comfortable with 2 pillows (oh how girls love their pillows!)

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Jollyboys International Backpackers Livingstone

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent