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Chingola, Zambia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The LVBP team are friendly and helpful. With free shuttle service to the magical Victoria Falls. The hostel is really well set up with a large guest kitchen and fridge... just be sure to mark your food supplies, great hot showers, and relaxing pool area. We were lucky enough to test the newly refurbished pool. The hostel is supportive of...

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Singapore
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Short stay but really helpful and friendly staff. Great convenience that they provided airport pick up and offered a later checkout since it was a low season. Cosy, clean and nice. Highly recommended!

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Soest, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Because our son stayed at Livingstone backpackers as a medical volunteer for three months in 2013 (october-december) we wanted to visit there also. We visited with our son and daughter. And combined it with a trip to South Africa. In a week time we did almost all possible activities; helped by the very friendly and hospitable staff. We were there...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Staff is super helpful and friendly, rooms and bathrooms clean, big kitchen with all appliances that you need and shared fridge, outdoor pool, mango tree in the garden (breakfast sorted!), great location. Free shuttle bus to Victoria falls every day at 10:30. Such an amazing quirky place!

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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Sooo good I had to comeback again! Doing a road from Nairobi to SA, Livingstone was a major connecting point to SA, so grateful I got an awesome place to call home, the staff are warm and really helpful esp in regard to the local information on travel, exchange bureaus and local restaurants. Plus they have a really cool black...

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Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a safe and convenient place for you when you are in Victoria falls for activities. As name suggests it is to give you good deals for sight seeing and better relaxed evenings. It has owned bar and kitchen, it's useful though it's for limited time because there are many other pubs in around vicinity. Staff is very cooperative, well...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 6, 2017

After coming over from Zimbabwe side of Victoria falls, Livingstone backpackers was like heaven. There was free wifi, a pool, beach bar, rockclimbing wall and comfortable beds with mosquito nets. The toilets attract lots of flying ants at night, but that was my only complain. Everything was great and it was nice to lounge around by the pool with many...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Livingstone backpackers is a wonderful place to stay. It is clean, cheap and very close to restaurants etc. The staff and owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They are also more than willing to help out organizing activities and recommending good restaurants nearby. There are many facilities (pool, bar, even a...

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Reviewed December 16, 2016

The location is very nice. Since the first moment I felt comfortable. We stayed there for three nights but after I didn't want to leave anymore. I enjoyed relaxing at the pool. For the food it was very nice touse the kitchen. There is enough space for everyone. The service was very nice. They helped us a lot with the...

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Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Livingstone backpackers is a very nice and beautiful place to stay. All the people are very friendly and helpful and everything is clean an comfortabIe. really enjoyed the time here and I would come back every time.

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Additional Information about Livingstone Backpackers

Address: 559 Makambo Road | Town Centre, Livingstone, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: ₱548 - ₱2,144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Livingstone Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“I liked the top level, double room we had but was noisy from Limpos a neighbouring club.”
Bailsmurph, 1 week ago | Read review
“rooms by reception are quieter”
Timster3, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Bring earplugs”
joemillman, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor, end of the balcony are great!”
Hamurtle, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“its in the center, lot of things its walking distance”
shirlylebelo, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
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