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Chingola, Zambia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Love coming back to Lusaka Backpackers where you can make yourself at home. The staff are friendly and helpful. The meals are cheap and delicious. The guest kitchen is set up really well. The showers are hot and free internet. Best of all they are pet friendly; we stayed with our dog and she was welcomed and made herself at...

Thank Bailsmurph
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a good place to stay in Lusaka. It is near from the bus station to still travel around Africa, and the staff is very friendly with any question. It has a swimming pool, a good bar, pool table, and good Wifi that you can use in the share rooms. The food is good and cheap.

Thank Francisco B
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the staff - they were always super friendly, laid back and help you with anything. They will organize transfers, chat with you at the bar... I also loved the souvenirs available without any pressure of buying. Rooms were decent, it's easy to meet other travelers at the bar or in the communal kitchen.

Thank Ruth A
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, hot showers, visited after easter the rooms were full. Great location on our way to North Luangwa. Staff very friendly and willing to help. The food is great even though they have a self cooking kitchen.

Thank Ben M
Woonona, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were picked up from the airport at 3am and driven direct to the backpackers. Had a one night stay in a chalet which was comfortable. Breakfast was great (not included) and common area was a good place to hang out. Staff were very helpful in organising our transfer by bus to Livingstone.

Thank mcstannard
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Staff were super helpful, this had the fastest wifi we've had on our trip (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia), which was great, beds and bathrooms were clean and serviced, hot water, don't press the black switch in the bathroom though haha I got electrocuted. Cool ambience and nice rooms, good value for money. Great location close to the bus station to get...

Thank KristinThorogood
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed just for one night and were very happy with the facilities. The staff were friendly and although a bit basic the rooms were clean and well kept. We had a cooked breakfast in the morning which was very good at a very reasonable price. Would stay there again and recommend to others.

Thank zambiamell
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

this place is a back packers in the sense its a friendly enclave offering a respite from Lusaka. there are a number of places to congregate a roofed bar and pool table. A pool roofed cabana internet space etc. the facilities are good. wifi slow and cut out. i think its rooms are over priced and the value is in...

Thank friedchickenandchips
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My friend and I stayed at Lusaka Backpackers when visiting Zambia. The staff arranged for us to have a driver pick us up at the airport and they had drivers readily available to us whenever we needed. We got a private room with a bathroom for our stay. The staff, including Joseph and John were very nice and helpful. The...

Thank BF2531
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The reception staff is friendly enough and helpful when approached with questions. The enterprise seems to be run quite efficiently. A small pitfall is that their credit card machine doesn’t work well. The general vibe of the place is chill and sociable. Most lodgers are young travellers and tend to congregate around the pool area. Many are simply passing through...

Thank Loxa1a1
KimLBP, Manager at Lusaka Backpackers, responded to this review

HI , great to hear you enjoyed your stay, the chilled atmosphere, and our friendly staff, although I am sorry the credit card machine was giving problems. The self catering kitchen has recently been moved to its new location and still has a few teething problems unfortunately but we are working on them. It will be fully functional in the...

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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of city Lusaka backpackers is a great place to stop and relax from your travels. Evenings are always fun at The Cha bar and a hearty breakfast from the cafe will leave you feeling revived for your onward journey. We've got all the facilities you'd expect from a quality backpackers in Zambia, including a great pool, travel desk to book your trips and safaris, self catering kitchen, internet access, and a fantastic bar to meet fellow travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lusaka Backpackers

Address: 161 Mulombwa Close, Lusaka 31300, Zambia (Formerly Chachacha Backpackers)
Region: Zambia > Lusaka Province > Lusaka
Price Range: ₹ 771 - ₹ 2,506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lusaka Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Get one of the ensuite rooms”
zambiamell, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a cabin away from the noisy bar area”
Rob586, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“A couple of ensuite rooms, otherwise dormitory type rooms.”
MargotP445, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We booked a dorm but ended up in two rooms as a large group was in. They charged us the dorm price. Accommodation is simple and functional.”
T812TFnickd, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in double room with ensuite... they only have 4 so book ahead.”
MargotP445, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
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