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Jollyboys International Backpackers

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Reviewed 9 January 2016

I've been to Livingstone twice and stayed at Jollyboys both times. It has everything a backpackers place could ask for. Dorms for budget travelers up to very nice single rooms. A very cool chill out area, and wonderful staff. All your adventures in the Vic...More

Thank Kauna40
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you for your kind words Kauna40. We are very happy you've had another great stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, The Jolly Team

Reviewed 8 January 2016

Talked to a lot of backpackers and everyone recommended Jollyboys! Was there for three nights and it was totally worth it! The poolside is awesome, the rooms clean, stuff friendly and chill out area is just awesome! You can relax really good there and it...More

Thank PhenixFelix
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you PhenixFelix for taking the time to write a review and giving us positive feedback. We apologise for the state of the client kitchen, there indeed should have been dishwashing liquid. Our housekeeping is normally very focused on making sure all is organised and...More

Reviewed 31 December 2015

Jollyboys is hands down the best Hostel I ever stayed at. A cool pool to relax, helpful and super friendly stuff and nice clean rooms makes this a great place to hang out, relax and plan your next adventure. The Staff is super happy and...More

Thank Peeps124
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 24 January 2016

WOW! Thank you Peeps124 for your awesome review. We are very proud of our hard working team and so our utmost to give every guest the same experience as yours. Looking forward to having you stay with us again! From all the staff a huge...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

We stayed at Jollyboys for two weeks in January of 2015. We had a great time. During the course of our stay the staff were very accommodating. They helped us organize all of our tours. We went rafting, booked a 2 day safari into Chobe...More

Thank Blaise M
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you Blaise W, for your awesome review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good time on the tours. Rafting and a trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana are truly 2 of the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

I have stayed at Jolly Boys a few times as it's the best of Livingstone. It has a relaxed friendly atmosphere, allowing you to be as social or anti social as you want, there is always someone to chat to around the bar or social...More

Thank matt b
Response from Hester W, Manager at Jollyboys International BackpackersResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you for your super positive review, Matt B! You've made our staff very happy! We look forward to having you stay with us again. Happy travels & best wishes, The Jolly Team

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joolsmap
19 March 2018|
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Response from Jonny H | Reviewed this property |
No the bar shuts at 11-12. It was quiet when I was there
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RajeevM19
21 October 2017|
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Response from Jambia1998 | Reviewed this property |
The bar has meals but they don’t come with the stay.
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Shamiso D
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ashley B | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It is possible.I stayed at The Backpackers camp. They were super great about responding to all of my lodging questions.
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"Family rooms great to share with friends and you have your own bathroom."
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"I stayed in Bemba which was away from the communal areas so quieter than some of the others"
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"The Rooms are situated at the back of the main entertainment area, so not effected by noise, music etc."
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"Hang out in the Pillow Pit!"
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