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Jollyboys Backpackers

34 Kanyanta Road


Whether you are into bungee jumping or rafting or just relaxing under the mango trees, we'll be here to point you in the right direction!

Our Travel and Activities Desk is renowned for up-to-date travel info and have some of the best value safaris, activities and combination packages in Southern Africa!

We believe in the principles of responsible tourism and are always looking for ways to improve our impact on the local community and environment. Check out our solar power system, worm farm, composting, and many community projects and linkages.

Facilities include bar with DSTV, restaurant, self catering kitchen, braai/BBQ facilities, WiFi internet/email computer, short and long term baggage storage, secure off-street parking, swimming pool, table tennis, lots of hot running showers, free daily shuttle to the Victoria Falls, and a free pick up from the Livingstone Airport.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Traveler Reviews

“Great place”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 01, 2020

We spent 2 nights on our southern Africa road trip, the place is walking distance from most malls and right adjacent to the museum, staff were friendly and the availability of the guest kitchen was...

“Heerlijk, eenvoudig, gezellig en relaxed”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 06, 2020

We spent 3 awsome weeks here in wich we had many breakfasts, lunches and diners here. The food is good, staff is verry friendly and adequate and the rooms, nice and clean. We felt verry safe and...

“Love this place”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 06, 2020

Seriously a great place to stay, after living in Zambia many years ago, I returned to visit friends with my family (including my 3 month old baby girl) the facilities are superb, the team are super...


Located in the centre of Livingstone town - right behind the Livingstone Museum.

From the bus station - Jollyboys Backpackers is about a 10-15 minute walk or there are generally always taxis available. Please email us for current prices.


Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will result in full payment charged for the first night of the reservation.
Changes to your initial reservation may be permitted, subject to availability and with more than 24 hours notice.

Children are not permitted in dormitory accommodation unless the whole room is booked for your group.
Children over 3 years of age are required to have a bed booked for them.
If a late check in after 5pm is required, please contact us on your day of arrival to reconfirm your reservation and arrange for a late check in.