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Jollyboys

At a Glance

    Pros

  • very central location
  • free daily transfers to the Falls

    Cons

  • the lodge and camp are for backpackers, so are pretty basic
  • the location of the lodge right in the middle of town might not be exactly where you'd like to spend your holiday

Jollyboys Review

When the New York Times includes a backpacker lodge on the same list as two five-star resorts, your curiosity should be tweaked. The entire design of this small establishment is user-friendly, inviting, and certainly aimed at both private relaxation and easy interaction with other travelers. Superbly maintained and professionally run, the lodge offers a variety of room types to suit every budget and need. There are eight unisex dorms varying from three to 16 beds, 10 private rooms with shared bathrooms, five private en-suite rooms and one executive suite with a private kitchen. The suite, five en-suite rooms, and two eight-bed dorms also have air-conditioning. The restaurant ($) serves the usual hamburger but also has a number of surprises on the menu, including a full roast on Sundays and exotic vegetarian soups made from local sweet potatoes and Indian spices. A kilometer away from the backpackers, just behind the Royal Livingstone Golf Course, is the new Jollyboys Camp, which is slightly more relaxed and family friendly. It has a family room, two dormitories, 7 private rooms with shared bathrooms and 7 en-suite rooms.

    Hotel Details

  • 24 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 10-06-2012

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