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Victoria Falls Backpackers

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Standard Tent, Shared Bathroom | Terrace/patio

Overview of Victoria Falls Backpackers

Victoria Falls Backpackers

2.0 star property
Victoria Falls hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • Spa
The price is CA $20
Price available on 12/13/2022
357 Gibson Road, Victoria Falls
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 21 min drive
  • Livingstone (LVI) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show - 11 min walk
  • MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Lola's Tapas and Carnivore Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Shearwater Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Mama Africa - 4 min drive

About this property

Victoria Falls Backpackers

Victoria Falls Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per person one-way. You can indulge in massages, facials, or mani/pedis, and grab a bite to eat at Bush Café, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa services


  • English

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.


Bush Café - Overlooking the garden, this café specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 4 and USD 10 for adults, and USD 4 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 15 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


This property does not have elevators.

This property only accepts cash.

Also known as

Victoria Falls Backpackers Lodge
Backpackers Lodge
Victoria Falls Backpackers
Victoria Falls Backpackers Hostel
Victoria Falls Backpackers Hotel Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Backpackers Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Victoria Falls Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Victoria Falls Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
As of 7 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Victoria Falls Backpackers on 13 Dec 2022 start from CA $20, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Victoria Falls Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Victoria Falls Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Victoria Falls Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and rafting. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include spa services and an arcade. Victoria Falls Backpackers also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Victoria Falls Backpackers?
Yes, Bush Café offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show (11-min walk), Wild Horizons (2.2 mi), and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (3 mi).
What's the area around Victoria Falls Backpackers like?
Victoria Falls Backpackers is located a short 20-minute walk from Victoria Falls National Park.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff that organized all my transfers and activities, easy to meet people but still have privacy...nice pool area and good breakfast. Walk to town about 2km, so not that far and there is a shop 1km away too for basics. Worked out better to pre book a pickup from the airport.
Tracey-lee, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice affordable place to stay
We had a wonderful time in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and enjoyed our stay at the Victoria Falls backpackers lodge. They picked us up just like we scheduled and we felt very comfortable in their peaceful grounds and rustic rooms. Their outside pool and patio is very relaxing.
Jennifer, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very unique stay, enjoyed the ambiance of this hostel!!
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Our stay was very enjoyable. Customer service was really good as most our excursions were booked through hostel...we had everything booked prior to arrival. Buying groceries was not easy and they really get you on exchange for credit card (US cash not accepted). Pool was very refreshing as the 38 degree temp and no A/C was tough on us older folks and we finally caved after 3 nights and got a room with AC. I would of liked filter coffee just to get my day going. Overall if you are into hostels I would recommend this Backpackers
Janet, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice atmosphere, clean rooms, friendly staff in a pleasant quiet location on reasonable walking distance from the town centre.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Beware of booking transportation with this property.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was as advertised and they all have good hospitality. I enjoyed the fish massage and swimming pool where l had a chance to learn how to swim😁.
GM, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was evident that management really cared about the experience their guests would have. No matter how busy, they were cheerful, helpful and always took time to answer questions as well as provide information and help arrange activities in the area. The whimsical touches throughout the property were delightful. It was easy to meet and have conversations with other guests which resulted in several activities we felt lucky to hear about and participate in.
CoachJan, 3-night romance trip
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