In a nutshell about us


Livingstone Backpackers in the of Livingstone Town.

Bursting with fresh air and lush gardens, our family run hostel has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Often considered a 'home from home' We cater for every traveler's needs, whether that's taking advantage of the adrenaline activities Livingstone has to offer or simply relaxing round the pool with an ice cold Mosi!



To book all your Livingstone activities at no extra cost to you! From Rafting the mighty Zambezi to a leisurely Sunset cruise. Why not try the famous Walking safari through Livingstone's Mosi oa tunya National park. Helicopter and Microlight flights over the Victoria Falls and so much more!!



Our coffee lounge is the perfect spot to start your day.


What people say about us

"Best value for money!! Friendliest Staff" What an amazing and relaxing backpackers. Situated in the Heart of Livingstone and only a short journey to Vic Falls this backpackers is by far the best value for money. The staff are extremely lovely, friendly and always smiling! Fresh mango trees are everywhere in the outdoor area, the pool is well maintained and the bar is always open! They hold open air movie nights during the week and help you with booking tours and organising transport. We booked Devil's Pool, Chobe National Park, Bungee Jumping and plenty more though the backpackers! I'll be back to visit for sure! I LOVED this place!

Tripadvisor User 2016

"Best place in Livingstone" The staff is some of the best I've ever come across, they make you feel right at home. The kitchen and the bar is excellent. Free daily shuttle to the falls, free wifi, perfect pool and tons of chill out areas. Massive book exchange. I've found this place a bit better than jolly boys, which is more expensive and tends to have gap year kids. This place is a bit older (25-30) with a relaxed vibe. Great for solo travelers. Close to everything.

Tripadvisor User 2016

"A wonderful dream" I traveled with a friend to this lovely hostel with a friend for a couple days and let me say what a wonderful surprise- from the staff,to the food,the bar, location, rooms and the genuine welcoming and very friendly atmosphere. Perfect, amazing and a great 10/10 class act!!! :)

Tripadvisor User 2015


All the crazy peeps...

OUR FUN LOVING FRIENDLY STAFF ARE HERE TO WELCOME YOU! With all our different teams we make sure that Livingstone Backpackers is in the best shape it can be to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Front of house manager

Sitali is the man in charge. He is Livingstone Backpackers' longest serving employee.

LBP Management & Activity team

These are the gentlemen who will probably welcome you and give you a mini backpackers tour. Sometimes they wear dresses, grow beards or move around with a bald head. You will contain them with cake and Nutella; or cookies.

Chefs & kitchen staff

Josephine, Sibeso & Sharon are the cause of the heat in the kitchen and are responsible for much distractive good smell of food at the backpackers; When they are not cooking, they are singing or dancing; 3 of the good qualities at fat bellies restaurant.


Born with an addiction for hygiene, Elizabeth and Violet make sure our backpackers is clean or superb. Their unique ability to simply keep things simple in our environment is why we're simply a simple place.

Security staff

A happy bunch; full of happiness when they welcome you at the gate. David, Arnold, Hilary and Kaibert will give you safety tips and if you're lucky, they may teach you how to use a catapult.

Maintenance team

After searching hard for strong handymen with a mad passion for gardening, we found Aston and Inno instead. These boys can not only sell a tree to a turtle, but will make our gardens beautiful lush green. Their never-ending energy and strength always raises our suspicion that they aren't exactly human.

Our advantages

  • Centrally located

    We are located in the of Livingstone Town only 8km from the Victoria Falls

    Situated in the town centre, only a few minutes away from the majestic Victoria Falls and Mosi oa Tunya National park. We are surrounded by restaurants and bars, close to shops, curio markets, the museum, airport, train station, bus station.

  • secure and safe

    While Livingstone is a safe and pleasant town we still provide 24hr security at the hostel so you and your kit is always safe.

  • Your Activity booking agent

    We have your personal activity booking agent available right outside your room. Just pop over and make your choice from the fabulous activities on offer and we will make all the arrangements for you.


African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa. The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into leaders in volunteer tourism in Africa, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 13 countries across the continent.

The flagship Community Development project is located in Livingstone, Zambia and offers volunteers the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects with specialties including Medical, Teaching, Environment, Children with Special Needs, Sports & Coaching, Gender Empowerment, Building and more!

The African ImpactLivingstone Office, along with their volunteers, reside within the Livingstone Backpackers - in a private house - so you will definitely mix and mingle down by the pool, bar or climbing on the rock wall!

If you would like to give back and make a difference in the local community of Livingstone, you can do so by signing up to volunteer with African Impact. We offer the opportunity to volunteer for a half or full day. Please contact any staff member on site and they will be happy to assist you.

Please visit our website to learn more!