Backpacker hostel businesses in Zambia

Clean, low-cost accommodation for travellers, in dormitories with 6 to 8 bunk beds. Book now!
1-4 of 4 results
Lusaka Backpackers
Backpacker hostel
Lusaka Backpackers provides quality accommodation to the budget traveller in secure and relaxed surroundings. The rooms are spacious, clean and include linen, duvet, pillows and towels as well as free luggage storage. Facilities include a swimming pool, travel desk to book your trips and safaris, self catering kitchen and free internet access.
Livingstone Backpackers
Backpacker hostel
Livingstone Backpackers offers double en suite rooms with shower, double en suite with bath, double, dorms and camping. The lodge has a wide range of facilities that include a swimming pool, climbing wall, hot tub, self-catering kitchen with braai, restaurant, fully stocked bar, library, car park, dstv, 24 hour security and internet.
Jollyboys Backpackers
Backpacker hostel
The restaurant at the hostel provides scrumptious meals with a mixture of both traditional and international favourites. A self catering kitchen is available for those who want to rustle something up for themselves. Assorted entertainment events that include theatrical appearances, lively parties and barbecues are constantly arranged.
Eureka Camping Park
Backpacker hostel
At Eureka Camping Park you will find comfortable accommodation and clean showers ideal for travelling backpackers. Set in a private game reserve, the park has a 26-bed bunkhouse, a cottage and simple 'A' frame grass thatched chalets. This is backpacker heaven - the kind of place for fun, friends and story-telling by camp fires!

Backpacker hostels

Clean, low-cost accommodation for travellers, in dormitories with 6 to 8 bunk beds. Book now!

These hostels are a backpacker’s paradise. Dormitory style, with shared ablution facilities, they provide excellent cheap accommodation in Zambia. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, and private rooms may also be available.

This type of accommodation sometimes has cooking facilities (barbecue style is popular in Zambia) or they may serve fast foods such as burgers and chips.

A backpacker hostel is a great place to stay if you are in a group or if you want to make friends while you travel. They provide value for money and tend to be well located. What is more, they are unique and authentic, something that is representative of Zambia and the city visited, something to put on social media!

A hostel (or backpacker) establishment is aimed at the budget traveller and generally attracts a younger clientele. As mentioned above, bedrooms are in a dormitory-style (shared) and bathrooms are shared too, although private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms may be available.

When you book yourself into a dorm room, you book yourself into one bed of that dorm room, while the rest of the beds will be occupied by other backpackers. People in dorms have a place to plug in all of their gadgets, and their own light. Light meals may be available in addition to the room rate.

Dorm rooms usually range from 4 to 10 beds either as bunk beds or single beds in one room. Beds almost always come with linen and bedding. They may also have a no sleeping bag policy. However, the odd hostel around the country will offer beds at a cheaper price with no linen, or linen will be available to hire.

While most hostels have mixed rooms, meaning dorm rooms for males and females, some hostels offer separate female-only dorms and male-only dorms.

Hostel staff will be happy to offer recommendations for sightseeing or other fun things to do in the locality.

Facilities in a dorm room

Most dorm rooms only consist of beds with linen and no other facilities. However, they may include an ensuite shower room and toilet, lockers, luggage storage, a rubbish bin, and/or a table and chairs.

Hostel kitchens

Most backpacker hostels in Zambia provide a communal kitchen, which is popular with hostel guests. Cooking for yourself in hostels is one of the best ways to save money while on the road.

Communal lounge

Backpacker hostels always have somewhere to hang out. They will often have a lounge area with sofas, tables, board games and more. They may also have outside communal areas too. Communal lounges vary, some providing the basics while others go all out to keep backpackers entertained. Most have internet access, and some have an internet cafe set up.

Laundry rooms

Hostels usually have a laundry facility, which may include washing machines and tumble driers. However, in the Zambian climate, even unspun clothes quickly dry if hung on a washing line outside.

Book ahead

If it’s your first time hostelling, it will probably pay off to book ahead; so you know where you’re staying. Making reservations online is now one of the easiest ways to plan ahead when travelling, and many hostels now offer guests this option. But most hostels will also take walk-in guests.