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Lusaka Backpackers

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Outdoor pool
Bar (on property)
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Overview of Lusaka Backpackers

Lusaka Backpackers

2.0 star property
Lusaka hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Cots available
161 Mulombwa Close, Lusaka
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Cots/infant beds available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Lusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • #Social - Eat. Share. Laugh - 14 min walk
  • Matebeto - 4 min drive
  • 3 Trees - 2 min drive
  • Mr. B's - 3 min drive
  • Pizza Inn - 2 min drive

About this property

Lusaka Backpackers

A great choice for a stay in Lusaka, Lusaka Backpackers features an airport shuttle. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the pool and nice bathrooms.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10 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 ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Rollaway/extra bed available

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Lusaka Backpackers Hostel
Lusaka Backpackers
Lusaka Backpackers Hotel Lusaka
Lusaka Backpackers Lusaka
Lusaka Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Lusaka Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lusaka

Frequently asked questions

Does Lusaka Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lusaka 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Lusaka Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Lusaka Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lusaka Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Lusaka Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lusaka Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Lusaka Backpackers and nearby?
Lusaka Backpackers has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lusaka Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Lusaka Backpackers like?
Lusaka Backpackers is a short 11-minute walk from Parays Game Ranch and 19 minutes' walk from Chilenje House. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for public transport.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Nice staff. Hotel has a nice pool and relaxing area. But it all goes away when you you realise the hostel has bedbugs, which got in my luggage and I am currently suffering its bites and trying to get rid off. I found a bed bug in the room the morning I was leaving, I pointed this out to the staff, they said they would deal with the problem. The issue is The problem was transferred to me, and I will end up spending way more money than what I spent at the hostel.
Rodrigo, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The price on expedia is wrong. Also there are no towels and the staff is absent all the time.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, clean, safe, helpful with visitors, good food at any time
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Favorite place in Zambia
This place is amazing. It’s my favorite place to stay in zambia and in the region actually. The people are so incredibly friendly and kind, the facilities are clean, the place is safe, and has everything you could need. The 8 bed dorm is comfortable, has mosquito nets, there are enough showers with hot hot water and good pressure, there are lockers, laundry, self catering kitchen, and made to order kitchen if you don’t feel like cooking. The food is quite good here too and affordable. There’s tons of communal outdoor space to sit around or get work done, with plenty chargers and electrical outlets. The location is great as well. Down the road is fresh produce from a lady in a red stand, and less than a mile away is the main bus station and levy mall with multiple grocery stores and a pharmacy. The bar at backpackers is fun as well. It’s open air, has great energy, affordable drinks and snacks, and has pool table and pool right there. Overall this place is great and I would never want to stay anywhere else in Lusaka. Unless it’s booked up. Then I stay at wanderers, their sister property, which is equally nice although a bit more quiet and different location.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Our room wasnt available and i am still waiting on someome contacting me
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Perfect Place for Fun on a Budget
Lusaka Backpackers is an excellent choice for budget accommodation during a short trip to Lusaka. There is a self-serve kitchen and also food can be ordered throughout the day for affordable prices. The dorm rooms and bathrooms are nice and the bar and swimming pool area are a great place to relax and hang out with other travelers. An easy walk from the downtown Lusaka area and bus station.
Elisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Your 1-Stop place to stay in Lusaka
I am a travel agent and was in Zambia on an research trip to see what was possible there. Lusaka Backpackers are super central and really go the extra mile to assist! The owner, Kim Farmer has so obviously been a backpacker herself and has left no stone un-turned to provide everything you could ever need. There is good FREE secure wifi, a computer for guest use (a bit slow but gets the job done), washing done @ K25 per load, on site excellent restaurant with great food and even better prices - really no need to eat elsewhere. The self-catering kitchen has everything you could need. Showers have just been refurbished with really hot water. Rooms have good beds, clean bedding and huge mossie nets. Lockers for safe keeping of your valuables (bring your own lock), an iron (Really? Backpackers iron stuff?). The bar has good prices and a pool table where you will meet some of the expert local players, the pool is not huge but really nice with lots of seating in the courtyard. Camping facilities are not here but at their sister Lodge - Wanderers - also centrally situated. There are dedicated taxis right outside the door with fixed prices and will not rip you off. The best part is the friendly staff and Kim herself who at all times of the day is ready with all kinds of information you could possibly need. Talk to them about any other arrangements you wish to book and she is guaranteed to get you the best place and deal in Zambia! We loved it!
Angora, 4-night trip
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