Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi

Overview of Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

2.0 star property
Victoria Falls lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant

6.8/10 Good

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
12 West Drive, Victoria Falls
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls National Park - 3 min drive
  • Victoria Falls - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 20 min drive
  • Livingstone (LVI) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

A great choice for a stay in Victoria Falls, Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar features an airport shuttle. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the bar and walkable location.



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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight
  • 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 midnight 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

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


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shoestrings Backpackers Bar Lodge Victoria Falls
Shoestrings Backpackers Bar Victoria Falls
Shoestrings Backpackers Bar
Shoestrings Backpackers Bar V
Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar Lodge
Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar Victoria Falls
Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar Lodge Victoria Falls

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Happy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kabhawa, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Poor accommodation, dirty showers, poor food.... No further comments....
Jorge Fernando, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pretty nice.
Siu Yan, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Poor comfort, nice outdoors
More care is given to the garden than the comfort of the rooms. Beds and dorms are poorly maintained, mattresses are way too thin. Bathrooms are outdated and in poor condition. But staff is pretty friendly and the outdoors are nice.
Marion, 3-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Mosquitos in room, algae in pool
The dorm was not worth the price. More like camping for high price. Mosquitos get inside room . Shower and toilet are basic. Pool is unusable - algae. WiFi only in bar area.
Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Chill and Fun
A great hostel to hang out and relax while in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Was an easy walk from the petrol station where I dropped on the Intercape bus. Was easy to organize tours and activities and conveniently located walking distance to shops and grocery stores. Also, about a 15-20 minute walk to the entrance to Victoria Falls. Has a self-serve kitchen and good vibe with a bar, pool, and pool table.
Elisa, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

No electricity as far as I could tell, no lights in the dorms anyway, terribly dirty bathrooms, no warm water or pressure, no WiFi, the dorms are tiny there is no where to put your stuff. Tha staff wasn’t able to locate my reservation or a key to the dorm so check in took ages. None of the staff were friendly which, for Zimbabwe, is incredibly rare. I hung round for a couple hours but could bring myself to stay over.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

It's a very popular place and good for the evening and night life
5-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night trip
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