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Victoria Falls Backpackers

In an ideal world, I would have opted to stay at one of the many luxurious hotels overlooking the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls - who wouldn't with those beautiful views. However, I had a strict backpackers budget to stick to! Lucky for me, accommodation on offer in Victoria Falls and Livingstone ranges from budget & basic to extravagant & high end.

Before my travels to Victoria Falls, I’d never been on a proper backpacking trip, and so I had a complete misconception about the type of accommodation that backpackers stayed in! To my surprise, it’s excellent value for money and an even better way to socialise and meet people.

When looking for places to stay, I always analyse the reviews, price, location and photos
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Shoestring Backpackers, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Backpackers, on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, stood out as the place where we would meet the most travellers. It is also centrally located and had an awesome bar so it was a no brainer!

First item to check... costs and location! I booked through hostelworld.com and stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm which cost $15 per person per night. They also have private rooms and camping facilities available. The location was prime as Shoestring Backpackers is just off the main road in Victoria Falls.

You really do feel like you’re in Africa when you’re at Shoestrings Backpackers. There’s energy in the air and it’s enhanced by the friendly staff who work there. A local artist, Benny, spends a lot of time at Shoestrings where he sketches the most incredible drawings. Say hi to him, he’s a very cool and interesting guy! The outside bar and communal area are large, with a fire pit and swimming pool nearby. The bar at Shoestrings Backpackers is popular with both locals and tourists, and there’s always a crowd! A beer was $1.50 and a double vodka lemonade would set you back around
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A few of showers didn’t have hot water, but for the price we were paying, it really wasn’t a big deal! The communal kitchen also came in handy when we were running out of funds and had to live off toast and 2-minute
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