Lusaka Backpackers

161 Mulombwa Close, 31300, Lusaka, Zambia


Lusaka backpackers is your perfect pit stop in Lusaka!We are conveniently located right in the heart of thingsclose to restaurants, shopping areas and transport links.Accommodation is clean and comfortable, you can chose between dorms or en-suite private rooms bed linen and towels are provided. Even better we now have fans in all the rooms and are including a light continental breakfast in the price. For those that want to cook we have a smart new self catering Kitchen that has just been refurbishedUse your time with us to: unwind by the pool on our very own beach, or chill out in the new beach cabin.Relax in the garden with a good book, away from the hurly burly of Zambia's capital city relax in our outside bar, meet new friends, shoot some pool and work your way through our cocktail menu!enjoy our delicious home cooked food, served all day until late, join in with our popular special events and catch up on sports at the weekendBuy some curios from our in-house curio stall and help to support the guys in their own businessWe have a comprehensive travel desk that can assist with all of your traveling needs, including excellent safaris and great deals and advice on trips in and around Zambia and throughout southern Africa.Our friendly staff will look after you throughout your stay and welcome you back when you return! 


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included



Traveler Reviews

“A pretty average hostel”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on March 06, 2018

I wasn't particularly impressed with Lusaka Backpackers - the dorm rooms are cramped, the bedding could be replaced, and the pool is very small. But I will say that the staff are friendly and helpful...

“Very good budget stay in the centre.”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 11, 2018

As backpacker places go, this is the best of the bunch in central Lusaka. It's very popular, so has a good, social vibe. The staff are excellent and really helpful. There's a good bar with satellite...

“Research Trip”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on January 07, 2018

I've stayed at the Lusaka Backpackers for a few weeks at a time over the last couple of years. The staff has always been very welcoming and I found the rooms to be adequate for my needs. I always...


If your are arriving to Lusaka using one of the usual forms of transport. Eg. Bus from Livingstone or Chipata, then all the taxi drivers will know where we are located. A taxi from the bus station to Lusaka Backpackers will cost around $5.00 (K25) If your feeling like a walk, from the Bus Station if you head to Church Road and turn Right on the main road (Levy Junction should be in front of you) past the Green Police Station, at the traffic lights you turn left, then right at the 4 way stop, we are down the first road on your left. If you were to just end up somewhere in Lusaka, like maybe you hitched in, then you would have to make sure that the taxi knows that we are off Bwinjimfumu Rd. and not on Cha Cha Cha rd.


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