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If you are looking for convenient budget accommodation in Victoria Falls, Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar is the place to stay. Only one minute walk from town and a 10-minute walk to Victoria Falls themselves, we are ideally located to explore the many options Victoria Falls town offers to the visitor.

Shoestrings is a backpackers lodge full of colour and character, located within large gardens. Shoestrings is the place to chill and relax during the day or party at night.

Accommodation options include dorms with bunks, twin or double bedrooms (with or without air-con) and camping, with bedding and tent hire if you need. Facilities include a swimming pool, braai/BBQ area, self-catering kitchen.

Our fully stocked and lively bar is open to non-guests and has become one of the most popular places to meet fellow travellers and locals in Victoria Falls town. Guests are often entertained by traditional African dancers, singers, and musicians, and the bar is open daily until midnight.

Our on-site restaurant, Shoestrings Backpackers Cafe, serves a varied daily breakfast, lunch and evening menu (including pizza).

Our accommodation in Victoria Falls includes camping and dorms with bunk beds, with nearby communal showers and toilets; double rooms (with king-size beds); twin and single rooms – all with private showers and toilets and available with or without air-con, as well as a family/group room which sleeps four (double bed and bunks), with air-con, private shower and toilet.

Please note we often get very busy, and fully booked, over peak holiday periods (as does most of the town!), especially Xmas and New Year, Easter and August. Please book in advance directly with us to avoid disappointment, especially over these periods.

1 Review for Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge

Ashton Sobhuza

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Value for Money Accommodation

4.0/ 5

I travelled to Victoria Falls without any prior bookings and needed a spot to crash. Friends had recommended Shoestrings Backpackers, especially if I was on a budget. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew that I would be in the “happening spot” in the Falls. This was my first backpacker experience and it was actually better than okay. This place was a small community of people from different countries and was lively. Shoestrings has a bar, pool, wifi, good security and exceptionally helpful staff. The food was great. The downside is I had to get my own soap and towel but that was not a mission as the shopping centre is within walking distance. The Pros The staff are exceptionally helpful Value for money Friendly atmosphere Safe If you are looking for an energetic and value for money accommodation this is the place for you.

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