8 Best Budget Accommodation In Livingstone, Zambia - Updated 2021

best accommodation in livingstone zambia

Livingstone is a small town with a Western vibe. Many tourists will decide to stop in Livingstone in order to visit the famous Victoria Waterfall, one of the seven wonders of the world. And it is definitely worth it. If you go right after the rainy season (June to August), you will be amazed by the scenery. Apart from that, there are many options for good and affordable accommodation in Livingstone. If you don’t know what to choose, consider one of the options recommended below.

1. Tabonina Guesthouse (from USD 33)

Feel like enjoying a barbecue? No problem, you can organize it at Tabonina Guesthouse. Or maybe you want to play billiard or darts? You can also do that here. It’s the perfect place for meeting new people, by the way. With their double rooms and family suits, Tabonina Guesthouse is mostly targeting couples and families. All rooms come with mosquito nets and they have free WiFi available.

Tabonina Guesthouse

Address: 3 Maisoko Street, Nottie Broad

Non-smoking rooms Tour desk Shared kitchen Internet services Parking Horse riding Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Children television networks

2. Cypress Executive Lodge (from 17 USD)

The highlight at Cypress Executive Lodge are the spacious modern rooms full of character with a king size bed. Since it is placed a bit further from the center and the closest supermarket is a few kilometers/miles away, it does help if you’re traveling with your own car - the lodge does provide with onsite free parking. The staff is helpful, answering to all requests.

Cypress Executive Lodge

Address: Plot 4424/141 Highlands off Lusaka Road, 10101 Livingstone, Zambia (see map)

Price: from 17 USD

3. LePatino B&B (from USD 22)

LePatio B&B comes with free breakfast, quietness and a big swimming pool. Despite its central location, the surrounding area is serene, making it perfect for morning or evening walks. The family suite has two bedrooms and a living room, making it a very good option for families traveling with kids. The staff is amazing and ready to help you with all the information you need about Livingstone and even Zambia in general.

LePatino B&B
Livingstone, Southern, Zambia
98 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was very happy about the wifi and air conditioning
spacious comfortable room equipped with a kettle and mini fridge and tv
a nice breakfast included is an added bonus
i loved my two bedroom flat comfortable bed mosquito net satellite tv
the b&b itself is incredibly clean with daily room cleans available
the room was great: clean and tidy - as advertised
the room was clean and comfy
the room was clean comfortable and quiet
the room was comfy and very clean and well equipped
the rooms are clean and have everything you need
excellent services and a great host
very nice and staff welcoming
the host made me feel very welcome
the staff at the front desk were very kind and welcoming
all staff very friendly and attentive
good location offset a bit but overall easy and pleasant walk
lovely small inn walking distance to town
our stay at lapatino was excellent the location is 5min walk away from shops and atm
great location in town with all facilities nearby including supermarkets and munali cafe
great place to stay centrally located with a myriad of facilities surrounding it
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4. Chief Mukuni - Zinga backpackers (from 20 USD)

No matter if you want to sleep in a private room, a dorm or your own tent, everything is possible at Chief Mukuni - Zinga backpackers. The rustic feeling gives this place character and makes it unique. There is a bar on the premises where you can interact and exchange stories with the other travelers. There are also shops with basic things close by. To get to the city center, you have to walk about 20 minutes.

Chief Mukuni - Zinga backpackers

Price: from 20 USD

Number of Guests: 2

5. Livingstone local family Home stay (from USD 15)

The hosts are involved in many projects with volunteers in Livingstone and villages close by. The accommodation provided is basic (you will have your own bedroom and access to the living room, kitchen and yard). The best thing about this option, though, is that you will get closer to Zambian culture. The hosts can also provide guests with local home-cooked food and they will introduce travelers to the projects they are working on. This experience is best for people who don’t mind being offline for a few days (there is no WiFi available), for the sake of learning more about the culture they are visiting.

Livingstone local family Home stay
Livingstone, Southern, Zambia
24 reviews
Private room in house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were made to feel comfortable always
also helpful with any requests or questions
what a wonderful host ivor is
ivor is an excellent host
ivor is a very passionate host and is eager to show you things and answer your questions
ivor and family were welcoming hosts for our brief stay as tourists
but if you are more looking for a good experience and a cheap place to stay come here
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6. Crozy One Bed Apartment close to downtown (from 45 USD)

If you want your privacy while still being able to reach the town easily, this is the perfect choice for you. All the stores and the market are just 2 minutes away on foot. The flat is newly renovated and modern, providing a fully equipped kitchen. The hosts are knowledgeable, they can help you plan the rest of your trip and they have good sight-seeing recommendations in town.

Crozy One Bed Apartment close to downtown

Price: from 45 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Livingstone Backpackers (from USD 13)

With their dormitory rooms and the large swimming pool area, Livingstone Backpackers is the perfect place for solo independent travelers. The atmosphere is very friendly, making it easy to interact with other travelers. The restaurant offers decent and affordable food, while the bar contributes to the lively environment. The staff is professional and helpful. And to add to all of that, they provide you with free airport shuttle.

Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia

Address: Mokambo Road

Bar Parking Shared lounge/TV area Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

8. Gloria's Bed and Breakfast (from USD 65)

The swimming pool and the yard make Gloria’s Bed and Breakfast a very relaxing place. Who wouldn’t appreciate having the option to go for a swim on a hot, dry afternoon? Located close to the center, everything is within walking distance. Moreover, they provide their guests free airport shuttle. The rooms are simple, yet clean and the beds are very comfortable. It is especially good for couples or families.

Gloria's Bed and Breakfast

Address: 19 Gandhi Avenue

Get closer to nature while visiting one of the seven natural wonders

Passing Livingstone is a must. Not only can you see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, but you can also experience the life in a small rather modern town in Zambia. Livingstone is probably at the core of tourism in Zambia, which gives you the opportunity to interact with people coming from all over the world, with all sorts of backgrounds. There are also many volunteering projects happening in and around Livingstone, so in case you end up staying longer, get involved. And if you can’t get enough of Victoria Waterfalls, cross the bridge to Zimbabwe for another perspective.

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