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Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

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Outdoor pool
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Overview of Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
12 West Drive, Victoria Falls

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVictoria Falls National Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Falls2 min drive
  • Popular LocationDevil's Pool3 min drive
  • AirportVictoria Falls (VFA)20 min drive

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About this area

Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar is located in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls National Park and Zambezi National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Devil's Pool and Livingstone Reptile Park.

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls National Park - 6 min walk
  • Victoria Falls - 2 min drive
  • Devil's Pool - 3 min drive
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 20 min drive


  • Shearwater Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Lola's Tapas and Carnivore Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Mama Africa - 10 min walk
  • Three Monkeys - 10 min walk
  • The Palm Restaurant - 12 min walk

About this property

Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar

Lodge in Victoria Falls with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 12 rooms provide conveniences such as dining areas and sitting areas, plus free WiFi and fridges. Guests will also find microwaves, hobs and rainfall showerheads.
Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar offers 12 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

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 or hotter


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

Safety measures

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11 AM: USD 5-10 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area


  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - midnight
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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 10 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 23%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Poor accommodation, dirty showers, poor food.... No further comments....
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pretty nice.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019