Hostels in Lusaka, Zambia

6 hostels available. Prices start from $4.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Lusaka

"…Offering winning free extras like - Unlimited WiFi, full breakfast, swimming pool and more. We have the best location, Just few minutes' walk from EastPark & Arcades malls, where you will find the … More

Natwange Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Recently opened in the past few years, it's dazzlingly clean. The rooms and seven-bed dorm are spacious and have colourful bedding and comfy mattresses. The bathrooms are few for the numbers … More

Lusaka Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…It's clean and neat, though some of the rooms could do with a spruce up, but it's good value for money. One annoyance is that there is only one member of staff on duty all day working both the … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…It's very cheap and convenient for getting away, and it gives you what it offers for the price, with no frills. We spoke to the very friendly owner, who shared his ideas for sprucing up the place … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…If you're looking for a place a little off the radar, and at a very cheap price, this fits the bill. It looks a long way on the map from the center of town and the bus and train stations, but … More

Birdnest Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24/7 reception. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 12 years of age." …"…We arrange Free Transport from airport... Inter … More

Hostels in Lusaka, Zambia

6 hostels available. Prices start from $8.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Lusaka (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lusaka.

 National Museum

Lusaka is a great introduction to Southern Africa’s great oasis of tranquility and beauty, Zambia. Whether this is the starting point to your visit to Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, or simply transit en route to Malawi, Lusaka allows for a relaxing few days. The hostel scene here is high quality, with many offering air-conditioning or fans -- and of course, great safety assurances.

No visit to Lusaka would be complete without exploring the legacies of its post-Colonial independence era. The National Museum, High Court, and Presidential Palace all give some insight into the significant role Lusaka played in Zambian politics since the mid-twentieth century. Shoppers will relish in the exciting things on offer on Cairo Street, whilst history buffs will enjoy the street names that allude to a bygone era of international politics. For directions and transport options, just ask at your Lusaka hostel!

For those coming off safari or having volunteered deep in Zambia’s villages, Lusaka will give you a chance to relax and indulge a bit. Your Lusaka hostel can easily link you up with some great international dining options, first-class bars, and extensive shopping centers. As Lusaka is fairly spread out, Lusaka’s hostels are also spread out. Don’t fear, this simply means you will have the chance to explore some of Lusaka’s inner suburbs, with all the trappings and street-side markets that make Africa so unique.

If Lusaka is your first stop in Zambia, your Lusaka hostel will certainly be able to get you in touch with some operators to get you moving on the road in no time. Most Lusaka hostels will be able to recommend safari operators, or simply the best bus companies to help you get to your next stop!

Lusaka hostels tend to fill up quickly during the high season (May to July), so book ahead if traveling during this time. Also, if you’re planning on traveling with a large group, it’s always advisable to book well in advance.

Written by local enthusiast for Lusaka hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lusaka hostels @dhersz

Lusaka Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lusaka, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $12
Average private room price $36
Cheapest hostel in Lusaka Flintstones Backpackers with $8
Party hostels in Lusaka Natwange Backpackers (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6

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