About Us

Combining the best of Zambian and Irish hospitality, Kalulu Backpackers Hostel is Lusaka’s newest budget accommodation provider. Your hosts Shawn and Clio have years of experience of living and working in hostels all over the world, as well as detailed local knowledge of life and travel in Lusaka and Zambia. We love Zambia and want to make sure that you get to see the best that this wonderful country has to offer.

Clean, comfortable and secure, Kalulu Backpackers Hostel is perfectly located close to transport links, two of Lusaka’s largest shopping malls, and the city centre. We believe in getting the basics right, so the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, the showers are hot, and the beer is cold. Relax by the pool, enjoy a drink at our fully stocked bar, or take some time to explore the sights and sounds of Lusaka. Whether you want to hire a local taxi, find out what’s showing at the cinema, rent a car, or book a safari tour, our experienced staff is on hand to answer all your questions and take care of your needs.

The bar at Kalulu Backpackers Bar

Enjoy a drink at our fully stocked bar!

We have a variety of accommodation options on offer from mixed dorms, a female-only dorm, private rooms and camping.

Enjoy a delicious meal from our cafe, or cook up a feast yourself in our fully equipped communal kitchen. We also hold regular Braai nights – a great way to get to know your fellow guests.

Airport Transfers can be arranged. Contact us before your flight and we will be happy to meet you at the airport and bring you to the backpackers. A charge applies for this service.

Facilities include:

  • 24 hour Security
  • Hot Showers
  • Fully Stocked Bar
  • Pool Table
  • DSTV
  • Personal Lockers
  • Internet and WiFi
  • Book and DVD Library
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Swimming Pool
  • Girls Only Dorm
  • Laundry Service
  • BBQ (Braai) Area

Our Name
An African Brer Rabbit, Kalulu the Hare is the hero of many Zambian folk tales, always outwitting beasts larger and stronger than he. Many a night around a fire in Zambia has been spent re-telling and revelling in the tales of Kalulu’s clever tricks.

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