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About Paseli Backpackers

Paseli Backpackers is a beautiful, clean and comfy backpackers hostel ideally located in Paseli, in the heart of Lusaka which is Zambia’s largest city. Paseli means ‘back pack’ in the local language. The backpackers is close to various entertainment establishments, restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. It is also a mere fifteen minute walk from the Intercity Bus Terminal, and railway station and twenty-five minutes’ drive from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

Guests will have a choice of dormitories, twin rooms, or camping. Bedding is supplied in the dorms and the private rooms. Guests using the campsite can make use of all the lodge facilities. The campsite is a small piece of land and space is limited so it works on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For those who wish to cook for themselves, there is a huge fully-equipped kitchen that guests are welcome to make use of.

Paseli Backpackers offers one hour free Wi-Fi per day in our café and reception area. If you are tired of doing your own laundry, it can be done for you for an additional fee.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 43
  • Check-in: 11:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Guests must provide their own towels; or you are welcome to hire them at a small additional fee.

Paseli Backpackers Rooms

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Paseli Backpackers is 0km from the centre of Northmead (Lusaka) , the nearest airport 19.4km (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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