It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale

Top choice hostel in Harare
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Single-handedly flying the flag for backpackers in Harare, It's a Small World does a wonderful job catering to the needs of independent travellers. It knows what backpackers want – clean rooms, fast and free wi-fi, a communal kitchen, pool table, rooftop deck and a sociable, low-key bar. Bikes are also available for hire (US$5 per day).

Its atmosphere is relaxed, with an inviting pool, and a garden decorated with Shona sculpture.

Staff can arrange a number of city tours, and food is available with a few hours' notice. There's also a more laid-back location in the city, as well as lodges in the Eastern Highlands and Mavuradonha Wilderness, for those who like to get off the beaten track.

Information from Hostelworld


Our friendly, relaxed retreat is ideal for backpackers, families, NGO’s or anyone who wants to recuperate in a comfortable and affordable environment. Whatever the purpose of your stay is we welcome you and we will do our best to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

We offer rooms with private bathrooms, rooms with shared bathrooms, dorms, caravans and camping. We have a bar, restaurant and a self catering kitchen. We have a lovely terrace garden full of Zimbabwean sculptures and flowers, and a swimming pool. Activities include a pool table.

We offer wifi, transport arrangements, airport transfers, laundry service, lounge with satellite television and DVD player, car and bike hire and we organize different events, activities and concerts, internships and volunteering at our NGO.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 10:30 to 23:00 .

Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.

No curfew.


  • Airport transfers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable tv
  • Free parking
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Meeting room
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Pool table
  • Servizi aggiornate
  • Shuttle bus
  • Swimming pool
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Washing machine

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Luggage storage