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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent six nights in a six person female dorm which was very cosy and well equipped with very comfortable bunks. There were enough showers which were very modern and very good, with enough space to put clothes and towels without getting them wet. The self-catering kitchen was well equipped and the adjacent dining room was very pleasant. There was...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

hello and thanks for you great review. I am glad that you returned. Not many people notice the beautiful countryside and birdsongs. I look forward to your next visit. thanks.

Devon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights . The hostel is very clean and has excellent showers. I used the self catering kitchen downstairs which is adequately equipped. The staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful. It's only a 10 minute walk down to the town. I visited Sennon Cove, Porthcurno and Marazion and the NT gardens up the road are...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Spring is a great time to visit West Cornwall for quiet beaches and beautiful gardens.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend with a group of our students, 32 international students. We had a very nice experience in this hostel; from the minute one that we contacted them they were really helpful and nice. Before going to the hostel we needed to do some changes, regarding rooms, dietary requirements, number of students etc., they were very patient with...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello Laura, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. What makes this even better is that I was on holiday at the time! I passed your students comments to all my staff who worked during your stay. They have a nice glow about them now. Thanks again and perhaps we will see you again soon. Paul

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay. The management was incredible friendly and the room was perfect. Stayed in a dorm and t was clean and well maintained. Had an initial problem with the booking and the management was very courteous and helped solve the problem. One of the best hostel experiences I've had and I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting Cornwall.

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Phil M, Operations Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your initial problem was well handled. We would love to see you back again sometime soon.

Megève, Rhône-Alpes, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for work purposes mid week. The Hostel is lovely in a quiet location but close to local amenities. The Staff were super and the food was very nice. I hope to return with my family at some point. Thank You.

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Phil M, Operations manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments , we look forward to seeing you and your family back with us sometime in the future.

Bath, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly for coffee and cake - the coffee is good, the cake is yummy and it's reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and eager to help, (especially the manager Paul), and it's in a lovely rural location.

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Phil M, Operations Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, I am pleased that Paul makes you feel at home, he and the team are a real asset to the hostel and the YHA. Please keep coming and enjoying our food but please save a piece of cake for me as I also love it.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Georgian building is lovely, with original fireplaces and ornate ceilings. This building has undergone various internal restructuring throughout the years with more recently the larger rooms being split into smaller bedrooms to accommodate individuals, couples, groups wanting to stay at the YHA. The bunks are comfy with individual lighting for each bunk. Shower and rest room facilities are clean,...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Lovely place to stay with friends. We stayed in a six-bedroom room a night before exploring Cornwall. The staff is really helpful and friendly. The kitchen, bathroom and toilet are very neat and clean. The room is so warm and nice.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We arrived for our winter foray into Cornwall this year, booking last minute - as usual, we got straight through on the phone and arrived half an hour later to a friendly welcome. A huge place very well fitted out - cosy on the cold evenings but with a great bar, lounge and facilities throughout (including a huge drying room!)....

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

hello and thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your positive comments to the cleaning and breakfast teams. Just to let you know that the driveway lights have now been mended. Yes- you might still need a torch but it is now possible to...

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

YHA Penzance is fantastic! In a huge manor house called Castle Horneck, it is really grand. It was a welcome sight after a day of travelling and the staff were very welcomming. My room was clean and comfortable with a toilet close by and it was a pleasure to unpack and settle in. The showers were spick and span with...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie for writing a review. I am happy that you enjoyed you stay and found everything clean and tidy especially the showers as the cleaning team have been winter scrubbing. they will be happy you noticed.

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Additional Information about YHA Penzance

Address: Castle Horneck, Alverton, Castle Horneck TR20 8TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Castle Horneck
Price Range: $45 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Penzance 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“There is a disabled bathroom on the ground floor plus suitable accommodation on that floor.”
 of 5 bubbles kay186370, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best views over the daffodils field! (when is the season). But, in general the building per se is beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles K2485OKlaurag, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was in room 9 and it was fine!”
 of 5 bubbles N4971VVjohnc, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room number 17 is very private (we have our bathroom and toilet right besides our room)”
 of 5 bubbles 7navilar, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We liked being at the end of the corridor”
 of 5 bubbles hortophagus, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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