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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed after Easter 2014. Friendly and welcoming accom, Matt the manager is always helpful and around to see if everythings ok. i intended to stay 1 night, and stayed 3 :-D ample space in dorm rooms, each having own shower room. large very well equipped kitchen, all you need (and communal spices :-)) comfortable lounge, and outside areas. no silly...

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Hancock, NH, USA
Reviewed 1 May 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Penzance Backpackers hostel in Cornwall, UK for 5 nights in April 2014. We are 70 years old and this was our 50th wedding anniversary trip. Matt, the owner is on site and very friendly and helpful. The kitchen, the toilets and showers and the rooms are spotless-clean. This is a convenient location and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I found this Hostel to be a cut above many & at the lowest price! I was in a 7 bed female dorm with en suite, spotlessly clean, especially the bathroom. All common areas were always kept clean & tidy. The location is good & has excellent front door security. A short walk into the city centre via the main...

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1Thank Redrobbie40
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Honestly I was a bit skeptic at first knowing it's a low budget accommodation. However, it surpassed my expectation. It was clean, comfy and Matt is a good bloke. Good location, just 10-15 mins walk to town. It is quite close to the beach if you are planning to do the sotuhwest coastal path. Would definitely visit again for my...

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Velbert, Germany
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed for three nights are we were more than happy. The room, bathrooms, kitchen and other facilities were very clean and the interior in our room seemed new and tidy. We kitchen is spacious, well equipped and was always very tidy and clean. It was very quite and relaxed and cheap for £18 per person in a double room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We chose to stay here as we were on a budget Cornwall trip during Easter 2013. We had the double Private on 1st floor next to the shared bathroom on that landing. The room itself was compact in size. It had a window, a wash basin, a really comfy double bed with cosy duvets, some hooks/basic shelve for clothes n...

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a great hostel with everything you need (kitchen facilities, WiFi, even a laptop you can use if you don't have your own) The beds were very comfy and the rooms were spacious, and the staff were helpful and friendly as well. Plus the hostel had a nice family vibe with a ton of interesting travellers from all over...

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Loved this hostel and would happily go back. It's quite basic, no frills- small room and kitchen but I love that it isn't institutionalised like some hostels. The whole thing felt like home. Fellow travellers were friendly and chatty as we're staff. We had no problems finding an on road park but it was a bit of a treck to...

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London
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great hostel - me and two friends originally booked one night's stay at Penzance Backpackers, but ended up returning for a second night during our 4-day exploratory road trip in Cornwall. We got a 6-bed dorm for ourselves, with en-suite bathroom, for £18 each per night. The rooms are basic but cleaned every day. No towels or soap is provided,...

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Basic, clean and comfortable and the girl who checked me in was friendly & helpful. The kitchen was clean with good amenities and a large fridge. This backpackers is not very central and parking is hard to come by. However it was a pleasant experience overall.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an independent hostel, located in the coastal town of Penzance, Cornwall, in the far south-west of Britain, providing friendly, budget, self-catering accommodation for the independent traveller. Whether you want to explore the amazing Land's End peninsula, with its beautiful beaches, stunning cliff scenery and long-distance coastal footpath; stone circles and ancient sites; sub-tropical gardens, art galleries and craft shops; or just want somewhere to relax and take it easy, far away from the stress of city life, you'll always find a warm welcome here at Penzance Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penzance Backpackers

Address: Blue Dolphin Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range: $15 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Go for the massive family/attic room!”
 of 5 bubbles F4588OYandrewb, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It depends who are and what you want. Best check their website”
 of 5 bubbles 967sylviap, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“double bunk room has double bed and is quiet at the back of house”
 of 5 bubbles lindap35, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“The front may well be noisy in the summer,with traffic and people passing.the double room i stayed in at the back was mainly very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ianinteesside, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are same, go for anyone. :)”
 of 5 bubbles PankajKMishra, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
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