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Porthtowan Backpackers

Seamyst, Beach Rd | Porthtowan.truro, Cornwall, Porthtowan TR4 8AA, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
Dorset244 Manchester, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very friendly and helpful owner who made sure we had everything we needed. Not a 5* luxury place but perfect to stay and surf! They have a kitchen to make your breakfast before going out for the day and fresh coffee which we took in a flask, it is ideal for access to North cornwall beaches.

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Steve C, General Manager at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review all comments are taken positively and we thank you for your time in writing the review and staying at our hostel More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed with my wife in a nice ensuite, great hot tub on decking out the back, also had a couple beers with the owners, who were very kind and recommended a nice place for dinner. Homely feel and a short walk to the beach.

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Llanwddyn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days with a mate on the pretence of learning to surf... I still cant surf!!.. The backpackers is an amazing little place to stay, very welcoming, excellent breakfast and couldnt be more helpful and accommodating.. The hostel itself has a lovely sun deck which has views of the sea and is a 1 minute walk from... More

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Trieste, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We marvelously stayed in the hostel for four days and the owner Steve and Jane were so kind. Steve welcomed us as a father and the atmosphere was really friendly. The kitchen is the place where all the backpackers have the opportunity to share their thoughts and listen to Steve who is more than a Cornwall guide. We appreciated the... More

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for you review, we try to make it a homely atmosphere, so that Guests may hopefully be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. we appreciate any comments either -ve or +ve as we want all Guests to be able to "chill out" and return to this beautiful but rugged part of Cornwall, which has one of the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

The first thing the 5 of us remember is seeing the absolutely stunning scenery this hostel is located in!. The hostel it's self is mega! Very friendly people relaxed atmosphere and everything on hand! Clean and tidy! Will be using again!.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at Porthtowan backpackers just for one night, but if I could I would stay much longer. Steve, the owner was very helpful in showing us around the house and finding out where to borrow surfing kit. The house itself was very clean and it had a rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the sea. Porthotowan is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I arrived at the Redruth train station well past midnight, and Steve was actually waiting there to pick us up -- almost too friendly! I felt very welcome at the hostel. The kitchen on the ground floor was clean and cheerful, with fun beach themed decorations and plants. We stayed in a room with a bunk bed... More

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luton, england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were looking for a low cost, short stay rental with room for 4 female friends and this was ideal. The hostel offers a lovely informal stay for those on a budget. We booked the 4 bedroom dorm with ensuite bathroom. The owner, Steve kindly put us into the 6 bed dorm as it was available which gave us a... More

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Langport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I will start by noting anyone who gives this place a bad review should arrive in a limo not like the outside and tell Jeeves to drive to the nearest Hilton and don"t spare the horses. My wife and 2 children spent the weekend here, and i stayed on for a following week by my self in the front room... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have never written a negative review before and I feel bad doing this so I will start by listing the positives. 1) The owner was very friendly and helpful. 2) The breakfast was plentiful. 3) The sheets looked washed. 4) The toilet was clean. The negatives. 1) The whole place was so cluttered it had to be seen to... More

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Also Known As:
Porthtowan Backpackers Cornwall
Address: Seamyst, Beach Rd | Porthtowan.truro, Cornwall, Porthtowan TR4 8AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Porthtowan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Porthtowan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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