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Porthtowan Backpackers

Seamyst, Beach Rd | Porthtowan.truro, Cornwall, Porthtowan TR4 8AA, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1) Extremely friendly owner. 2) Excellent location. 3) Clean rooms and clean sheets. 4) Homely feeling. 5) Clean washrooms. My initial booking was for 2 nights, but I liked the place so much that I got it extended for 1 more day. Steve was an amazing host and was very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was in this part of the world for the first time for a wedding and because of a booking mix up had ended up here. I travelled a long way to attend the wedding and owner Steve was very helpful with recommendations for travel plans. I find the hostel not only homely but extremely welcoming and the highlight of... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Its those little things you don't think about that make the difference. Ample plug sockets, a place to put muddy boots and wet surfware food whenever you come and go, coffee, tea at anytime of the day. Friendly, nice warm rooms with clean sheets and 2 pillows each. My brother has a house a 'Stones Throw' away (the name of... More

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks your review its pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay and we were accommodating. More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The place is really nice and ideally located. Beds are comfy, breakfast is included and generous. The host, Steve, is extremely nice and accommodating. I'll definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone spending a few days in Cornwall.

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and that you believe we offer value for money, that is always nice to know. many thanks More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 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, New Zealand
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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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4 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
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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
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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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Address: Seamyst, Beach Rd | Porthtowan.truro, Cornwall, Porthtowan TR4 8AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Porthtowan
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