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YMCA Cornwall International House

Alverton St, The Orchard, Penzance TR18 4TE, England
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights this week, well what a surprise, the cafe is available to use any time of the day and night for tea and coffee which is ideal if you come back late. The rooms are warm and clean with Wi-Fi available in the rooms and cafe area, very handy. Shower facilities are along the hallway and are... More 

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review Jane. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, even in the autumnal weather! We are creating even more twin rooms this winter ready for the spring, and two new private quad rooms to meet demand! The Wifi in rooms is proving very popular as you note. Do come back and enjoy the beaches... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and instantly felt like we were wasting staff time, when shown to our room we were tutted and huffed at for taking our time to get up the staires with heavy bags. Once in our room it was dirty, the bed unmade and looked like some one just nipped out as dirty dishes left on the side and... More 

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are at odds to understand it as our member of staff was showing good customer service by showing you to your room. I am not sure what you mean about plates left on the side - you must be referring to the self catering kitchen, where guests are asked to clean up after themselves.... More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stayed for a week with a group of 12 in multiple rooms. Rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. Plenty of facilities to keep the teenagers amused including Internet, TV and a pool room. We had full board and the food was first class (thanks Phil). Plenty of variety and plenty of food. Great place for sporting groups at an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Really solid Youth hostel - Comfy beds, sofas downstairs, (small) self catering kitchen, easy walk to Penzance town centre and a games room with snooker and table football. The chef Phil also does unbelievable food that wouldn't be out of place in a restaurant! Was there with a sailing squad - the easy access to a drying room is another... More 

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Turi, Estonia
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Basic room (beds, table, mirror, cupboard), shared bathroom and toilets. Possibility to use kitchen (the only thing that bothered me there was the smell, sorry) with everything needed to cook. Light breakfast (tea, coffee, toast). Possibility to buy cooked breakfast. Free parking. We were in the room above the gym apparently, the noise was quite loud. That stopped at reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were in a 6 bed dorm - which was actually 2 triple bunks (novelty) and we actually had it all to ourselves (3 people). Quite small room for 6, fine for 3! Bathrooms were clean but in need of an update. Good secure bike storage. Friendly staff. We somehow managed to get free continental breakfast, which was nothing special,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I recently visited Penzance with friends and stayed in YMCA Penzance youth hostel. This is a value for money place with all necessary amenities. The bathrooms were clean and the rooms were comfortable. The bus stop is just in front of the hostel with easy connectivity to the city (hardly 15 mins walk though). I would definitely stay in YMCA... More 

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would like to return in the future. We are receiving lots of positive feedback about our rooms and new style breakfasts. Not only that - the sun is shining too! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

It's 3am. Fourth time tonight we have been woken by loud, drunken, foul mouthed behaviour. Sad as the hostel is clean and in a nice place. There is security apparently - but that has not prevented anti social behaviour.

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

We are sorry that you suffered because some other guests were drunk.I must point out that this is very rare and the vast majority of guests have a good time here. Although we are a provider of budget value accommodation we do not tolerate this kind of behaviour. However I cannot understand why you did not ask our night security... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed here over Easter with large group. Bedrooms were comfortable and plenty of hot water from showers. A basic breakfast was included which was enough for a perfect start to the day. Staff were friendly at all times and I would happily stay here again.

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - it's great that you enjoyed your stay. We are ideal for groups, and our new wing opens in May with another ten two bed and twin rooms offering even more privacy. The breakfast has been improved further too -so there's lots to look forward to - do come back as we would love to see... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have given this 5 stars based on the genre of accommodation and cost, which was good value. This was perfect for our year 8 school trip. The accommodation was basic but comfortable, and the set up was very convenient. There was a large room next to the bedrooms which was perfect for group games and morning briefing. The food... More 

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YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us - the staff, the food and the accommodation. We are ideal for school groups, with a sports hall, large meeting rooms, and a short walk to the seafront. We also work closely with outdoor activity providers and local attractions to secure the best prices. And our... More 

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