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YMCA Cornwall International House

Alverton St, The Orchard, Penzance TR18 4TE, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
llee106 Sheffield, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressively clean and tidy! Very cozy! Nice staff! There's a lovely little garden! And they offer student discounts!

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

Thanks for your review - we are glad you enjoyed YMCA Penzance Backpackers! We hope to see you again in the future - work has begun on creating our new coffee shop which will be a great place to chill out in. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
44 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a good place to stay if on a budget. Wifi worked in the breakfast area, and breakfast itself was good. Free parking at the front if you have a rental car. Room was comfortable, and shower clean. Good place to stay if you plan visiting St Michaels Mount, St Ives, Lands end, Minack theatre etc etc. I would... More

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

Thanks for your review. You are right about our location - a great place not far from the seafront in Penzance, a short hop to Land's End, great beaches (my favourite is Sennen) - and you mention the Minack Theatre. I am looking forward to Dracula there in the autumn - could be atmospheric with some sea mist rolling in! More

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It was a last minute booking for us and i got an amazing deal for 2 nights, thoroughly enjoyed my stay . Good transport and taxi facilities. good staff and comfortable stay. easy access to st ives by bus or train.

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Linzi C, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Happy Travels!! More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was a really good base to explore Penzance and the nearby coastal paths. The accommodation is very basic but very clean and good value for money. The staff were amazing: friendly, helpful and welcoming - during the booking process and during my stay. There were some noise issues with some of the young people that were resident on this... More

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Linzi C, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of YMCA Cornwall in Penzance. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our facilities and staff welcoming and helpful. We hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to seeing you in the future if you holiday in Penzance again. Happy Travels! More

Telford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Not having stayed in a youth hostel for over 30 years. YMCA Penzance turned out to be excellent place for no nonsense budget trip for family of four sharing a room. Rooms very clean, comfy bunk beds,decent breakfast in morning plus wifi and free car parking was all we needed from this hostel which is a ten minute walk into... More

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Linzi C, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

We just want to let you know that we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at YMCA Cornwall. Penzance is a lovely place to visit and please don't hesitate to contact us for further bookings if you are heading our way again. Happy Travels! More

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I booked this hostel on a last minute trip to Cornwell recently. Luckily they still had rooms available even though it was high season. The staff are very friendly and helpful and gave me a twin room for single use as it was a last minute booking. The hostel was very clean and there was no queue for the bathroom... More

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Linzi C, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Trip Advisor review! We were very pleased to accommodate you the best we could throughout your stay and glad that everything was to your liking. If you ever wish to visit Cornwall again, please dont hesitate to give us a call. Happy Travels! More

London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed two nights in April in a twin room. The room was a good size, clean, bright and airy, with large windows. Beds while on the soft side were okay, with clean sheets. Heater worked well. They had just fixed a new shower system the day we arrived and on our first night our showers alternated between scalding hot and... More

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Linzi C, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that the problem with the showers was rectified by your second night, they were as you say newly fitted so teething problems were to be expected. I am also glad to hear you got a chance to explore the local area, if you are ever in our neck of... More

Canberra, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I booked a private room, which was still far cheaper than anything else around. It was clean and comfortable, and all the bedding was clean and fresh. Sadly, the heating seemed to go off at 11pm, and I was very cold. I had to wear some extra clothes to bed to stay warm. The shared bathroom was fine, and I... More

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Linzi C, General Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we were pleased to read that you were happy with your stay. However, if you ever experience problems with the heating again whilst you are with us, please be sure to inform reception who will be happy to over ride the system and ensure that any problems are resolved. It can be a little chilly... More

Surrey, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I spent just one night here en route to the Isles of Scilly in the middle of June, as it was the cheapest place in Penzance and closer to town than the youth hostel where I would normally have stayed. It is a bit of a walk from the station at around a mile (mostly uphill), but walking is free... More

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Lucy P, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your feedback. Just to let you know that due to your comments, cornflakes are now part of the breakfast selection! We hope that we will be able to accommodate all dietary requirements in the future. Happy Holidays! More

Vasto, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We booked a 6 dorm bed room for one night and It was excellent! Very good value, clean and helpful staff. Very quiet area at 8 mins walk to the city centre. I higly recommend that that if you happen to visit Cornwall!

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Linzi C, General Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Travels! More

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Address: Alverton St, The Orchard, Penzance TR18 4TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
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Penzance YMCA Backpackers' Hostel offers comfortable, affordable overnight accommodation in a convenient location, perfect for exploring the local area and experiencing some of the best festivals and events in Cornwall, some of which take place right on our doorstep. The Hostel is situated at the YMCA Cornwall site in Penzance, within walking distance of major transport links and Penzance town centre. On site we have a laundry room, internet access and WIFI, tuck shop, pool/football tables, TV area, Sports Hall and Dance Studio. We look forward to seeing you there! ... more   less 
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