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Penzance Backpackers

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The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was always afraid of staying in the hostels not because of safety point of view but because of whether the place will be clean enough, will it be hygienic enough and other concerns and that's the reason why I have never tried staying in hostels. When I was planning to visit Isle of Scilly and Penzance for the long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No frills but a comfortable, clean hostel. Decent location and friendly owners. We stayed in a double room that had everything we needed. The decoration is basic and a bit threadbare in parts but the place is clean, comfortable, has everything you need in a hostel and was good value for money. The location is great too. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penzance Backpackers is the experience that all backpackers look for (especially when going on spur-of-the-moment trips) - affordable, accessible, with all the necessary amenities, and most importantly for me, an environment that helps you relax at the end of the day, no matter what you've done or where you've come from. Matt is a great host, Penzance is a lovely... More 

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New England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is just a wonderful place to make a home base for a trip in the Penzance area. Clean, friendly, cheap. Excellent kitchen facilities. Comfortable beds. Clean bathrooms. Super location, very near the water and both Penlee Park and Gallery and Morab Gardens. Not far from the center and shops and the bus and train (and ferry). Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First the location is really good. You just walk down the road and you are at the beach. Really near is a supermarkt and its close to centre of Pencanze. There is also a Bus stop down the street ! The rooms are really clean and tidy and you feel comfortable in it. Also the bath on suite is small... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very clean with good facilities and comfy beds. Really friendly owners. Can be slightly cramped at breakfast time! Easy parking and walking distance to the sea. Our room was small but we were out all day so it was no problem.

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State of Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place has been my home for 3 weeks and it really did feel like home. Friendly people, good atmosphere, clean facilities, free wifi everywhere. There is a nice living room where you can relax or work, and a self-catering kitchen too. It is a 10 minute walk to go into town and 15 minutes to the station. I will... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a great clean hostel with a large kitchen & living room. The location is just perfect and the hosts are very kind and helpful. By the way, the rooms are tidy and quiet - what else would one ask for? In other words, do not hesitate to book a room there.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This hostel is excellent and is way above other hostels that I have stayed. It is very clean and cosy and most of all very reasonably price. Toilets are clean, kitchen is excellent, living hall is very good and WIFI is fantastic. Although it is a backpackers hostel, it is in no way near to it. Rather it is like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The best hostel we've been in the last few years. Matt is a very welcoming host. Cleanliness is exceptional as rooms and facilities are cleaned daily by the host himself. Beds were comfortable as was the sitting room and the kitchen where you could socialize with fellow guests. A very friendly environment with the train and bus station 10 mins... More 

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