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Penzance Backpackers

The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Velbert, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed for three nights are we were more than happy. The room, bathrooms, kitchen and other facilities were very clean and the interior in our room seemed new and tidy. We kitchen is spacious, well equipped and was always very tidy and clean. It was very quite and relaxed and cheap for £18 per person in a double room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We chose to stay here as we were on a budget Cornwall trip during Easter 2013. We had the double Private on 1st floor next to the shared bathroom on that landing. The room itself was compact in size. It had a window, a wash basin, a really comfy double bed with cosy duvets, some hooks/basic shelve for clothes n... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a great hostel with everything you need (kitchen facilities, WiFi, even a laptop you can use if you don't have your own) The beds were very comfy and the rooms were spacious, and the staff were helpful and friendly as well. Plus the hostel had a nice family vibe with a ton of interesting travellers from all over... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Loved this hostel and would happily go back. It's quite basic, no frills- small room and kitchen but I love that it isn't institutionalised like some hostels. The whole thing felt like home. Fellow travellers were friendly and chatty as we're staff. We had no problems finding an on road park but it was a bit of a treck to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great hostel - me and two friends originally booked one night's stay at Penzance Backpackers, but ended up returning for a second night during our 4-day exploratory road trip in Cornwall. We got a 6-bed dorm for ourselves, with en-suite bathroom, for £18 each per night. The rooms are basic but cleaned every day. No towels or soap is provided,... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Basic, clean and comfortable and the girl who checked me in was friendly & helpful. The kitchen was clean with good amenities and a large fridge. This backpackers is not very central and parking is hard to come by. However it was a pleasant experience overall.

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Himself and I stayed in a double room (#4 just at the top of the stairs on level 1) for five nights. We both thought this place was great and vowed to stay here again should we ever be in Penzance again. Pros: - great location, just up the road from the waterfront - free on street parking just outside... More

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Mainz, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Friend and I stayed for 4 nights in an en-suite twinroom. The room was quite small (understandable!) but very clean and comfortable with a little washbasin and a large window. We didn't really use the lounge or kitchen but it all seemed very clean as well. The free Wi-Fi was a great bonus and much appreciated! The people who run... More

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London, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I stayed in this hostel back in June during the long weekend in England. The guy who runs it is very friendly and willing to help you out in any way. He printed off a bus schedule and map for me and gave me advice about things to do in the area. The kitchen was VERY clean and fully equipped.... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Stayed 2 nights, the whole place is very clean. The people who run it are very friendly and helpful. Large kitchen with free tea and coffee. The mattresses are a bit worn out (but I experienced it in every hostel to be honest). Good value for the money.

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Also Known As:
Penzance Backpackers Cornwall
Address: The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Penzance
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