We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8 Penzance accommodations

Penzance Backpackers

Save Saved
You added Penzance Backpackers to your Saves list
The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (55)
  • Photos (25)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (3)
  • Location
  • More
Penzance Backpackers
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Penzance
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

55 people have reviewed this hotel

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at PZ backpackers for 3 nights in the mixed dorm. The location is convenient. People who stayed there were very friendly and cool. The kitchen is one of the highlights! Definitely I will stay PZ backpackers again if I go to Cornwall in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Penzance Backpackers for 2 nights in early August, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I got the number 6 bus to just before Alexandra Road from the main Bus/Train station, but the 1A bus would drop you off closer to the Backpackers - I had a heavy bag, so I was glad that I had not had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second visit to PZ Backpackers. We last visited 2 years ago and liked it so much we came back! We had a very warm welcome from the young hosts - a smile and a cheery welcome is always appreciated. There is by far the nicest communal kitchen I have ever used with everything you could need to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here with 6 friends on a Friday night in July to make a trip to the Minack Theatre. Couldn't fault the place. To be honest we were out most of our stay, however the rooms were neat and tidy, the en-suite bathroom was clean with a good working shower and there was free on-road parking outside. For only £16... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've stayed at a few backpackers places now and have to say this was very good for the price - £16. I'm not a lover of sharing dorms with strangers but this is part of the territory and we had our own bathroom in our dorm which was a definite plus. There are double rooms available for a higher rate.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

1) Friendly and super nice host. 2) Clean and hygienic. 3) Quiet and peaceful location. 4) Clean sheets and washrooms. 5)Wonderful overall experience. Its an amazing place to crash on your visit to Penzance, its located very close by the marine drive, the owner who runs this place is an amazing guy, very friendly and helpful. I am not sure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stopped at the Backpackers as an overnight stop on the way to the Scilly Isles. On arrival we kept missing the owner, so couldn't get in, but as it was a lovely day, we ambled down to the seafront and took a look at where the ferry sailed from in the morning. The hostel is spotlessly clean, the owner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The guy who runs this place is super nice, and very organized. He cleans the place every day which makes a huge difference. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a good system for labeling and storing your food. The beds are standard beds you'd find in most hostels - not amazingly comfortable, but not bad. The internet was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

3 of us came to Penzance for the first time last November..actually, we didnt book a room because we thought it would be easy to find a hostel there. But we were wrong. This backpacker was pretty big, clean, but hard to find and quite far from center... Yeah we like it, but one advice for tourist. You should book... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed after Easter 2014. Friendly and welcoming accom, Matt the manager is always helpful and around to see if everythings ok. i intended to stay 1 night, and stayed 3 :-D ample space in dorm rooms, each having own shower room. large very well equipped kitchen, all you need (and communal spices :-)) comfortable lounge, and outside areas. no silly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Penzance Backpackers, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Penzance Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Penzance Backpackers

Address: The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Penzance Backpackers Cornwall

25 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (20)
Bathroom (2)
Dining (7)
Family/play areas (5)
Room/suite (4)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Room/suite (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Dining (2)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Penzance with
any amenities


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Penzance Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer