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St. Ives Backpackers

Gabriel St | Town Centre, St Ives TR26 1SG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the only hostel in St. Ives. A lot of surfers and long time guests give it a quirky charm. The rooms are ok. The building and furniture is poor condition is very tired and in need of cleaning and care. But if all you are looking for is a place to flop, that is safe and has nice... More 

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The backpackers in St.Ives is a great spot to hang in the lounge and to relax.It offers comfortable rooms and enough space for yourself.It's not to pricy and has wireless connection.They have showers,where you have to pay,but also some in the basement for free.I loved the location with wall decoration,pictures and money of different countries.I felt very comfortable during my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For less than £20 in the centre of St.Ives... I'm happy with that. Good: staff, free Wi-Fi - even the Hilton charge you - and it's location. Bad; it's pretty filthy, furniture is ripped and the mattress was non-existent. Oh, and ignore Google Maps for directions.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is dated, its a bit dirty, a bit noisey and generally pretty poor. But lets be honest, I would go back again because the price and location (centre of St Ives) is right. There is a self catering kitchen.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Staff were friendly and helpful. Had a relaxed atmosphere but the common rooms and dorms were dirty. In a good location near the beach and shops but unfortunately on a busy road, with traffic noisy all night.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We were supposed to be here for 2 nights,the young Australian girl that works on the reception and runs most things is very sweet,friendly and helpful. However,we cut short our stay as the thought of another night in this filthy hovel was just too much.The bedding was adequate,although the pillows are as thin as a pancake and filthy,no curtains in... More 

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Caroline O, Manager at St. Ives Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mark, I would firstly like to say I am responding to your review on behalf of the entire team from St Ives Backpackers. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here. As I was the one who checked you in I would like to let you know that if you had informed me (or any member... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A very nice hostel to stay to experience some of the hippie life-style. It feels like a different dimension, different space. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to save money and build a deeper connection with their travelling companions.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Unlike the reviews I saw before coming, I found this place not dirty at all. In fact, it's been one of the cleanest I stayed during my trip around Cornwall, and I gotta say that I stayed in quite a few. When I first entered the place, I was impressed. Really really big, surf-like decorated and full of amazing people.... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is all you need and more! it has such good staff, Very fun surf vibes and basic clean rooms. The only thing that could be improved is the men's shower down stairs. But they have better ones upstairs anyway so no big deal. Recommended for any backpackers traveling to St Ives

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews on this hostel I was very hesitant in staying.. But was desperate to see St Ives and there wasn't much of a choice really. Although after arriving the manager was so friendly and welcoming. A large lounge / common area meant I could meet new people and some locals. Had a chat to a few long termers... More 

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Address: Gabriel St | Town Centre, St Ives TR26 1SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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St. Ives Backpackers St Ives, Cornwall

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