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Torquay Backpackers Hostel

119 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NP, England
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a couple nights with a friend while travelling through the UK. The hostel was clean with friendly staff who were always around and willing to help. Location is awesome, 5-10 minute walk away from town centre. Was always people hanging around in the common areas, very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again if I'm ever passing through Torquay... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So ive just left this place. There was a couple things that annoyed me. So most nights people were pretty loud, even though theres a sign on the door saying strictly no noise after 9pm or you will be charged. Seems like nobody took notice as most nights i had people talking really loud outside my room and slaming doors.... More 

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

I stayed at Torquay International Backpackers for a week in December and I loved it.!There's a brilliant atmosphere there with a mix of backpackers from all over the world which creates a buzzing environment. I am an Artist and loved sitting in the common area doing some sketching while chatting to the other guests. Sean - the owner is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the backpackers for 5 nights, although it was quiet it was a really nice experience. I arrived at 10:30pm from London and the staff kept reception open until I arrived. The place was very clean and had all the facilities you would expect. Definitely one of the best hostels I have stayed in England

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Torquay Backpackers is the place to be if you want to meet people and travellers. I spent there two months during the summer and it was an amazing experience. The staff is from all over the world: all nice and outgoing people. The hostel is just 5 minutes walking from the city centre and 10 minutes from the harbour. The... More 

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Thank LisaMartins94
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope all is well back in Italy! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I stayed in the Backpackers with a friend for almost a month doing an english course and the experience there was fantastic. Sean, the owner, picked us up to the hostel, and even though the train is not far away from the hostel, he did it and I really appreciated that fact. Once we arrived he explained us lot of... More 

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SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, it was a please to have you stay with us! Hope to see you soon More 

Almelo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had an amazing stay at the Torquay backpackers hostel. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are very good and they look good as well. The hostel is very clean and the kitchen looks very good. There are a lot of things that you can do nearby the hostel.

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SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have been at the Backpackers Hostel for at least a month and I had a great time. I was there because I was attending an English course. The rooms are nice I have slept perfect. I was at room number 8 and I could see the sea from my window, we also had a little shower inside but I... More 

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SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review, we hope to see you again in the New Year More 

london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Nice bunch of people to chat, good for a short backpacking stay as a single, generally the common places are clean but some of the rooms and toilets/shower rooms could be maintained well. I might come back as a single but not sure with a family

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SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a nice review. I agree sometimes in the summer we are limited in the amount of improvements we can carry out but we are making up for it during the winter. Hope you see you again at some stage! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I first came for a few weeks to work in this hostel and ended up leaving there for 8 months !! I had a great time with all of the people that came and left. I have made a lot of friends, got really drunk, and partied a lot. There is as well lot of opportunities to find an extra... More 

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Thank Isabel M
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Merci Beacoup! Enjoy South America will look forward to meeting my "favourite guest" again in the future More 

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