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Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel

45 Ford Street | Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8LN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The room sleeps 14. There is one bathroom with shower. Everything is clean and the living areas are packed with local information. Moretonhampstead is very small, and Sparrowhawk is within 2 minutes walk from all the pubs and shop. There is no wifi and phone signal is sketchy.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Will go again for Defo. Ali the owner was very welcoming and played cool music too😃 My mate and me stopped in double room which has 2 beds and is in the owners house which is interesting and charming too. The dorms are across a nice courtyard the communal kitchen is there too. The kitchen was very well equipped and... More 

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harlow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed here with a group of friends and found it a great place to stay very comfortable rooms,great for walkers, cyclists and ideally located for trips out to Dartmoor, would definitely return

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The host Ali is a very friendly and helpfull person. We stayed for two nights in this beautifull and enchanting hostel. The dormitory is cozy and clean. The kitchen is big, open and really lovely and equipped with all you need. The bathroom is small but clean.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is just lovely! Ali, the owner was very friendly, trusting, relaxed and helpful. The facilities were simple, comfortable, clean and functional. The bunkhouse is light and airy, the beds compfy and the shower is hot and has good pressure! As a solo female backpacker in her early twenties, I found this place really comfortable, safe, had loads of... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There was nobody around when we arrived. I had virtually decided to try to find somewhere else when we did get in. There were not enough sheets on the beds so I had to help myself to some from the washing line. The proprietor clearly was not interested in us and only spoke to me when she thought we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived to an unattended establishment. Although booked in there was no one there. We went for a cup of tea elsewhere and on returning still no one on attendance to show us where to sleep. The place looked neglected , run down and we left to find a B and B instead. One of the worst backpackers hostels vr.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent two nights in Ali's Hostel and it was amazing. The place has such a great atmosphere and Ali is just the most kind person. The facilities are excellent: the dorm is comfy, the kitchen clean and has all you need. Toilets and showers work excellently and are tip top clean. If you like hostels that have their own... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having cycled across Dartmoor, the hostel was a welcome sight. We stayed in the bunk barn. Cooking facilities were basic but all available, same applies to shower and bunkroom. We didn't have any drying facilities, which was disappointing. However, it was a happy, interesting place and good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We hired the whole place for a hen party on Saturday night. The place was perfect with a lovely big kitchen, ample room in the dorm style bedroom and a stunning little enclosed courtyard. The owners were very friendly and not at all intrusive. I would definitely recommend this place and would happily book to come back.

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Sparrowhawk1, Owner at Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Delighted you all had a splendid time here. Best wishes! More 

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