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Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel

45 Ford Street | Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8LN, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Moritz M Bern, Switzerland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A beautiful little hostel sited within 5 minutes walk of several pubs and shops. Allison (the owner) is more than happy to accommodate any needs or desires- relaxed and happy to help. While we were there she gave another guest a lift into Exeter, just one example of her keenness to have happy guests. The house is clean and warm... More

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Falmouth, Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a great place to stop off in the village of Moretonhampstead. The bunks were really clean and comfortable, with excellent facilities. The outside courtyard is a great place to sit and chat.The owner was really friendly and made for a relaxed atmosphere. It is also great value for money. I can highly recommend Sparrowhawk and would DEFINITELY... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This is a very comfortable barn conversion with great showers, a big clean kitchen with all appliances, washing and drying facilities, a charming courtyard and a relaxed and friendly host. My friend and I stayed one night for a weekend of cycling around Dartmoor and the village could not be better placed for it. The bunkbeds in the one dorm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

A group of 14 of us hired the entire loft for a long weekend and stayed in the bunk beds. The hostel is lovely with a farm feel - a sunny private yard, big kitchen and 3 showers. The hostess is laid back and very friendly and made us right at home. There's a bbq and outdoor seating. Its in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I arrived at Sparrowhawk absolutely drenched after a long slog up the hill by bike, and received a warm greeting and found everything well kept and clean. The large bunkhouse sits above a welcoming communal lounge/kitchen and is divided by curtains for a small amount of privacy, with bunks well spaced and lots of natural light from above. The sheets... More

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Address: 45 Ford Street | Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8LN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Moretonhampstead
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Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a small, friendly, relaxed eco-hostel within the atmospheric Dartmoor National Park, easily accessible by bus. Groups and individuals are welcome. An ideal base to explore all Dartmoor has to offer. The hostel is located in the village centre with several shops,P.O, info. Centre and pubs serving good food/beer. Great place for cycling on and off road, hiking, climbing, wild swims, wildlife, archeology, high open moors and tors, chill out picnics by ancient woodlands, stone circles and rivers. Moretonhampstead is a lively village and home to many artists, craftspeople and musicians, so you may catch a music session in the pub and visit the gallery and studios. The bus stop is just 2 mins walk with frequent direct buses to and from Exeter. Trains - Paddington to Exeter, 2 hr. 15Min./ Waterloo- Exeter, 3hr.30Min. Bristol-Exeter, 1hr. The hostel also provides secure parking for bikes and motorbikes if you arrive on 2 wheels. Cars must be parked in the public car park (free at night). ... more   less 
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