We spend there with my boyfriend in a double room about two weeks in the first half of the year 2014. The location of the hostel was OK, it was on the hill, near the centre of Torquay – a smaller, picturesque and coastal town (with around 65 000 inhabitants). You could do all the near sightseeing simply on foot, but it was quite distant from the train station and also the hill could be a bit difficult to climb returning from longer trip (but we didn’t have any problem with this).
For a very low price (28GBP per room and night, compared with other six hostels through UK we stayed in during our half year internship) we got nice and modern room with bed, TV, wash basin and solid wi-fi signal. The only small problem with room was the shared wall and even window with neighbouring dorms, because there could be heard every noise. The room (and also common rooms) were cleaned on daily basis by very friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms were on every floor, cosy and very cleverly furnished; it really helped the family atmosphere that is promised on their websites. The common living room was smaller that could cause problems in a case of bigger groups coming, but most of the time it was OK. Medium-sized kitchen was well-furnished and equipped; there was a fridge with freezer and large cooker with large oven. There was free tea, coffee and sugar.
There was a possibility to do your laundry for 5GBP per a load.
Torquay is an amazing place with many walking tours possibilities. The hostel was smaller, but has really friendly atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this place, it was our cheapest and one of the two best hostels we stayed in through our six month lasting internship.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Torquay Backpackers truly is a ‘home from home’ and a place to make lifelong friends from all over the world. Housed in a listed Victorian terraced building, the hostel is centrally located in the beautiful seaside town of Torquay on the English Riviera. From the Hostel it is a short walk to the beach and harbour. With capacity to accommodate 48 people we welcome both groups and single travellers. We have dormitory accommodation ranging from 4 bed dorms (X4) 6 bed dorm (X1) 8 bed dorm (X1) and 12 bed dorm (X1). We also have a double room and a large family room which comprises of one double and two singles. ... more less
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