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YHA Penzance

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Free parking
Free internet
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
181Restaurantswithin 5 miles
88Attractionswithin 5 miles
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Fulfilling a dream to explore West Cornwall out of season I stayed here for the first 3 days of January. It certainly is a beautiful building in a lovely peaceful location inshore halfway between Penzance and Newlyn. I started in a twin bunked room which was fine for one, with a
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Response from Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance
Responded Jan 6, 2019
Thank you David for your great comments. Some people like to be in the middle of the town but most prefer the peace and quiet of the area and the bus from the bottom of the lane. I hope you took the bus to Mousehole to see the Christmas Lights. The breakfast is always good value for money but for those just needing a bowl of muesli we do have a great kitchen. Great comments about the staff but sometimes they pretend they are not trained!
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Ok, it's a hostel not the Hilton so my comments have to be taken in context. The Penzance YHA is the best one I have stayed in after a lifetime of travelling and hostelling. It's not perfect, for example the WiFi was irritatingly inconstant and the waste bins in the bathrooms
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Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Response from Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance
Responded Jan 7, 2019
Hello Robert, thank you for your great comments and a few concerns too. The wifi is indeed a nuisance but there is very little we can do to make it perfect. The same system is in operation throughout the YHA and gets good reviews. Unfortunately we live at the end of the line and up a lane! There is an out of hours support phone by the front door that is connected to the overnight staff. We upgraded the door closures a few months ago and have a lock up procedure each evening. The front door is locked every night. Sometimes people go out early and leave the door on the latch. We will be looking into further security systems. All bedrooms are locked and all beds have lockable boxes for valuables. The snorer, I can do nothing about but we managed to move the person so everyone got a good night sleep! Thanks again for your comments.
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Smart, clean, in beautiful grounds up long driveway. Excellent facilities, very friendly staff.Husband enjoyed cooked meals from the restaurant whilst my dUght and I used the excellent self catering facilities to prepare our evening meal and breakfast.
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Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Response from Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance
Responded Jan 7, 2019
thank you for your great review. I am glad all went well for your family and you are now off now exploring the YHA network.
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This place was absolutely beautiful. Has a fully equipped kitchen. The rooms were very clean and tidy. The lounge was stocked with books and board games. Bar is reasonably priced. Very quiet area and the house is also quiet.
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Response from Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thank you for such a great review. I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I will pass your comments onto the team.
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Pete and i were walking the South West Coast Path and found this wonderful place !!! It was incredible,,Great service staff food and the place was so clean tidy organised and like home from home !! This totally blew away our vision or what a Youth Hostel was and I even became
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Response from Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance
Responded Nov 15, 2018
Tracey and Pete, thanks for such a great review I now have a fluffy glow inside. It's great to see that we influenced you to join! This will now give you 10% off all future bookings when booked through our website. You can use it the next time you come. It would be great to see you again but you must finish the coastal footpath first. Regards, Paul
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$36 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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