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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice pleace to sleep. Clean and tidy .nice neighbours not to far to town centre and beach ,lot atracions in neighbours.Free parking and free Wi-Fi .cheapest pleace when I see in Cornwall. recommended to sleep and enjoy sports.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

My review is aimed at local people but also at backpackers who may want to complete their stay by joining one of the classes put on by the YMCA - something to do on a rainy day and a way for the YMCA Penzance to make profitable use of their huge premises. My experience has been disastrous, it has taken... More 

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1 Thank mflorance
YMCA B, Reception at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our room hire (not backpackers). The vast majority of users here are very happy with our services, as shown in other reviews. On this occasion you feel that we fell short - we did try and point out that we are a venue used by independent activity providers who change their courses and programmes... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights this week, well what a surprise, the cafe is available to use any time of the day and night for tea and coffee which is ideal if you come back late. The rooms are warm and clean with Wi-Fi available in the rooms and cafe area, very handy. Shower facilities are along the hallway and are... More 

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Thank Jane Y
YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review Jane. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, even in the autumnal weather! We are creating even more twin rooms this winter ready for the spring, and two new private quad rooms to meet demand! The Wifi in rooms is proving very popular as you note. Do come back and enjoy the beaches... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and instantly felt like we were wasting staff time, when shown to our room we were tutted and huffed at for taking our time to get up the staires with heavy bags. Once in our room it was dirty, the bed unmade and looked like some one just nipped out as dirty dishes left on the side and... More 

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Thank Beth J
YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are at odds to understand it as our member of staff was showing good customer service by showing you to your room. I am not sure what you mean about plates left on the side - you must be referring to the self catering kitchen, where guests are asked to clean up after themselves.... More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stayed for a week with a group of 12 in multiple rooms. Rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. Plenty of facilities to keep the teenagers amused including Internet, TV and a pool room. We had full board and the food was first class (thanks Phil). Plenty of variety and plenty of food. Great place for sporting groups at an... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Really solid Youth hostel - Comfy beds, sofas downstairs, (small) self catering kitchen, easy walk to Penzance town centre and a games room with snooker and table football. The chef Phil also does unbelievable food that wouldn't be out of place in a restaurant! Was there with a sailing squad - the easy access to a drying room is another... More 

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Turi, Estonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Basic room (beds, table, mirror, cupboard), shared bathroom and toilets. Possibility to use kitchen (the only thing that bothered me there was the smell, sorry) with everything needed to cook. Light breakfast (tea, coffee, toast). Possibility to buy cooked breakfast. Free parking. We were in the room above the gym apparently, the noise was quite loud. That stopped at reasonable... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were in a 6 bed dorm - which was actually 2 triple bunks (novelty) and we actually had it all to ourselves (3 people). Quite small room for 6, fine for 3! Bathrooms were clean but in need of an update. Good secure bike storage. Friendly staff. We somehow managed to get free continental breakfast, which was nothing special,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2015

I recently visited Penzance with friends and stayed in YMCA Penzance youth hostel. This is a value for money place with all necessary amenities. The bathrooms were clean and the rooms were comfortable. The bus stop is just in front of the hostel with easy connectivity to the city (hardly 15 mins walk though). I would definitely stay in YMCA... More 

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Thank LoneTraveller2k15
YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would like to return in the future. We are receiving lots of positive feedback about our rooms and new style breakfasts. Not only that - the sun is shining too! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

It's 3am. Fourth time tonight we have been woken by loud, drunken, foul mouthed behaviour. Sad as the hostel is clean and in a nice place. There is security apparently - but that has not prevented anti social behaviour.

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Thank Greencycle1958
YMCA B, Manager at YMCA Cornwall International House, responded to this review

We are sorry that you suffered because some other guests were drunk.I must point out that this is very rare and the vast majority of guests have a good time here. Although we are a provider of budget value accommodation we do not tolerate this kind of behaviour. However I cannot understand why you did not ask our night security... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Penzance YMCA Backpackers' Hostel offers comfortable, affordable overnight accommodation in a convenient location, perfect for exploring the local area and experiencing some of the best festivals and events in Cornwall, some of which take place right on our doorstep. The Hostel is situated at the YMCA Cornwall site in Penzance, within walking distance of major transport links and Penzance town centre. On site we have a laundry room, internet access and WIFI, tuck shop, pool/football tables, TV area, Sports Hall and Dance Studio. We look forward to seeing you there! ... more   less 

Additional Information about YMCA Cornwall International House

Address: The Orchard Alverton Road, Penzance TR18 4TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Number of rooms: 54
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