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Penzance Backpackers

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The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
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Dorms £16pn Doubles £36pn
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A gem of a hostel. I stayed at the YMCA in October and saw this in a nearby street. So glad I did. It's excellent value for money, the owners (managers?) are a young friendly couple (about to become three!) who gave me a warm welcome. The house is very clean and comfortable. I stayed in the 'seven bed females... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Blue Dolphin enabled us to catch an early sailing and late return of the 'Scillonian' ship prior to and after our break in the Isles of Scilly. It is within walking distance of the railway station and the Scillonian quay. There were other mature couples using the 'hostel' for the same reason. It is adjacent to bed & breakfast... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I came here for a break last month (February),and stayed at this hostel.I booked the double room which was really nice,clean and warm.One slight criticism is there was no double wardrobe or bedside draws for clothes.Not so bad just me on my own,but it could cause problems for a couple.The whole hostel was really clean,the owners were very friendly,including the... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

From the moment I met the staff they were nothing but helpful, doing everything to make me feel right at home in Penzance. The amenities at the Blue Dolphin are outstanding with a full kitchen, lounge room packed with movies, board games and even a guitar. The room was exceptionally clean for a hostel, the bed comfy and the shower... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I was always afraid of staying in the hostels not because of safety point of view but because of whether the place will be clean enough, will it be hygienic enough and other concerns and that's the reason why I have never tried staying in hostels. When I was planning to visit Isle of Scilly and Penzance for the long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

No frills but a comfortable, clean hostel. Decent location and friendly owners. We stayed in a double room that had everything we needed. The decoration is basic and a bit threadbare in parts but the place is clean, comfortable, has everything you need in a hostel and was good value for money. The location is great too. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Penzance Backpackers is the experience that all backpackers look for (especially when going on spur-of-the-moment trips) - affordable, accessible, with all the necessary amenities, and most importantly for me, an environment that helps you relax at the end of the day, no matter what you've done or where you've come from. Matt is a great host, Penzance is a lovely... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is just a wonderful place to make a home base for a trip in the Penzance area. Clean, friendly, cheap. Excellent kitchen facilities. Comfortable beds. Clean bathrooms. Super location, very near the water and both Penlee Park and Gallery and Morab Gardens. Not far from the center and shops and the bus and train (and ferry). Highly recommended.

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Thank CamelCase
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

First the location is really good. You just walk down the road and you are at the beach. Really near is a supermarkt and its close to centre of Pencanze. There is also a Bus stop down the street ! The rooms are really clean and tidy and you feel comfortable in it. Also the bath on suite is small... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very clean with good facilities and comfy beds. Really friendly owners. Can be slightly cramped at breakfast time! Easy parking and walking distance to the sea. Our room was small but we were out all day so it was no problem.

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Additional Information about Penzance Backpackers

Address: The Blue Dolphin | Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Price Range: $47 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Penzance Backpackers Cornwall
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