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Torquay Backpackers Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few weeks on a solo trip in order to extend my Schengen Visa. The hostel has a great atmosphere with numerous common areas to meet other travellers! Fully loaded kitchen was perfect for cooking your own meals! The staff were friendly and easy going. It also has a TV where we watched the football matches. And... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was brilliant. I had the best sleep, and the most fun I could have asked for. Fantastic people, Sean is a fantastic host and so welcoming. Everything was clean and it felt almost like you were a part of a family. I absolutely loved it!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a couple nights with a friend while travelling through the UK. The hostel was clean with friendly staff who were always around and willing to help. Location is awesome, 5-10 minute walk away from town centre. Was always people hanging around in the common areas, very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again if I'm ever passing through Torquay... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

So ive just left this place. There was a couple things that annoyed me. So most nights people were pretty loud, even though theres a sign on the door saying strictly no noise after 9pm or you will be charged. Seems like nobody took notice as most nights i had people talking really loud outside my room and slaming doors.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I stayed at Torquay International Backpackers for a week in December and I loved it.!There's a brilliant atmosphere there with a mix of backpackers from all over the world which creates a buzzing environment. I am an Artist and loved sitting in the common area doing some sketching while chatting to the other guests. Sean - the owner is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the backpackers for 5 nights, although it was quiet it was a really nice experience. I arrived at 10:30pm from London and the staff kept reception open until I arrived. The place was very clean and had all the facilities you would expect. Definitely one of the best hostels I have stayed in England

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Thank KarlyChristink
Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Torquay Backpackers is the place to be if you want to meet people and travellers. I spent there two months during the summer and it was an amazing experience. The staff is from all over the world: all nice and outgoing people. The hostel is just 5 minutes walking from the city centre and 10 minutes from the harbour. The... More 

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Thank LisaMartins94
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope all is well back in Italy! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I stayed in the Backpackers with a friend for almost a month doing an english course and the experience there was fantastic. Sean, the owner, picked us up to the hostel, and even though the train is not far away from the hostel, he did it and I really appreciated that fact. Once we arrived he explained us lot of... More 

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Thank Monica S
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, it was a please to have you stay with us! Hope to see you soon More 

Almelo, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had an amazing stay at the Torquay backpackers hostel. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are very good and they look good as well. The hostel is very clean and the kitchen looks very good. There are a lot of things that you can do nearby the hostel.

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Thank Melissa L
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have been at the Backpackers Hostel for at least a month and I had a great time. I was there because I was attending an English course. The rooms are nice I have slept perfect. I was at room number 8 and I could see the sea from my window, we also had a little shower inside but I... More 

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Thank Silvia T
SeanTwomey, Owner at Torquay Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review, we hope to see you again in the New Year More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Torquay Backpackers Hostel

Address: 119 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $37 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Torquay Backpackers Hostel Devon
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