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Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In May/June 2016 I stayed in this beautifully managed hostel. It has a particularly cosy, fresh and roomy upstairs sleeping area with windows facing out on a charming enclosed garden that captures the sunlight. The bathing facilities are scrupulously clean and well maintained and the downstairs kitchen is spacious and welcoming. There is a special sense of peace and comfort... More 

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Nederweert, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place with an artsy feel. Clean beds and facilities plus an amazing shower! The hostess was very friendly and helpful and was there when we needed her. Long story short, everything you can expect from a proper hostel.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Similar to previous reviews, we arrived at a deserted place today... This seems to be a real issue with this hostel. While I understand that the owner is not there 24/7, I expect someone to reply to my messages. When I made the booking several months ago, I agreed with the owner to text her our estimated time of arrival... More 

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Thank Sabrina S
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A couple of years ago we stayed here and found this place to be quirky but fun. This year it felt rundown and fairly depressing. The owner spent most of the time moaning about other people's negative reactions to staying there. True - it's fairly cheap and you get what you pay for in life, but Youth Hostels are about... More 

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Thank Julia E
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The room sleeps 14. There is one bathroom with shower. Everything is clean and the living areas are packed with local information. Moretonhampstead is very small, and Sparrowhawk is within 2 minutes walk from all the pubs and shop. There is no wifi and phone signal is sketchy.

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Thank Laurence F
Didcot, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Will go again for Defo. Ali the owner was very welcoming and played cool music too😃 My mate and me stopped in double room which has 2 beds and is in the owners house which is interesting and charming too. The dorms are across a nice courtyard the communal kitchen is there too. The kitchen was very well equipped and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed here with a group of friends and found it a great place to stay very comfortable rooms,great for walkers, cyclists and ideally located for trips out to Dartmoor, would definitely return

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The host Ali is a very friendly and helpfull person. We stayed for two nights in this beautifull and enchanting hostel. The dormitory is cozy and clean. The kitchen is big, open and really lovely and equipped with all you need. The bathroom is small but clean.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is just lovely! Ali, the owner was very friendly, trusting, relaxed and helpful. The facilities were simple, comfortable, clean and functional. The bunkhouse is light and airy, the beds compfy and the shower is hot and has good pressure! As a solo female backpacker in her early twenties, I found this place really comfortable, safe, had loads of... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There was nobody around when we arrived. I had virtually decided to try to find somewhere else when we did get in. There were not enough sheets on the beds so I had to help myself to some from the washing line. The proprietor clearly was not interested in us and only spoke to me when she thought we were... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sparrowhawk Backpackers is a small, friendly, relaxed, eco-hostel, converted barn, more like a homestay, within the atmospheric Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Groups and individuals are welcome. An ideal base to explore all Dartmoor has to offer. The hostel is located in the village centre with several shops, P.O, cafes, info. centre and pubs serving good food/beer. There is a self catering kitchen, tea/coffee provided. Great place for cycling on and off road, hiking, climbing, wild swims, wildlife, archeology, high open moors and tors, chill out picnics by ancient woodlands, stone circles and rivers. Moretonhampstead is a lively village and home to many artists, craftspeople and musicians, so you may catch a music session in the pub and visit the gallery and studios. The bus stop is just 2 mins walk with frequent direct buses to and from Exeter. Trains - Paddington to Exeter, 2 hr. 15Min./ Waterloo- Exeter, 3hr.30Min. Bristol-Exeter, 1hr. The hostel also provides secure parking for bikes and motorbikes if you arrive on 2 wheels. Cars must be parked in the public car park (free at night). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel

Address: 45 Ford Street | Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8LN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Moretonhampstead
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $21 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel Moretonhampstead, Devon
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