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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

The owner was out when I arrived but there was a message to come in and make a cup of tea. The owner was friendly when she turned up but perhaps could have done more to explain what facilities were available. I stayed in this hostel a couple of years ago and compared to that visit the hostel seemed a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Stayed here for one night, after camping in Dartmoor. It has a really cute courtyard and quite funky decor. The lady who runs the hostel is very sweet and friendly. Stayed in a dorm.. which was clean and comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped and has pots/pans/cutlery that you can use. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

I was looking for reasonably priced accommodation close to the Two Moors Way which is not that easy to find and unlike the previous reviewer I was very appreciative of the owner who was happy for my son and me to stay even though she was away the night we needed to stay. Great little hostel in an interesting small... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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
Reviewed August 3, 2016

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
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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
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Kitchenette
Price Range: $20 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Good startingpoimt to see dartmoor if you have a car”
 of 5 bubbles hannekevaneijk, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“There is only one large dorm for 16 people.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderer252014, Sep 2, 2014 | Read review
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