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YHA Penzance
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Yorkshire, England
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Great from booking in, clean and friendly”
Reviewed May 24, 2010

Having arrived fairly late I was greeted by the reception staff member who was very pleasant, helpful and explained what I needed to know including how I could get out early the next morning. The person who served me at the bar was also pleasant and friendly. An example of a good youth hostel, the only slight downside was the distance from the centre which I did know beforehand.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

I stayed at the Penzance YHA June 5-7, 2009 and got room #16. The hostel is about a 20-25 min. walk out of town from the train station. I did it with my 40lb backpack in 25min. but you can take one of the city buses that will drop you off with in about 5-10min. walking distance, depending on how fast you walk. If you have a car it is quite a bit easier to get to the YHA but you're never walking through any bad areas except for having to cross a busy road near the end.
The hostel was just finishing its rennovation when I was there. The bedroom was comfortable, fairly large sized witha disused fireplace. The beds were comfortable with a reading light and the lockers were fairly large. If I needed to shove my backpack in I could have. The shower down the hall was good sized with enough room to comfortably dress in and had good water pressure.
The only problem I had with the hostel was I was not able to do my laundry there since they had not finished their laundry room. I could wash my clothes but not dry them since there was no way to vent the hot air from the dryer. Both machines were in the basement in a cement room with no windows. The games room also while I was there had no games at all in it.
Otherwise things were fairly good. The lounge room was adequate but with only 4 channels of television to chose from. The free internet computer was down my entire stay but the kitchen was very well kept with three stoves, a microwave and two refridgerators. You can have breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria if you pay for them which I didn't do so I can't comment on that.
I would definitly stay at the YHA Penzance again in the future. The rennovated Georgian mannor was great as was the location which offered lots of privacy and quiet nights.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

So here’s the low down….it’s a bit out of town with about a 20 minute walk. A little hard with bags (there is a bus that will get you much closer), but generally you’d only make the walk into town once and back once a day so that was OK. The location is very peaceful. Rooms were superb….carpet floor, beds comfortable, lockers, sink and mirror, card operated doors. The other facilities included laundry (didn’t use this so not sure what it was like), kitchen (adequate…maybe more fridge space would be good), dining room, games room, TV room, café/restaurant. Staff were pretty helpful and friendly. A very good YHA, the type of standard you’d expect from the chain.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Property: YHA Penzance
Address: Castle Horneck, Alverton, Castle Horneck TR20 8TF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Castle Horneck
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Castle Horneck
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Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Penzance 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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