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Blue Skies Porthtowan Reviews

The Unicorn, Beach Road, Cornwall, England

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69%

Rating
100 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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51%

The window frames were dirty. Black mould surround the shower. Hole in wall. Mirrors dirty. Curtains not attached properly. Felt there was a hole in floor by shower. Dust around lamps. Limited toilet roll allocated. Cushions frayed. Broken latch on small window a nail in place to keep closed.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Cool little hostel/pub in Porthtowan, nice beachside and country vibe, with the warmth of a community feel. Had a good time, staff very friendly and chilled out.


80%

The hostel was in a brilliant location. It was basic but good value for money. There was a good bar and the staff were friendly and helpful. There were not many toilets, basins and showers which may be an issue when the hostel is full.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


46%

This hostel is good if you want a party hostel by the beach with a few mates. It's got a bar and you can make as much mess and noise as you want coz it's already pretty shoddy. However if, like me, you wanted somewhere peaceful near the beach that you can relax in I wouldn't recommend you come here. Showers and bathrooms were horrible, and had people partying mega loudly in the room next door until stupid o'clock. Dorms were tiny, dinghy and unclean and stank of weed. Staff tbf were nice.

  • 30th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


49%

Ended up leaving after one night. Hostel part of a rough pub where staff and public very unwelcoming. Staff go out every ten mimutes to smoke weed in their cars in the car park. The fridge in the kitchen area is full of a rotting brown liquid, milk I think, which stinks out the whole hostel area. Security very lax main front door does not lock and bedroom doors have a yale lock. Beds are comfy and location to beach very good.


91%

Very helpful staff. Wonderful location near beach

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

It's the staff that made our stay so good - nothing was too much trouble - even managing to rustle up something for us to eat when we were late arriving.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Very accommodating manager, a bit short staffed (due to being out of season I assume). Heating and hot water would have been nice, but it's easy to run out of oil.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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