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Le Papillon Reviews

18 Vansittart Road, Torquay, England

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144 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Myself and partner stayed for a week in one of the wooden cabins in the garden of the hostel and absolutely loved it! The kitchen was really well stocked and there was a massive asda nearby so could get provisions on the cheap! The showers were lovely and the cabin was really cosy. Marga is a brilliant host and made us feel welcome even when we missed out train and were late arriving! Thank you so much (and love to Polly).

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Hi Katie thank you so much for a great feedback. You are a lovely couple and fabulous guests. So hopefully we can welcome you again at Le Papillon. I wish you all the best and a big bark from Polly regards Marga


Good location, arty and trendy. More for the younger crowd than older people I would say. Was quiet at night which was nice. The mattresses could do with updating as they were a bit springy. The lady who runs the hostel was nice and friendly. I already new about the charge to have a hot shower. But I think it would make more sense to charge a little more and make the shower free. Then maybe people wouldn't keep mentioning it.

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Hi thank you for your feedback Just a little criticism The point of paying 50 pence for a shower is not to gain money In the UK it is simply the only system to control THE TIME


We stayed in the cabin which was very cosy as well as very clean. The main building was very colourful with a good amount of toilet and shower facilities. Nice large dining room and kitchen available for use. The cabin was great for summer and they are situated in a lovely big garden.

  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely place kept clean and tidy. We stayed in one of the cabins it was very cosy, it was a new experience and is a challenge for anyone above 40. Cabins need porta potties and was not aware of the 50p shower for 10 mins. But it wa a great experience able to prepare meals. Will visit again

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Hello C.T.Yes you certainly rose to the challenge . There were many unusual and funny moments in the processOne thing I can tell you who ever meets you will always remember your bubbly funny personalitySee you next year All the best and much success in your businessregards Marga


Our stay was fantastic, the lovely, friendly, clean and with everything you need to prepare a meal or enjoy the garden, the owner was very kind to us, is close to shops and near the beach ,we will definitely be back and I recommend it to anyone wishing to visit Torquay. Adorable!!!

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Le Papillon is about a 10min walk from the beach and about a 20min walk from the town centre. We visited Torquay as five friends wanting to go away for five days without paying a fortune. We stayed in the five bed dorm made up from two sets of bunk beds and a single bed. The room was clean, bright and decorated well. The communal kitchen was clean and ideal for cooking easy meals, with lots of crockery and equipment available to use. Dining room lovely too and there's a big garden to sit in!

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