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YHA Penzance Reviews

Castle Horneck, Alverton, Cornwall, TR20 8TF, Cornwall, England

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209 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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The hostel was one of the most comfortable I had ever stayed in. The staff was very nice and helpful and the bedrooms, common rooms were very well kept and cosy, one quickly at home! The kitchen is big enough and well equiped for such a big hostel, there are 4 stoves and 2 ovens, enough fridges for everybody. The hostel also had a nice barpub which serves good meals if one doesn't want to cook. although a little out of town, it is quiet, very much to my liking.


What I got a little disappointed was that internet is not free even though the description about the facilities of the hostel on this hostelworld website says "free". Apart from that, staffs had very friendly and helpful manner. Indeed, they answered my silly questions whenever I asked as well as gave me tips to travel around the area. The hostel itself is also clean and tidy. I enjoyed my stay over there and in Cornwall in general.


Best hostel that I ever stayed in until now. Hope the public transportation can be easier in the future.


Wifi and breakfast are not included in rather high fares.


Book a private dorm for three nights for 4 people. The place is nice and clean, facilities are good and maintained well. the staff also friendly. Despite the place that quite far from the city center, it is a nice place to spend the night with considerable price. However, breakfast is not included, you have to pay extra £5. Overall, it's a good place to stay, you can take a walk for around 30 minutes to get to the city center or call a taxi which cost you around £5-£6 for one way trip.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a really good time. Enjoyed it very much. Staff was awesome. Thanks!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


You should put more lights on the path to the hostel.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ok, it is not in a very central place, but the hostel is amazing and into a very natural mood, also they have pretty clean toilets and a really good living area and facilities. The staff is quite helpful giving information and the breakfast is good. BUT it's 30 minutes away from the center by walking, so if you don't mind this its gonna fit you.

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