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YHA Penzance Reviews

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

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199 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Best hostel ever!!! Facilities are very good, environment is nice. The kitchen has very good facilities, very clean, useful. Also the staff are very helpful.. Except the location is a bit far away from the town center but it's enjoyable to walk the country road way..


The displayed artworks add charm and interest to the hostel


Excellent hostel just outside Penzance (about 15 minutes walking). It is in a beautiful old manor house, set up taking perfect advantage of the building with crisp and clean spaces. Rooms are big and airy and beds very comfortable with nice touches such as a personal reading light and powerpoint along with normal things such as big lockers. Has one of the best set up hostel kitchens we have come across. Only two dowsides - the bathroom to person ratio could be better and late check in time (4pm)


Good, modern, but far from city center (you have to get there by car) and expensive breakfast.


I would like to especially thank the staff at YHA Penzance. They are so helpful that when I got drunk at night, they helped me enter my room despite it was already 12 am. I felt so sorry for them, but still would like to thank them here!

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you don't have a car and are backpacking - poor location. At least 20 minutes out of town (although it is in a beautiful location). No free internet! You have to pay for wifi. Breakfast is expensive and not included. Bedrooms were excellent as were bathroom facilities. Kitchen has everything you need but was quiet and a bit dirty. Not a social hostel at all, although that may have just been when we were there.


Very friendly and cooperative staff. Everything was very clean and breakfast is highly recommendable. Those who like cooking for themselves will find a well equipped kitchen. Unfortunately it's a 30min walk to the beach, but that should not be a reason not to visit the hostel!

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