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YHA Penzance Reviews

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

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240 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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This is a beautiful old building! Loved our stay- wish it was longer. Great kitchen, rooms and staff.


Everyone was lovely and very hospitable, thanks for having us!


The hostel is a bit of a walk from the town center, but it's still doable. At night the driveway gets really dark and you need a flashlight to see by since it's a really long driveway through the trees it can be kind of hard to follow in the dark. However, the hostel was very clean and the staff was friendly. The lockers are large and big enough for a backpack but make sure you bring your own lock, as they don't have any available at reception. The breakfast is also good for the value.


Very good value for money. Marc

  • 16th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We had a fantastic stay here, the staff and other guests made our stay very easy and the hostel itself was really lovely. It is a fair bit of a walk out of the main town, but worth it.

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were super friendly and helpful


Staff was fantastic, fun and efficient. Room and showers were very clean. Breakfast was basic, but had a good variety and was reasonably priced and convenient. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Lovely location set in gorgeous woodland. Staff were exceptional and breakfast well worth it.

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