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8.9

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avatar for cbonifax

Would be back ONLY because of the location

(Young couple, 1 review)

  • Date stayed: Aug 2013
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: Location is great! The facilities are enough and the garden where you can set your tent is lovely. The house where the reception is located and the surroundings are very beautiful and it's quiet and nice. There was a woman who's name sadly I don't remember but she was very nice to us and always smiling even though she was very busy at nights being lonely at the reception.
  • Disliked: Service (except the woman I mentioned above) is really bad, the manager was like in a bad mood and kind of rude. One day a German couple arrived, they were soaking wet and tired after being hiking towards the place. They couldn't check-in because they close the place for several hours which is in their booking email. I saw the manager who was walking just a couple meters outside the hostel's front door and told him that a couple couldn't check in and he said: "I'm at my break, they'll have to wait" and the poor guys had to for several hours without even a place to leave their stuff or eat something. I know they had rules but he could have been flexible. In general they weren't helpful at all with anything! It's like at that hostel you pay for a place to stay and that's it! The restaurant closed early and the meal hours were very limited. Being a long walk from the town I was hoping the restaurant/bar was more helpful specially during a heavy rain day. They charge for WiFi in 2013, that's right, they are still in the 1990's; even the PC in the lounge had an extra charge. The tent facilities (tiny kitchen and toilets) were in a disgusting state pretty much all the time we were there. As I said, only one woman was nice to us although there was not much she could do to help us because of the strict and old-fashioned "we charge for everything/you sleep here and that's it" policies of the hostel. I'd only be back and probably will because of the location, but that's it. I think they abuse of their privileged location and they know people will stay with them anyway so they don't care.
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avatar for camperjacky

Very friendly and safe enviroment

(Solo traveller-female, 1 review)

  • Date stayed: Aug 2013
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  • Liked: The friendly and helpful staff. Feeling very safe for someone who has never camped on their own before. Not too big just the right size.
  • Disliked: Nothing
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avatar for John_H6

Excellent campsite

(Solo traveller-male, 1 review)   Confirmed

  • Date stayed: Jul 2013
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  • Liked: Very close to Penzance. Really clean and excellent facilities.
  • Disliked: Camping but I am getting better at it!
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Beautiful setting, smallish cosy site for tents

(Solo traveller-female, 1 review)   Confirmed

  • Date stayed: Jul 2013
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  • Liked: friendly helpful service from staff
    pleasant building with cafe for all essential food and drink needs
    beautiful smallish site for pitching tents - big enough to ensure nice spacing of tents with car kept close by in car park.
    Easy access down leafy lane to A30 for cars
  • Disliked: Noise of speeding motorbikes at dead of night on nearby A30
    Not big enough for family ball games
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8
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avatar for amorris33

the best YHA ,helpful welcoming been to in years

(Family with young children, 1 review, 2 photos)   Confirmed

  • Date stayed: Aug 2012
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: good clean,quite,very helpful staff,could not find any thing bad to say.
    booked for a week but stoping there for two week can't say any more than that.
  • Disliked: only the weather (rain stop play for a few days)
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avatar for THOMAS_P

Very good

(Solo traveller-male, 1 review)   Confirmed

  • Date stayed: Aug 2011
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: Friendly staff.
    Nice meals in Cafe.
  • Disliked: Mud in shower.
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avatar for joeblogg

excellent base to explore the area from. came for 2 nights and stayed all week!!

(Mature couple, 1 review)

  • Date stayed: Jul 2011
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: being able to use the yha facilities..eg lounge,kitchen especially when wet.
    also liked the lots of hot water.
    The cooked breakfasts were fantastic!
  • Disliked: could have a time for people in the campsite to be quiet.
    would be a good idea to have separate bins in the kitchen for tins, glass, plastic etc if they are at all serious about recycling.
    would also recommend having a bucket and mop in campers shower to clean floor after each shower as it can all get a bit muddy
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