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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Camped in the grounds because the hostel was full but we're allowed to use the showers and restaurant and lounge, very friendly staff and clean, food was great but the bar was over priced £3.50 for a bottle of beer,but there was a pub just down the road, the pirate Inn,

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thanks Billy and Marty. A great review thanks. I will pass your great comments onto the cleaning team. They just feel unloved sometimes! You probably didn't get much change from a beer at The Pirate! Still, it's a great pub with a real fire through the winter. Come on back. Paul

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well organised, clean and friendly hostel located in the park about 1 mile from Penzance train station. Self catering in a pleasant, spacious and well equipped kitchen. Under-beds lockers provided for safely storage of your belongings (must have your own padlock). Good size 6 and 8 bedded bedrooms. Busy environment so do not forget your earplugs and headphones :). Helpful...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your great comments. Just to let you know that we also have smaller rooms too. Why not try one? With winter and the best storm watching just around the corner the rooms will be less busy. I will pass your comments to the staff.

Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

fantastic venue-lovely old house, good rooms and space, kitchen, garden etc . We had a shared rom with loads of space, good mattresses/bedding. There were noisy kids- but that's to be expected. Walking distance to pub (The Pirate Inn).

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. I am glad you had a good night sleep. We upgraded all the mattress at the beginning of the season. Sorry about the noisy kids. I hope this did not detract from your stay too much.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The staff in the bar were rude to me and had to report it to management. The door on the shower wouldn't shut. Had to sleep in the lounge as someone was snoring in my dormitory. The staff weren't very helpful and you have to pay to borrow towels.

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello Ethan, thank you for taking the time to review our services. I can only apologise that you did not receive the care and attention you should have receive from my staff. Rest assured I did bring your comments to our weekly meeting.

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed for one night in a bell tent in the YHA grounds - the bell tent and furniture was provided by the YHA. The tent itself was great - comfy futon beds, plenty of bedding, solar powered lighting, clean toilet and shower block. Access to the house so could use laundry, kitchen, lounge etc. Great location - 15 min...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

The tents have been so successful this season we will be bringing them back next year. Book early as they are very popular. 99% waterproof! I am glad you did not get the thunderstorm which resulted in the other 1%. The joy of camping, but looking on the bright side we have a great drying room and laundry equipment!

Auchterarder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This hostel is great value for money and a fantastic base for exploring West Cornwall. It's in a stunning location, just next to the main A30 road, so really easy to get to. The hostel itself is a beautiful old mansion with plenty of parking and there's also a camping area beside the building. The building is really impressive and...

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely stay in the hostel. There was a lovely lounge area with plenty of room to sit and relax or enjoy watching a bit of to with other guests. There are lovely walks around the area and it is close to the town centre. Room was clean and breakfast was good quality and great value for money! Would stay here...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your great comments. I shall pass your views to the breakfast crew. I have recently appointed a cleaning supervisor to raise the standards a bit more. I look forward to your next visit. Paul

Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stayed for one night in a six sleeper dorm. I was really impressed by the dorm. It was spacious, and had a reading light and plug for each bad. The hostel was also very lively, there were lots of students, which I found great! The showers and toilets are communal. There is however a sink in the room, which...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello Tariq, thanks for choosing to stay with us. I am glad you had a good night sleep. Lucky you didn't get the snorer! The reading lights are a really useful addition. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future. Paul

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was the cheapest hostel of our visit to Cornwall but the low cost did not reflect the high quality of the hostel. The building is clean and smells nice. It is in a nice quiet area. The staff and guests were friendly. We could not hear a sound when we went to bed at 10pm and we slept very...

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Canada
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Part of the YHA group, the hostel is in a well maintained country house about a 20 minute walk from the city centre and train station ( there are other decent hostels in the city centre if that is a problem ). It has all the standard YHA fare, kitchen, breakfast/dinner as well as serving beer and wine. It is...

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Paul K, Manager at YHA Penzance, responded to this review

Hello, thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. I will pass your lovely comments to my guys. I will also pass your comments to our food and beverage department. Through the summer holidays my catering team have been using fresh local veg and fresh British meats for the weekend carvery. The buffet breakfast are very popular....

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Address: Castle Horneck, Alverton, Castle Horneck TR20 8TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Castle Horneck
Price Range: $48 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Penzance 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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