Having read the reviews about this place, I have to say I agree with both the most damning ones and the ones raving about Backpackers.
Judging it on standard of accommodation alone, despite waking up each morning to the smell of bleach in the shower areas and the sound of the vacuum downstairs, its obvious there are places the cleaning regime hasn't reached eg the slightly whiffy duvet and sticky toilet floor upstairs. Bed has seen better days and radiator needed bleeding - so the room was a tad cool. Place had a very lived in, though cosy feel.
Now its strengths. Firstly only 5 mins walk from Fistral beach - ideal if you surf. Also in close proximity to 2 food stores, cafes and a launderette, and not far from the centre of town. Board store next to shower facilities, so again ideal for surfers. Friendly staff, and v sociable vibe. I think if I'd stayed longer the place would have grown on me.
Advice for visitors - bring a plug for the sink, don't forget its all self-catering and earplugs may come in handy. No locks in the doors so don't bring your valuables. And as another reviewer pointed out you get out as much as you put in - ie in terms of the social vibe.
I've marked it down in terms of quality of accommodation - but in other aspects it scores better for me ... so all in all an 'average' rating
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