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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Georgian building is lovely, with original fireplaces and ornate ceilings. This building has undergone various internal restructuring throughout the years with more recently the larger rooms being split into smaller bedrooms to accommodate individuals, couples, groups wanting to stay at the YHA. The bunks are comfy with individual lighting for each bunk. Shower and rest room facilities are clean,...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay with friends. We stayed in a six-bedroom room a night before exploring Cornwall. The staff is really helpful and friendly. The kitchen, bathroom and toilet are very neat and clean. The room is so warm and nice.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We arrived for our winter foray into Cornwall this year, booking last minute - as usual, we got straight through on the phone and arrived half an hour later to a friendly welcome. A huge place very well fitted out - cosy on the cold evenings but with a great bar, lounge and facilities throughout (including a huge drying room!)....

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

hello and thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your positive comments to the cleaning and breakfast teams. Just to let you know that the driveway lights have now been mended. Yes- you might still need a torch but it is now possible to...

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

YHA Penzance is fantastic! In a huge manor house called Castle Horneck, it is really grand. It was a welcome sight after a day of travelling and the staff were very welcomming. My room was clean and comfortable with a toilet close by and it was a pleasure to unpack and settle in. The showers were spick and span with...

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

Thank you Stephanie for writing a review. I am happy that you enjoyed you stay and found everything clean and tidy especially the showers as the cleaning team have been winter scrubbing. they will be happy you noticed.

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed overnight in a family room with 6 beds in it. The check in was welcoming, the staff very helpful and we immediately felt comfortable. The beds were good quality bunks, each with its own light console as well as hanging space. the room was large and carpeted - our bathroom was opposite. We had supper together in the...

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

Cheers guys. I am glad you had a good time. Those days of bed making and sweeping the floors are long gone. I am glad you had a better experience for it. The Mousehole Christmas lights are fabulous well worth a return visit. See you soon. Paul

Markham, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here last night and it was a bit of a walk getting here from the train station. It wasn't too hard to find, thanks to the directions that was emailed to me but as the sun started to set, it got incredibly dark since you need to walk through an unlit and wooded pathway to get to the...

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

Hello Melissa, Thanks for taking the time to review us here at Penzance YHA. I appreciate the last part of the drive is dark. Unfortunately the lane is private and lighting it is not a priority to the land owner. We do have torches here for the trip back to the pub. Paul

St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Although not technically a 'youth', I have over the last year or two, been a regular visitor to YHA Penzance and it never disappoints. Manager Paul and his team are always welcoming, the hostel rooms, grounds and amenities are always clean and overall well maintained. The only comment or suggestion to prospective guests who are not used to sleeping in...

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

Cheers for your great review. So you had the snorer! For those booking shared single sex dormitory accommodation an ear plug pack can be purchased at reception. They are a number one seller! Paul

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Clean quiet warm rooms, beds were relatively comfortable and the linen was clean, the carpet was clean. The breakfast was well cooked and the hostel had friendly staff, who checked us in even when we arrived nearly at 11pm. Spacious clean kitchen with enough room to place one's food. Very close to the sea front. Truly enjoyed our brief stay

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

Hello, thanks for the great review. There is nothing worst than a sticky carpet! Thanks for noticing. The cleaning staff will be happy to hear that they are appreciated. Paul

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Tidy place and was impressed with the clean furnishings, a tad up on yer average YHA I thought. Price was good for room and despite shared toilets and shower, those were clean and available. Kitchen facilities were ok (but please note get a new rice cooker, it doesn't work). Staff were friendly and helpful. If I were to make one...

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

Hello Ricky B, Thanks for taking the time to review us. The cleaning team will be happy that their work has gone unnoticed. The rice cooker was left by a group of friends. I have just changed the fuse and know why they left it. Its broke! Sorry. Sorry about St. Trinnian's. They are an excitable but polite group and...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked one night for myself and family members to provide inexpensive accomodation the night before travelling to Scilly Isles. We needed breakfast early and somewhere to leave the car securely whilst we were away. The manager helped us with both of these. The facilities were clean and welcoming. A number of Austrian students found the wifi worked best in...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us and making use of our facilities. The wifi will be upgraded within the next week so battling your way through a group of teenagers in the corridor should be a thing of the past! Fingers crossed. Cheers and I hope to see you again. Maybe even more than one night! Paul

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Additional Information about YHA Penzance

Address: Castle Horneck, Alverton, Castle Horneck TR20 8TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Castle Horneck
Price Range: £28 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Penzance 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“Room number 17 is very private (we have our bathroom and toilet right besides our room)”
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“We liked being at the end of the corridor”
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“If one is not used to bunks and ladders, request lower bunks and claim early when booking in.”
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“for families room 6”
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“We had a five beds room just for us but dorm style were available too”
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