I stayed at this Youth Hostel after a 10 day cycle from Bournemouth to Land's End.
The Good: The owners were very welcoming, friendly people who took good care of me. I distinctly remember them doing my washing and helping out with my trips around the local area (and the owner's Pogue's collection which left much to be desired). The food and bar was also top notch and, as is the case with most youth hostels, I met a wonderful range of people; some starting their bike rides from Land's End to John O' Groats and some simply going for a spot of meditation! Expect to socialise with all sorts in Youth Hostels; there is a tangible sense of community and this one, with its living room and communal dining area, was no exception.
Secondly, the views were fantastic, especially on a clear day you were able to see right across the natural bay (I'd recommend talking a walk down to see the sunset). Amenities were very basic but very good - nice, comfortable bedding, clean rooms, and warm showers!! Which was certainly welcome after 250km cycling on the road. The value of all youth hostels is very, very good, I think it was only £15 a night to stay here.
The Bad: Not much at all, just be prepared that the Youth Hostel is absolutely in the middle of nowhere - I remember cycling 2 miles to the 'local' co-op in St. Just to get my ready meal macaroni cheese; probably a better idea just to pop for the in-house dinner. Absolutely no mobile phone signal (I could deal with this for about 5 minutes) and, as with all youth hostels the communal setting does have its downsides - 3 drunk engineers from Wiltshire absolutely ruined the last night of my trip through the unhappy choice of them sleeping in my room.
Overall a cheap and cosy Youth Hostel in absolutely nowhere with a genuine community feel and welcoming owners.
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