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“11/10”
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YHA Perranporth
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“11/10”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Group of 17 of us went 2 years back. Was very cheap so didn't really know what to expect but everyone agreed it was 'absolutely fantastic' (in the voice of Gary Barlow)! Beautiful view in the morning and sunset at night. Rooms were clean and the kitchen was functional plus massive shout out to Phil who was helpful, relaxed and understanding. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Phil M, Manager at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and remembering us! We made some improvements since your last stay, but the view and the beach is as good as ever! 2 years is a long time without a visit to Cornwall, wouldn't it be nice to celebrate your 3 year reunion up on the cliff top :)
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Organised a trip for a group of 16 college friends to Perranporth this summer... throughout it all the guys at the hostel were super enthusiastic, helpful and chilled out about all organising hic-ups. Something about this hostel just makes me feel so at home... The cosy, well stocked and encouragingly 'green' kitchen, the communal room with perfect panorama views and a stack of well thumbed Nat Geo's, the clean and super cute dorm rooms and bathrooms... and oh, the views! Needless to say the beach is close by and utterly gorgeous, but being high up helps you to get away from the mad crowds when you need to. I recommend beach runs at low tide, volley ball when the nets are free, communal cooking, tea gazing out the window if the weather is bad, cliff walks and pasties from the local butchers...
Only bummer is paying for parking, but even that is too cheap to worry about. I want to move in! Or at least visit regularly, in every season. Awesome awesome visit. I can't wait to come back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Phil M, Manager at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hey Tiki!
Thanks for the fab review, we're looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
The sun's shinning, the surf's pumping and the sea's warming up!
How's the organising of the troops going?! ...I'm sure if you book, the rest will follow:)
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Some friends and I stopped here for a couple of nights to ride out a storm during our walk down the coast. The staff were friendly, the kitchens were full of equipment for cooking (for 9 people!), the beds were clean and comfy and there was enough space in the living/eating area for all of us plus a couple of other groups. It overlooks one of the prettiest beaches in the area and is less than a mile from perranporth.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Phil M, Manager at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Hello!
Thank you for your lovely review, this is indeed a super duper storm watching spot! The wind is raging as we speak (and the sea is looking MAD!).
Perhaps we'll see you again next season? And maybe there will be less of a storm!
Love from the cliff.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We made a last minute booking with YHA Perranporth as a storm threatened our backpacking trip along the South West Coast Path. Warden was extremely helpful, even booking those he couldn't fit in the hostel into a nearby B&B. We arrived exhausted after squashing 2 days' walking into one and were given a warm welcome by warden and other guests alike. The next day we were allowed to wait out the storm in the hostel's living area all day.

This is a proper no-frills youth hostel up on Droskyn Point about half a mile from the centre of Perranporth. It is a small hostel with 24 beds, self catering kitchen and communal living and dining area packed into an old research base. This was quite cosy when 9 of us descended all at once, but nobody seemed to mind the close quarters as everyone was so friendly. Toilets and showers were plentiful and functional. Drying room served us well and it was nice to restart the walk with dry tents and sleeping bags. Kitchen facilities great and we ate well - although I must apologise to whoever I inadvertantly stole a loaf of bread from; I genuinely thought it was ours! Bedrooms quite small with hard mattresses (personally something I liked) and easy to walk into the wrong one...oops.
Views were fantastic especially watching gannets diving and waves breaking during the storm.

Truly brilliant place, couldn't reccommend it enough to walkers.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Phil M, General Manager at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Ahoy!

So glad you enjoyed your stay here at Perranporth (although a little while ago now! We've had a busy season and so are now only just getting round to replying to some things, whoops!).
The storms are getting up again, however our drying room continues to do us proud - dry toasty wetsuits for all! Wahoo!

Hope the rest of your walking travels were wondering,

Cheers!

Us lot at YHA Perranporth.
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Just come back from a week at Perranporth Youth Hostel with wife and two young boys we had a fantastic time met some really great people and would recommend it to any families who fancy an activity week. The location is fantastic perched overlooking the bay watching the surf and the occasional Dolphin. The Hostel is also on the Coastal path allowing easy access to great walks and views. There are also caves to search and plenty of other stuff to do.

The Hostel is run by a great bloke called Phil and supported by Becks, both are great and will do anything to make the stay enjoyable - they were also very tolerant as at times we had 4 kids running around and making lots of noise!! The facilities are of a good standard and well maintained and very clean.

Anyhow if you want a good Youth Hostel in a great location and don't mind mixing with others this is the place to go.

The Oddie West Yorkshire

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Phil M, First mate. at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Hello!

So glad you had a super duper time, and we hope to see you again – perhaps next year!
It was really great to see the boys running around and having fun with the other kids, always lovely to see lots of socialisation going on (with you adults, too!).
The sea is continuing to be beautiful turquoise, and the sun is still shining…
Thank you for your brightly glowing review,

Bex @ Perranporth 
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Great overnight stay at Perranporth, fantastic vista. Lovely little place, really helpful staff. Family loved it, despite rock hard beds, we were so tired after are days surfing in the fantastic waves. Well worth a visit even though it is one of the smaller Youth Hostels. No TV, no wifi. Great walks, views and fish and chips

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

The youth hostel is in a stunning location on top of the cliff where you can see the whole beach which is great for surfing! Right next to the youth hostel are rocks which are great for climbing on at high tide.The atmosphere in the hostel is lovely and the staff Phil and Bex where lovely and so helpful, I would recommend it to anyone and cant wait to come back soon.

Room Tip: The private rooms are quite small but the whole hostel and location make up for this.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Phil M, General Manager at YHA Perranporth, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Aloha from the cliff top perch!

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us here, the views are still wonderful though definately Autumnal now what with big waves & even bigger winds...

The two little rooms are indeed small (though we hope the hostel is more on the side of "small and perfectly formed" rather than "small and pokey"!!).
We do also have two bigger rooms which can be booked privately, or alternatively you can book out the whole hostel exclusively for yourselves, perhaps for a party! Wahoo! 24 beds full of great views... ahhh...

Cheers much!
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Property: YHA Perranporth
Address: Droskyn Point, Perranporth TR6 0GS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Perranporth
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Beach
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Ranked #4 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Perranporth
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA Perranporth 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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YHA Perranporth is a cliff-side, single storey former admiralty building surrounded by low fencing with a garden. This simple accommodation has truly magnificent views across two and a half miles of golden sands. ... more   less 
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