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YHA Lizard Point
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Great location, hard working staff, lovely rooms, great facilities.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is a good hostel- clean, efficient, and well run. It's in a house built adjacent to the lighthouse, and the house dates from 1864 or so; obviously there's been some modifications but it still has a good atmosphere. Our room was Room 2, Round Island was its title- in it was a double bed with a bunk over it, and opposite the double bed was another bunk set. The rooms come with light quilts, pillows and sheets which you deposit in the laundry basket downstairs at the end of your stay. Our room also had a basin and a ratherr over-efficient heater... It's all self-catering and has a huge kitchen with plenty of space for all. They do sell little packes of cereal and crisps and things like that, and, annoyingly, they do have UHT milk but they only had it in the tiny little packs they give you on air flights, so you need about 10 for a bowl of cereal and a cup of tea. Of course, you could be organised and stock up at the Sainsbury in Helston before you arrive...The staff are friendly and efficient- be aware though that you need to arrive by 9pm at the latest cos after that they go off for the night- we cut it pretty fine but it was okay, we just made it. The bathroom facilties vary - some toliets were spacious and had lovely views, but the showers are fashioned out of cupboards, I think, as there is just enough room to get in and hang your towell up, they get stiflingly steamy and if you suffer from claustrophobia you're in trouble here. There is a lot of them so no-one had to wait for anything, so that's a good thing. The place is situated on the cliffs at Lizard and that's the southern most spot in the British Isles, great views and watch out for the rabbits that spring about on the lawns at dusk. Our room had a sea view and a bay window which was lovely. It's a good alternative to the B and Bs in the surrounding area.

Room Tip: Room 2 is good- sea view and a bay window.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

Spend three nights here, using the hostel as a base from which to explore The Lizard. The warden was very accommodating and the bedrooms were comfortable and clean. We had a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean from our room. The other areas of the hostel such as the kitchen and lounge were also clean and modern. During our stay in The Lizard we did a walk to Kynance Cove and back as well as a visit to the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. Would recommend this as a good place to stay to someone looking to visit this part of Cornwall.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

Excellent location in a beautiful garden setting with see views. Right on the coastal path. Lots of space provided, large well equipped kitchen, dining areas, lounge stocked with books; friendly, helpful volunteers.

Beware: no internet or mobile reception so ideal for a retreat! No TV either.

Somewhat disappointed that the cafe on the Lizard point did not seem to offer breakfasts before 10, but hardly YHA's fault.

Would be nice to come back...

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

If you ever think about walking along the south coastal path in Cornwall, don´t forget to book a stay in this YHA. It´s very close to the sea, the view is beautiful, the self catering facilities well equipped and absolutely clean. We all enjoyed our stay there. There is a restaurant nearby we super seafood, bring your own beverage there. We surely come again. Try to book a room with sea view!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

what a brilliant location, right on the lizard and next to the lighthouse.
sadly becxause of fog we couldnt appreciate the lovely view and the fog horn was going morn noon and night, but neccesary.
it was my sons 30th and we had free rein of the hostel as there were so many of us, it was perfect.
the rooms were tidy an clean and had everthing we needed.
we are seriously considering christmas there it was such fun.
Elaine of Newbury.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Lizard Point Youth Hostel Polbrean, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > The Lizard
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Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in The Lizard
Price Range: £13 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Lizard Point 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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