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Reviews of Northshorebude Backpackers Hotel

Hostel | Penwethers, 57 Killerton Road, Bude, England EX23 8EW

94.9% Overall Rating

77 out of 79 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/04/2014)

"Facilities were 1st rate, plenty of kitchen, dinning area. As i had an expensive surf kayak, i was worried about leaving it on the car. The owner Simon let me keep it in the locked shed. All counts towards return stays.…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.62

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Photo ID must be presented at check-in. This is a non smoking hostel. Our office hours are 08:30 a.m. -13:00 p.m. and 16:00 p.m. – 22:30 p.m., age restrictions apply. We do not take anyone under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an adult (and at our discretion). In high season we do not take children under the age of 5. Any group bookings of 7 people or more are subject to Group Specific Booking Terms and Conditions, and by prior arrangement. Contact the website's groups department. We do not accept stag groups. Stag groups will be turned away even with a booking.

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94.9%

Overall Rating

77 out of 79 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Northshorebude Backpackers Hotel'

Atmosphere
96.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
96.0%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
99.2%
Value
92.0%
Safety
96.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and welcoming, everyone was very friendly.

Disliked: Didn't dislike anything really.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big old house with lots of character and lovely town

Disliked: Mattress old and not the most comfortable

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities were 1st rate, plenty of kitchen, dinning area. As i had an expensive surf kayak, i was worried about leaving it on the car. The owner Simon let me keep it in the locked shed. All counts towards return stays. I took two other surfers with me, they too were very impressed. Close to the town so you could walk in and leave your car in the ample car space.

Disliked: All good, no dislikes.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Tomas Smekal

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 November 2013 Tomas would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, friendly management

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very big and clean. Not stretch to the city centre butsituated on a tranquily place with a really good view by the window of the room.

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Paul Proctor

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Although not on a main road, I found it Very easy to find and well signposted on the outside. Close to Town centre. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Having to walk back up the hill from the pub!

97.1%
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Cristina Astefanoae

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2013 Cristina would recommend this property

Liked: Nice owners and helpful. Close to the beach and town centre. Isolated from noise.

Disliked: Not the best cabin shower in the world.

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Daniel Dymond

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 March 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great place for surfers, very accommodating and helpful staff, plently of showers, board and wetsuit stores, friendly guests, great communal kitchen / dinning room; and spaceous and cosy communal room. All in all made for a great weekend.

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

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Jacqueline Beres

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2012 Jacqueline would recommend this property

Liked: This was one of the best hostel stays I have ever had! I would absolutely recommend this hostel to anyone (although not everyone, because then there will be no space for me when I return!). Sean and Janine are incredibly welcoming and it feels like you're going to visit a family friend, not a random hostel. The facilities are amazing - great dining room with a comforting feel. Big hostel with lots of space and again, excellent hosts who really care!

Disliked: My only suggestion would be to have small, individual locker access either in the bedrooms or main hallway to store valuables while leaving the hostel. Otherwise, everything was perfect! Will definitely return.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

25 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was just as I expected, very happy with everything

Disliked: n/a

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NICK LAWTON

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 August 2012 NICK would recommend this property

Liked: Sean and his wife were so welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended to both surfers and families.

Disliked: That i had to leave and go back to work. Wish i could have stayed longer

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Rachel Cosgrave

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

23 July 2012 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: fantastic,friendly and flexible staff, basic facilities but very clean.

Disliked: Rachel left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Bladon

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 May 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostel's Ive stayed at. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were of a good size and very clean. There was ample communal areas including separate kitchen, living room with Sky TV and dining room. The location is within 5 mins from the beach which a good surfing area on the north coast, and the same distance to town which has some great restaurants and bars. Overall highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, rooms clean and bathrooms too, one of the nicest hostels i ever stayed at

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big kitchen, the place there the house is, near to the beach, free tee and coffee

Disliked: the cleanliness in the bathrooms

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pros:A good central yet quiet location – approx 5 mins walk to the Bude town centre and beach.Off road car parking providedDecent sized loungeWet Suit drying areaDecent well equipped kitchenRun by friendly fellow surfer folk.4 bed room had toilet & sink – showers are shared

Disliked: Cons: Decoration looking pretty tired especially in bathroom and bedroom areas Fresh bed linen provided but pillows looked sweaty & shabby Un comfortable mattress ‘Springs’ to mind Door entry code unnecessarily complex and requires 10 attempts to get right when P@*$

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing

20 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had a very homely feel and the owners were very helpful.

Disliked: The walls were very thin so it was very hard to sleep.

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Michael Gilbert

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 September 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: LARGE WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN, GOOD LOUNGE WITH LARGE T.V. FRIENDLY STAFF.

Disliked: PILLOWS VERY DIRTY ONE WITH BLOOD STAINS, ALTHOUGH SHEETS CLEAN. NO FREE WIFI AND ONLY A FEW MINUTES FREE ON THEIR COMPUTERS BEFORE YOU HAVE TO PAY.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I would say this is one of the best hostels i have ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and the kitchen and eating area were fantastic.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitly visit again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Matthew Leung

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 July 2010 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly surfer owner, all the guys are reli nice, recommend it!

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Liz Carter

25 May 2010 Liz would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet location tho within walking distance of the town & beach. Lovely garden to sit in. Very comfortable lounge with lots of DVD's available!However the mattress was very uncomfortable & the doors are heavy & so there's a lot of 'slamming' which could be rectified?!The owners are GREAT!

Disliked: Liz left no negative feedback.

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James Hodgson

19 May 2010 James would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good facilities and friendly staff!

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

24 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice comfortable property with good facilities friendly owners and staff would stay again

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
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Customer review

11 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Customer review

06 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location in the town so is quiet but you can walk in easily in 5 mins. Our room had a sea view!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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