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Hostel | International House, The Orchard, AlvertonStreet Penzance, England TR18 4TE

79.9% Overall Rating

210 out of 247 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/02/2014)

david brown thinks…

"staff was polite and friendly.rooms were good,they provided good kitchen area. only 5 mins from town centre."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.84

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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79.9%

Overall Rating

210 out of 247 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YMCA Cornwall Hostel'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
88.8%
Value
80.8%
Safety
85.6%
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94.3%
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david brown

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

11 February 2014 david would recommend this property

Liked: staff was polite and friendly.rooms were good,they provided good kitchen area. only 5 mins from town centre.

Disliked: nothing.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good common room facilities. Breakfast and self service kitchen.

Disliked: One of the showers wasnt working properly. I booked a single room and got a room with a two bunk beds.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quiet

Disliked: far from station

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jessica Franzen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Very small and quiet hostel with relaxing atmosphere. Staff was friendly. Free WiFi.

Disliked: There are gym classes on the same floor. During these times, there is very loud music and shouting in the otherwise quiet hostel.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean with pleasant staff and the basic facilities you'd expect.

Disliked: Nothing particularly.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything is good, expect the shower.

Disliked: awful shower

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Marco Zollinger

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2013 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful people, very friendly.

Disliked: The Toilets were not really clean...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean rooms, adequate showers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

22 July 2013

Liked: clean and bright room

Disliked: feels very insitiutional - communal area has no sofas/comfy chairs - the room is used as a youth club and it feels like one from the 70s

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The ladies in charge are lovely.

Disliked: There is a monster lodging there.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

sufen chen

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2013 sufen would recommend this property

Liked: the whole hostel is really clean! Staffs are kindly and friendly!!

Disliked: sometimes some young people chat loudly in the backyard, and it's hard to fall asleep.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, calm place and good to relax.

Disliked: Not much of a hostel atmosphere and is not only a hostel, it has some other activities inside that makes it a bit strange.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Within walking distance from town centre (convenient), clean beds & sheets.

Disliked: Shower water power is very small.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013

Liked: Wwll, nothing much to say about it. Location was fair enough, parking was available and that's all about it! The room was clean to be fairbut it's really hard to say the sam ething for showers I'm afraid.

Disliked: At the time I stayed the hostel was invaded by extremely noisy, philippinians... They woke up at 7 banging all the doors, talking really loud in the corridor... They were not a group travelling together though, there were families as well. I guess it is a popular spot for Philippine people. Showers was another story! I generally not a freak of cleanliness but that was dirty even for me! Not recommended! I am sure there are better places in Penzance for the same price.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very nice and clean with extremely friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: There is little to dislike as it is hostel.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

aurélie soares ribeiro

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2013 aurélie would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff who was very friendly and serious.

Disliked: Lack of design.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was bright and airy. The room and toilet/showers were clean. Heater worked very well. Complimentary cornflakes and bread with butter/jam provided, so you can have a little breakfast. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: It's a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre, especially the train and bus stations which are on the opposite side of Penzance, but after a couple of times walking you get used to it (also there's a bus stop right outside). The bed was a little too soft for me - it was a memory foam type of mattress. They had just changed the shower system the day we arrived so our showers on the first night alternated between scalding hot and freezing cold water. Second night was much better though once we figured out how the hot water worked.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ashish Kaushik

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2012 Ashish would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing i liked was the kind of service and atmosphere we got for just 17 quids. the staff was very helpful, it was clean and tidy like most ymca hostels, the B&B was good with the self service options (although not the very best but you can't expect better than this in this price range) although we had a very good stay and i am contented with the services and facilities. thank you

Disliked: although not anything specific but if may point out. the could do better with one or more coffee/tea machines which are working. :P but nevertheless it was great.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, helpful staff and security.

Disliked: Wi-fi connection was inconsistent.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

20 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpfull.

Disliked: The showers need upgrading there is not much room and only two female showers for the dorms.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

David & Robyn Burrows

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2012 David & Robyn would recommend this property

Liked: Good safe accommodation. Good breakfast supplied.

Disliked: Not enough showers or toilets. Kitchen could be bigger room size and provided with more cooking equipment.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Noémi Boga

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2012 Noémi would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean and the staff was very helpfull.

Disliked: Noémi left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonable price and very friendly staff

Disliked: Breakfast (Actually, there are only cereals, milk and orange juice provided)

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

GUO WEIWEI

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

05 September 2012 GUO would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staffs.A little far from the down town, but it's not so bad.

Disliked: GUO left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Paolo Cardillo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Paolo would recommend this property

Liked: The room was ok, wifi connection almost everywhere, breakfast ok

Disliked: It's a bit far from the centre