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Le Papillon

Hostel | 18 Vansittart Road, Torquay, England TQ2 5BW

88.9% Overall Rating

88 out of 97 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2015)


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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.50

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that online bookings over 5 people are not accepted and subject to cancellation . Please contact groups dept for further information Check in times are from 12:30 till 14:00 and 17:30 till 23:00 Unless otherwise agreed with the manager. To make it easier please state your arrival time. Thanks a lot and have a safe trip.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 12 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Le Papillon is a very popular travellers hostel which is ideally situated within walking distance to the local train and coach station, the beach, harbour and the town centre where you will find all the best restaurants clubs and pubs. Le Papillon has its own car park for up to 14 cars and a large garden for sunbathing and Barbecues.
PLEASE NOTE before booking a summer cabin please read the description in Accommodation Information
Check in times 12.30 - 14.00 and 17.30 - 23.00
Single guests have to book a minimum of 2 nights
Le Papillon is happy to accept sports, cultural, business or holiday makers groups. Young guests under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Sports groups will be asked for a letter headed confirmation
Strictly no stag/hen party groups. Male only group maximum 5 males. Read more

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About Le Papillon

Le Papillon is a popular travellers hostel set in a quarter acre of land with a large car park and a big south facing garden ideal for sunbathing and with a BBQ area.
All the rooms have wooden floors, wash basins and comfortable beds.
The TV lounge has comfortable armchairs to rest after a busy day and free wireless Internet access.
The breakfast room leads to the garden and on sunny day’s breakfast or dinner can be taken outside.
The kitchen is large and well equipped and ideal for self-catering.
There are 3 shower rooms + toilets, as well as 2 more separate cloak rooms
Le Papillon is well suited for families as it is a small comfortable hostel situated in a quiet area.
From Le Papillon it is only a 10 minute walk to reach the sea. Most of the fabulous sandy beaches around the bay are within easy reach As the English Riviera has one of the mildest climates on the British mainland, it allows you to have that Mediterranean feel while sitting around one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Here you can indulge in one of the many water sports from sailing, diving, windsurfing and water skiing to a ride on the large Banana!!
The newly erected wheel gives you fabulous views over Torquay's harbour and the Bay.
From Le Papillon it is only a 15 minutes’ walk into the town centre with its many fashionable shops and restaurants, with the famous harbour nearby known for its many pubs and clubs.

Accommodation Information

there are 3 large double and 1 twin bedroom as well as a 5 bed mixed dorm
All the rooms have wooden floors , comfortable beds , wash basins , table and chairs
3 double bedrooms have a TV
The rooms are large enough to put up 2 more beds if wanted as a family room
These wooden cabins have been converted into cosy double rooms with wash basin, hot and cold water, power points, heating and a patio with table and chairs
PLEASE NOTE as the cabins are situated in a secluded part of the garden, showers and toilets have to be used in the main house The cabins are open from Aril - October

Location Information

Le Papillon is situated in a quiet part of Torquay which allows for peaceful sleep , but is still close enough to be within walking distance to all amenities

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