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Le Papillon

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

91.3% Overall Rating

84 out of 91 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/08/2014)

"Good for meeting fellow travellers, comfy beds, bright and colouful everywhere, lovely garden"

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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 1.63

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Le Papillon: For groups of 9+ there is a 12 day cancellation policy, for all other visitors it is 7 days. At the discretion of the manager groups may be contacted and requested to pay for the first night. There is a minimum stay of two nights for single travellers. Not ideal for people who only want to party and sample too much booze. 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: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Torquay?

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Le Papillon is a very popular backpackers hostel which welcomes families groups or single travellers. It 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 clubs and pubs. Le Papillon has its own car park for up to 14 cars and a large garden for sunbathing and Barbecues.
There is no 24 hours reception service so please state your arrival time
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About Le Papillon

Le Papillon is a popular backpacker’s hostel set in a quarter acre of land with a large car park and a big south facing garden with 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 toilet rooms
Le Papillon is also 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 plenty of restaurants, with the famous harbour nearby known for its many pubs and clubs.

Accommodation Information

The 5 bed dorm has 2 bunk beds and a single bed, full length mirrow and large windows overlooking the garden
The large 5 bed private/family room has 1 double, 1 single and 1 bunk bed. Wash basin, full length mirrow and large windows overlooking the garden
The 6 bed private/family room has 1 double and 2 bunk beds. Wash basin , storage and windows overlooking the garden
The 4 bed private room has 1 double and 1 bunk bed. wash basin and storage space
The large 2 bed room has 1 double bed, table and chairs

The new Summer Cabin has a double bed, wash basin with hot water, powerpoints and a patio with table and chairs
As it is situated in a secluded garden area shower and toilets have to be used in the main house.

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