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Torquay Backpackers

Hostel | 119 Abbey Road, Torquay, England TQ2 5NP

85.4% Overall Rating

31 out of 34 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/08/2015)

Matt Wroe thinks…

"Nice communal areas, well laid out. Staff were really helpful, polite, friendly and a good laugh too! Location was pretty good as only a 10 minute walk to town centre, but a 30 minute stagger home…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.51

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

For Groups of 10 or more people before booking contact must be made directly with the Backpackers. Failure to do this may result in your booking being cancelled and your deposit being lost. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Torquay?

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A holiday resort without the 'tack'! If you are looking for arcades and piers you may be disappointed! Victorian architecture still dominates the town dating back to when the resort was born. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)


6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Torquay Backpackers

On the water:
Famous as a water sports mecca you can do almost anything on the water. That is "anything" that doesn't require wave! Surfers may have to wait a few months for some freak weather! There is ample opportunity to sail, wind surf, dive, water ski, jet ski, canoe or ride one of those inflatable banana things. You can go out on a fishing boat, take a trip up the River Dart, see dolphins under a glass bottomed boat or view the sunset and the Torquay lights on an evening cruise.

Along the path:

For those who prefer dry land, take a walk along the SW coastal path. Within minutes of the harbour you will be walking along cliff tops with views over the whole Bay. Further on the path descends into lushly vegetated areas more reminiscent of the tropics than a British woodland. The path links beaches from the golden Abbey Sands to secret shingle coves where the famous red cliffs of Devon plunge into the turquoise waters. For swimmers, the sea is warm (by British standards) and so safe that a midnight dip in the phosporescence is an experience not to be missed!

Historically speaking:
Take a step back in time at Cockington Village where thatch, parkland, and horse drawn carriages combine to create a scene worthy of a period drama.

15 miles inland from Torquay, there lies one of the most magical locations in the country. Torr dotted open moorland contrasts with mossy river valleys to create a very beautiful landscape. The famous Dartmoor ponies are easy to spot. The dartmoor pixies are not but they will probably see you! By night the moor is a very spooky place. There is barely a corner of Dartmoor that doesn't lay claim to a ghost or a myth. When the mist rolls in unannounced, beware The Hound of the Baskervilles that preys out lonely travellers.

Torquay is famous for its live music scene and the local bands are certainly worth a listen. The Piazza or the Hot Rock and Blues Bar are a good starting point. If you prefer a quieter pub try The Pickwick (always a friendly welcome) or The Hole in the Wall (the oldest pub in Torquay). For those who like DJs and fun pubs, head to the harbour.

There are clubs to suit all from the famous pumping Monastry to the well hidden Hideaway which attracts a curious concoction of characters on a Friday night. There is a thriving gay scene in Torquay best experienced at Rockys or Ibiza on the Harbour.

On the restaurant scene there is a restaurant to suit every taste and pocket.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
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