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Torquay Backpackers Hostel Hostel

119 Abbey Road, Torquay, England

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.

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84% Overall Rating 19 out of 21 customers would recommend this property based on 21 reviews

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 80%

Location 87%

Safety 85%

Staff 93%

Value 85%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.57USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted

Group booking?

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.

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Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Torquay Backpackers Hostel

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.

DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
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.

NOCTURNAL ACTIVITES
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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.