Dolphins Backpackers Tintagel, Dolphins Backpackers, Fore Street, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DB

Call John on 07740 976326

Self catering accommodation in the centre of Tintagel

Dolphins welcomes seasonal workers and young backpackers who need an affordable place to crash and meet like minded people. Tintagel is not just a scenic Cornish village full of myth and folklore. It’s a pretty happening place - quirky, but cool!

Hosted by John, Leah and their dog Reggie, the atmosphere at the hostel is welcoming with the local pub right next door. John hosts barbecues during the summer and social gatherings in the Dolphins barn. He can even hook you up with surf lessons.

The hostel sleeps up to 26 guests in dormitory rooms. There are 2 four-bed rooms (one en suite), an en suite eight-bed room and a ten-bed room in the barn. There is a welcoming atmosphere in the shared kitchen, the communal areas and the large covered outdoor area. A basic breakfast is provided and cooked breakfasts can be pre-ordered.

Dolphins Backpackers is ten minutes from the South West Coast Path in the centre of the scenic coastal village of Tintagel. It is just five minutes' walk from the Castle famous for King Arthur's legends. Drop offs and pick up in the local area are available by arrangement (for a small donation to charity) and John has offered to give guided tours on request.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 2x4, 1x8, 1x10
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    From £28 to £32 (on and off peak season).
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email
  • Directions:

    Dolphins is located behind Tintagel Arms Hotel, walk into their car park and you will see the entrance for Dolphins Backpackers.
  • Public Transport :

    There is a local bus.
  • Walks :

    Land's End Trail and Mary Michael Pilgrim's Way South West Coast Path
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aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities


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News & Offers from Dolphins Backpackers Tintagel

Surfers, Walkers, Cyclists, Groups of Friends all love it here

May 18th 2022

You are sure of a warm welcome and a great time when you stay at Dolphins Backpackers in Tintagel. The the South West Coast Path is just 10 mins walk away. There’s great surfing on the local beaches. Plus you’ll find fab cycling from the doorstep, not to mention the famous Tintagel castle just a 5 min stroll down the road. With prices starting at £28 per person per night and no minimum stay. What more coudl you want?

Covered entrance with roed rose, 2 bikes and Independent Hostels sign

Dolphin Backpackers is enjoyed by all! Don’t believe us? Why not read some reviews..

February 18th 2022

Dolphin Backpackers is trendy, friendly, affordable and ten minutes from South West Coast Path, five minutes from Tintagel Castle. The hostel is a relaxed home from home

A few reviews from guests:

“Great location. Breakfast is included. Friendly staff. Great facilities. Secure rooms. All exceeded expectations”

“Great location and a great place to stay for a solo traveller the staff was very friendly. Definitely, I will come back!!”

“Great hostel, nice atmosphere, really nice staff. In particular Adam, Hannah, John, and Leah were great, gave some great recommendations for the area. The area was nice, especially the King Arthur pub (apart from the anti-vaxer) and the pasty shops were great.”

coast of Tintagel near Dolphins Backpackers

Funky, friendly hostel in Tintagel, Cornwall

November 18th 2021

Just a short walk to Tintagel Castle and a 10 min walk to the South West Coast Path, you couldn’t want for a better location. Dolphins Backpackers is hosted by John, Leah and their dog Reggie, and you are sure of a super warm welcome. Tintagel offers beautiful beaches close by, plenty of pubs and restaurants and the mystic tale of King Arthur.

Luggage transfer, pick-ups and drop-offs can be sorted for you, (please book in advance).  Our hostel provides communal areas which are great places to hang out and get to know other travelers. Numerous pubs and local shops can be found on the small walk through the village.  Dolphins Backpackers’ owner, John, hosts summer BBQ’s, can help sort out some surf lessons and provides a shuttle service, which can be hired for a full day.  This is the perfect place for anyone looking for friendly, budget accommodation.

staff at Dolphins Backpackers
self catering kitchen at Dolphins Backpackers

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