Falmouth Lodge Backpackers, 9 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4DL

Call Judi on 01326 319996 or 07525 722808


Falmouth's beautiful natural harbour provides a picturesque background to the main street of charming shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Voted the 2nd best coastal town, Falmouth is renowned for its sandy beaches, Pendennis Castle, exotic gardens, art galleries and Princess Pavilions. Go sightseeing on ferries to St Mawes, Truro, Flushing and the Helford. On a rainy day visit the National Maritime Museum and the Ships and Castle leisure pool. Take advantage of all manner of watersports - kayaking and paddleboarding, available right on the doorstep, with both tuition and equipment hire. Alternatively - fishing trips, sailing, diving and surfing all available from the town. Judi and her family returned from Grenada in the West Indies several years ago adding their own character and flavour to Falmouth Lodge Backpackers. They welcome guests to enjoy, not just Falmouth but also all else that Cornwall has to offer. Relaxed, friendly and clean, Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is just two minutes' walk from the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase Beach and the South West Coast Path plus only eight minutes' walk into town, the harbour and the station. Free WiFi and internet facilities. Free parking. No curfew. Complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast. Well-equipped kitchen and cosy lounge with TV/DVD and games. BBQ terrace.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    28: 2x2/3, 2x4/5, 1x6/7, 1xdbl/family en suite (some sea views).
  • Open:

    Open Feb-Oct. Sole use Nov/Dec/Jan. Reception open from 5pm
  • Price per night:

    From £19 pp. Sole use £616, with discounts in Nov/Dec/Jan. Discounts for multiple nights.
  • Booking:

    Online booking available direct from website - plus telephone or email enquiries welcome. First night deposit required to secure a reservation. Walk-ins also welcomed.
  • Directions:

    From the A30 take the A39 via Truro to Falmouth. Stay on the A39 in the direction of the castle and turn right into Gyllyngvase Road and then left into Gyllyngvase Terrace. Falmouth Lodge Backpackers hostel is No 9, on the left. Free Parking.
  • Public Transport:

    By train: Change at Truro for Falmouth Town. The train station is about 200 metres from the hostel. By bus: National Express provides a service to Falmouth from major towns and cities in the south and south-west of England. The bus station is in the town centre and it's just a £3-3.50 taxi ride to the hostel. By air: You can fly from London Stanstead and London Gatwick to Newquay and then a bus trip or drive to Falmouth.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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Falmouth Hostel Holiday

January 18th 2019

I plan on spending around 6/7 days on my Falmouth Hostel holiday. My intention is to explore this area of the Cornish Riviera by walking, assisted by various train journeys where and whenever required. My base is Falmouth Backpackers Hostel five minutes stroll from the town’s rail station.

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boats in the river harbour viewed on a Falmouth hostel holiday
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Our Covid 19 Status

June 28th 2020

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers has been thinking long and hard about re-opening after the Covid19 lockdown. It certainly saddens us, but we really feel, “hand-on-heart” that we will not be able to keep you as Covid-Safe as we would be comfortable with, at this point in time, and in the current environment.
We are therefore, not going to open this year, but will be re-opening in the Spring of 2021 with newly organised rooms, giving everyone more space, plus extra bathroom procedures installed, for everyone’s health protection. We will also be promoting the exciting option of renting the whole hostel for your large family, or group, holiday by the sea, in Cornwall!!
The essence of hostelling is on the enjoyment of shared accommodation and socialising spaces, so we really hope that we’ll be able to return to this again next year when we will know even more about this virus, and may have developed better ways of living with it.
Wishing you all a great summer; STAY WELL, and see you next year!!

If you want to ask about staying and booking next year – please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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A perfect place to stay – only two minutes from the South West Coast Path

March 15th 2020

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers makes a superb stop over – around the half way mark. Or an ideal place to stop and start with Falmouth Town train station only 5 mins walk away.

With hot showers – comfy lounge – laundry service – and a wide selection of restaurants and pubs to refresh you.  You’ll leave us refreshed, recharged and ready to go!


Winter in Falmouth for groups of friends and or family……

September 22nd 2019

Winter by the seaside can be unexpectedly glorious or spectacularly wind blasted – either way Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is 2 mins from the beach and 10 mins from town – we are ready for it all!!

Falmouth Lodge Backpackers is a homely hostel conveniently located in Falmouth itself for both the beach and countryside as well as the town, but Falmouth is pretty central for exploring the rest of Cornwall too. . Ideal for mixed groups of folks all wanting to do something different!!
We have a sunny terrace at the front of the house and a cosy log fire in the lounge. We include a simple complimentary breakfast but you’ll have the use of the whole house to yourselves including our cosy comfortable lounge and fully equipped kitchen including an Aga.
For November, December and January we are closed, apart form anyone booking the whole hostel for sole use. We have six rooms in various combinations from 2 – 7 people and offer substantial discounts for groups booking for two nights or more. Do peruse our website to learn more about us, but please contact us directly for more information about our winter offers.
Last year four generations stayed here for Christmas!! And numerous groups of friends have had reunions here in years gone by.


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