Penzance Backpackers, The Blue Dolphin, Alexandra Road, Penzance, TR18 4LZ

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Penzance, with its mild climate, its wonderful location looking across to spectacular St Michael's Mount, with all the coach and rail services terminating here, is the ideal base for exploring the far SW of England and the Scilly Isles.

Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the storm lashed cliffs of Land's End, sub-tropical gardens, internationally acclaimed artists, the remains of ancient cultures, or simply somewhere to relax and take time out, Penzance Backpackers is for you. Situated in a lovely tree-lined road close to the sea front, with the town centre, bus station and railway station only a short walk away. Accommodation is mostly in small bunk-bedded rooms with bed linen. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen, hot showers, comfortable lounge, lots of local information and a warm welcome all included.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 2 double, 1x4 (double + 2 bunks), 3x6, 1x7.
  • Open:

    Mar-Oct.10am-Noon, 5-10pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £18.50 per person. £42 for 2 people in private room.
  • Booking:

    We require a deposit equivalent to the first night of your stay.
  • Directions:

    From Tourist Information/bus/train station either follow quay and promenade to mini-roundabout, turn right up Alexandra Rd, we are a short way up on the left; or follow main road through town centre until second mini-roundabout, turn left down Alexandra Rd; we are on right.
  • Public Transport:

    Penzance has a main train station and National Express service. 15 mins' walk from train/bus station or catch buses 1, 1a, 5a or 6a from Tourist Information/bus/train station. Ask for top of Alexandra Road. Bus service to Lands End
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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Penzance Backpackers is closed for the foreseeable future.

April 22nd 2020

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May 6th 2019

Penzance Backpackers is convenient for Isles of Scilly crossings and surrounded by surfing beaches!

Open Spring to Autumn, Penzance Backpackers is a hub of culture, with St Michael’s Mount and Mousehole nearby. We are very accessible by public transport for traditional backpacking: on the bus route for Minack Theatre and Land’s End, and Penzance is the Main Railway station.

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October 22nd 2018

For the best of Cornwall’s mild climate, beaches, history and stunning landscape.

Book Direct on Penzance Backpackers website or use the link from their independent hostels page for commission free booking (for you and the hostel owners).  Whether you are visiting from overseas, on a UK holiday or walking the south west coast path, Penzance is a great location to base a tour of Cornwall, with attractions close by such as St Micheal’s Mount.

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