Backpackers hostels in Cornwall : Self catering hostel accommodation in Penzance


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

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.
Penzance Backpackers | Backpackers hostels in Cornwall : Self catering hostel accommodation in Penzance


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01736 363836

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Rooms & Beds:

30: 2 double, 1x 4 (double + 2 bunks), 3×6, 1×7.


All year, 10.00-12.00, 17.00-22.00

Price per night:

From £17 per person. £38 for 2 people in private room.


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


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 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.

This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the SW Coast Path.

News & Offers

Penzance poem.

Penzance poem.

“The best in all the west”

In June, John, a veteran friend of Penzance Backpackers sent them a poem featuring some of the highlights of his annual walk on the South West Coast Path. He remembers the sealife, the varied scenery, standing stones and of course his stay at Penzance Backpackers. Be like John. Walk the coast path and stay at the hostel. You can see the full text  on their facebook feed

Contact Penzance Backpackers:

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