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Plymouth Backpackers Hotel

102 Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HL England
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#26 of 46 Specialty lodging in Plymouth
Friendly Backpackers/Hostel only five minutes from Plymouth City Center, ferry port to Spain and France, coach station and train station. We accommodate large bookings on a regular basis of in excess of fifty people. Warm, friendly environment with free super fast 300mb fibre broadband, kitchen facilities with dining and lounge communal area. We have private as well as shared rooms available, with full central heating and double glazing throughout.
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Amy L wrote a review 8 Jun
Ireland2 contributions
Such a lovely hostel!! Really clean showers and great staff. Have to give a massive thank you to especially James and Lee who arranged for my laptop, which I left in the room by accident, to be shipped back to me in Ireland. They were really honest and went above and beyond to help me!! Will definitely stay there again if in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Paul L wrote a review Mar 2020
Wexford, Ireland74 contributions25 helpful votes
I dont put up a lot of negative reviews here. But this place is one to miss. We were "upgraded" to a ten bed room from a four bed. Although initially it looked clean on closer quarters it was quite dirty. With furls of dust and hair on pipes. The stairs was a death trap with some of the steps sloping away. The window handle broke off leaving the window neither open or closed. The room was freezing and for some reason tge radiator wasnt working. The shower was tiny and was stuck together with tape. There was no fire escape from our room and I would consider the place to actually be a death trap. The window barely opened and the area it is in is very run down and certainly not one to encourage tourists. I dont mind roughing it but this was way beyond that If in Plymouth avoid this one like the plague. You might actually get it if you stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jackall007 wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed in hostels across the UK but never have I been to one eith such good value for money, friendly and helpful staff, that is clean and tidy in the fitting atmosphere! Highly recommend to the young at heart! The boss, Otto, will leave us breathless. Superb!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
LoneTraveller wrote a review Aug 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland2 contributions2 helpful votes
Picked up bed bugs from this place and proceeded to get stung on my camping trip afterwards. Seems like they did nothing after the previous report (a month ago). I still don’t know how I can remove them from things that won’t go into the dryer.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Lee W, Manager at Plymouth Backpackers Hotel
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. We have now replaced all our wooden bunk beds with new metal bunk beds and had the hotel treated for bed bugs. Eradicated any sign of them.
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Busylizzie53 wrote a review Aug 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
We picked up bedbugs during our one-night stay (enforced due to ferry delay). They unmistakably came from this hotel, because we came from home, not another hotel, and we went camping the following week in our hitherto clean tent. In the tent we were bitten all over the place and saw the actual bugs walking around. Yes, this is a problem that can occur anywhere, but you expect paid accommodation to try and stay on top of this. However, when I phoned to tell them about it, the receptionist seemed unconcerned and uninterested. I emailed the owners, but have not had a reply of any kind. I have since contacted Plymouth Environmental Health to ask them to look into this hostel. We have spent a lot of time and money trying to eradicate them from our belongings on our return home and are still not finished.
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Date of stay: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lee W, General Manager at Plymouth Backpackers Hotel
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Thanks for your feedback. We have since taken appropriate steps to eradicate any evidence of bed bugs and replaced all of our beds. Many thanks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plymouth Backpackers Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Roomsmiths Escape Rooms (0.1 km), Live Escape Rooms (0.1 km), and Tigermilk at The Duke (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rhubarb & Mustard, No Whey!, and Salumi Bar & Eatery.
Are there any historical sites close to Plymouth Backpackers Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (2.4 km), Saltram (National Trust) (7.6 km), and Antony House (5.5 km).