This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Penzance.
Penzance, Cornwall, England, is located to the southwest of Cornwall. It is a coastal town and the train into the area provides the traveler with ocean views. The train and bus stations are adjacent to each other, which makes transfers between the two viable. There are day tickets that include riding on both the buses and the trains. This is a good town to use as a base, as it is easy to reach other parts of Cornwall or indeed to travel out to other hostels in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Landsend is just ten miles away and takes around fifty minutes to reach by bus from Penzance.
There is a choice of nice, well-kept-up hostels in Penzance, Cornwall, England, and they are reasonably priced. These hostels in Penzance, Cornwall, England, are worth seeking out as they do not all appear on the usual online booking sites. Some may offer "rooms" that are actually tents, so it is worth being aware of that.
Penzance is a decent-sized town and the high street has a mixture of independent shops as well as small chain stores. The central Savoy Cinema opened more than a century ago, and is the oldest continuously running cinema in the UK. Penlee Park is a pleasant green space and home to the Penlee Art Gallery and Museum, which has a modest entry fee. The Morrab Gardens are a beautiful park to the South of Penzance, complete with exotic plants and an old-fashioned bandstand. There is a distinctive triangular-shaped art deco lido, called the Jubilee pool, along the waterfront. It originally opened in the thirties and there are plans under way for it to be functional again in the future.
Penzance is big enough to not feel overcrowded, unlike some of the other tourist destinations in Cornwall. Less than three miles away are the fishing ports of Newlyn and Mousehole. There are regular bus journeys to these areas, taking about twenty minutes, via Penzance's sloping high street. Mousehole is the prettier village built into a hillside. There are charming old cottages to walk past, little shops to investigate and boats to watch in the bay.
Penzance is a great place for a backpacker to stay in Cornwall. It is ideal for someone who wants access to modern amenities rather than being stuck out in a remote position, far away from civilisation.
Written by local enthusiast for Penzance hostelsCharli