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Falmouth Lodge Backpackers

9 Gyllyngvase Terrace Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4DL 01326 319 996

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Falmouth Lodge Backpackers occupies an Edwardian half-timbered semi, within easy reach of the town centre and just a street away from the pearly sands of Gyllyngvase beach – a mainstay of Falmouth life throughout the year. Judi, the owner, is a true traveller who has lived all over the world, and she has the knack of making things really homely. There's a comfy living room (and an open fire in winter), a conservatory off the little kitchen (where you can cook your dinner on, or in, an Aga), and outdoor spaces back and front so you can make the most of sunny days. 

There are six rooms in all – three can be rented as dorms or family rooms, two are doubles or twins, and there's an attic room (with sea view), which is the one for anyone wanting a bit more privacy, as it has its own bathroom. Judi only takes bookings by phone – this is so she can talk to you and work out what arrangement will suit you best.

Judi is also well connected with the owners of other independent hostels in Cornwall, so can help you plan a hostelling trip. This is a great place to stay for groups of friends or families on a budget, or for anyone travelling alone who wants to meet people – and a genuinely perfect location for surfers, beach bums and coastal path walkers! 

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Six rooms in all – three dorms/family rooms; two twins/doubles/triples; and a double or family room with en-suite bathroom. 

How much?

Prices are per person, per night, and include complimentary tea and coffee and breakfast. They start at £19 per person per night in a small dorm (of 4–6 people), £24–£28 per person per night in a twin or triple room, and £28–£35 per person per night in an en-suite double. 


  • Dorms - mixed
  • Dorms - single sex
  • En-suite available
  • Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Private Rooms
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Family-Friendly
  • Historic
  • Independent hostels
  • Seaside
  • Walking
  • Watersports

Getting There

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 on the left and has free parking.By train you need to take the train to Truro and change for Falmouth Town: once here, the station is just 200m from the hostel. By bus, National Express run services to Falmouth from major towns and cities in the south and southwest of England. The bus station is in the town centre, from where it’s a £3 taxi ride to the hostel.


Open all year.

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