And so – returning from a break in the Antipodes – where staying in a hostel in Raglan NZ, quietly having my supper, when someone sits down next to me with his………he came from Falmouth and had been Life-guarding on Gylly beach this summer!!! – I find Falmouth Lodge Backpackers well into the throes of Christmastime in Cornwall

The Christmas lights are on – late night shopping and Christmas Craft Fayres in full swing – Santa’s fun run was a little – should we say – waterlogged – but nevertheless, great fun was had by all.

Crispy mornings and spectacular sunrises – well south of Pendennis Castle at this time of year – it’s easy to understand how peoples have worshipped that golden orb as it rises out of the sea in all its orange-red glory – bringing light and warmth………it never fails to astound me.



Often I struggle with the long dark evenings but as Airbnb says – it’s the ‘snuggle season’ and our log fire is stoked most evenings by guests keeping cosy – chatting and sharing – listening and laughing – more and more often our guitar gets pulled out and we enjoy our own live music here – even before heading out to discover what talent is lurking in our pubs in town.

Autumn colours – walking in wellies; winter woollies; hats ‘n’ gloves; kicking through leaves; mysterious mists rolling out of the Carrick Roads; and gentle wintery sunshine – (maybe even a chilly dip in the ocean!!) all part of Christmastime in Cornwall
Ultimately – what can be better than sitting in the sun – outside the pub – for Sunday lunch on the 11th December!!!


Just in case you wondered how we became voted the Best Coastal Community in UK!!

We are re-opening!!

Come and enjoy Cornwall again from Falmouth Lodge – right next to the beach too!!

We know that many of you are simply longing to get away - Falmouth Lodge is just as excited to be able to open up and welcome you back through our doors again.

This will happen gradually – starting in April with our exciting new addition to the hostel – “FlipFlop” - our self-contained one bedroom apartment, which is an annex to the back of the hostel with its own completely separate access. Check out our listing for availability from April 12th!

Following that, our rooms will open gradually from May 17th, room only, with a dedicated bathroom, but there will not be any shared social indoor spaces – no kitchen or lounge until July. There will be a kettle and tea and coffee provided in your room.

Most exciting tho’ is the option to rent out the whole house for your own family or group (up to 14 beds) exclusively from the beginning of July – maybe earlier!! What could be better than being together again and only two minutes from the beach?

We will, of course, be regulated by Government guidelines – so – do check out the website for availability and dates. Our room configurations have changed, in order to give everyone more space and we have implemented extra cleaning policies to keep us all safe.

As always, you get the best price by booking directly with us from this website. But also please call if you have any particular queries.

Hang on in there and see you soon!!

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