So this time I can’t believe that it’s over a month since we last spoke to you !!

God forbid you might think it be because there’s been no news – we’ve just had too much fun enjoying the news instead of writing about it……….. is that a terrible confession in these hedonistic social media days??

I think I mentioned that we’ve moved on from holidaymakers through Uni. grauantes and now into semi-autumnal days of moody music; bright and chilly sunshine and fabulous shows from the weather fronts passing through – be it jaw-dropping sunrises or furious storms bringing waves and windsurfers onto our very own Gyllygvase Beach…..


And oh-so-quickly the bubbles, BBQ’s and flipflops have been replaced by pumpkins and jumpers, wellies and log fires……for someone who has lived in the tropics for most of her life – I am still astounded by the changes in season.


Here at Falmouth Lodge Backpackers we’ve enjoyed three small but amazing music festivals – all well within an hour’s drive of our front door, and each with is individual character. Tropical Pressure over on the north coast just outside Porthtowan; Healy’s Cider Festival near Truro and ultimately (and probably our favourite – tho’ we’d go to all three again in a heartbeat) Henry’s Little Big Gig on the outskirts of the Lizard village and just a stones throw from that beautiful most southerly tip of England.


Each had their own eclectic mix of new as well as locally known artists and all with a fair few surprises to make us kick up our heels – whether we had toes in the grass or boots in the mire……. Polly Money; Kezia; Reef; The Hoodle; Hollie Rogers; Company B and Mad Dog Mcrea are just some of the names we enjoyed……..


Once again Falmouth shows itself to be so well located in relation to all these festival opportunities.

Actually we shouldn’t forget our very own Falmouth Oyster Festival – celebrating its 20th birthday with music almost as good as the oysters and champagne!

And last but not least the Falmouth Beer Festival – which although is literally 20 metres from our door – produces pictures far less pretty  – with the exception of our beloved Betty of course!!


Falmouth Lodge Backpackers has been thinking long and hard about re-opening after the Covid19 lockdown.  It certainly saddens us, but we really feel, “hand-on-heart” that we will not be able to keep you as Covid-Safe as we would be comfortable with, at this point in time, and in the current environment.

We are therefore, not going to open this year, but will be re-opening in the Spring of 2021 with newly organised rooms, giving everyone more space, plus extra bathroom procedures installed, for everyone’s health protection.  We will also be promoting the exciting option of renting the whole hostel for your large family, or group, holiday by the sea, in Cornwall!!

The essence of hostelling is on the enjoyment of shared accommodation and socialising spaces, so we really hope that we’ll be able to return to this again next year when we will know even more about this virus, and may have developed better ways of living with it.


Wishing you all a great summer; STAY WELL, and see you next year!! 


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