The customer is always right, at least mine are. So at the request of many people who have stayed with me over the years and want to know about live at Falmouth Lodge Backpackers, here is my first Blog! My only problem is where to start – because there is soooooo much going on!

The English summer sees us enjoying much of our days outside (well – Monday might have been an exception!) whether we want to brave the waves and stomp over the clifftops or chatter away with new friends or old folks over a glass of something – even quietly soak up the sun in a favourite sheltered spot

The BBQ’s are out; the musicians are out; and event organisers are excelling themselves in bringing us all manner of interest, education and entertainment to suit our fancy.

This picture that greeted me at the bottom of our stairs on Sunday morning made me stop and realise just quite how varied our guests at Falmouth Lodge Backpackers are – so how indeed to start writing so as to appeal to them all?

falmouth lodge backpacjkers lots of shoes
Suffice to say – all kinds come through here and all are welcome.

Last week some of the FLB crew (sadly not all – someone has to man base camp) went to see yet another brilliant Kneehigh production in their summer Asylum tent in the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
An astounding show of colour and movement and music telling the love story of the Jewish artist Marc Chagall in Russian Revolutionary times – took me into another world for a couple of hours.

The other highlight last week must be going down to Falmouth Harbour with a bunch of guests (less than ten mins walk), to witness the arrival of five fantastic women on the completion of their incredible voyage – rowing for 49 days across the Atlantic from New York – the first ever womens group to do so. We had the pleasure of hosting two of their supporters at the last minute because these amazing women arrived earlier than expected!
It was too exciting to miss – even at 6am and lovely to see our local WeSUP paddleboarders escorting them in, along with family and friends.

female crew
Staying with a nautical theme, Falmouth Week – starting shoreside TONIGHT with a million Pink Wigs!! is hosting over 200 yachts racing over the next eight days. To see so many boats under sail is a fantastic sight. Looking forward to watching the racing when time allows.
We’ll also be watching the Gylly Beach Triathlon on Sunday.
Over the month I’ve seen the local teams training, so good luck to everyone taking part.

swimming
And apart from that – Gyllygvase Beach is actually at its most beautiful – especially in the quiet of my early morning swim but it is pretty special to watch so many families and children delight in the clear water, clean sand and warm sunshine, only two minutes from our front door.
And so – do we BBQ on the beach or at home – we took the easy option – at home!
Falmouth Lodge Backpackers has it all (well – almost) !!

 

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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