Dolphins Backpackers

Dolphins Backpackers Affordable, friendly hostel accommodation for backpackers, seasonal and casual workers

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The dolphins barn is ready for the season!! We found a home for The Cornishmans piano aswell. cheers to everyone that he...
07/05/2021

The dolphins barn is ready for the season!! We found a home for The Cornishmans piano aswell. cheers to everyone that helped wheel it through the village. x

The dolphins barn is ready for the season!! We found a home for The Cornishmans piano aswell. cheers to everyone that helped wheel it through the village. x

04/05/2021

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!!!

Fancy helping out at our Hostel in Tintagel, North Cornwall this season?? In exchange for some part time work with us we provide shared accommodation in a central location which is close to popular beaches and tourist hotspots. So if you want to explore Cornwall for cheap whilst working with us, then drop us a message or call. Contact info on our page. We have positions available for May/June. cheers for now and please share far and wide x

Check out our rooms for 2021. Fully refurbished and ready to go x
27/04/2021

Check out our rooms for 2021. Fully refurbished and ready to go x

For those of you that remember the old stairs!! Common area very nearly ready to welcome you all back for a game of pool...
22/04/2021

For those of you that remember the old stairs!! Common area very nearly ready to welcome you all back for a game of pool x

For those of you that remember the old stairs!! Common area very nearly ready to welcome you all back for a game of pool x

Photos from Hope Blamire Artist's post
15/04/2021

Photos from Hope Blamire Artist's post

Our boy mid flight at Boscastle Harbour x
11/04/2021

Our boy mid flight at Boscastle Harbour x

Our boy mid flight at Boscastle Harbour x

15/03/2021

Reginald getting a drink in xx

The Barn Bunkhouse is ready!!! Bring on May 17th!!! Get booking now for your summer trip, this dorm is great for big gro...
04/03/2021

The Barn Bunkhouse is ready!!! Bring on May 17th!!! Get booking now for your summer trip, this dorm is great for big groups as it sleeps 10 people. See you all soon x

https://dolphinsbackpackers.co.uk/newsExciting work placement opportunities available at Dolphins this summer for locals...
24/02/2021
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Exciting work placement opportunities available at Dolphins this summer for locals, with our very own Leg-Up scheme for young adults from the area. Take a look, please share and get in touch. cheers from the Dolphins team, x

DOLPHINS LEG-UP SCHEME February 24, 2021 John Richardson This scheme is for young adults 18 – 25 years of age and who are local to Cornwall.Dolphins evolved from land mammals whose legs were underneath their bodies FACT! So, here at Dolphins we intend to give you a head start in not just hospitali...

23/02/2021

ATTENTION BACKPACKERS!!! Get booking now for May 17th and beyond!!!! weve been hard at work here at Dolphins through lockdown and cant wait to welcome you all back this spring to see what we have been up to. Hang in there a little bit longer and we can have the season we all deserve!!! Love John and Reg x ##PLEASE SHARE##

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us at Dolphins. Hang in there everyone xx
23/12/2020

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us at Dolphins. Hang in there everyone xx

19/12/2020

So we are opening up our hostel for winter lets for locals if anyone is looking for a bed for a few.months £75 a week x

29/11/2020

Dolphins Backpackers is officially back in business from December 2nd. So get booking for a winter getaway!! We look forward to seeing you x

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24/11/2020

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Kernow's forgotten castles......

Bossiney near Tintagel

Bossiney is a Cornish name and was recorded in 1302 as 'Boscyny' translating as 'Cyni's dwelling' from the Cornish 'bos Kyny'.

Bossiney Castle was built to control Bossiney Haven and the road along the north Cornish coast. It was built by Robert, Count of Mortain in the late eleventh century as he secured control of Cornwall.

His main fortifications were along the River Tamar at Launceston and Trematon but he also built at least ten other castles, including Bossiney, spread across the Cornish peninsula controlling key nodal points.

The castle took the form of an earth and timber ringwork-and-bailey fortification and was built upon a prominent ridge overlooking Bossiney Haven.

The ring consisted of a substantial earth rampart, which would have been topped by a timber palisade, and was fronted by a ditch. There was a single entrance on the east side. A bailey extended to the immediate west of the ringwork.

Bossiney passed to Roger de Mandeville in 1166 and then to his successor, Gervase de Hornicote, circa-1182. Gervase died in 1207 and was succeeded by his son, Robert, who took the surname de Tintagel, probably to exploit the Arthurian legend that had become associated with that site.

When he died, the castle was consumed within the Earldom of Cornwall which was granted to the King's brother, Richard.

Around 1230 he built Tintagel Castle on a nearby headland and Bossiney Castle probably went out of use at this time.

However, the castle mound continued to be used for a variety of community functions including providing a venue for announcing the results of Parliamentary elections.

One such MP returned by Bossiney was Sir Francis Drake who was elected by the borough in November 1584.

Bossiney was stripped of its right to send an MP to Parliament by the Reform Act (1832).

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Team outing to the falls today x
17/11/2020

Team outing to the falls today x

Weve just passed our 1 year anniversary of buying the house!!! its been a strange year to open our buisness but if you c...
23/09/2020

Weve just passed our 1 year anniversary of buying the house!!! its been a strange year to open our buisness but if you can open during a pandemic and make it work then you gotta be doing something right!!!! Thankyou to everyone that has helped with revamping the house into what it is today and to all our legendary guests that have passed through our doors in 2020. keep on coming! love john and Reg xx

The Cotswold crew and the impractically packed backpacker! X
14/09/2020

The Cotswold crew and the impractically packed backpacker! X

http://www.booking.com/Share-SrGHuCThankyou for all the great reviews. Its nice to see it all paying off with a 9.4 on b...
04/09/2020
Dolphins, Tintagel, UK

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Thankyou for all the great reviews. Its nice to see it all paying off with a 9.4 on booking.com!!! All the best john and reg x

Located in Tintagel, a 14-minute walk from Tintagel Castle, Dolphins provides a shared lounge. Guests can use a garden.

03/09/2020

Great to have you guys stay and what a banging review!! xx

Harriet
United Kingdom
10
Reviewed: September 2, 2020
Good vibes, whole lotta love & John and crew are legends ###

Liked · We absolutely loved John and Shaun and had an amazing time at the hostel. They were very welcoming, so much fun and really made us feel like home. John even showed us where to pick muscles and taught us how to cook them, one night we partied with him in the barn and he really helped us with knowing where to go. Such good vibes, what a legend.

Disliked · That we couldn’t stay longer

Happy backpackers and freshly foraged mussels!!! Good to have you guys stay. God speed x
31/08/2020

Happy backpackers and freshly foraged mussels!!! Good to have you guys stay. God speed x

Tregardock beach near Tintagel. Mussel picking and crazy dogs x
26/08/2020

Tregardock beach near Tintagel. Mussel picking and crazy dogs x

25/08/2020

Beds spare tonight backpackers if you wanna escape the storm hit us up!! 07740976326 x

Reginalds taxi service, getting backpackers to the sights x
23/08/2020

Reginalds taxi service, getting backpackers to the sights x

Happy backpackers!! Love ya boys x
22/08/2020

Happy backpackers!! Love ya boys x

22/08/2020

We have 3 beds going spare tonight if you fancy a weekend in Tintagel hit us up. Dm for details or call on 07740976326 Hurry before they go x

The Merch has finally arrived!!! £20 a go for a premium quality Dolphins Backpackers exclusive t shirt. DM to put an ord...
13/08/2020

The Merch has finally arrived!!! £20 a go for a premium quality Dolphins Backpackers exclusive t shirt. DM to put an order in travellers! X

1 group 1 household  whole lotta fun. Good to have you guys. Safe travels home x
12/08/2020

1 group 1 household whole lotta fun. Good to have you guys. Safe travels home x

Reginalds looking for dolphins xx
08/08/2020

Reginalds looking for dolphins xx

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Dolphins, Fore Street
Tintagel
PL34 0DB

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+447740976326

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Dorm accommodation with bunkbeds and singles available in shared or private rooms. Beds start at £20 a night in shared and £25 a night for private(season depending). Communal kitchen for everyone to use and Barn to hang out in. Toliets and showers are all shared and washers and dryers are available to use for free. Wi-Fi and free basic breakfast included. Situated right in the centre of Tintagel so an extremely short walk to everything!! see you soon

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Merry Christmas from Germany to the Dolphins Backpackers Family! Wishing you all the best and a bangin Christmas time, stay safe and keep strong!! Love from the Germish 🌲🎁🍻🙏🏽🥳
Leaving the Dolphins Backpackers family after almost 4 week's! I can highly recommend this place for your stay! Cheers guys for having me! I will definitely return! Geddon x
John and your lovely lady Leah.. what a great bunk and the hospitality was excellent.. biker friendly 100%.. cya soon guys 😎👍😊🥰
Just spent a night here. It was spot on. Great location near the castle. Go across the car park for a few drinks and a good feed. We had a really good nights sleep. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Sleep here when you are in Tintagel. Cheers.
Open NOW. Spacious rooms, great atmosphere. Situated 5 mins from Tintagel Castle. Check it out for yourselves. Great value B&B.