The Escape

1 Mount WiseNewquayTR7 2BEUnited Kingdom
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About The Escape

Situated near Tolcarne Beach and within a ten-minute walk of the Newquay town centre, the Escape is a lively surf lodge with free off-site parking and complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas.

Bunk-style rooms are spread over three floors, each one offering secure card entry and a safe to store valuables. Most dorms are en-suite although some share facilities.

A full English breakfast can be enjoyed at extra cost. Plus, the on-site Bird Restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine and a funky bar with a sound system, pool table and 4am closing time at weekends.

Facilities at the Escape include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, vending machines for drinks and snacks and a communal TV lounge. Surf lessons can be arranged.

Guests will find themselves within one mile of Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Fistral Beach.


1 Mount Wise, Newquay, TR7 2BE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1637)851736 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Central heating
  • Room safe
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Appealing location

Guests love the location of the Escape, often commenting on how it is within walking distance of pretty much everything. Being a stone's throw from the beach holds obvious appeal for surfers while guests also mention the proximity of shops and restaurants in the town centre.

Great food and drink

Almost all guests comment favourably on the standard of breakfast, describing it as a great start to the day. Plus, dining in the restaurant attracts lots of positive feedback, as does the funky bar with its incredible sound system.

Great for large groups

The Escape is a popular choice for large groups who are seeking a fun break in Newquay. It's aimed at the 18-30 crowd, so expect there to be almost non-stop partying here.

Negative Reviews

Party atmosphere won't suit everyone

Of course, not everyone who visits Newquay wants to party until the early hours and, as a result, some guests found the noise levels a tad unbearable. If you're after a quiet stay, this is probably not the best choice for you.

Very basic dorms

Although many guests found the dorms adequate, they are very much on the basic side. Expect glorified camping with access to a bathroom and very little else. Some guests found the lack of facilities a problem.

Dubious choice for families

The Escape offers family breaks over the school summer holiday period (Sunday to Friday). While the option to stay in budget-friendly accommodation obviously holds some appeal, the noise levels and the overall younger crowd here means you may want to consider things your options carefully before you book.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 63 reviews