On the ground floor the hostel has a spacious lounge and separate dining area. The dining area is linked to a small self catering kitchen which can be booked if you wish to cook an evening meal, we have had to reduce access due to Covid so the cooking facilities in the kitchen will not be available in the mornings. The dining area is equipped with a kettle, toaster and fridge so that guests can prepare breakfast, we always offer a limited range of complimentary cereals and bread. If you prefer a cooked breakfast we can recommend the hotels on either side of the Dolphin or High Street Cafes just a few minutes away.
The hostel also has a large sunny private courtyard which has a secure area and lockable storage for boards and bikes (covered by CCTV). There is also an outdoor tap and drying line for wet gear. The courtyard has seating and we also grow some herbs and salads for guests use. Access to the courtyard is through the Dolphin although there is a locked gate in the external wall to enable access for bikes, boards and other large items (by arrangement). This gate is not left open to ensure the area is kept secure.
The Dolphin also has a laundry and drying room. Guests can use the machines for a small fee although there is also a public laundry a short walk away.