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YHA Boscastle


Palace Stables, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HD

T: 0845 371 9006

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Board GamesCredit cards acceptedCycle StoreDrying room

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room


En suite rooms available

Family breaks


Library / Quiet room

Private rooms available

Self catering only

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome



21 Beds

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About YHA Boscastle

A lovely spot in a steep-sided valley on the rugged north Cornwall coast, this National Trust-owned rural retreat is on the harbour edge. Here, on your Cornish coast break, you can sit and watch this pretty, bustling fishing village come to life during the day and return to a sleepier pace in the evenings. For a more energetic activity break, you’ll also find excellent surfing and sailing plus miles of coastal footpaths to explore - great for walking holidays. It's self-catering only here, but you can get to know the locals in the nearby pubs while sampling some tasty Cornish food and local ales.

Need to know

YHA Boscastle is open for families, groups and individuals throughout the year.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00

Reception is open from 9.30 – 18.00 from November to March when you may check in from 12.00 -18.00.

Hostel Closing Times:
There is 24 hour access to the hostel after check in.

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • For a typical Cornwall family holiday experience, grab a take-away cream tea from the local bakers and make your way to the headland. If you get the timing right you’ll see the blowhole in action, or if it’s later in the day catch a stunning sunset. This Cornish coast break also offers the miles of superb routes for walking holidays.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Boscastle. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Boscastle is available as an Exclusive Hire property from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details.

YHA School Trips

YHA Boscastle has many opportunities for geography based learning including the case study of the 2004 flooding of the Youth Hostel. The hostel is also perfect for activity breaks with great surfing nearby. Boscastle holds 21 people, has a library for study and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen.

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your field trip.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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