Although Boswinger is now connected with free WIFI in communal areas, the hostel still retains its particular charm as one of the most remote hostels in Cornwall: a perfect place to retreat to and surrender to the outdoors.
With miles of beautiful coastline and tucked away beaches on the doorstep, this hostel provides an ideal base for walkers, nature-lovers, paddle-boarders, kayakers, sunbathers and cyclists.
If you’re planning a visit to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, or would like to admire the floral delights of Caerhays Castle – famed for camelias, magnolias and rhododendrons, then Boswinger is the place to be – these attractions are just minutes away. For those hoping to explore the un-spoilt treasures of the Roseland Peninsula, our staff will help you build the perfect itinerary, cherry picking the most atmospheric spots.
The opportunities are endless, from the hypnotic fishing-village sleepiness of Portloe, to the fairytale enchanted-ness of Veryan, with its idyllic thatched roundhouses and classic country pub. Travelling just a little further down the road you will emerge in the famous sailing town of St Mawes, - a perfect jumping off point for a day trip to hip and funky Falmouth.
FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00
17.00 - 22.00
08.00 - 10.00
No. From 1st March to 31st October, YHA Boswinger is open at weekends and during school holidays. Monday - Thursday the hostel is available for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire. Beds and rooms may become available during the week three months before travelling dates, so please check the website. From 1st November until 28th February, YHA Boswinger is only available for group bookings or for YHA Exclusive Hire.
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Boswinger. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Boswinger, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LL
From the A390 (St Austell) take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. After 5 miles turn right at the top of the hill and follow the signs for Gorran. After 4 miles, fork right to Boswinger (follow the brown tourist signs). The hostel is situated in Boswinger hamlet just below the Seaview International campsite.
By Public Transport:
The nearest train station is St Austell. Travel Cornwall service number 471 runs three journeys between St Austell Trinity Street (approx. 10 minutes' walk from the railway station) to Gorran Churchtown (1 mile from the hostel) Monday - Saturday. There is no service on Sundays or Bank Holidays. Gorran Community Bus can be booked by email the night before you travel. This fantastic volunteer run service will pick you up from the hostel car park and bring you back from a range of local destinations including Mevagissey, Truro, St Austell and Plymouth. View timetable and contact details.
Alternatively, pre-book a taxi with Star Cars 01726 66636; around £20 to the hostel from St Austell.
YHA Boswinger is in an isolated, rural location and public transport is relatively limited, so please come prepared to take advantage of this beautiful area and experience life at a slower pace.
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To enjoy YHA Boswinger for just you, your friends and family, visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Open for bookings every weekend from November through to March.