This Georgian mansion has been refurbished to a high standard and has been awarded a 3 star VisitEngland grading. Set in beautiful gardens in a peaceful area within Penzance, it’s only 15 minutes walk from the town and seafront, perfect for seaside holidays, activity breaks and school trips.
Penzance is an excellent base for exploring the local area and it is the departure point for sailings to the Isles of Scilly. With a section of the 630-mile South West Coast Path accessible nearby, YHA Penzance is perfectly positioned to offer some sensationally scenic routes. Visit St Ives or Sennen Cove, great for watersports, sailing or surfing holidays, or just relax on some of Europe’s finest beaches. From enjoying a Cornish cream tea to watching the surfers at the beach, there's always something to do here.
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
16.00 - 22.30
16.00 - 22.30
08.00 - 10.00
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.
There is an on-site car park.
Yes, YHA Penzance is open every day. Bookings are available up to three months in advance. The hostel is also open for group bookings during the week from March until October.
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Penzance however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Castle Horneck, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TF
On foot, from the bus and train station 1.5km: Walk through the town centre, turn right before the Pirate Pub and proceed up Castle Horneck Road.
Cross the A30 and continue up the hill.
Local bus No.6 to the Pirate Inn. Cross the road to Castle Horneck Road and follow the hostel signs for 7 minutes. Buses operate every 30 minutes during the day, hourly after 6pm and Sundays.
By car: Do not go through the town centre. Car drivers follow the A30 and turn at the Polgoon Vineyard and Castle Horneck signs and take the left lane.
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YHA Penzance is a great destination for school parties seeking an educational or activity break. The area boasts some great historic attractions as well as rock climbing and water sports. With up to 101 beds and home cooked meals available, YHA Penzance is able to cater to a range of school parties.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.