YHA in South West
YHA Boswinger
St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LL
"Excellent" - 92% Customer Satisfaction Based on 63 customer scores
3 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
3 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £15.00
Private rooms from £39.00
Family rooms from £35.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

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Availability Calendar

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.


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for mountain biking
  • Great for walking
  • Library/Quiet room
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £6 per person
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Need to Know

Reception Times

17.00 - 22.00


Before 10.00

Open every day?

From 31st March to 31st October Boswinger is available every day except where pre-booked for groups and Exclusive Hire. During the winter, from 1st November until 31st March, Boswinger is only available for Exclusive Hire and group bookings.

Towels & Toiletries

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.

You are able to bring your dog if you book the hostel on YHA Exclusive Hire.

Payment accepted online


Payments accepted at property



Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

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Maps & Directions


Boswinger, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LL

How to get here

By Car:
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.

This 3 word address identifies the precise 3m x 3m square at the hostel's entrance. It’s much more reliable than a street address, which can take you to the wrong place particularly in the countryside. Paste these 3 words into the what3words app to get directions, even without a data connection. Click here to learn more.
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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 (0)1726 844527
Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: 105
OS Grid ref: SW991411
Longitude: -4.818937
Latitude: 50.235406

Tourist Information

Tourist Office:

YHA Exclusive Hire

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.


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