YHA Boscastle exterior
Bed in a shared room from £16.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £35.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £0.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    6 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps up to 28 guests

    Nestled on the north Cornwall coast, YHA Boscastle offers modern accommodation with a picturesque seaside feel. This property is an ideal rural retreat for holidaymakers wanting a chilled, activity break.

    From £0.00 per night

Amenities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towel(s)
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Boscastle and bring up to three of your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: freezer, grill, kettle, microwave, oven, 2 refrigerators, stove, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 28 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining area is open plan with the lounge. There are four large tables with seating across chairs and benches for 24 people. There is an additional table in another room which seats 4 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 15 people with views overlooking the pretty fields beyond. You can relax with 4 large sofas and 2 coffee tables. There is also a selection of board games.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms, plus an additional toilet with disabled access.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 6

Showers: 5

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds. Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of six bedrooms.

Ground floor

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath and a single bed. There is also a kitchenette in this room.

One en-suite room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds, a single bed, and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and 3 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a double bed.

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 6 single beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

An iconic and unique building, set on a steep-sided valley on the rugged north Cornwall coast, this National Trust-owned rural retreat offers top quality accommodation. Perfect for everyone from single travellers, to family holidayers, YHA Boscastle makes the ideal base for your Cornish coastal break in a pretty, bustling fishing village which typifies the local area.

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.

Why guests love YHA Boscastle

  • Unique location within valley
  • Set within quaint Cornish fishing village
  • En-suite rooms available

Accommodation at YHA Boscastle

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.

Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Boscastle and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is an ideal rural retreat for holidaymakers wanting a chilled, activity break. Dogs are welcome too!

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Hostel facilities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free on-street parking
  • Games
  • Highchair
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Paid on-street parking
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Sole use
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.

Self-catering: YHA Boscastle is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.

Parking: There is no parking at the hostel. Customers can use the council car park which is £5.20 for 24 hours, or free overnight from 17:00 - 10:00. You may drive down to our hostel and stop to unload and drop off bags, then go and park.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Boscastle, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Boscastle - Access Statement

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YHA Boscastle

Map references

OS Map: 190

OS Grid Ref: SX096915

Lat/Lng: 50.69074, -4.695582

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9006

Email: [email protected]

Volunteering

We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found through YHA Volunteering.

History

YHA Boscastle originally started it's life as the Palace Stables, owned by the National Trust. YHA took control of the building in 1960 and began a two year restoration process, opening the hostel on 21st July 1962.

On 16th August 2004, Boscastle was hit with a devastating flood that affected the entire village. Localised rain poured onto the village and surrounding areas at a peak of nearly four inches per hour. The river rose to the level of the hostels guttering, flooding the entire building, destroying all furniture and any possessions left inside. Due to the quick thinking of the hostel crew, everyone was evacuated safely.

After these events, donations and support began coming in from all over the world. YHA began a fundraising campaign hoping to raise £50,000. Thanks to the support of so many people, it raised over £110,000.

After major repairs and refurbishments, YHA Boscastle reopened just two years later and has stood proud at the rivers edge since.

Meet the team

Angie Martelli, the manager at YHA Boscastle, joined YHA in March 2014. ”I love the outdoors and have spent 12 years teaching outdoor activities in Cornwall. This is a stunning place to work and I’m enjoying meeting all the lovely guests who stay at this amazing hostel. I know a lot of the local activity providers in the area and would be happy to share this information with our guests.” 

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.

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