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YHA BoscastleBoscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HD
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
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.
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!
- Ambulant accessible
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Free on-street parking
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Minibus parking nearby
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Paid on-street parking
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Sole use
- Wheelchair accessible
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.
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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.
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.