The hostel has a handy emergency cycle and puncture repair kit on hand - just in case!
YHA BoswingerSt Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LL
This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.
YHA Boswinger is a unique, rural retreat for outdoor breaks in Cornwall. With a multitude of secluded coves, coastal paths and leafy lanes just moments from the door, there are endless adventures on offer for walkers, cyclists and kayakers.
If you’re enticed by Cornwall’s renowned gardens, then we are perfectly placed for visits to the award-winning Caerhays Castle Gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Why guests love YHA Boswinger
Accommodation at YHA Boswinger
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. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.
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 Boswinger and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property is one of our oldest in Cornwall, with beautiful sea views, wildlife and a great choice of beaches. The perfect seaside break for everyone. Dogs are welcome too!
Food and drink at YHA Boswinger
- 24-hour access
- BBQ area
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Extra-large garden/grounds
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Minibus parking on premises
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Small garden/grounds
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Evening meals are not available at this hostel.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Parking: There is parking available at the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Boswinger, 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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Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA Volunteering.
YHA Boswinger was one of the first properties YHA bought in Cornwall. Originally it was two separate farm buildings but they have since been connected into one. The manager’s accommodation used to be three self-contained flats which were available for hire, but this has now been converted.
Meet the team
Manager Rob and his partner, Rachel, both formerly of YHA Coverack, have been in post at Boswinger since 2015. Out of work they are likely to be found guzzling artisan coffee at Da Bara bakery café, paddling their canoe down the Percuil River or sun-bathing at blissful Hemmick Beach.