YHA Boswinger exterior
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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.

Bed in a shared room from £16.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • 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 £29.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • 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 £299.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    6 bathrooms 10 bedrooms sleeps up to 38 guests

    Built around a stunning courtyard, YHA Boswinger is one of our oldest YHA properties in Cornwall, with beautiful sea views, wildlife and a great choice of beaches. The perfect seaside break for everyone.

    From £299.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towel(s)
  • Washing machine

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 Boswinger and bring 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. A caretaker may be onsite during your stay.
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, 2 kettles, microwave, 3 ovens (2 gas, 1 electric), 2 refrigerators, stove, 2 toasters. 

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

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

There is an external door from the kitchen to the courtyard with outdoor seating.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 30 people across chairs and benches. There are French windows leading into the garden.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The small, cosy lounge is located on ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 2 sofas and 3 armchairs so you can relax with a book or play a board game.

Bathrooms

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

Toilets: 6

Showers: 6

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

Outdoors

Outside is a small, pretty garden with views out to sea. The garden is enclosed with a fence and hedges.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, patio, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 10 bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds. 

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds. 

First floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds. 

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

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

Three rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds. 

Cots are available, though must be requested in advance.

Overview

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

  • Beautifully remote hostel
  • Great for exploring quieter parts of Cornwall
  • Perfect base for walking holidays

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.

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. 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!

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Food and drink at YHA Boswinger

Eat with us

Eat with us

YHA Boswinger is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious evening menu.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Boswinger

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Extra-large garden/grounds
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Highchair
  • 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
  • WiFi

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.

YHA Boswinger - Access Statement

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YHA Boswinger

Map references

OS Map: 105

OS Grid Ref: SW991411

Lat/Lng: 50.235406, -4.818937

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9107

Email: [email protected]

Volunteering

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

History

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.

Rough Guides Cyclists and Walkers Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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