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YHA CoverackHelston, Cornwall, TR12 6SA
If you love spectacular coastal walks and secluded beaches, head for this Victorian country house with panoramic sea views - perfect for a great value family holiday or weekend break. If you're looking for activity breaks, there are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and adventure-seekers in this part of Cornwall.
The hostel is near to lots of great attractions like the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary, Flambard's theme park and Roskilly's ice cream farm! And you don't have to go far from Truro, Redruth, Falmouth or Lizard to find us either.
Why guests love YHA Coverack
Accommodation at YHA Coverack
There is space for 33 people across a selection of dorm rooms, private rooms, en-suite rooms and camping at YHA Coverack. This Victorian country house has beautiful sea views, great self-catering facilities and cosy social areas. There is a spacious lounge and two dining areas. You have 24 hour access to the hostel once you’ve checked in.
Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tepee-like tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and three single futons as well as bedding and can sleep four or five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.
There are two tents available at YHA Coverack and bell tent guests will have full use of the hostel's facilities plus a separate shower and toilet block. YHA Coverack's bell tents are available to book for stays between June and September.
Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.
Please note: Due to the size of our orchard site, we can only accept small tents. The site is not suitable for tents that are larger than four man dome tents.
Come and camp in this beautiful 100 year old orchard. Stay for a few days and enjoy walks along the famous South West Coast Path, discovering secluded coves and spectacular beaches on your way.
There is room for up to 35 people in small tents (maximum size - four man dome tent).
This site is suitable for use by both families and organised groups.
Small kitchen with cooking facilities and dining area
Guests are also able to use the main hostel facilities.
There is a stone base where guests can use their own barbecue.
There is a washing machine and large drying room which is great for drying off wetsuits.
The campsite is open from March until October.
Campfires are strictly prohibited.
During busy periods, the tents are quite close together - this just gives the site a festival atmosphere! The site is slightly sloping.
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Coverack
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: YHA Coverack is open every day from 1st March until 31st October. From 1st November until 28th February the hostel is available for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: Free parking on-site.
Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Coverack however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
Invite all your family and friends along and hire the whole of YHA Coverack for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Available for bookings from autumn half term to the Easter holidays.
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 on the volunteering website.
Originally a guesthouse from as far back as 1901, YHA Coverack was opened by YHA in early 1976 with an official opening a year later.
In 2010, the hostel underwent a large refurbishment with many bedrooms having en-suites built. There were also improvements to the social and kitchen areas.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: Visit us in April and May and enjoy the long, peaceful days in spectacular surroundings. Best of all you can experience the beautiful spring flower display along the South West coast path. In Summer explore the family friendly beaches and then head back to the hostel for a BBQ. Relax and enjoy your meal while overlooking the sea and beautiful coastline.