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YHA Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely not be in operation at YHA. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Camping & Cabins

  1. Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed.

  2. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities.

  3. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up.

  4. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  3. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.

  4. Dining room(s) are open to guests for the consumption of their own food.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

  2. Outdoor seating for dining is now open at this hostel in line with Government social distancing rules. All tables and chairs are fully cleaned after use.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

YHA is the official on-site accommodation provider for the Eden Project, one of Cornwall's most recognisable attractions. YHA Eden Project (powered by Snoozebox) is a unique place to stay and is perfectly in tune with its eco-friendly surroundings!

The hostel’s en-suite bedrooms are made from recycled shipping containers and are fully kitted out with high-spec bathrooms and all the mod-cons you'd expect from a hostel! If you want to be even closer to nature, pitch your own tent or hire a beautiful festival-inspired bell tent in the summer months.

Please note: The Eden Project will be closed on 7th June 2020. The reason for this is to support our biggest social outreach programme – The Big Lunch, which takes place on that day. The Big Lunch is a UK-wide initiative created by The Eden Project and supported by the National Lottery.

Why guests love YHA Eden Project

  • Official accommodation for the Eden Project
  • Unique Snoozebox accommodation
  • Excellent social space

Accommodation at YHA Eden Project

The hostel - powered by Snoozebox

YHA Eden Project accommodates up to 234 guests in 60 modern en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, in keeping with the Eden spirit of sustainable living and finding new uses for everyday items. These comfortable rooms are equipped with all the conveniences you expect from YHA and much more, including full air conditioning, making them a fantastic base for your holiday in Cornwall. With their clever use of space and high specification bathrooms, the rooms are perfect for families and individual travellers. The hostel is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but the Eden Project is closed on Christmas day.

Please refer to our 'How to get here' section for how to access the hostel after Eden Project opening hours. 

Bell tents

Get the festival-inspired glamping experience with a beautiful premium bell tent! These spacious tipi-like tents are fitted out with a double futon bed and two single futon beds plus all bedding. There's enough room for four people to chill out in and a wood burner to keep you cosy. You'll feel right at home in the Eden Project with their eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags.

Premium bell tents are available from April until the end of October.

The walk to the bell tents can be quite strenuous but is more than worthwhile. People with mobility issues may need to bear this in mind.

Land Pods

These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!

The Landpods are available to hire between April and October. Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

Wild Camping

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 be aware that the camping field is on a slope and any level pitches are limited in number. The campsite is situated within the magical grounds of the Eden Project, just a short walk away from the Eden Project entrance gates and a couple of hundred metres away from the main YHA Snoozebox hostel. It provides camping for approximately 30 people in their own tents. Toilet, Shower and washing up facilities are situated at the bottom of the camp-site. Check in at our main reception before setting up your tent.

There is a separate heated shower and toilet block for exclusive use by people camping and we have a fine selection of teas, coffees and local and international beers and wines. A continental breakfast is available in the morning. Other food and drink is available from within the Eden grounds during standard opening hours.

Vehicles are not permitted on the camping field but can use the drop-off point at the end of the field. Please note we do not provide electric hook-up or hard standing pitches. Motor homes and camper vans are not permitted - we can only accommodate tents for access reasons. Guests are not permitted to stay in their vehicles overnight.

Eden Project Tickets

Remember, to enter the central Eden Project area, both YHA Eden Project hostel and camping residents must purchase an Eden Project entry ticket. These are available to purchase directly from the Eden Project website.

The Eden Project is more than an unforgettable day out. Along with its stunning gardens and popular music events such as the Eden Sessions, it breaks boundaries on social and environmental projects - creating an unforgettable visit for everyone. It's run in the greenest way possible, helping create a sustainable future and allowing valuable research into plant life, eco-systems and conservation.


Food and drink at YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project dining room

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

Continental breakfast

Breakfast at YHA Eden Project

Get ready for a busy day exploring the capital with our delicious continental breakfast. Your breakfast includes croissant, fruit, your choice of yogurt, a choice of cereals, fruit juice and Fairtrade tea or coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. In a rush? Breakfast is served from 7.30am – 9.30am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.


All day menu at YHA Eden Project

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Basic food shop
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Cafe
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking
  • Near bus stop

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10:00

Open every day?: The Snoozebox hostel is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are also closed Sundays and Mondays in January to correspond with the Eden Project. Camping and Bell Tents are available seasonally.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

YHA Eden Project - Access Statement

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YHA Eden Project

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SX 04879 54940

Lat/Lng: 50.359903, -4.742836

Contact information

Phone: +44 (0)345 3719573

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

A fantastic destination for school trips and families, the Eden Project will leave you with a new appreciation of nature - you're bound to pick up gardening tips too! With the world's largest rainforest in captivity and the famous Rainforest Canopy Walkway, there are plenty of fun things to do. Take advantage of all the Eden Project has to offer and sign up for an exclusive Eden Project educational package.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.


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


A younger hostel in our network, but definitely one of the quirkiest. YHA Eden project originally opened in 2014 as a camping ground with a more substantial hostel to be created in the coming months.

Our partnership with the Eden Project and Snoozebox offers a unique hostel built from recycled shipping containers.

Meet the team

Pete is the manager at YHA Eden Project and has spent the last 16 years working in and managing hostels in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. YHA Eden Project has provided an exciting challenge due to its uniqueness within the YHA network. Having spent a lot of his childhood on holiday in Cornwall he now relishes the prospect of both living and working in this fantastic location and in particular working in partnership with the constantly evolving Eden Project.

Manager recommends: Take a 10 minute drive to Historic Charlestown, see the tall-ships and walk along the harbour in the footsteps of Ross Poldark in this living film set. Knightor Winery is only a mile away and produces wine from vineyards on the South Cornish Coast. Visit for tours and tastings, enjoy fine wine and fine fare in their café or relax with a coffee in the sun-trap courtyard. And if the romance of your surroundings moves you, book it as a wedding venue!

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award Walkers and cyclists welcome

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