YHA Eden Project exterior

YHA Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Closed for refurbishment

YHA Eden Project is closed for refurbishment and unavailable for bookings.


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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 an environmentally friendly Landpod which 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!

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

Dorms are not currently available. 

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.

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


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 and bench outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco. All bell tents include a BBQ fire pit.

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

Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. 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

To enter the central Eden Project area, YHA Eden Project hostel and camping residents must purchase an Eden Project entry ticket. You can buy these 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.


Hostel facilities

  • Ambulant accessible
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Cycle store
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Near bus stop
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared TV
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Eden Project is open all year round, except 24th - 25th December.

Reception hours: From 17:00 - 22:00.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Eden Project. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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: +44 345 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!

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