The Cornish Way forms part of the National Cycle Network, a network of attractive places to cycle throughout the UK. Two thirds of the route is traffic free with the rest taking place on quiet roads.
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.
Why guests love YHA Eden Project
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 TVs in each room and 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, 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.
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.
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 80 people on-site. You can either bring your own tents or hire a stylish festival-inspired bell tent. Check in at our main reception before setting up your tent - the camping field is on a slight slope, just a few minutes away from the Snoozeboxes and up a country lane and two small sets of steps.
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.
Get the festival-inspired glamping experience with a beautiful premium bell tent! These sophisticated and spacious tipi-like tents are fitted out with a double futon bed and two single futon beds plus all bedding is included - there's enough room for four people to chill out in! There is also a wood burner to keep you cosy. There are six bell tents at YHA Eden Project. You'll feel right at home in the Eden Project with their eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags. Bell Tents are available to book to stay in from May 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.
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.
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 YHA as part of a hostel or camping booking, and give guests unlimited access to the Eden Project for their whole stay! Just add tickets to your basket at the checkout or alternatively call call 0800 0191700. All tickets are annual passes and cheaper than on the door.
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
- Ambulant accessible
- Basic food shop
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Disabled access rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & 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 including Christmas. 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.
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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.
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!