YHA Land's End exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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COVID-19 Industry Standard

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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.

Our westernmost hostel, YHA Land's End is perfect for a value family break in deepest Cornwall. Tucked away, but with fine views to the sea, the hostel is a short walk from beaches and the Cornish countryside, so is equally good for surfing breaks, birdwatching and walking holidays.

Whether you want to learn about the historical mining locations made famous in Poldark or just relax on a sublime beach, we're a one-stop location for paradise and a perfect spot from which to explore a beautiful part of the UK.

Why guests love YHA Land's End

  • Peaceful location in the Cot Valley
  • Five minutes from the South West Coastal Path
  • Great place for an activity break

Accommodation at YHA Land's End

The hostel

Dorms are not currently available. 

YHA Land’s End caters for all, with our private en-suite room, family rooms and our more traditional dormitory style rooms. Our rooms all have modern beds with most having integrated reading lamps and plug sockets and are a mixture of bunk beds and double beds. Do not worry if you do not book an en-suite, our clean and modern shared bathrooms are located close by.

YHA Land's End is open every day until Wednesday 20th October 2021 for individuals, families, and groups. Advance booking is recommended. For winter opening, including Exclusive Hire, please see the 'Need to Know' section.

Camping Pods

Choose these camping pods for a warm, cosy glamping experience. These camping pods make for a great family break and they have space for up to four people to sleep in - including one double futon and twin single beds. Mattresses, futons and all bedding are included for your comfort and the pods have heating and lighting. Each pod has its own individual decking area. These pods also have velux windows in the roof so you can lie back and stargaze at night time. Dogs are welcome to stay in our camping pods so bring your furry friend along with you on your holiday.


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.

Camp out on the front lawn of YHA Land's End surrounded by breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful sunset. This small camping area is well sheltered with easy access to facilities and the main Youth Hostel building with its lounge and dining room. The site can accommodate up to 12 people and is suitable for organised groups, individual travellers and families. With a small but perfectly formed camping area out front, a well-stocked bar, space for BBQs and sweeping views of the ocean, you’d be forgiven for simply pitching up and staying put!

There is a licensed bar on site serving cold beers, local ales and wine.
Campers can wake up to a delicious full cooked breakfast or indulge in the Supper Club evening meal.
Campers can use all of the Youth Hostel's facilities and also have an extra toilet, sink and shower closer to the camping ground.
Campers also have access to the main Youth Hostel self-catering kitchen as well as a campers' kitchen with an extra fridge, microwave, kettle and sink which is closer to the camping ground.
Campers are welcome to use small BBQs and will be provided with blocks to stand them on.

The main car park is at the rear of the Youth Hostel, about a 50m walk from the camping area.

Important Information
The YHA Land's End campsite is for tents only, camper vans are not permitted on the site. Campfires are strictly prohibited.

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 Land's End

YHA Lands End dining room

Eat with us

YHA Lands' End is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, and a pizza menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Land's End

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza menu at YHA Land's End

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cot available
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - lounge area(s), drying room(s), laundry rooms(s), meeting room(s).

Check in : 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

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

Parking: There is an on site car park but no access for full size coaches (parking for coaches can be arranged at nearby farm).

Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our pods and camping pod 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 Land's End. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.

YHA Land's End - Access Statement

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YHA Land's End

Map references

OS Map: 203

OS Grid Ref: SW364305

Lat/Lng: 50.115914, -5.688407

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9643

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Land's End for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. We're open for bookings between October and the Easter holidays. YHA Land's End is ideal for groups of 15 to 25 and sleeps up to 34 people in nine rooms. Enjoy the local beaches and countryside during the day and the real open fire in the evenings.


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


YHA Land’s End has been a hostel since 1939, having been built as a private home in the early 20th century and it still has the original fireplaces in the common room and dining room. The hostel and grounds are set within the Cornish Mining Heritage Site on the side of the Cot Valley with views down to the sea and walks to the coast, St Just, and the wild moorlands of Penwith. Now a peaceful valley famous for spotting rare migratory birds, the valley was once heavily industrialised during the late 19th century tin mining boom and the relics are all within walking distance of the hostel. More ancient remains include the Ballowall Barrow – a chambered cairn dating from the late Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age – set high above the valley.

Meet the team

Chris has been the YHA Land's End manager since 2009, sticking close to the coast having previously managed YHA Perranporth and Port Eynon. "You might bump in to me during the afternoon walking the coast path with my toddler, cycling to a hidden beach, or enjoying a coffee at the Dog and Rabbit in St Just."

Manager recommends: When the swell drops head for a secret wild swimming spot! We know of a few along the coast that are well worth exploring, a couple are just a short stroll from the hostel, so pack your swimmers, a picnic lunch and leave the crowds behind. If it's an activity break you're after, hit the beach for some surfing holiday fun. If you're a 'twitcher' there are some great spots for bird watching. Sennen Farmers’ Market on a Tuesday has been voted the best farmers’ market in Cornwall for the last couple of years. Visit to pick up local food and craft wares.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip Advisor 2018

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