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YHA Lands End
Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NT
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 Lands End
Accommodation at YHA Lands End
There are 29/33 beds across nine bedrooms – 1 x two bed bunk room, 1 x double bed room, 1 x two/three bed room (double bed with single bunk above),1 x three bed room (bunk bed and single bed) 1 x three/four bed room (double bed with single bunk above and a single bed), 1 x four bed bunk room, 1 x four bed bunk room en-suite, 1 x four/five bed room (double bed, single bed and a bunk bed) and 1 x six bed bunk room. There is also camping for up to 12 people on the garden, including a Bell tent that sleeps up to five people (with a double bed and three single beds) in July and August.
YHA Land's End is open every day until 19th October 2018 for individuals, families and groups. Advance booking is recommended. For winter opening including Exclusive Hire please check the Need to Know section below.
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.
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!
Under 5s camp free!
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.
The YHA Land's End campsite is for tents only, camper vans are not permitted on the site. Campfires are strictly prohibited.
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 futon bed and single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four/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 of these gorgeous tents at YHA Land's End. Our bell tents are available to book for stays in July, August and September.
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 Lands End
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle hire
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Private rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- 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 Land's End is open every day until Friday 19th October 2018 and from April 1st 2019 for individuals, families and groups, including sole use when available. We offer supper club evening meals, packed lunches, breakfast and a licensed bar. The hostel is also available for Exclusive Hire bookings between 19th October 2018 and 31st March 2019 and group bookings all year round - weekends and midweek. Make a group booking by calling 0800191700.
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 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 Land's End however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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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.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Lands End we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
- Local Hostel Volunteering
- Summer and Winter Weeks
- Working Holidays - Help us to give our hostel and grounds a spring clean with a mix of gardening and painting. For more details email [email protected]
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
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.