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Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


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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.

This former Victorian hotel is now a 4-star hostel boasting beautiful grounds, homely social areas and a warm welcome for the muddiest of walkers!

Its special peninsula location means there are panoramic sea views, beachcombing, walking and unique wildflowers nearby, so it’s a popular location - perfect for an activity break in Cornwall or a quieter seaside holiday. Kynance Cove is within easy walking distance and the hostel is a good base for walking and birdwatching holidays.

Why guests love YHA Lizard Point

  • Fabulous panoramic sea views
  • Perfect for activity breaks in Cornwall
  • One of the southern-most buildings in the UK

Accommodation at YHA Lizard Point

The hostel

This 28-bed hostel has small rooms and en-suites available. The hostel features a well-tended garden with stunning views, a bright and airy lounge, and a good-sized dining room for guests.

The hostel is self-catering only, but there is a pub and restaurant in the village, half a mile away. Our self-catering kitchen has crockery, cutlery and pots and pans and all the utensils you need to cook a delicious meal for your family, group or just yourself. There is a large six burner range style oven and a few inset hobs plus two microwaves, three toasters, three kettles, three fridges and a freezer.

YHA Lizard offers beautiful sea views from our sunny dining room and there is plenty of food available locally. There is a small supermarket, deli, butchers, farm shop, two pubs, a fish and chip shop and a restaurant in the village. There is also a cafe at Lizard Point with sea views which serves great food. Lizard village is also home to Cornwall's renowned Anne's Pasties.

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.




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


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

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

Parking: There is free parking on-site.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Lizard. Assistance dogs are welcome.

YHA Lizard Point - Access Statement

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YHA Lizard Point

Map references

OS Map: 204

OS Grid Ref: SW704116

Lat/Lng: 49.960124, -5.203534

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9550

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Lizard your home for a few days by booking the whole place to yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details. Available for memorable weekends throughout the year.


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.

This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.


Polbrean House is a large Victorian villa built between 1864-67 for local landscape painter Thomas Hart. The house had a dedicated studio built that was extended into the main house by its next owner in 1921. The house became the Polbrean Hotel which, at the time, was the most southerly hotel in mainland Britain.

The hotel was subsequently bought by the National Trust in 1993 and was handed over to YHA following a large refurbishment. YHA opened the hostel officially in 2003.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Right from the front door you can set out on this beautiful and dramatic stretch of South West Coast Path. Take in the spectacular white sands and turquoise sea of Kynance Cove before cutting across the peninsula to Cadgwith Cove. Here you can watch the small fishing fleet land their catch, enjoy a fresh Cadgwith Crab sandwich and then head back along the coast path to the hostel. This last stretch is particularly beautiful in Spring when all the wild flowers are out, including some that are unique to the area.

Rough Guides Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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