YHA Lizard Point exterior
Bed in a shared room - from £18.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room - from £59.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel - from £175.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 7 bedrooms sleeps up to 27 guests

    Originally a former Victorian hotel with panoramic sea views, YHA Lizard Point offers modern seaside accommodation for guests to enjoy. This property is great for those looking for that perfect coastal break with loved ones.

    From £175.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Lizard Point and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole property, except the rear courtyard, reception and utility area. The hostel team live onsite, within the hostel building with separate access routes.
WiFi :
Free WiFi is available in social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: freezer, 2 kettles, microwave, oven, 3 refrigerators, 2 toasters, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, cloths, paper towels, sponges, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 27 people. This sunny space has a sea view.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The large, bright lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 17 people. It has 5 comfy sofas and sea views.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms, plus 2 additional toilets.

En-suite bathrooms: 2

Toilets: 8

Showers: 6

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is an extra-large garden.

The garden is enclosed with bushes and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, cycle store, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of seven bedrooms.

Ground floor

Two en-suite rooms that sleep up to 3 people each. They include a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath. Both these rooms have disabled access and sea views.

First floor

Two rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes a double bed with a sea view.

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath with a sea view.

A cot is available.

Overview

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

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.

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

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

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.

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Extra-large garden/grounds
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden/grounds
  • Highchair
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • No mobile coverage
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Lizard Point is open for bookings all year round.

Towels and toiletries: YHA Lizard Point is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 17:00 - 21:00.

Reception hours: From 17:00 - 21:00.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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]

Volunteering

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.

History

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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