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Bed in a shared room from £20.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Small garden/grounds

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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 £25.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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.
Camping & Cabins from £10.00 per night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Dog-friendly
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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 our premium bell tents and Landpods.
Heating:
Heating is supplied in our premium bell tents.
Dogs:
Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents, premium bell tents and Landpods. 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.
Guest access:
Guests have use of the whole hostel during public opening hours.

Overview

Set within beautiful gardens in a peaceful part of town, YHA Penzance is a Georgian mansion which provides perfect accommodation for seaside holidays close to the Cornish coast.

Penzance is an excellent base for exploring the local area and is the departure point for sailings to the Isles of Scilly. The hostel is perfectly positioned for accessing some sensationally scenic walking routes nearby with excellent local and national public transport links.

Why guests love YHA Penzance

  • Excellent base for watersports holidays
  • Attractive Georgian mansion
  • Great for coastal Cornwall holidays

Accommodation at YHA Penzance

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

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

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Premium bell tents

Our spacious bell tents are fully kitted out with a double bed and three single futons and can sleep up to 5 people with all bedding included.

There is eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day, plus a coffee table and rugs. Premium bell tents also have the addition of a woodburner to keep you cosy. 

There are six premium bell tents at YHA Penzance, available to book for stays from May to September. Guests have access to a separate toilet and shower block for campers. BBQ fire pits are not available at this hostel.

Landpods

Like camping but with a few added extras! Our Landpods sleep up to 4 people, on two double mattresses and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. All bedding is included, plus 15 tog duvets and LED lighting.

Landpods don't have heating, so are more suited to the those who like a traditional camping experience. Even in the colder months, it’s nothing a couple of warm, cosy blankets can’t fix! There is a bench outside, so make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

Guests have access to a separate toilet and shower block for campers. BBQ fire pits are not available at this hostel.

Pitch-up camping

Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people who you wish to camp.

YHA Penzance has two camping areas suitable for tents - the first is adjacent to the hostel with toilet and shower facilities, and a wilder field is through the trees above the hostel for getting away from it all. Just a 10-minute walk from the nearest bus stop and 15 minutes from the centre of Penzance, this campsite is ideally placed for a family break or if you're organising a group getaway.

Guests have year-round access to a shower and toilet shack where you can freshen up after a night sleeping under the stars, plus outside washing-up sinks. During the summer months, our camping block is open with more showers and toilets.

Campers can use of all the hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, dining room, lounge, cafe and bar. There are picnic benches and a metal table area which is suitable for disposable BBQs. Parking is available in an adjacent car park.

Quiet time is observed in the campsite from 22:30 - 07:30. Campfires are strictly prohibited and the site is not suitable for campervans or caravans.

Wildlife spotting guides are available from reception, so see what you can find!

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Food and drink at YHA Penzance

YHA Penzance dining room

Eat with us

YHA Penzance is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options as well as a delicious evening menu.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Penzance

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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YHA Evening menu

Evening menu at YHA Penzance

Take your pick from today’s selection of hearty classics and delicious desserts. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Extra-large garden/grounds
  • Free parking on premises
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Near ferry port
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Parking: There is parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: 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 Penzance. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout.

YHA Penzance - Access Statement

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YHA Penzance

Map references

OS Map: 203

OS Grid Ref: SW457302

Lat/Lng: 50.117926, -5.557929

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9653

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Penzance is a great destination for school parties seeking an educational or activity break. The area boasts some great historic attractions as well as rock climbing and water sports. With up to 101 beds and meals available, YHA Penzance is able to cater to a range of school parties.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.

History

YHA Penzance started life as Castle Horneck, a Georgian manor house. The building is now Grade II listed and sits in it's original gardens with great views over Mounts Bay.

YHA opened this hostel in 1949 and refurbished in 1987 with major improvements to the inside and out. Further improvements have been made over the years with a modern look and feel whilst still keeping the originality of the building and its surroundings

Meet the team

Manager Paul says: Leave the car behind and take the scenic train journey to St Ives, voted one of the best seaside towns in Britain. With five beautiful sandy beaches, amazing views and historic cobbled streets with a wide range of galleries and shops, this is hard to beat for a cheap seaside getaway! For school trips, the local area is full of historic attractions, or if you're looking for an activity break, hit the beaches for a great sailing or surfing holiday.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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