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YHA PerranporthPerranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0GS
This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.
YHA Perranporth is all about location! This small and friendly Cornish hostel is situated in a stunning cliff-top position, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and two and a half miles of sandy beach.
So if surfing, body boarding, kayaking or coasteering are your thing, or if you love strolling along the beach or the South West Coast Path, YHA Perranporth offers the perfect getaway.
Why guests love YHA Perranporth
Accommodation at YHA Perranporth
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
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.
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.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
If you want to get closer to nature, YHA Perranporth has a slightly sloping fenced lawn in front of the main building. There is space for one small, robust two-person tent. It’s in a very exposed cliff-top location, 180ft above the Atlantic Ocean. So when it’s windy and the sea’s rough it can be a rather extreme camping pitch - not for the faint hearted!
Camping is only bookable by calling the hostel directly on +44 187 257 3812. If there’s a local low pressure we also recommend giving us a call the day before to check the weather and swell forecast. Standard booking terms and conditions apply. Please bring all your own camping equipment. Campers are welcome to use the hostel's facilities.
Dogs can stay on our campsite. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent.
Hire the whole place
Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.
You can hire the whole building at YHA Perranporth and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property has a cliff-side position and overlooks three miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, making it the perfect base for those looking to explore the Cornish coast. Dogs are welcome too!
- Beach view
- Contactless payments
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared lounge
- Small garden/grounds
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Reception hours: From 09:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00.
Self-catering : YHA Perranporth is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Parking: Pay and display parking is available in the nearby field car park.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
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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.
A.E.S. Perranporth was built in the early 1950’s as a top secret Admiralty Experimental Station and research laboratory studying and developing shore-based submarine detection. The old radar base can still be found in the back garden. It opened as a Youth Hostel 1982, and is still used today for coastal research by both Plymouth and Oregonstate University. Perranporth, known for its amazing beach and great summer holidays has a long history stretching behind it. It is believed that St. Piran, Cornwall’s patron saint, arrived along the coast in the 7th century, where he founded his first church and monastery - which can still be viewed when walking the dunes near Perranporth. In many years to follow the town of Perranporth popped up, becoming a small tin mining village in the 19th century. Perranporth’s beaches started to draw a number of holiday makers at the turn of the century, becoming more accessible by the Great Western Railway line that ran through Perranporth. During WWII Perranporth grew in importance as its airfield became a base for RAF Spitfire squadrons. Today you can take scenic flights from the airfield or do a tandem skydive with incredible views over the bay. The huge sandy beach and decent waves still draw crowds like they’ve always done!
Meet the team
Phil loves to surf and spend time with his family, and enjoys everything related to the sea, coast and great outdoors. In his spare time you’ll find him exploring rock pools, gliding the waves or walking the coastal footpath. On his days off he likes to traverse Cornwall with the family, and is always happy to share his knowledge of magical places and the best wave-catching spots.
Hi, I am Linda. I live locally and am often seen walking past the hostel with my dogs. I am, however, new to working for YHA so am hoping for a great new experience!
The redevelopment of YHA Perranporth has been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.