YHA Portreath Local View


Covid-19 safety procedures

The duty of care we have to our guests, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves. Until it is safe or viable to open this hostel, it will remain temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming guests back here as soon as we can. Until then, please take a look at our other properties which we’re able to operate with Covid-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures.

Enjoy easy access to stunning beaches, bluebell woods and the coastal path when you take a family break at this converted barn. Ideal for all traveller types, the barn is in the grounds of a Grade II listed manor house, with a wooded valley trail to the lovely Portreath Beach. Relax and enjoy a picnic outside on the patio.

There are miles of coastline to explore on a walking and cycling holiday and it's a great location for activity breaks or a watersports holiday.

Why guests love YHA Portreath

  • Easy access to stunning beaches
  • Great for activity holidays
  • Grounds and garden to enjoy

Accommodation at YHA Portreath

The hostel

The hostel has four en-suite rooms – 3-bedded (double with single over), 4-bedded (double with single over and another single), 6-bedded (double with single over, bunk beds and another single), and 8-bedded dorm (3 bunks and 2 single).  The hostel is self-catering only but the kitchen is very well equipped with 12 hobs, 2 sinks, cooker, fridge, microwave and everything else you need to cook up a feast. There is a large games room with table-tennis and a large screen TV, drying room, patio area and large free car park.  

There are pubs, Chinese and fish and chip shops within walking distance. There is a convenience store and Post Office in the village.



  • Classroom
  • Cycle hire
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Need to know

Reception times: 08.15 - 10.15 16.15 - 22.00

Check in: 16.15 - 22.00

Check out: 08.15 - 10.15

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

Pets: As this is a working farm, we regret that no dogs are allowed. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Open every day: The hostel is closed when no-one is booked in, especially in winter.

YHA Portreath - Access Statement

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YHA Portreath

Map references

OS Map: 203

OS Grid Ref: SW668443

Lat/Lng: 50.252762, -5.270809

Contact information

Phone: 03452603140

Email: [email protected]


Originally built on a farm, the farmhouse can be dated back to 1760 with the rear part of the house goiong back as far as the 1500s.

The barn was converted into a bunkhouse with the rest of the hostel following suit. The hostel has a modern and airy feel whilst keeping the original farmhouse aesthetic. 

Meet the team

Mary, a retired teacher, is the manager assisted by husband Arthur when he is not too busy farming.

Manager recommends:Enjoy a lovely walk through the woods to the beach and the coastal footpath in either direction.

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