Set high on a craggy peninsular overlooking a dramatic stretch of Cornish coast, Tintagel Castle offers much more than regular English Heritage ruins.
YHA TintagelTintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DW
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Perched on the top of a cliff with stunning views of the North Cornwall Coast, YHA Tintagel is all about location. The hostel has benefitted from recent refurbishment throughout, and now provides magnificent, well-equipped and cosy accommodation in a desirable part of the county.
Tintagel is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations. From the higgledy-piggledy roof of the medieval ‘Old Post Office’ to the drama of the panorama seen from St Materiana Parish Church, the legend of Tintagel Castle and Merlin’s Cave, this corner of Cornwall is pure magic.
Why guests love YHA Tintagel
Accommodation at YHA Tintagel
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. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.
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 Tintagel and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. Formerly a quarry manager's cottage, this rustic single-storey building offers comfortable accommodation and makes a great base for family walking and cycling holidays. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Free parking on premises
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near bus stop
- Outdoor seating
- Sea view
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
Hostel need to know
Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.
Self-catering: YHA Tintagel is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.
Towels and toiletries: YHA Tintagel is open to the public from Monday - Sunday 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Parking: There is parking for up to 10 cars onsite which is 10m away from the hostel. The road to the hostel is not suitable for large coaches.
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.
YHA Tintagel opening in 1947 and operated for 25 years before undergoing a refurbishment in 1972 where it was brought up to date after damage from sea spray. Improvements included new dorm rooms, washrooms and moving the toilets inside from their precarious position on the cliff edge!
In its former life, the building that now houses the Youth Hostel served as the office and master’s house of Long Grass quarry on Dunderhole Point. This, the last working quarry on the Tintagel coast, closed in 1937. Today, all that remains is the slate waste scree from the dressing floors that litters the cliff face below the hostel. During World War II there was an Atlantic radar station situated just a short run up the cliff. You can still find the base of a mast and other remnants if you take a walk around the surrounding grounds. It is thought that the cottage served as wartime accommodation to the radar station personnel.
Meet the team
The hostel is run by Volunteer Managers from Easter to the end of October. Angela Martelli, the manager at YHA Boscastle has overall responsibility for this site.