Set high on a craggy peninsular overlooking a dramatic stretch of Cornish coast, Tintagel Castle offers much more than regular English Heritage ruins.
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
YHA Tintagel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment throughout including a new kitchen, new furniture in the social areas, new beds and a redecoration in all of the bedrooms, new toilets and showers, a woodburner in the lounge making the hostel really cosy, new double glazing and a window seat to check out the amazing views and the hostel is now looking gorgeous.
YHA Tintagel is self-catering only, but there are pubs and shops in the village a mile away. Prepare your faves from home with the two gas ovens and hobs, one microwave, two kettles, two fridges and freezer. There's enough cutlery, crockery, pots and pans for 24 people too.
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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
- Ambulant accessible
- Basic food shop
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
Food & drink
- BBQ area
- Dining room
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- YHA Exclusive Hire
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Open every day?: YHA Tintagel is open every day from Easter to the end of October and then available for Exclusive hire for the winter.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
YHA Tintagel makes a great base for your special occasions. Get all your family and friends together in this stunning south west location and have the entire hostel for yourselves. Book your YHA Exclusive Hire break now.
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
Team Recommends: Visit the Old Post Office in town. With a roof as undulating as the coastal path, it’s an unusual sight. It takes its name from a brief stint as a letter receiving station in the Victorian era. Displays include postal equipment, 16th century furniture and artefacts dating to its days as a dwelling.