YHA Tintagel Exterior
Exclusive Hire stays
20% off


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 stays at selected hostels between 22nd July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 7th July 2022. YHA members and save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Entire place - Whole hostel from £249.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    4 bathrooms 5 bedrooms sleeps up to 22 guests

    Formerly a quarry manager's cottage, YHA Tintagel is a rustic single-storey building which offers comfortable accommodation for guests to enjoy. This property is a great base for family walking and cycling holidays.

    From £249.00 per night


  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Sea view
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wood stove

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Hire YHA Tintagel and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have use of the whole property.
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The open plan kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: clothes airer, grill, iron and board, kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, 3 refrigerators (with freezer compartments), stove, toaster, washing machine, wood stove.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 22 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 22 people across 10 tables and bench seating. There is a lounge area in this room with 6 chairs.


Across the entire building there is a total of four bathrooms.

Toilets: 4

Showers: 4

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.


Outside consists of some small grounds.

The grounds are not enclosed and are situated closed to the edge of a cliff. Children must be supervised at all times and we recommend that you do not explore the cliff edge as the ground is unstable.

Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store, fire pit, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of five bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 5 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 2 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.


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.

This hostel is available on an Exclusive Hire basis only, so you'll get the entire place to yourself.

Why guests love YHA Tintagel

  • Stunning views of the North Cornwall coast
  • Great for exploring the famous village of Tintagel
  • Superb recent refurbishment

Accommodation at YHA Tintagel

Hire the whole place

With YHA Exclusive Hire, you can take the entire building for you and your group.


Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sea view
  • Seafront
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Accommodation: This hostel is available on an Exclusive Hire basis only, so you'll get the entire place to yourself.

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.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Tintagel, except when hiring the whole hostel through YHA Exclusive Hire. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Tintagel - Access Statement

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YHA Tintagel

Map references

OS Map: 200

OS Grid Ref: SX047881

Lat/Lng: 50.65985, -4.7642

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9145

Email: [email protected]


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. 

Rough Guides Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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