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YHA Treyarnon Bay

Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JR
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


All YHA hostels are temporarily closed for recreational use as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are currently only accepting new bookings for stays from 17th July 2020. Please read our latest statement for further guidance.

Just 50 metres from the sea, and offering some of the best coastal views of any YHA hostel, YHA Treyarnon Bay is a lively, mid-sized hostel on the north Cornwall coast. The hostel has something for every hour of the day for guests of all ages, from gig nights to surf lessons, as well as the excellent Trey Bay cafe.

Treyarnon Bay has a popular, family friendly beach, a great spot for bodyboarding and surfing, and the ever-popular seaside town of Padstow is just 4 miles away.

Why guests love YHA Treyarnon Bay

  • Beachfront location
  • Amazing sea views
  • Great camping and cabins options

Accommodation at YHA Treyarnon Bay

The hostel

The hostel has 68 beds with a number of en-suite and double bed rooms available.

Room breakdown is as follows:

6 x 3 bed with double bed, 1 x 4 bed en-suite, 5 x 5 bed with double bed, 3 x 5 bed en-suite with double bed, 1 x 6 bed

There is also camping on site with space for up to 12 people. Alongside it’s own café and bar, the hostel has a self catering kitchen available to all residents. There is also a newly revamped resident and group dining area. The hostel has a rec room with games and books plus a laundry and drying room. In the winter, you will find a fire blazing most nights.

Bell tents

Get all the fun of camping but without any of the set up stresses with these beautiful bell tents - part of the YHA Glamping experience. These spacious tipi-like tents are fully kitted out with a double futon bed and three single futons plus all bedding and can sleep four or five people. They also have eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags for you to chill out on during the day plus bedside tables, a coffee table, rugs and soft flooring.

There are 10 tents available at YHA Treyarnon - four standard and six premium - and bell tent guests will have full use of the camping facilities. Premium bell tents sleep four people and have the addition of a woodburner to keep you cosy. YHA Treyarnon's bell tents are available to book for stays between April and the end of October.


These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.

The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.


Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

This campsite has it all - it's expansive and flat, has a beautiful sea view and year round amazing sunsets. There is space for 40 people.

We've recently improved our camping bathroom facilities. We now have four larger bathrooms, each with a toilet, shower and sink, and two other toilets with basins.
Campers can use the self-catering kitchen inside the Youth Hostel.
Guests are welcome to use our gas BBQ facilities or to bring their own disposable ones.

Your car can be parked next to your pitch.

Important Information
Campfires are not allowed on the campsite but they are allowed on the nearby beach.


Food and drink at YHA Treyarnon Bay

YHA Treyarnon Bay cafe

Eat with us

The Trey Bay Café & Bar provides unrivalled beachside views and a range of live entertainment throughout the summer months. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to take a break sandcastles and surf to rest your sea legs.


Breakfast at YHA Treyarnon Bay

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA Treyarnon Bay

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Treyarnon Bay

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 14.00 - 22.00

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: Yes, YHA Treyarnon Bay is open every day for bookings. The hostel is also available for YHA Exclusive Hire over Christmas. Bell tents are available from Easter until September and we offer camping all year round.

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

Parking: Private car parking is provided on site. If you are a hostel guest, or a cafe customer, you will need to enter your registration details at reception upon arrival.

Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our bell tents. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our bell tent accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Treyarnon however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 9am.

YHA Treyarnon Bay - Access Statement

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YHA Treyarnon Bay

Map references

OS Map: 200

OS Grid Ref: SW859741

Lat/Lng: 50.527642, -5.022908

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9664

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Treyarnon Bay your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.

YHA School Trips

YHA Treyarnon Bay offers a great range of PE and outdoor activities for school trips. These are brilliant team building exercises! At the end of a busy day students can relax in the lounge and games room and enjoy a delicious meal. The site offers 68 beds and classroom facilities.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.


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 former holiday home built in the 30's, YHA Treyarnon Bay has been a hostel for over 50 years. The Hostel, refurbished in 2004, now sleeps 68 in 16 rooms and maintains a cosy, homely feel. The hostel boasts spacious grounds, just 50 metres from the sea, with beautiful views across the bay and rugged cliff tops.

Meet the team

‘’Having previously lived and worked at YHA Treyarnon, I have spent the past couple of years working with the Food and Beverage team across the YHA network. This enabled to me to learn more about the YHA, not only for it’s amazing hostels but the work it does as a charitable organisation. Being able to bring my young family back to the Bay is an incredible opportunity and I’m looking forward to being able to apply all that I have learnt into continuing to make my hostel into everything it deserves to be.”

Manager recommends

Turning right out of the hostel heading towards Padstow on the coastal path. Not everyone makes it to Padstow as this is a 4hr walk. But with some amazing scenery to see along the way its worth just going for a wander. The next bay along from Treyarnon we have Constantine with sand dunes to explore with the stream cutting through creating large gorge for the fun lovers to slide down the dunes . Time it right and you can see the SV Carl ship wreck on booby’s bay. This first world war German shipwreck is amazing to explore. Continue to walk around the headland to find Trevose light house, Mother Ives bay with steep cliffs and light boat station all this is within the first hour from the hostel. 

Trip Advisor Walkers and cyclists welcome Cool Places Trip Advisor 2018

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