Cornwall coast

Properties to hire in Cornwall

Hire the whole hostel, cottage or house with YHA Exclusive Hire in Cornwall

Enjoy your own space in Cornwall

Ever wanted to enjoy the privacy of a YHA hostel and have the whole place completely to yourself and fellow guests? Now you can book the property exclusively, just for your group.

So, get ready to make some memories that will last a lifetime and experience a trip packed with adventure with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Curious about our fantastic properties to hire in fabulous locations by the sea? Have a closer look and take your pick.

YHA properties to hire in Cornwall

YHA Boscastle exterior

YHA Boscastle

Whole hostel

Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HD

  • Sleeps up to 28 guests
  • 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Boswinger exterior

YHA Boswinger

Whole hostel

St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6LL

  • Sleeps up to 38 guests
  • 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Coverack exterior

YHA Coverack

Whole hostel

Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6SA

  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Land's End exterior

YHA Land's End

Whole hostel

Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NT

  • Sleeps up to 40 guests
  • 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Lizard Point exterior

YHA Lizard Point

Whole hostel

Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7NT

  • Sleeps up to 27 guests
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Perranporth exterior

YHA Perranporth

Whole hostel

Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0GS

  • Sleeps up to 24 guests
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Tintagel exterior

YHA Tintagel

Whole hostel

Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DW

  • Sleeps up to 22 guests
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Treyarnon Bay exterior

YHA Treyarnon Bay

Whole hostel

Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JR

  • Sleeps up to 50 guests
  • 17 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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Why book with YHA Exclusive Hire?

Get away together

Bring your family and friends with properties for a range of group sizes

Enjoy your own space

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

YHA Member discount

Become a YHA member and save on every booking

Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Suitable for events

Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or annual trips

Best price guaranteed

Book direct for the lowest and fairest price

Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

COVID-19 secure

Things to do in Cornwall

There's nowhere in the world quite like Cornwall

With beautiful beaches, legendary castles, pretty harbour towns and world heritage sites, there's nowhere quite like Cornwall.

If you have your heart set on a trip to Cornwall, YHA have got you covered with hostels lining much of the county's unique coastline. From Boscastle in the north, to Lizard and Land's End in the south and west, our hostels will place you at the heart of some of the county's best features and attractions. Step out of our front doors to enjoy its majesty for yourself. Whatever you get up to during your visit, we’re sure you will have a memorable time.

Arthur Cunnington musician

Arthur Cunnington at Sunset Sessions

Live on 20th August 2022 - Another YHA Treyarnon Bay regular, we couldn’t have a season of music without him, the splendiferous maestro, Arthur Cunnington. Arthur Cunnington is an award winning sin


BF Adventure

Get outdoors and have fun at this exciting activity centre. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too.

Abandoned Cornish tin mine buildings

Blue Hills Mine

Wander the site and meet the craftsmen who extract the ore, dress it, smelt it, refine it and make it into fantastic jewellery. Visit the Blue Hills website

Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

Dive into a breathtaking 3D underwater world and be transported below the ocean's surface to watch some of the planet's fascinating creatures.  Discover fantastic creatures that live in our

Children at a funfair

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Enter the magical land of Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park and hold on tight for Morgawr, the exciting roller coaster - great family fun! Visit the website

Climbing at YHA Lands End

Climbing at Lands End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.

Group of people Coasteering on the Cliffs in Newquay, Cornwall

Coastal Rush

Experience Cornwall’s famously spectacular coastline with a Coasteering adventure, a unique combination of swimming, climbing, scrambling, traversing and cliff jumping. Visit the Coastal Rush websi


Coasteering in Land's End

If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.


Cornwall Surf Academy

Don't miss out on something the area is famous for! Try an action packed surf lesson and take to the waves.

An elderly man keeping active and learning how to windsurf on a calm ocean in Coverack, Cornwall

Coverack Windsurfing School

Try a half-day taster session at one of the few places in England where you can learn to windsurf on the sea.  Coverack has an east facing bay, so protected and ideal for first timers to learn.


Cycling around the Eden Project

The Cornish Way forms part of the National Cycle Network, a network of attractive places to cycle throughout the UK. Two thirds of the route is traffic free with the rest taking place on quiet roads.

Group of people road cycling

Cycling in Land's End

Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.

Teenagers ice skating

Eden Ice Skating

From October to February, skate the day away in the amazing setting of the Eden Project.

Fishing boat approaching Padstow

Emma Kate Fishing Trips

Take to the sea and enjoy a mackerel or bass fishing trip, or wreck and reef trip from Padstow Harbour. Visit the Emma Kate website For bookings see the Padstow Angling Centre website

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

Made famous in the BBC series Poldark, this beautiful sandy beach has a little church at one end, jutting out of the cliffs.

Child having fun on a zipline

Hangloose Adventure SkyWire

Fly head first at 60mph over the Eden Project on the longest zipwire in England, or try our giant cliff swing and stuntman airbag jump. Visit the Hangloose website.

Cider is under the apple tree branch

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Pay homage to this state-of-the-art brewing facility, including the press house and distillery, followed by a free tasting.  Have a look around their museum.  Take a ride around the orchards

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

This picture postcard beach has spectacular rock formations, white sands and clear blue waters.

Lands End

Land's End

The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.

Leach Pottery

Leach Pottery

The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!



This iconic and highly photogenic site is one of the best known megalithic structures in Britain. see the Historic Cornwall or the Wikipedia website

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Boswinger

Explore Clay Country along the Pentewan, Bugle and Wheal Martyn trails on the way to the Eden Project. Don't forget that there's a £3 discount off entry fee when you arrive by bicycle!

Padstow harbour with Sealife Safari boat in foreground

Padstow Sealife Safaris

Sail out of Padstow harbour out of the spectacular Camel Estuary. Look out for Grey Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises and Basking Sharks. See the Sealife Safari website

An arty fish textured facade outside a cornish fishmarket in Cornwall

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The only Cornish gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists, the museum also covers West Cornwall's social history. Visit the Gallery's website

Surfing school, sitting on sand being instructed

Perranporth Surf School

This well established surf school prides itself in providing fun and informative lessons for all ages and abilities. Visit the website