20 of the Best Hostels in Cornwall

Hostels, bunkhouses, backpackers - call them what you want - these are the accommodation choice of the budget-savvy traveller. Offering a basic yet affordable place to stay in popular spots such as St Ives, Newquay and Perranporth with the beaches and sights right on the doorstep.

Hostels are synonymous with the YHA (Youth Hostel Association) and this is very true of Cornwall. The majority of what we rate as the best hostels in Cornwall are run by the YHA and many feature incredible coastal locations and historic character buildings. The "youth" part of hostel is largely historic from my experience and the clientele is a pretty mixed bag these days. Combined with a laid back atmosphere, most hostels offer family rooms and camping/glamping options are increasingly common.

Offering such great value for money, hostels in Cornwall tend to book up months in advance. You may be lucky enough to rock up and grab a dorm bed out of season, but you'll need to plan ahead for summer stays.

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  • YHA Boscastle

    Situated in a picturesque valley on the rugged north Cornwall coast, this National Trust-owned...

  • YHA Coverack

    Set in pretty orchard gardens, this YHA offers home-cooked food and panoramic sea views. The...

  • YHA Boswinger

    This YHA hostel is located on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula with views of the Cornish coast...

  • YHA Treyarnon Bay

    Located in the picturesque Cornwall village of Treyarnon, this YHA hostel is just 50 metres from...

  • YHA Penzance

    Set in a Georgian mansion, YHA Penzance features a traditional restaurant and leafy gardens....

  • YHA Land's End - Cot Valley

    Nestled in the Cot Valley, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, YHA Land's End offers...

  • Berties Lodge

    Situated in Newquay, the surfing capital of the UK, Berties Lodge is just 1 mile away from the...

  • Seascape Lodge

    Seascape Lodge in Newquay provides accommodation right opposite the beach, with storage for...

  • Palace Surf Lodge

    Situated in Newquay, just a 2-minute walk from Towan Beach and within a 16-minute walk of...

  • EasyPZ Stay

    EasyPZ Stay offers accommodation in the heart of Penzance. Free WiFi is available.

    There...

  • Smarties Surf Lodge

    Situated in Newquay, within 500 metres of Towan Beach and 500 metres of The Harbour Beach,...

  • Boonkeys Surf Lodge

    Conveniently set in the Newquay City Centre district of Newquay, Boonkeys Surf Lodge is located...

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