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The iFootpath Directory - YHA Eden Project

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YHA Eden Project

YHA is now the official onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, one of Cornwall's most famous and recognisable attractions. YHA Eden Project (powered by Snoozebox) is a unique place to stay and it's perfectly in tune with its sustainable, eco-friendly surroundings! The modern en-suite bedrooms are made from recycled shipping containers and they're fully kitted out with high spec bathrooms and all the convenient comforts you'd expect from a hostel, even TVs!

The hostel site includes a large heated reception marquee that can be used as a fun social space, and there's a campsite a short walk away if you want to be even closer to nature. You can pitch your own tent or hire a beautiful festival-inspired bell tent in the summer months.

FREE WI-FI is available in communal areas for guests! 

About The Eden Project 

The Eden Project is more than an unforgettable day out. Along with its stunning gardens and popular music events such as the Eden Sessions, it breaks boundaries on social and environmental projects - creating an unforgettable visit for everyone. It's run in the greenest way possible, helping create a sustainable future and allowing valuable research into plant life, eco-systems and conservation.

A fantastic destination for school trips and families, the Eden Project will leave you with a new appreciation of nature - you're bound to pick up gardening tips too! With the world's largest rainforest in captivity and the famous Rainforest Canopy Walkway, there are plenty of fun things to do.

Ticket Offers

Eden Project: Purchase your Eden Project tickets in advance from us and you'll receive a discount off the 'on the door' price. Please note that you have to book your Eden Project tickets on the day before you wish to enter at the latest. So if you arrive with us on a Monday and buy your ticket that Monday, you will have to wait until the Tuesday to enter. To book, simply select the appropriate number of Eden Project Tickets at the checkout on our website. Concessions tickets are available for over 60s and students. Eden Project tickets are non-refundable, but the tickets are all annual passes and cheaper than on the door.

Skywire: See the Eden Project like never before as you fly through the air on the longest zip wire in England. As you travel the 660m either face first Superman-style for an adrenaline rush like no other or sitting down, you'll be able to get a spectacular view of the world famous Biomes, extensive outdoor gardens and the surrounding countryside. The Skywire is only open on weekends during the winter months.

The Hostel – powered by Snoozebox

YHA Eden Project accommodates up to 234 guests in 60 modern en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, in keeping with the Eden spirit of sustainable living and finding new uses for everyday items. These comfortable rooms are equipped with all the conveniences you expect from YHA and much more, including TVs in each room and full air conditioning, making them a fantastic base for your holiday in Cornwall. With their clever use of space and high specification bathrooms, the rooms are perfect for families and individual travellers. The hostel is open every day of the year, but the Eden Project is closed on Christmas day.

Please refer to our 'How to get here' section for how to access the hostel after Eden Project opening hours.

Wild Camping

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.

The campsite is situated within the magical grounds of the Eden Project, just a short walk away from the Eden Project entrance gates and a couple of hundred metres away from the main YHA Snoozebox hostel. It provides camping for approximately 80 people onsite. You can either bring your own tents or hire a stylish festival-inspired bell tent. Check in at our main reception before setting up your tent - the camping field is on a slight slope, just a few minutes away from the Snoozeboxes and up a country lane and two small sets of steps.

There is a separate heated shower and toilet block for exclusive use by people camping and we have a fine selection of teas, coffees and local and international beers and wines. A continental breakfast is available in the morning. Other food and drink is available from within the Eden grounds during standard opening hours.

Vehicles are not permitted on the camping field but can use the drop-off point at the end of the field. Please note we do not provide electric hook-up or hard standing pitches. Motor homes and camper vans are not permitted - we can only accommodate tents for access reasons. Guests are not permitted to stay in their vehicles overnight.

Bell Tents

Get the festival-inspired glamping experience with a beautiful bell tent! These sophisticated and spacious tipi-like tents are fitted out with a double futon bed and three single futon beds plus all bedding is included - there's enough room for 4-5 people to chill out in! There are six bell tents at YHA Eden Project - four standard and two premium. Premium bell tents sleep four people and have the addition of a woodburner to keep you cosy. You'll feel right at home in the Eden Project with their eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags. Bell Tents are available to stay in from Easter until the end of September.

The walk to the bell tents can be quite strenuous but is more than worthwhile. People with mobility issues may need to bear this in mind.

Eden Project Tickets

Remember, to enter the central Eden Project area, both YHA Eden Project hostel and camping residents must purchase an Eden Project entry ticket. These are available to purchase directly from YHA as part of a hostel or camping booking, and give guests unlimited access to the Eden Project for their whole stay! Just add tickets to your basket at the checkout or alternatively call call 0800 191700. All tickets are annual passes and cheaper than on the door.

Download a map of the YHA Eden Project site here.


Why not start your day with a delicious and hearty Eden Breakfast for £5.25? It includes two freshly baked pastries, one piece of fruit, one fruit juice and one hot drink. If you wish to order breakfast, please let us know 48 hours in advance. Breakfast is served from 8.00 - 11.00am.


At the hostel, we offer a light snack menu. We also have a small range of microwave meals to cook on-site.


We have a licensed bar plus a selection of hot and cold drinks is available.

On-Site Meals

The Eden Project has a variety of food outlets available during normal Eden Project opening hours throughout the year. During summer months, you'll even have the opportunity to dine in the Eden Project's famous biomes for an evening meal! 

Self-Catering Facilities

There are limited self-catering facilities at this hostel - we have two microwaves, a fridge, a kettle, a toaster and a sink for washing up. We do not have an oven or hobs available, so be prepared.

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This entry was added on Monday, 27 June 2016 11:02

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