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Although Boswinger is now connected with free WIFI in communal areas, the hostel still retains its particular charm as one of the most remote hostels in Cornwall: a perfect place to retreat to and surrender to the outdoors.

With miles of beautiful coastline and tucked away beaches on the doorstep, this hostel provides an ideal base for walkers, nature-lovers, paddle-boarders, kayakers, sunbathers and cyclists.

If you’re planning a visit to the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, or would like to admire the floral delights of Caerhays Castle – famed for camelias, magnolias and rhododendrons, then Boswinger is the place to be – these attractions are just minutes away. For those hoping to explore the un-spoilt treasures of the Roseland Peninsula, our staff will help you build the perfect itinerary, cherry picking the most atmospheric spots.

The opportunities are endless, from the hypnotic fishing-village sleepiness of Portloe, to the fairytale enchanted-ness of Veryan, with its idyllic thatched roundhouses and classic country pub. Travelling just a little further down the road you will emerge in the famous sailing town of St Mawes, - a perfect jumping off point for a day trip to hip and funky Falmouth.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

The Youth Hostel is an old farmhouse with 40 beds and comprises of 10 bedrooms ranging from two beds to six beds. We have no en-suite rooms or double rooms. There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two comfy communal dining/lounge rooms, a small walled garden with seating and a pleasant courtyard area to relax in. There are lovely views looking towards the sea from the hostel - a perfect peaceful retreat.

YHA Boswinger is open for families, individual travellers and organised groups from March to October.

If you would like to bring a baby during our peak holiday months of July and August, please get in touch so that we can discuss the best accommodation options for you.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


YHA Boswinger offers a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast - a great start to the day! Breakfast is served from 7.30 - 9.00am and must be booked in advance. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.

Supper Club

The hostel offers Supper Club in the evenings, which is a set meal, at a set time and set price. Whenever the weather is good, we fire up the BBQ and offer our guests delicious burgers. Supper Club is served at 7pm and orders must be in by 6pm to give our chefs time to cook up a delicious feast. A small selection of soft drinks and chocolate bars are also available.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


We are not licensed and so feel free to bring your own bottle to enjoy with your meal. A limited selection of soft drinks are available.

Self-Catering Facilities

We have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen at the hostel which has three cookers, two fridges, a freezer, ample utensils and work benches. We also have a dining room and an outdoor seating area so you can dine al fresco when the weather is good.

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Hostel or bunkhouse
dogsPD YHA BoswingerPet Friendly?
No sorry
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Location (Town)
St Austell
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Post Code
PL26 6LL
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