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YHA Boswinger

Gorran, Cornwall, PL266LL, United Kingdom

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Boswinger is a retreat hostel in the traditional style; a tranquil base to discover dramatic clifftops, hidden coves and beautiful gardens.

10 or more people?

Cornwall Hostel

Hostel Cornwall

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located 10 miles from St Austell on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, YHA Boswinger is perfectly located for garden-lovers with the Lost Gardens of Heligan just down the road and Eden Project 15 miles away, both accessible by local bus. We have the perfect family-friendly sandy beach at the bottom of our hill, and many more within walking distance. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep., The hostel is an old farmhouse with a sunny courtyard and a small garden, in a quiet village by the sea. Home-cooked meals can be enjoyed in our beautiful courtyard or garden. Boswinger youth hostel is one of the oldest hostels in Cornwall and is perfect for quiet and relaxing breaks.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 28 Mar to 31 Oct

From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719107

Fax. +44-1726-844527

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (3 to 5km)
  • Eden Project (More than 10km)
  • Caerhays Castle and Gardens (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Amazing hostel! Excellent location with an interesting beach nearby and lots of walks (and information on walks), super friendly helpful staff, plenty of space to spread out, great breakfast, free parking, nice and warm, and really happy to find a compost bin! Everything you might want in a hostel.


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Sun 28 Oct 2018

Supernettes Personal!


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Sun 20 May 2018

Everything quite perfect.


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Sat 12 Sep 2015

Zum Meer muss man schon 15 Minuten laufen. Tolle Natur. Nettes Personal


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Fri 07 Aug 2015

Super Einsatz der lokalen YHA Mitarbeiterin, die sogar nur zur Vertretung da war: durch private Gründe wollten wir kurzfristig einen Tag länger bleiben, obwohl wir in Mittelengland eine andere YHA gebucht hatten. Trotz kurzfristiger Umbuchung mussten wir dank Ihres Einsatzes keine Stornierungskosten bezahlen - vielen Dank. Die Lage der YHA ist einfach großartig, wenn man keinen Trubel mag.


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Sun 19 Jul 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

40km to Newquay Airport
Bus #524 and #526 to Mevagissey. (4 miles from hostel) . There is a local community bus which can offer some onward connections from and to Mevagissey.
Alternate Transport
Car park available for cars and mini-buses. Contact hostel for large coach parking.
Car park available for cars and mini-buses. Contact hostel for large coach parking.
16km to St Austell station

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