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.

What travellers think

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  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Eco-tourism

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Really friendly hostel, in a beautiful location near the coast. Very helpful staff and great breakfast.


Avatar for Adrian


Sat 27 Sep 2014

More remote than what we thought. We were looking for a double room in Cornwall and Boswinger was the only hostel available at the time.A place to chill out.Local beach,Mevagissey and Lost Gardens of Helligan were good local sp ots to visit though.


Avatar for Penny


Sat 05 Oct 2013