Penzance YHA is located in an early Georgian manor house set in landscaped gardens. The hostel offers great views of Cornwall's Mount's Bay and the Lizard Peninsula. Among other attractions, St Michael's Mount and St Ives (home of the Tate St Ives Gallery) are nearby.

Rooms have 2-6+ beds and facilities include laundry, self-catering, kitchen, garden, café and evening meals. Penzance YHA dates back to 1720, can now accommodate up to 100 guests in 22 bedrooms, most with no more than six beds. One room is fully accessible for wheelchair users and a new welcoming reception has also been created.

Penzance is a perfect area for hiking and horse riding. Additionally there’s a harbour, beautiful beaches, cultural centre and Georgian architecture all around.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



Very informative and helpful staff. The only negative is the walking distance from transport connections of 25 minutes - maybe I will use a taxi next time! However, the directions given by YHA Penzance were precise and enabled me to get there without recourse to my GPS app.


Avatar for Peter


Wed 11 Nov 2015

Dieses nette kleine Hostel liegt in den Borders, direkt an der Grenze zwischen Schottland und Northumberland. Die Landschaft ist herrlich zum Wandern (St. Cuthberts Way und Pennine Way) und Motorrad- oder Fahrradfahren. Es ist sehr ruhig dort und man ist gleich in der Natur. Viele Mitarbeiter arbeiten ehrenamtlich und auf Anfragen antwortet der Host umgehend. Alle sind sehr nett. Für Nicht-Selbstversorger kann im nahegelegenen Borders Hotel gegessen werden


Avatar for Angelika


Tue 29 Sep 2015