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YHA Penzance

Castle Horneck, Alverton, Cornwall, TR208TF, United Kingdom

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An elegant Georgian manor house set in private landscaped gardens and close to some of Europe’s finest beaches.

  • Private
    From $67.58
10 or more people?

Cornwall Hostel

Hostel Cornwall

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.


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 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
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719653

Fax. +44 345 3719654

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • St Michael's Mount (3 to 5km)
  • Coastal Footpath and Beaches (500m to 1km)
  • Land's End (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for rosanna


Thu 11 Apr 2019

Das Haus und die Zimmer riechen sehr muffig. Für acht Personen war das Zimmer sehr klein. Bis spät in die Nacht alles sehr unruhig. Die Duschen waren allerdings sehr gut.


Avatar for Christine


Sun 20 May 2018

The private room was tiny but there was common space in the dining area and lounge. The wireless was pretty worthless. Otherwise, the food was good, the kitchen and dining area were clean and well-equipped, the location scenic although a little challenging to get to without a car (bus service available), and the staff friendly and helpful.


Avatar for Sarah


Fri 03 Nov 2017

Staff friendly and helpful, nice public areas (lounge and dining areas), clean, nice grounds. Private room for two just big enough to hold bunk beds and sink, no extra space. A little hard to find if not in a car, altho bus is available with nearby stop. Our experience was that locals will confuse the YHA with the nearby YMCA but since they are pretty close together, that more or less works out,


Avatar for Sarah


Sat 28 Oct 2017

What I liked was the intimacy - since I was traveling alone I liked this because it was easy to meet and chat with other travelers Check-in was awkward - I tried to ask a question about whether I was filling out my form correctly (while waiting for another to finish checking in, yes) but was told that the staff person would not even consider my question until she had finished with the current checkin. It would have made the process faster for all of us if she had answered that one quick question.


Avatar for Elizabeth


Wed 11 Oct 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

3km British International Helicopters.
Bus Service #5 or 6 from door to the 'Pirate Pub'.
2km Isles of Scilly Steamship.
Alternate Transport
1km West of Town turn right onto Castle Horneck Road after YMCA. By Car follow A30 and turn at Castle Horneck sign. Do Not Go To Town Centre At Hostel
Onsite parking.
2km Penzance.

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