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YHA Penzance

Castle Horneck, Alverton, Cornwall, TR208TF, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 89%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 83%
Security 89%
Service 94%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 89%

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

  • Dorm
    From €28.41
  • Private
    From €114.93
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Cornwall Hostel

Hostel Cornwall

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.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • 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 GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night 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 - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 16:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44-1736-362666

Fax. +44-1736-362663

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



Es ist ein sehr schönes Hostel mit einem wirklich guten Restaurant. Der Ort ist eine gute Ausgangslage für Unternehmungen im Umland.


Avatar for Stefanie


Mon 04 Apr 2016

I had a lovely room but it was a bit hard to enjoy due to another guest who slept quite a lot in the bunk above me. It seemed every time I went to the room she was in bed and being polite, myself and the others sharing didn't disturb her. This is all part of the normal YHA experience though sharing space with others and working around it. These things happen! :-) The rest of the building and services were wonderful.


Avatar for Cindy


Sun 29 Nov 2015

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

Die Zimmer sind extrem klein. Mehr Haken an der Wand würden hilfreich sein.


Avatar for Helmut


Thu 25 Jun 2015


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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