YHA Boswinger

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

Originally two stone farm cottages and a barn, Boswinger has been refurbished as one building. Built around a courtyard, this is one of our oldest venues in Cornwall and stands in the centre of the quiet, seaside hamlet of Boswinger, with sea views and a wide choice of beaches.

The self-catering kitchen is just off the entrance lobby , it contains 3 domestic size cookers (2 gas + 1 electric with fan oven) , 2 refrigerators + 1 freezer ( domestic size ) , microwave oven, 2 kettles, toaster and a good selection of pots and pans of various sizes.

Meals may be available by prior arrangement.

All bed linen is provided, with wash basins in each room.
Accommodation for 38 split over 10 bedrooms.

Space for 10 cars or 5 minibuses - no parking for coaches.

Other facilities
Dining Room & Lounge
The dining room (off the central lobby connecting to the lounge)seats between 16-20 people on 2 long tables, the lounge will seat 20 at tables and there are a couple of sofas.
There are washbasins in every room, plus 6 showers and 6 toilets throughout the hostel.
There is central heating, garden and payphone. YHA staff are residents in the grounds.

YHA Boswinger welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700


At YHA Boswinger we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.

We have:

  • Two steps in total up into the hostel
  • A portable induction loop
  • Ground floor bedrooms available from March to October

For more information please download the full access statement here (99KB)

In the area

Walking along coastal paths and around fishing villages. Hemmick beach. Goran shops and pub (1 mile), Cornish Trail cycle route, Lost Gardens of Heligan (4 miles), St Austell (10), The Eden Project (14).

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Bed linen provided
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Children

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Boswinger
St Austell,
PL26 6LL



By Car:
From the A390 (St Austell) take the B3273 towards Mevagissey.
After 5 miles turn right at the top of the hill and follow the signs for Gorran.
After 4 miles, fork right to Boswinger (follow the brown tourist signs).
The hostel is situated in Boswinger hamlet just below the Seaview International campsite.

By Public Transport:
First Service 471 will bring you from St Austell to Gorran Churchtown, our local stop and a pleasant 20 minute walk from the hostel. This service runs Monday to Saturday (except public holidays). Alternatively the volunteer-run Gorran Community Bus will deliver you to our door here in Boswinger. Book by email the night before gorrancommunitybus@btconnect.com. Some days it comes back from Truro, others from St Austell. Weekdays only. The nearest train station is St Austell, 10 miles away.

Alternatively, pre-book a taxi with Star Cars 01726 66636; around £13 to the hostel from St Austell.

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Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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