The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Boswinger will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
Originally two stone farm cottages and a barn, YHA 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. It’s the perfect holiday destination in Cornwall.
What is great about YHA Boswinger?
Only a 20-minute walk from Hemmick Beach.
Plenty of country lanes for walking or cycling.
Pretty garden and grounds with picnic benches.
The self-catering kitchen is equipped with three domestic size cookers, two fridges, one freezer, one microwave oven, two kettles, one toaster and a good selection of kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery for guests to use. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The recently refurbished dining room overlooks the back garden and has dining tables seating up to 38 guests. French windows offer access to the garden where further outdoor dining is available. A cosy lounge is furnished with 2 sofas and 3 armchairs and is accessed via the main entrance lobby. It is connected to the dining room via a passageway with foldaway food service bar which guests are free to make use of. Highchairs are also available to use.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Boswinger includes 38 beds across 10 bedrooms, ranging from two beds to six beds. There is one double bed situated within a 4-bedded room.
Three six-bedded rooms. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Three four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One four-bedded bedded room. Includes 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Three two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 6 showers and 6 toilets close to the bedrooms. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Plan a day trip to one of the many isolated and quiet coves near Boswinger for a little wild swimming.
This area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge, and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water.
Love boats, the sea and Cornwall? You will find all things nautical at this amazing museum – packed with interesting exhibits for all the family.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
St Austell lies inland from the south coast of Cornwall. The area is full of sandy beaches, brilliant coastal walks and is only a short walk from Charlestown with its iconic Shipwreck and Heritage Centre.
St Austell is famous for its China Clay which brought wealth to the town in the 18th century. You can explore the history of Cornwall’s mining heritage at the Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park which offers a fascinating day out for all the family. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
There is space for 10 cars or 5 minibuses. Unfortunately, there is no parking for coaches.
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). The nearest train station is St Austell, 10 miles away.
YHA Boswinger welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
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 loops.
- Ground floor bedrooms available from March to October.
View our access statement here.
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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! To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.