We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

YHA Boswinger

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
YHA Boswinger
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed at YHA Boswinger in early October. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the quiet location. The hostel is very well run with friendly hosts...we ate several meals at the hostel which were very good value. We especially enjoyed the desserts!! Our room was perfect for the 3 of us and had a sea view. It was nice...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anon123167
London
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had a wonderful stay here this summer. Very relaxed hostel, small with very helpful and friendly staff. Bathrooms, toilets and kitchen (-excellently equipped, bar scissors!) all kept beautifully clean. Idyllic location, peaceful countryside all around, and a beautiful small beach at the bottom of the winding country road! Beautifiu setting. Car definitely advised, though at least 4 beaches within...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tourist7London
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your lovely comments. We've since been round and adjusted the door closers some more so they are a little quieter now, though in future we plan to replace the doors entirely. There's a chance we can do this over the next year or two, funds permitting. I'll order some more scissors for the self-catering kitchen...

Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is such a lovely hostel and lucky me, we stayed 3 nights there. Everything is very inviting. The kitchen is a lovely place to meet and talk to people. You can eat outside and enjoy the coast view. The Loung invites people to sit down and relax. The people, who work there do that with passion and that´s what...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrea M
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind words!

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a top hostel. It is a convert cottage/house and is really comfortably fitted out, it is sited in the middle of the village with access to a couple of beaches (best by bike or car). The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and cook great meals - the breakfast on offer must be one of the best hostel...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank James B
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, James! We do actually have Wifi nowadays but it's lovely when people (like yourselves) are more interested in enjoying the area than getting online.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have stayed at many youth hostels but this is the best so far. Friendly, relaxed staff - and guests! The food, particularly the evening meal, was of a much higher quality than usual at youth hostels. A beautiful location - the nearby Hemmick Beach is wonderful. You do need to come by car (we hired ours from Enterprise who...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Andrew H
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

Thanks for the high praise! So pleased you enjoyed your stay this much! We love the sense of isolation here too and agree it can be a challenge to get here on public transport, but there are some options mid-week to use the community bus and a local service, First 471. We're always happy to help people plan their journeys.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This hostel is located next to a wonderful beach and lush countryside. The staff was very helpful and kind, the veggie breakfast is very good value for money with a continental buffet including fresh croissant!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LeMomeGourmet
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to be helpful - thanks for your feedback!

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great location, great staff, great place. We are staying here now and everything runs very smoothly. Staff are friendly and very helpful and the kitchen is well stocked and everything is clean and orderly. The beach, a short walk away, the coastline, the remote setting, the beauty of this area has been a great delight. Wifi works great.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mckenna1
Finistere, France
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stayed here recently with a group of 27 students. Great location just 5 minutes to the beach - ideal for the students to let off some steam after a long journey. If you're arriving with a coach - check ahead for parking as the approach is down a narrow lane. Rob and team were really friendly and helpful and the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Miggins1812
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly, great breakfasts, well stocked kitchen, reasonable showers. Basic rooms, not updated and not many power sockets. 10 mins walk to the beach (or 75 mins to the next one) Blustery weather, rain and 30secs of sun compulsory on a walk round the headland! (Look out for Dartmoor ponies) We will stay longer next time!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank drachula
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

Yes, please visit again, we love it when people embrace the landscape and our traditional hostel surroundings. The weather, though changeable, has warmed up lately - we were swimming in the sea last week! Bliss.

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2015

in a quiet location but easy to access local attractions and a great pub less than a mile walk away. Near to local beach which we did not get to but it is described as one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Planning to come back next year. Staff were friendly as they tend to be in all youth hostels.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stanley50
Rachel W, Manager at YHA Boswinger, responded to this review

Thanks, hope to see you again soon!

14 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Boswinger
2.9 km away
Mevagissey Bay Hotel
Mevagissey Bay Hotel
#2 of 5 in Mevagissey
195 reviews
1.4 km away
The Llawnroc Hotel
The Llawnroc Hotel
#1 of 1 in Gorran Haven
534 reviews
2.6 km away
Tremarne Hotel
Tremarne Hotel
#1 of 5 in Mevagissey
416 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.7 km away
The Lugger Hotel
The Lugger Hotel
#1 of 1 in Portloe
791 reviews
13.7 km away
YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project
#5 of 36 in St Austell
286 reviews
34.5 km away
YHA Treyarnon
YHA Treyarnon
#3 of 12 in St Merryn
139 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering private rooms (2-bed, 4-bed, 5-bed or 6-bed) and single-sex shared dormitories, YHA Boswinger is part of the YHA England and Wales hostelling chain.Take advantage of our great self-catering kitchen, communal lounge-dining areas and the lovely courtyard and lawn, complete with tables, picnic benches and barbeque area. Located in the small hamlet of Boswinger, we are 15 miles from Eden Project, 5 miles from Lost Garden of Heligan, 3 miles from the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey and 10 minutes walk from a sandy family-friendly beach. The South-West coastpath is on our doorstep and there are many short and long walks from the hostel - buy a walk guide at Reception or hire an OS map.Arriving on public transport? Just take the 526 Western Greyhound bus from outside St Austell train station (every 2 hours, timetable on Western Greyhound); get off at Gorran Churchtown then it's an easy 1 mile walk to the hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Boswinger

Address: just below the Seaview International campsite | Boswinger, Gorran, St Austell, Boswinger PL26 6LL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boswinger
Price Range: $39 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Boswinger 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your YHA Boswinger reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from YHA Boswinger staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room looking on to the garden and distant sea”
 of 5 bubbles S3598MXandrewh, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 8, 9 and 10 super views.”
 of 5 bubbles fredw56, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“no wifi or phone signal ANYWHERE - we liked that very much!”
 of 5 bubbles flyingmoneybunny, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“We had a very restful night as the area is very quiet. Ear plugs useful for the noise of the doors if you are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles marien556, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“upstairs rooms quieter”
 of 5 bubbles kasstage, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay