About YHA Penzance

Georgian mansion with gardens

From Cornish myths to WW2 history, Penzance is a location with stories to tell. Stay with us for a fantastic school trip, or explore the South West Coast Path for the walking weekend of your dreams. This gorgeous Georgian mansion has a stylish café bar, a fun games room and magnificent grounds. We’re fully equipped for groups and have mod cons like free Wi-Fi, TV and individual bunk lights.

Our licensed bar lets you enjoy the Cornish sunshine with a glass of Pimms and there’s group catering available for every meal of the day. We’re happy to help schools arrange an action-packed adventure here, or advise you on some of the amazing walking, cycling and watersports nearby.

Penzance has great travel links, so it’s easy to visit top attractions like St Michael’s Mount or see a show at the breathtaking Minack Theatre. You could also visit other famous locations like St Ives, Land’s End and the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum. Whether you’re learning to ride the waves at Sennen Cove Surfing School or climbing along our extraordinary coast, there’s a lot to enjoy.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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"Excellent" - 91%

Customer Satisfaction based on 143 scores

3 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Penzance has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Penzance

Excellent support from the staff. Lovely hostel.

University of Leicester, Department of Geology
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YHA Penzance

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