YHA Eden Project

Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG


YHA Eden Project is closed for refurbishment and not currently accepting future bookings. We have other properties in Cornwall which you may be interested in.

One of Cornwall’s (if not the UK’s) most amazing attractions, the Eden Project is an incredible experience for groups and school trips. Combining fun activities, breathtaking beauty and thought-provoking education, Eden has on-site accommodation in the form of our quirky Snoozebox hostel.

YHA Eden Project is perfectly in tune with the Eden Project’s sustainable ethos and groups can sleep inside recycled shipping containers. These air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms and TVs, offering a memorable way to stay here. The hostel has a heated marquee, conference equipment and games, perfect for learning or just a place to enjoy and relax after a long day exploring the biomes. There’s even free Wi-Fi too.

The hostel itself is situated to provide schools and groups the perfect base to explore the Eden Project. For schools and colleges wanting the full experience the Eden Project education team deliver a range of 2hr workshops closely linked to the National Curriculum and available for all ages, from Early Years to Key Stage 5.

In addition to the workshops the Eden team also offer a range of 3hr challenges, making use of the wider Eden Project grounds.

Finally, and exclusively to residential groups, the Eden Project offer 3 exciting evening activities including the secret biome: a unique opportunity to explore the biomes when they are closed to the general public as night time falls – a truly magical experience.

All workshops, challenges and evening activities are delivered by the experienced education staff from the Eden Project and should be booked directly with their education team who are available on 01726 811913. Entrance to the Eden Project is included in the price with any workshop, challenge or evening activity.

We recommend that all school groups who plan to visit the Eden Project as part of their stay with YHA contact the education team on the above number to ensure that you get the most out of your visit to this truly unique experience.

For more information on the workshops, challenges and evening activities please visit the Eden Project schools page.

Entrance to the Eden Project needs to be arranged in advance. Either as part of the packages offered by the Eden Educational team or separately as entry only.

It’s not just all about school adventures; YHA Eden Project also makes a great destination for exploring the wider Cornwall area as well as a place to stay if attending any of the incredible events held at the Eden project throughout the year, including the fabulous Eden Sessions.

Why Groups love YHA Eden Project

The only on-site accommodation provider at the Eden Project

"Excellent" - 92%

Customer Satisfaction based on 515 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 228

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 Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Eden Project

YHA Eden Project does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



General: Test

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Luggage store
  • On-site shop


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking

Food & Drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café

How to get here

Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG

By car and coach:
The Eden Project is situated just outside St Austell and is well sign-posted from the A30 from Exeter and the A391/390 from Plymouth. Follow the M5 south bound to Exeter before taking the A30 and continuing until you reach the Innis Downs junction (A391) and from here the Eden Project will be signposted. During Eden trading hours there are a number of entrances to the site which will be available to use, please report straight to the hostel reception on your arrival. Service Gate Entrance: This 24 hour security gate is fully manned and is the only entry/exit to the site after the normal gates close (generally after 6pm). We will give you the map on your arrival as the gate is on the opposite end of the Eden Project site to the hostel. The postcode PL24 2SZ will take you directly to the service gate and it’s on Bodelva Road, exit for the A390. If you leave site and wish to return to YHA Eden Project out of trading hours, you’ll need find and use the 24 hour gate.

By bus:
The 101 bus runs from St Austell train station to the Eden Project during the day – if you are arriving in the evening you can book a taxi to YHA Eden Project. The 101 bus stop is a 15 minute walk away from our hostel.

OS Map:
OS Grid Ref: SX048795494050.359903
Latitude: 50.359903
Longitude: -4.742836
YHA Eden Project