• Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Key card access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Parking on site
  • Facilities for disabled guests

Set in a Georgian mansion, YHA Penzance features a traditional restaurant and leafy gardens. Penzance Seafront is a 15-minute walk away, and Newlyn Harbour is just 1.5 miles away. The YHA Penzance has dormitory rooms with shared bathroom facilities. There is also a TV lounge with Wi-Fi access, and on-site laundry facilities are available. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. Hearty evening meals and light lunches are served daily in the bright and airy restaurant. A buffet breakfast is also available, and there is a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests. Situated just outside Penzance centre, YHA is 1.5 miles from Penzance Railway Station. Picturesque St Ives is a 20-minute drive away, and Penzance Ferry Terminal is a 5-minute drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

YHA Penzance has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Mar 2011.
Hotel chain/brand:
Youth Hostels Association

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 double bed
3 futon beds
1 double bed
1 bunk bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Penzance
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Michelle
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The land pod was wonderful as we're the shower and bathroom facilities in beautiful surroundings. Even my dog settled in straight away 😁
  • Sharon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    the accommodation was lovely clean and tidy staff very friendly and has a lovely little cafe on site and food is lush 😋
  • Clare
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Value for money and location. Breakfast was very good.
  • Anna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice big rooms , great kitchen, dining room and lounge
  • Colin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean, comfortable and convenient. Fitted our requirements perfectly and great value for money.
  • Helen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice location , really friendly , rooms nice and bedding like a hotel so comfortable. Liked the reading light feature nice touch.
  • Luis
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Spacious rooms, all very clean. Great kitchen, although always overflowing with food.
  • Wong
    United StatesUnited States
    Loved the Mongolian gers, the futons, white cotton linen and twinkle lights around the tent. Also loved that we were given a pack of fire wood to keep us warm at night. Loved that full English breakfast was available at the canteen with...
  • Ms
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice communal spaces and lovely glamping tents. Great staff.
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    nice building, comfortable beds with charger, plenty of toilets, good staff

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Electricity in the tent

    There is no electricity. A solar powered light is provided.
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • I have 6 people with my famliy and it will be one alone room for 6 people or it is shared with other people

    It is a private 6-bed bunk room.
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • Is there any overnight secure cycle storage facility available at YHA Penzance please?

    Yes we have a locked cycle store on site
    Answered on 10 March 2022
  • How many rooms/guests share each bathroom? Are towels provided?

    All the showers and toilets and spread through out the building. Towels can be hired on arrival for £2
    Answered on 11 January 2022
  • Hi. I am wondering where the Bathroom is. Is it near the bell tent?

    Hi The washrooms for campers are located on the campsite, about 50m from the tents.
    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • Why can't I proceed in payment

    Hi Payment for your stay is made on arrival.
    Answered on 18 June 2021
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of YHA Penzance
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

YHA Penzance takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:00 to 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 00:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 7 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB Cash YHA Penzance accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be cancelled by YHA.
The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodation for at least seven nights.
The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.
Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hostelling International as part of this booking.
Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about YHA Penzance

  • YHA Penzance is 1.1 miles from the centre of Penzance. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • YHA Penzance offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Temporary art galleries

  • Guests staying at YHA Penzance can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • The prices at YHA Penzance may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • YHA Penzance has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Check-in at YHA Penzance is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:00.