YHA Penzance

Castle Horneck, AlvertonPenzanceTR20 8TFUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Penzance

A hostel located in a renovated Georgian mansion, the YHA Penzance offers affordable room rates. Besides featuring beautiful gardens, this facility has outdoor space for pitching tents.

Although there are some private rooms at the YHA Penzance, many are shared and have bunk beds. Ample natural light creates a cheerful atmosphere. Guests who stay outside in bell tents get futon-style beds, bean bag chairs and eco-friendly solar lighting among the amenities.

The hostel offers a mini kitchen, plus an area that's suitable for using disposable barbecue grills. Guests can also hire barbecue grills, but have to bring their own charcoal. There is car park across from the property.

The hostel offers a buffet breakfast, packed lunches, and night time meals in the café bar.

Approximately a 15-minute drive from the St. Erth Railway Station this hostel is a 20-minute drive from the open-air Minack Theatre.


Castle Horneck, Alverton, Penzance, TR20 8TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(345)3719653 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Feels Like Home

Because of highlights like the warm atmosphere, well-maintained grounds and extremely friendly service, guests often said it felt like they were checking into a personal residence rather than a place that's offering accommodations for business purposes. You can expect to feel thoroughly welcomed here.

A Good Value for the Money

If you want to stay somewhere that won't break the bank, but doesn't subject you to bare bones accommodations, this hostel is a good pick. It's definitely not fancy, but guests usually agreed it met their needs, especially for the rates paid.

Good On-Site Meal Options

Guests appreciated how this property has food available throughout the day. Although it costs extra, guests frequently commented that the prices for cuisine were very reasonable, plus the choices were tasty. There's also a self-catering kitchen in case you want to whip up your own favourite dishes.

Negative Reviews

Some Unpleasant Bathroom Experiences

Many of the rooms here have communal bathrooms. Guests griped that sometimes there were not enough showers and toilets to accommodate everyone. Additionally, there were other comments that the bathrooms were certainly not the cleanest. To deal with the first potential issue, try to schedule your bathroom time during off-peak hours. That seemed to work well, especially when guests needed to shower.

You May Experience Wi-Fi Woes

From time to time, guests said the Wi-Fi was very sluggish. It's free to use, but the signal doesn't reach all rooms.

The Beds Are Not Ideal

Although this was not a major issue most of the time, guests sometimes mentioned they were not impressed by the comfort level of the beds. Some also said the beds could have been bigger.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 380 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
  • Expedia
    8.4 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.5 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.6 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.8 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 380 reviews