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Welcome to our blog: We write about St Ives and Cohort life. We predominantly blog about things that pop into our head that we think you might like to know...

Escape Time Fail

April 30th, 2018

Cohort’s team found themselves in the unique situation of having to escape from a prison they voluntarily checked themselves into. Perfect rainy day activity in St Ives and superb fun. Read about what we’re allowed to tell you (which isn’t much!).

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Interview with an Art Teacher

March 5th, 2018

We get loads of great schools coming to stay with us at all times of the year. We decided to interview one of our more regular visitors – Sarah Beales, Head of Art at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham. She was super co-operative, thank you Sarah!

Read her interview here…

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Surf Club trips to St Ives

February 27th, 2018

Whale on the Trail, a film blog focused on affordable travel, made this absolutely awesome film about Bristol University Surf Club’s recent trip to St Ives. Watch it here.

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Meeting the World: HostelWorld Conference 2018

February 5th, 2018

Last week we attended the HostelWorld Conference in Dublin. We weren’t sure what we were going to get from it, a bit of industry insight maybe, hints and tips on how to be better and what other people were doing… Whatever we expected we got so much more!

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Green Things

January 12th, 2018

We love our planet and being so close to the ocean we are reminded daily of the effect of our business and our lives on this relatively fragile ecosystem; but why do we need to save water? Reduce our energy consumption and go plastic free?

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British Youth & Travel Awards 2017 Finalist

December 13th, 2017

Last week at the British Youth & Travel Awards 2017 Cohort was awarded BRONZE in the category of Best Accommodation and WE ARE OVER THE MOON!

The British Youth Travel Awards are run by the British Education Travel Association and are the industry’s opportunity to reward high achievers, gain recognition, and raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel, to from and within the UK.

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We love… Barnoon Workshop (arts, craft & design in St Ives)

August 29th, 2017

We love… Barnoon Workshop, a dedicated space for Arts & Crafts activities in St Ives. Perfect for individuals, schools or groups; their classes range from drop-in through to more in-depth courses. Barnoon Workshop opened around the same time as Cohort Hostel so we feel a particular affinity to them.

We got together recently and had a chat with founders Pete Giles and Zoe Eaton to find out what they love about St Ives and why they opened Barnoon Workshop.

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A day in St Ives

June 12th, 2017

The sun is OUT. The longest day of the year is still in front of us and we all know that Summer is coming.

This is one of THE best times to be in St Ives and there’s a reason these next few months are the busiest of the year. When faced with a day in St Ives however there’s still the big question… WHAT SHALL I DO?

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Festival Time in St Ives

May 10th, 2017

It’s that time of year again – Festival Time in St Ives. As you might know Cornwall has a history of festival shenanigans – we love a good knees up; it’s an excuse to take time off work, hit the beach or harbour and celebrate all things Cornish. Coming up this weekend we have the St Ives Food & Drink Festival followed by the St Ives Literary Festival. Read all about it…

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Running the Cornish coast path

January 4th, 2017

And so it begins… 2017, another year, another new year’s resolution. Personally I’ve stopped making them, mainly due to a total lack of interest in watching myself fail. Others may not make them for the sheer fact that they’re already doing it… like daily!

Take the Highgate Harriers for example…

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