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Meet the team

A ‘cohort’ is a gang of people having a shared experience and our team is a gang of people sharing an experience so…

Meet Cohort Hostel’s cohort


Dan & Lee Strickland, Owners

Constantly smiling, occasionally at loggerheads, meet Lee & Dan Strickland, husband and wife and owners of Cohort Hostel.

That’s Lee – almost continually on the phone, she deals with groups, schools, marketing and finance. Dan is the manager of Cohort Hostel, running ops, renovations and almost entirely focused on building stuff and working toward a plastic free St Ives.

Favourite destination: India (Dan); Argentina (Lee)

David Baker, Asst. Manager

Meet legendary Asst. Manager David (you can call him Dave, he won’t mind). Supremely well travelled and very friendly you’d be hard pushed to find a country Dave hasn’t been to and he’s worked in hostels all over the world.

Surfer, gym bunny, motorbike rider and lover of all things spicy Dave has often been out in the ocean before most of us have had our morning coffee.

Favourite destinations: New Zealand, Japan & Colombia


Adriana Newton, Receptionist

Originally from Krupina in Slovakia Adriana is our receptionist extraordinaire. Adriana actually started her life in St Ives at Cohort Hostel, living here for a few weeks while she looked for a permanent residence – that was 3 years ago.

She wants you to know that she can’t live without chocolate (hint hint) and is haunted by horror films for weeks so no watching them on Netflix when she’s here please!

Favourite destination: Peru


Fee Stidwell, Receptionist

Lover of the ocean and clean beach evangelist Fee has just got back from India and is working with us for the summer.

Cornish born and bred (so no doubt the best person to get top tips from) Fee loves anything to do with design, from graphics and illustration to welding steampunk style furniture.

Ask her for the secret of the perfect ‘toad-in-the-hole’ or just ask her what that is if you’re not sure!

Favourite destination: Kerala, India


Kenny Dijoux, Housekeeping

Kenny is from Reunion Island, a region of France just east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. An engineering student, Kenny is with us for two months to practice his English – which is pretty darn great already!

He loves sport and sausages but isn’t so keen on the St Ives seagulls who welcomed him to town by stealing his pasty before he’d even taken a bite!

Favourite destination: Mexico


Kenny Ibrahim, Housekeeping

Also from Reunion Island, also an engineering student, Kenny is excited by the opportunity to travel again after doing a volunteering stint in Ireland a couple of years ago.

He loves sport and music so catch him on our foosball table in the courtyard listening to some tunes; oh, and if you want to know anything about Reunion Island then these are the guys to ask!

Favourite destination: Miami

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