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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)


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 6 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


Anthony Power, Cleaning Wizard

Anthony is an awesome musician and all round dude! Along with all things music he loves good food, drink and books.

Things he is not a fan of include the Conservative Party and drivers not using their indicators (understandably!).

Originally from West Sussex he loves the Cornish mining heritage and being close to the sea.

Check out his band DuGlas who we love and can be seen playing all over Cornwall and occasionallly at Cohort.

Favourite destination: Yorkshire Dales


Working at Cohort

During the season, 1st March – 31st October, we have a great team of work-for-accommodation staff from all over the world.

In exchange for 15 hours/week we offer free accommodation, use of all facilities at Cohort, surf lessons with St Ives Surf School and regular pizza & beer nights.

Ideally we look for a minimum committment of 2 months and specific details of roles can be found on websites HostelJobs and HelpEx.

We are always on the lookout for great people to join our cohort so if you’re keen have a read of our Volunteering Page to see if it’s right for you.

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