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If you want it we've got it... except a hot tub, we don't have one of those - sorry!


Open 8am – 11pm daily; our Reception Wizards at Cohort love St Ives and are keen to share their top tips and locals’ secrets with you. Just ask.

At reception we also stock a small selection of convenient items such as ear plugs, painkillers, snacks, shampoo, shower gel, sewing kits, etc; all at hostel prices.

Bar & Lounge

Chill out or socialise in the main lounge. We have a good selection of craft beers, local ciders and ales along with spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

Free tea & coffee

Before 10am every morning. Join us in the main lounge for a pick-me-up to start your day.

Superfast WiFi

Available free of charge throughout the building; our broadband is fibre-to-the-premises and there are no annoying black spots.

Luggage store

There is a secure luggage room for you to leave your bags if you check in early or are catching a late bus or train out of St Ives. This is a free service.

TV / Movie Room

Accessible 24/7, chill out and relax in a quiet side room off the main lounge. The TV has all the Freeview channels plus Netflix.

Table football

We have a full size table football, undercover in our courtyard and it’s just £0.50/game.

iPad & Printing

We have an iPad in the lounge for communal use and just ask reception if you need to print off boarding passes, tickets, etc.

Fully equipped kitchen

Microwaves, toasters, pots & pans, cutlery, crockery, you need it – we’ll have it. The kitchen is open 7am – 10pm.

Courtyard & Dining room

Chill out in the courtyard, it’s just outside the kitchen so the perfect place to eat: We also have a small dining room which seats around 10 – 12 people should there be a drop of rain or you’d rather be indoors. –

Outdoor shower

We have a HOT shower in the courtyard so you can hose down yourself, your wetsuits and boards.

Wetsuit drying

We have various places to hang wet suits in the courtyard, these are all undercover. We also have racks for drying out wetsuit boots, balaclavas and gloves.


We have a washing machine for guest use; it is coin operated and single use washing powder bags can be purchased from reception for £0.50.

Dry room

We have a dry room by the laundry specifically for drying off gear that has got wet on your travels, this will predominantly be walking boots, waterproofs, outdoor clothes, etc. It is not for wet suits.

Storage for bikes & boards

We have secure storage in the courtyard for your bikes and boards (surf boards, body boards, etc.).

Showers & Toilets

There are two single sex shower blocks at the front of the building consisting of 3 male and 3 female toilets & showers. There is a unisex shower / toilet block which services the dorm rooms in the far building (Rooms 11, 12 & 13).

Dorm rooms 1, 2, 4, 5 and Private rooms 3, 9 & 10 have a hand basin en suite.

Towel, padlock & pillow hire

We do not provide towels but you can hire them from reception for £1.50/towel. Please note that these towels are only for use in the hostel and not to be taken outside or to the beach. A £5 cash deposit will be required which you will get back at the end of your stay.

Each bed has its own storage facility which requires a padlock, if you do not have your own then you can hire or buy one from reception. They are £2 to hire (£3 cash deposit required) or £5 to buy.

Each bed has one pillow, if you’d like an extra one pillows are available to hire from reception. £2 to hire with a £5 cash deposit.

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