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Cohort offers family friendly accommodation in the heart of St Ives. We are within easy walking distance of everything in St Ives from all 4 beaches to the SW Coast Path to St Ives Surf School and Tate. Nothing is more than a 10 minute walk away which means if you get to the beach and realise you’ve forgotten the towels it’s just not a big deal!

Family Rooms

For families of 2 – 6 people

Each bed has a memory foam mattress, hypoallergenic linen and bedding, its own reading light, privacy curtain, plug socket (with USB port), shelf or pot, under-bed storage space and privacy curtain. The main family room has a double bed + 3 singles.

All our rooms are within a few metres of the nearest shower block; there are 3 throughout the hostel – male, female and unisex. For pics of our bedrooms visit our Gallery or Rooms & Rates page.

Kitchen at Cohort Hostel

Great Facilities for Families

Our facilities are perfect for families, from board games in the lounge through to a TV room, self-catering kitchen, private courtyard with table football and Superfast, FTTP WiFi throughout the building.

Whether you want to enjoy a drink in the lounge while the kids are in the room / TV room, hose the little ones down in the courtyard (under a hot shower), self-cater to keep your holiday under a budget or just want to be within easy access of everything in St Ives, Cohort is for you.

Visit our facilities page for more details.

Safety & Security

The main hostel front door is locked to the public at 10pm so between 10pm and 9am the only people with access to the hostel are guests. All bedrooms are lockable and at check-in you can ask for as many key cards as you need.

Reception is open 8am – 11pm and the hostel is managed by on-call staff overnight.

There are intercoms at both the front door and reception should you need anything outside of reception hours and all our full-time staff are trained in first aid.

Key things to Bring

Towels (for Cohort and the beach); Ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper because the seagulls can be quite noisy; Milk / tea bags / coffee to store in the kitchen (Co-Op next door is open 7am – 11pm 7 days/week); Flip flops / sliders for padding around the hostel – although we don’t mind if you walk around barefoot; Shower gel (soap is provided at the sinks but shower gel is not provided); Padlock if you want to lock things within your room.

All bed linen is provided with towels and padlocks available to hire from reception if you need them. Free tea & coffee is served from our cafe area between 8 and 10am.

What to do…

Read our latest blog on family friendly activities in St Ives – it’s by no means comprehensive but it will give you a great idea of what’s on offer.

You can also visit the main Do section of this site and have an explore, we’re happy to help with any questions you have so see below if you want to get in touch.


Do visit our FAQs page or just drop us a line if you have a question, we guarantee we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Our email is and our phone number is 01736 791664 (Option 2).


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