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Family friendly accommodation in the heart of St Ives, within easy walking distance of all the beaches, cafes and activities. From toddlers to teenagers - St Ives has loads for everyone!

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 (5 if you count the little one) 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

We have different sized rooms and can host families of up to 3, 4, 6 or even 8 people; you could even get two rooms next to each other and come away with friends.

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

All our rooms are within a few metres of the nearest shower block; there are 3 throughout the hostel – male, female and unisex.

For pictures and details of our bedrooms visit our Gallery or Rooms & Rates page.

Great facilities for families

  • FREE and Superfast WiFi throughout the hostel, in all bedrooms and communal spaces – including outside
  • FREE tea and coffee served from the bar from 8am – 10am
  • Fully equipped, self-catering kitchen: Open 7am – 10pm
    • plenty of fridge / cupboard space and labels for identifying your own food are provided
  • TV room with Netflix and Freeview
  • Large lounge with plenty of sofas, armchairs and coffee tables
  • Selection of board games and large book exchange
  • Bar
  • Vending machine
  • Private courtyard with:
    • storage space for bikes and boards
    • under cover wetsuit hanging space
    • picnic tables
    • washing line
    • foosball table (£0.50/game)
    • hot, outdoor shower for after the beach
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room (with coin operated washing machine)
  • Dry room, ideal for hiking boots which get wet on the coast path

Safety of our guests

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.

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.

Family pricing

We make every effort to keep St Ives as affordable as possible and there is no additional pricing to worry about once you’ve covered the cost of your room. All facilities, linen and bedding are included along with friendly, helpful staff and as much information as you need to make the most of your time with us.

Please visit our booking page to see exact availability and pricing; price range detailed below:

  • Family rooms for up to 3 people range from £65 to £79/night.
  • Family rooms for up to 4 people range from £99 to £112/night.
  • Family rooms for up to 6 people range from £117 to £162/night.
  • Family rooms for up to 8 people range from £156 to £208/night.

What to bring

It’s always helpful to know what’s provided and what’s not, so here’s what we suggest you bring with you:

  • Beach towels
  • Towels for use in the hostel
    • Or they can be hired at reception for £1.50/towel
  • Ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper because the seagulls can be quite noisy, especially in the summer
  • Milk / tea bags / coffee to store in the kitchen
    • Tea and coffee are free from the bar 8am – 10am, after that it’s £1/tea or £1.50/coffee
  • 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)
  • A lightweight toilet bag for taking toothbrushes, etc. backwards and forwards to the shower blocks

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, our phone number is 01736 791664 (March – October only) or you can send us a message via our contact form.


It’s super simple – just put your ideal dates into the widget below and click ‘Check Availability’; you can check pricing and availability or just go ahead and book.

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