YHA Eden Project

Backpacking, Hostels, Surf Lodges, Glamping, St Austell

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YHA Eden Project is situated at one of Cornwall's most famous and recognisable attractions.

A unique place to stay and it's perfectly in tune with its sustainable, eco-friendly surroundings! The modern en-suite bedrooms are made from recycled shipping containers, fully kitted out with high spec bathrooms and all the convenient comforts you'd expect from a hostel, even TVs!

The hostel site includes a large heated reception marquee that can be used as a fun social space, and there's a campsite a short walk away if you want to be even closer to nature. You can pitch your own tent or hire a beautiful bell tent in the summer months.

Free WI-FI is available in communal areas

The Eden Project is more than an unforgettable day out. Along with its stunning gardens and popular music events such as the Eden Sessions, it breaks boundaries on social and environmental projects - creating an unforgettable visit for everyone. It's run in the greenest way possible, helping create a sustainable future and allowing valuable research into plant life, eco-systems and conservation.

A fantastic destination for school trips and families, the Eden Project will leave you with a new appreciation of nature - you're bound to pick up gardening tips too! With the world's largest rainforest in captivity and the famous Rainforest Canopy Walkway, there are plenty of fun things to do.

To view more information about the Eden Project and book admission tickets online please click here

The Hostel – accommodates up to 234 guests in 60 modern en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, in keeping with the Eden spirit of sustainable living and finding new uses for everyday items.

These comfortable rooms are equipped with all the conveniences you expect from YHA and much more, including TVs in each room and full air conditioning, making them a fantastic base for your holiday in Cornwall. With their clever use of space and high specification bathrooms, the rooms are perfect for families and individual travellers. The hostel is open every day of the year, but the Eden Project is closed on Christmas day.

Wild Camping - Camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, during the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.

The campsite is situated within the magical grounds of the Eden Project, just a short walk away from the Eden Project entrance gates and a couple of hundred metres away from the main YHA Snoozebox hostel.

It provides camping for approximately 80 people on-site. You can either bring your own tents or hire a stylish festival-inspired bell tent. Check in at our main reception before setting up your tent - the camping field is on a slight slope, just a few minutes away from the Snoozeboxes and up a country lane and two small sets of steps.

There is a separate heated shower and toilet block for exclusive use by people camping and we have a fine selection of teas, coffees and local and international beers and wines. A continental breakfast is available in the morning. Other food and drink is available from within the Eden grounds during standard opening hours.

Vehicles are not permitted on the camping field but can use the drop-off point at the end of the field.

No electric hook-up or hard standing pitches.

No Motor homes and camper vans

Guests are not permitted to stay in their vehicles overnight.

Bell Tents - Live the glamping experience with a beautiful premium bell tent! These sophisticated and spacious tipi-like tents are fitted out with a double futon bed and two single futon beds plus all bedding is included - there's enough room for four people

There is also a wood burner to keep you cosy. There are three bell tents at YHA Eden Project. You'll feel right at home in the Eden Project with their eco-friendly solar lighting and comfy bean bags.

Bell Tents are available to book to stay in from May until the end of October.

The walk to the bell tents can be quite strenuous but is more than worthwhile. People with mobility issues may need to bear this in mind.

Food and Drink

Breakfast - Delicious Eden Breakfast includes two freshly baked pastries, one piece of fruit, one fruit juice and one hot drink. If you wish to order breakfast, please book 48 hours in advance. Breakfast is served from 8.00 - 11.00am.

Snacks - The hostel offers a light snack menu and a small range of microwave meals to cook on-site.

Drinks - Licensed bar plus a selection of hot and cold drinks available.

On-Site Meals - The Eden Project has a variety of food outlets available during normal Eden Project opening hours throughout the year. During summer months, you'll even have the opportunity to dine in the Eden Project's famous biomes for an evening meal!

Self-Catering Facilities - Limited self-catering facilities at the hostel Two microwaves, a fridge, a kettle, a toaster and a sink for washing up. N oven or hobs available.

Dogs are allowed in the camping and bell tents but not in the hostel accommodation.

YHA Eden Project
PL24 2SG

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YHA Eden Project
PL24 2SG

Family and children
Pets welcome
Weekend/short breaks
Wi-fi/Internet Access

Beds to sleep
234 in 60 En-suite rooms + Camping + Bell Tents

Meal availability
Breakfast, Snacks and On-Site Meals

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