There’s a new Hostel in town….

St Ives was named (and shamed) as the most expensive resort in the UK a while back so some decent budget accommodation is supremely welcome!

Cohort Hostel opened a few weeks ago and we’re delighted to be teaming up with them to offer a great Surf ‘n Stay package – Groups of 6 or more can get 2 nights accommodation + 2 surf lessons for just £80 per person.

Cohort is in a great location being in the centre of town and just a few minutes walk to Porthmeor Beach: They’re also fully clued up when it comes to what surfers want as not only do they have secure storage for boards, they also have (hot) outdoor showers for showering off yourselves and equipment. The dorm and private rooms are completely unique with each bed having its own USB port, plug and light; the dorm rooms also have curtains on the beds to give you privacy.

We really love their chilled out vibe, superfast broadband (free to guests) and little bar where you can have a beer or a cuppa at the end of the day. For those on a serious budget the fully equipped kitchen means you can cook your own food or just grab fish & chips from the local round the corner and eat it in their private courtyard.

Beds start at £22 per person per night but get an exclusive St Ives Surf School discount if you mention us when you book. Visit them at or find them on Facebook: It’s great to be able to finally offer people budget accommodation that doesn’t involve you bringing your own tent!

The Snazzy new bunks with lockers and privacy curtains

St Ives Hostel Backpackers rooms-bunks-and-basin


The common area and bar

St Ives Hostel Backpackers common area ariel

Power Showers

St Ives Hostel Backpackers showers


Posted by on 19 May 2015

Teaching surfing in the heart of St Ives since 1997