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YHA Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, United Kingdom

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YHA is the official onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, one of Cornwall's most famous and recognisable attractions. The Eden Project offers so much more than just an unforgettable day out.


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Welcome to our hostel

The Eden project is one of Cornwall’s most famous, iconic and popular attractions. An architectural marvel and environmental education project made up of several Biomes each containing different environments and plant species. The project is favoured by school groups and those on educational trips due to the unique insight it gives students of all ages into the bio-diversity of the natural world.

Our hostel is now the official on-site group accommodation provider for the Eden project, catering for educational school trips, field trips, corporate trips and educational group getaways alike. The hostel is truly unique - it consists of 58 modern, en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, comfortably equipped with air conditioning and TV’s. The space has been used cleverly meaning it is perfectly suited to accommodate groups of all sizes. YHA Eden Project is set conveniently nearby the stunning beaches of the south and north Cornwall coast, as well as being close to postcard-perfect seaside towns such as Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey.

With the high quality facilities of both the Eden Project and the group hostel on your doorstep, the opportunities for groups are endless. Take advantage of a range of activities on offer to school trips, families and friends alike: walk through the world’s largest captivity rainforest, check out Eden Project events held throughout the year, and access unforgettable learning opportunities which will leave you and your students with a new appreciation for the natural world and our place within it. The hostel is fully LOtC certified and offers teacher’s free familiarisation trips prior to booking, as well as one free leader space for every 10 students.

Why not send staff over an enquiry and start planning your educational group trip?



Leisure & Fitness

  • Garden

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719573

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Eden Project (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Cycle trails
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Parks / Green Area
Getting to us

Getting to us

Nearest airport is Newquay.
By bus the hostel is a half-hour bus ride from St Austell railway station an hour and a quarter from Newquay station and less than half an hour from Luxulyan railway station.
The Eden Project is situated just outside St Austell and is well sign-posted from the A30 from Exeter and the A391/390 from Plymouth. Follow the M5 south bound to Exeter before taking the A30 and continuing until you reach the Innis Downs junction (A391) and from here the Eden Project will be signposted. During Eden trading hours there are a number of entrances to the site which will be available to use however it is important that you initially report to the 'Service Gate' entrance.
The closest railway station is St Austell.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking