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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

There is a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total booking; this will be taken in the event of a cancellation up to 3 days before the booking. If the booking is cancelled less than 3 days before the day of arrival the full amount of the booking will be due.

24 hours after a booking has been made Cohort Hostel will contact the named guest and ask for 50% of the booking to be paid as a non-refundable deposit. This will be deducted from the balance and the rest will be payable at least two weeks prior to arrival.

If numbers are reduced within 24 hours of the booking being made no charges will be incurred. If numbers are reduced 24 hours after the booking has been made the group will still be liable for the full cost of the original stay.

Additional Terms and Conditions

If anyone in the group is under the age of 16 there must be at least one person aged over 21 in the party. We do not accept children under 3 years old under any circumstances and we reserve the right to refuse the booking on arrival with no refund if the group arrive with young children.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Cohort Hostel, St Ives

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Cohort is a newly renovated hostel located in the centre of St Ives. Housed in an old Wesleyan Chapel and schoolrooms it has spectacular features along with contemporary accommodation facilities, superfast WiFi and unique indoor and outdoor social spaces.

St Ives is the jewel in Cornwall's crown and consistently rated the most picturesque town in the county; with 5 stunning, sandy beaches and ocean on 3 sides of the town you couldn't pick a more spectacular place to base yourself while you explore West Cornwall.

Cohort is located in the centre of St Ives, just minutes from over 50 bars, cafes and restaurants and 5 minutes from St Ives' breathtaking beaches and the South West coastal path. It is a 5 minute walk to the bus and train station, both of which have excellent transport links to London and other major cities in the South, Newquay and the more remote parts of Cornwall. It's also situated very near to 3 public car parks.

It is a 5 minute walk to the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, 10 minutes to Tate St Ives and St Ives School of Painting and 15 minutes to the Bernard Leach Pottery Museum.

We have an in-house bar, lounge, courtyard, movie/TV room and both private rooms and shared dorm accommodation. There are laundry and dry room facilities and breakfast items are sold at the bar in the morning. Free tea & (fresh) coffee served from the bar before 10:00.

Our kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you might need to make a quick snack, packed lunch or evening meal and we are situated right next to a small supermarket which is open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.

Rooms have custom built pod bunk beds, each with its own light, plug socket, USB port and lockable storage space; curtains on all the beds ensure privacy within the dorms and most rooms have sinks en suite. All bathroom facilities are shared. Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel, including in the bedrooms.

Cohort's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy is 7 days before arrival.
**Please note that in the event of a cancellation the property charges the first night's accommodation. In case of No show/Late cancellation, the entire value of the stay will be charged.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
There is a 2% transaction charge for credit cards and non-UK debit cards on amounts over £300.

Check in from 12:00 to 22:00. It is possible to check in after 22:00 but you must let us know in advance so we can send you instructions on how to do so.
Check out before 10:00. It is also possible to check in before 12:00 as we have somewhere you can store your bag (for free) if the room isn't ready.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


Reception is open 08:00 - 22:00. No curfew.

We will require each person who stays with us to have some form of photographic ID (e.g. driving license, passport, etc.).

We welcome all children aged 3+ but please note that we do not allow children under 10 years old to be in a dorm room with guests they don't know and under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 21).

If you are booking on behalf of a group of 4 or more people you will be asked on arrival to supply card details which will be held as a bond against accidents, loss of key cards or damages until your departure. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    Amazing experience
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    Well-planned, great vibe
    Singapore, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Apr 2019
    Loved the place! I was only going to stay 1 night in st ives but with the help of the staff and the overall great vibes from the place and their people, I was more than keen to stay a few more nights, making my exploring of Cornwall a lot more worth it. Good security with good lockers, great value for money and excellent kitchen.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay at Cohort! The rooms were clean and comfortable (the dorm I was in was a little on the small side, which might be tight when the dorm is full but thankfully wasn't during my stay) with all the extras like bed curtain, lockers, individual lights and power sockets. The rest of the hostel was awesome too, great common spaces and the kitchen was fantastic! So well equipped. The staff were all kind and helpful and the location was spot on! Hope to stay again soon!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Aug 2018
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in! The staff were beyond helpful and very friendly. I’ll absolutely be back!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Aug 2018
    Friendly and helpful staff, very good facilities, perfect location, good mix of people. I would go back.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2018
    Fantastic friendly staff that are always cheerful and willing to help. Dorms were comfortable, there were lockers under the beds, beds are comfortable and have curtains around them so you can get your privacy. Atmosphere is great and it's right in the centre of St. Ives, only a few minutes walk from the main attractions. Also family friendly too.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Aug 2018
    Great staff and lovely atmosphere in an old church. Loved the sturdy and well thought out design of the bunk beds plus socket plus storage. Only downside is: There are LOTS of families with screaming children around so if you are an adult backpacker you might want to stay somewhere else. There were no children in my room though but it was super noisy with their screams down the hallway and their super loud TV watching etc.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Sep 2018
    Great staff, great location and great hostel. Highly recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Sep 2018
    Great place, close to beaches, town, and activities. Helpful staff, and kept clean.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi