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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Cohort is a truly epic 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 supremely central - 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, St Ives School of Painting and the Surf School and 15 minutes to the Bernard Leach Pottery Museum.

We have an in-house bar, lounge, courtyard, movie/TV room, 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 between 08:00 and 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:

**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.

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. 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.

Check out before 10:00.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


Reception is open 08:00 - 23:00. 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 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    What a great hostel. Loved the ECO friendliness of it. Great facilities, location and staff !!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Friendly and informative staff. Excellent restaurant recommendation. We were right on beach with fantastic sunset view on our first night. Comfortable beds and chill atmosphere. Highly recommend if staying in or near st Ives.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Jul 2019
    A great, modern hostel in a central location, perfect for outdoor activities and spending time in the area. St Ives has got to be one of the most beautiful towns in Cornwall and Cohort Hostel is a brilliant option for accommodation.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2019
    Lovely place, really nice staff. Eco friendly and great kitchen to use, location right in town and not far from transport. Only down side is it was a little pricey (but were there over NYE) anyone can walk in the front door until 10pm but didn't have an problems just something to be aware of. Would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Jun 2019
    Beautiful modern and hip hostel. Unlike many other hostels I've stayed in, they didn't sacrifice decoration and comfort for better value: the common areas are aerie, clean and well organised. The kitchen is suprisingly well supplied with two stove top and fridge, all new equipment. Staff quite pleasant. The bunker beds with curtains and own light are great for a sense of privacy. 100% recommend!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Sep 2019
    Great hostel with a spacious common area and excellent location. My only negative comment is the button for the shower. Hard to wash your hair after a day of surfing when you have to keep pressing the button after every 20 seconds or so.
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Jul 2019
    It's a quite big hostel in a great location in St Ives, the beds were great with privacy and locker and the staff very helpful ! The bathroom is a bit small but never really busy. I would stay there again !
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Fantastic location. Curtains round the beds and individual lamps are helpful. Didn’t like the showers - very hard to not get your hair wet and the shower goes off every 5 seconds, also felt a bit cramped and smelt of damp (a bit of mould present). The air vents in the bathrooms were all clogged up. Staff were generally helpful but the other guests weren’t very friendly. Good range of facilities on offer. Kitchen a bit of a trek from the dorms though.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    29 Jul 2019
    Location central to all. Friendly staff. Facilities were sufficient but the showers and toilets could of used a more regular clean. Next time will get a bottom bunk but overall a good stay! I will be back! Christine
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Love the staff!! Overall it's a good hostel, nice beds with curtains and awesome location! It was a lot of children staying in the hostel, running around and being very loud. It wasn't a very social hostel, but luckily I met some cool people in the local bar next door. Unfortunatly I was bitten by bedbugs, but it seemed like they took it very seriously and cleaned all the rooms straight away. And I got a refund which was very kind.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi