Cohort Hostel

The Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1FF
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Multi-award winning Cohort St Ives offers hostel accommodation in the centre of St Ives for families, independent travellers and educational establishments. Families can expect a safe, secure environment; affordable with great facilities and easy access to anywhere you’d want to be in St Ives. For educational establishments Cohort facilitates transformative learning experiences by supporting trip organisers to deliver inspirational itineraries.


Free WiFi, private courtyard, bar, lounge, TV room, self-catering kitchen, secure dorms and private rooms. Storage for boards, bikes & bags. Five minutes from train/bus stations with parking nearby. 5 minute walk to the Harbour and 10 minutes to Porthmeor Beach.


We are a low eco-impact business with a Gold Green Tourism Award and a carbon offsetting scheme available in-house so all guests can plant a tree in order to offset the carbon of their travel to St Ives. We are also a Plastic-Free champion.

Housed in an ex-Wesleyan Chapel Cohort has spectacular features; this along with comfortable accommodation, fab facilities, super fast WiFi and unique indoor and outdoor social spaces make it the perfect place to stay while you explore South West Cornwall.

Friendly & helpful staff, social and laid back atmosphere. No minimum length of stay. Covid secure.

Private rooms

We have 3 private rooms: Two have a single bunk bed in them, perfect for 1 or 2 people and one has a double bed with a single over the top, good for a couple or small family. All have hand basins in the room and the smaller ones have TVs.


There are mixed dorms and female-only dorms, all with unique, custom designed, pod beds. Each bed has its own light, USB port, plug socket, privacy curtain and under-bed, lockable storage. All rooms can be booked as a ‘large private’ room or ‘family’ room to ensure privacy.

In all cases bathroom facilities are very close by to the rooms and there are 3 spotless, spacious shower blocks – 1 female, 1 male and 1 unisex.

Exclusive use

We are happy to discuss group use of Cohort for organised groups and educational establishments only; prices start at £700/night Nov-Feb. Please contact us for more details and educational groups can find more information on our Educational Trips website.

Payment methods

Cohort accepts cash, debit and credit cards (bar AmEx and Diners). We also accept BACS payments for group bookings.

Cancellation policy

A non-refundable deposit of the first night’s stay is payable immediately. You can then cancel your stay with us up to 24 hours before the arrival date without any additional charges. In the event of a no-show or failure to cancel the booking by this time we will charge you the full cost of your booking.

There are slightly different terms for group bookings which are discussed on enquiry.


  • Superfast WiFi (free)
  • Free tea and coffee 8 – 10am
  • Private courtyard
  • Dining room (seats up to 14)
  • Bar and lounge
  • TV/movie room with Netflix (free)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • iPad in lounge and printing available from reception
  • Outdoor, hot shower
  • Storage for boards and bikes
  • Luggage store
  • Towel, padlocks and pillow hire
  • Reception open 8am – 10pm
  • 24 hour access
  • 24 hour staff on
  • Coin operated washing machine
  • Dry room
  • Foosball table
  • Vending machine


The limitations of our Grade II listed building mean we cannot accommodate guests who are confined to a wheelchair. However we do have a disabled toilet and an accessible dorm room on the ground floor for those with different needs. Visit the Access page of our website or email with any questions.

Local directions

Cohort is a 5 minute walk from the train/bus station. Follow the main road into St Ives town centre (if you’re coming from the train station walk through the car park to find it) and keep following it as it turns sharply to the right and goes downhill. At the bottom of the hill take a sharp left turn into Gabriel Street which is opposite the Hain Line pub (Wetherspoons). Walk past the library and the Co-Op supermarket (on your right) to find Cohort after that on your right hand side, opposite the Merlin Cinema.

Educational Trips

Cohort, St Ives is a multi-award winning, educational trip accommodation provider, with sustainability at its core. We support you in delivering inspiring and transformative learning experiences.  Find out more information via our website.

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