Backpacker Hostel – Granary Barn

Granary Barn 2

Backpacker Hostel at Granary Barn consists of 10 single bed dormitory with adjacent communal kitchen and dining/lounge area. 


  • 2 toilets with hot and cold basin and shaver points
  • Transfer bags can be dropped off
  • No curfew
  • Heating (coin-box)
  • 3 Communal electric showers
  • Bike store
  • Drying room
  • BBQ area
  • Free large secure parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sleeping bags and pillows for hire (please book)
  • Transport to and from Porthleven and Helston by arrangement
  • Free use of washing machine

Backpacker Hostel location is perfect for Mount’s Bay with its many beaches linked by the South West Coast Footpath. The Backpackers Hostel forms a triangle with Lands End and the Lizard, which encloses, Goonhilly Satellite Station, RNAS Cludrose, the fishing village of Porthleven, the market town of Helston, St. Micheal’s Mount and Penzance.

Hostel – £15 PPPN (bring own sleep bags or add £7 to hire)



One of our guests reviews:

“This is a great hostel connecting West and East Cornwall. We were cycling from Liverpool to and around Cornwall and would have had to B&B after Boswinger YHA without Tom’s well set up accommodation. Tom and his lovely border collies provided a warm, helpful and friendly welcome. We were comfortable in the Barn and the shower was hot and clean! Electricity is by the meter for the barn and the shower but don’t be put off. His overnight rental is such good value that even with the meter we spent significantly less than at other YHA hostels and bunkhouses.

The meter doesn’t go through the £1 coins as fast as you think it’s going to. Tom also recommended Portleven for a visit and it is a lovely seaside town. We had a delicious dinner in the atmospheric pub ‘The Ship Inn’. Only negative is that there is no privacy in the barn sleeping area. We had it to ourselves but if other residents were staying of opposite gender may have been more challenging. Tom, could you get some moveable screens or hang some curtains between groups of beds?”
– Joe Baily

Toms note: moveable screens are now provided!