Hostels are becoming increasingly popular in north Wales, especially among young travellers on budgets. With some visitors spending the majority of their time in the great outdoors here in north Wales, they only want to rest the heads before another big day again in the G.O.D. Suffice to say Hostels in north Wales, are perfect for them and tick all the boxes. Some prefer the whole, holiday cottage in north Wales style and others prefer luxury hotels, its purely down to age group and preference. The good thing is, there is choice for all here.
There are some beautiful hand crafted hostels in north Wales that have been recreated of recent years beautifully with some quirky Welsh style. If you have travelled through Europe then you will know that you meet some really amazing people and end up going on some whacky adventures with those people, so you can meet some good friends and have a lot of fun.
North Wales is a beautiful region within in the UK, which is mainly known for its extraordinary scenic beauty. With ample opportunities for adventure. Visitors love to spend long holidays here, exploring the hilly tracks Snowdonia, coastal beaches and the serene villages, along with some historical castles. Accommodation in hostels in north Wales is definitely more cost effective option for many travelling here.
There are many hostels available in different places of North Wales, which are comfortable, and have a homely atmosphere with all the convenient facilities provided. Below is a list of some best hostels that we have seen around and about. Enjoy!
- Elen’s Castle Hotel
It is an ancient building that once served as a coaching inn in 18thcentury and it is located in a quiet village. This historical building is provided with all the modern amenities for the comfort of the guests, along with many original qualities.
Location: It is located at the centre of Snowdonia National Park
Telephone: 01690 750207
- Llangollen Hostel
This hostel is known for its cleanliness and comfort in all the double bedrooms, en suite four-bedroom and six-bedrooms of different categories. Here, the guests are offered all kinds of modern facilities and recreational options, like bicycles and canoes for sightseeing.
Location: Berwyn Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NB, around 50 yards from the main traffic lights here.
- Plas Curig Hostel
It is a hostel that was established by Youth Hostel Association of Wales, in the centre of Snowdonia National Park in 1945. However, now it is a family-run accommodation for the tourists, where they can find all the comfort and fun of a cosy home and also allowed to bring in their pet dogs.
Location: Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0EL
Telephone: 01690 720225
4. Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel
This hostel building has 10 rooms, including the twin rooms, double bedrooms and the dormitories for the tourists. There is a large dining room for accommodating 40 people at a time, a self catering kitchen and a modern conference room with seating arrangements for 50 people.
Location: Tremadog Village that is 800 m from Porthmadog, 6 miles from Mount Snowdon and 4 miles from the beaches of Black Rock Sands.
- Lodge Dinorwig
It is known to be a 4 Star hostel that was earlier a large school building on the outskirts of Snowdon National Park. The guests enjoy the breakfast in the onsite Cafe and the owners offer homemade meals to the 14 guests accommodated in 7 bunk beds of the bedroom.
Location: Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY
Telephone: 01286 871632
- Borth Youth Hostel
This hostel is located at a distance of only 4 miles from the sea beach and also in close proximity to Snowdon National Park. This Edwardian building has 9 comfortable rooms from where sea views are quite clear to the boarders.
Location:Ceredigion, Wales, SY24 5JS
- Llandudno Hostel
It is a 4 Star boutique hostel that attracts the tourists due to the charming Victorian style of this building. As it is located at the centre of the town of Llandudno, there are provisions for the comfortable accommodations of individuals and groups of tourists in this hostel.
Location: 14 Charlton Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AA
Telephone: 01492 877430
- Platt’s Farm Bunkhouse
It is a 3 Star hostel that has 2 bunkrooms with the accommodation for 10 people at a time; as well as the self catering kitchen with all the latest amenities that also serves as the dining room for 10 boarders. There are also sufficient covered outdoor areas for holding BBQ parties, camps and picnics by the tourists.
Location: Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0HL
- The Vagabond
It is a large bunkhouse or hostel that is located at the centre point of Snowdonia National Park. There are numbers of large rooms with 4, 6 and 8 comfortable beds in each; with the total accommodation capability for 36 people.
Location: Craiglan Road, Betws y Coed, Conwy, LL24 0AW
Telephone: 01690 710850
- Conwy Valley Barn
It is a lovely family farm that is located on the picturesque Conwy Valley, on the banks of Conwy River. Actually, it is a centrally heated bunkhouse with the accommodation of 20 people in the dormitories that can house 4, 6 or even 10 people
Location: Tal Y Bont, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8YX, very close to Snowdonia.
Telephone:0795 685 1425
- Bala Backpackers
It is organized in the form of a hostel, which contains 30 single beds in the dormitories of 3, 4 or 5 beds, 3 double bedrooms and 3 en suite rooms. The guests can use the self catering kitchen or may order for lunch in ECO Cafe of this hostel; while boating or rafting in the adjacent river and lake.
Location: 32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL
Telephone: 01678 521700
- Cell b Hostel
This hostel is located in the ground floor of the local police station and thus, the guests can leave all their valuables safely behind, while going on sightseeing. The guests are given all the independence and comforts to live amidst a homely atmosphere in this old Edwardian building that was built in 1911.
Location:Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3AD
Telephone: 01766 832001
- Corris Hostel
This hostel has won awards for its excellent friendly services towards the guests, as it offers a large collection of interesting books, a meditation centre, an art gallery with local paintings and other art objects for the recreations of the boarders. Moreover, there are options for holding outdoor BBQ parties and campfires.
Location: Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Telephone: 01654 761686
- Gwern Gof Isaf Campsite
This campsite has limited spaces for the tourists and thus needs prior booking for spending enjoyable nights here. The resort-styled services are offered here at quite cheap prices and the tourists can enjoy various adventurous activities around this thrilling campsite.
Location:Capel Curig, Betws Y Coed, Gwynedd, LL24 0EU
Telephone: 01690 720276
- Lledr House
This hostel is located amidst the picturesque forest area of Lledr Valley, just on the outskirt of Dolwyddelan village and at the centre of Snowdonia National Park. The guests enjoy all the convenient facilities offered here, like the self catering kitchen with all latest appliances, well equipped bathrooms, comfortable beds, and free Wi-Fi and car parking spaces.
Location: Pont-y-Pant, Dolwyddelan, North Wales, LL25 0DQ
Telephone:01690 750202 Mobile: 07915 397705 or 07915 397660
- Treks Bunkhouse
This large hostel is located on the Moelwyn Mountains, amidst the wild nature of Snowdonia and very close to Ffestiniogvillage. Earlier this building belonged to Ffestiniog Golf Club since 1893 and later it was turned into a family-run tourist accommodation, where the tourists can get too many options for recreational adventures.
Location:Y Cefn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4PS
This hostel was earlier a small stone stable that was converted into a bunkhouse for accommodating the mountain climbers, cyclists and explorers. The picturesque beauty of Gwastad Agnes adds to the attraction of this comfortable hostel that is conveniently located close to all expedition routes of this region.
Location: Gwastad Agnes Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1DX
Telephone:01341 281134 or 07738467196
18. Betws-y-Coed Youth Hostel
This hostel is also called Swallow Falls Hostel, as the famous Swallow Falls is just opposite the road passing before this building, located at the central part of Snowdonia National Park. There are both en suite rooms for families and also dormitories for groups of tourists in this hostel, which is situated just on the border of a dense forest valley and also close to the local Railway Station.
Location:Holyhead Road, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0DW
Telephone: 01690 710 796
- Pentre Bach Bunkhouse
This two floored hostel is made in alpine style, surrounded by the picturesque peaks of Moel Eilio and Mynydd Mawr. The upper floor of this centrally heated building with electrical radiators contains the comfortable sleeping arrangements for 16 people, while the ground floor holds the modernised kitchen and the dining space with wooden benches and tables.
Location: Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ
Telephone:01286 650643(5-10pm) or 07798733939(9-5pm)
20. Maentwrog Bunkhouse
This hostel is made by renovating a 200 years old cowshed that was used by an animal farm in olden days. All the modern amenities are now provided to the guests staying here now, including the locked parking spaces for the bikes so that the tourists can enjoy all the adventurous mountainous and beach activities here.
Location: Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4HY
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