Bala Backpackers, 32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL

Call Stella Shaw on 01678 521700


For outdoor adventures within the Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers good value 'hostel-style' accommodation, including; 30+ comfy SINGLE BEDS in bedrooms of 3,4 or 5, with two washrooms of cubicle-showers and a wet-room, 3 private TWIN ROOMS and 3 new EN SUITES. The 19th century character buildings are located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala, mid North Wales. It is clean, safe and nice for the price, with a fully-fitted self-catering guest kitchen. Catering is available on demand, or try the new ECO-Café for lunch 12-4pm. Bala boasts a five-mile-long lake, a white-water river for raft rides and nestles beneath three 900 metre peaks. The lakeside, river and leisure pursuits are 5 mins' walk away. Plan your activities or just soak up the atmosphere in town. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    Maximum: 45: 2x3, 3x4, 3x5 + 3 twin rooms + 3 en suites.
  • Open:

    All year by arrangement. 8.30-20.30. Front door locked 00.30 - 6.00am.
  • Price per night:

    1 night £21, 2 nights £39, 3 nights £49, weekly £89. Twin room: £49 or en suites from £59. Double holiday-let: £220/4 nights. Sheet-bag hire £3/week.
  • Booking:

    Online or by answerphone or email.
  • Directions:

    GR 926 358. Bala is on A494. Turn in the middle of Bala High Street, opposite the White Lion Royal Hotel, down Tegid Street to see HOSTEL Sign. Unload outside Hostel, but park round corner, in FREE overnight pay & display.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains: Wrexham (30 miles) or Barmouth (30miles). Bus no T3 every 2 hours daily from Wrexham and Barmouth.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured


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Looking forward to spring in Snowdonia!

January 25th 2019

The 19th century character buildings are located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala, surrounded by the stunning scenery and wildlife of North Wales.

Enjoy some of the local and long distance walks around Bala with a refreshed spirit this spring, in the Snowdonia National Park.


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