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

Call Stella Shaw on 01678 521700

Backpackers hostel in Bala, Snowdonia

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 ECO-Caffé for lunch. Bala boasts a five-mile-long lake, a white-water river for raft rides and nestles beneath three 900 meter 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    Ask about max: 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 £24, 2 nights £45, 3 nights £65, weekly £145. 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 Trans Euro Trail
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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
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Bala Backpackers is biker friendly!

November 9th 2021

Just off the Trans Euro Trail route, on the western edge of Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpacker welcomes bikers. It boasts 30+ single beds, in private twin or 3/4/5 bed rooms. There are meals available on site, pubs, shops & cafes within walking distance, self catering kitchen and bed linen provided.

Here’s a message from Stella, who runs Bala Backpackers,  “Beneath each set of leathers, is hopefully a dry Mr Normal Nice Guy and Gal, who usually wear a suit perhaps!

It’s the size of your engine and frame, and skill and ability to ride those bends safely.  RIDE SAFE.  Brum Brum.”

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Geocaching at Bala

January 19th 2021

There’s a fair share of geocaches in Bala
why not kick back and relax at Bala backpackers after you find them?
Some things you could see while caching here

Bala is home to a few rather interesting geocaches and a unique hostel. Even if you don’t find all of the treasure you seek you’ll still be greeted to some of the most wonderful sights the Welsh countryside has to offer. As well as a vibrant atmosphere with plenty to see and do. Whether its local brews in a warm atmosphere or just an amble round the area you’ll not leave disappointed.

Caching at Bala

Visit beautiful Bala and stay at Bala Backpackers. Great value accommodation

October 8th 2020

Bala Backpackers goes that extra mile to protect its visitors. Each household unit has a private room(s) with allocated wash cubicles. Load of extra cleaning materials are provided including: hand gel, anti-bacterial sprays, door knob and tap bactericid.

Staff ensure that there’s extra ventilation before and after each stay. Social Distancing and face masks are required in all communal area.


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Geocaching around Bala

July 3rd 2013

Geocaching is a gps based treasure hunt to find hidden containers in interesting locations. Bala is an area that has some geocaches that I have been keen to visit and I was totally blown away by the views and the quality of what I found when geocaching Bala.

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