Bala Bunk House, Tomen Y Castell, Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7HD

Call Guy and Jane Williams on 01678 520738


Bala bunkhouse is a converted 200-year-old Welsh stone building, set back from the road in over an acre of picturesque grounds with private parking. Modernised to provide accommodation for outdoor activity groups, it is light, airy and comfortable with storage heating. There is a large lounge/dining area and bunk rooms for 2, 4 and 8 plus annexe for 6. Separate ladies' and gentlemen's toilets have washing areas and hot showers. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Also there is a self-contained bunkroom sleeping 6, with small kitchenette, shower and toilet/washing area which is ideal for smaller groups and families. Sheets, pillows & pillowcases are provided - bring a sleeping bag. There is a splendid view of the Berwyn Hills; together with the Aran and Arenig hills they provide superb walking. Bala Lake and the National White Water Centre are brilliant for water sports. Good pubs, restaurants and shops in Bala. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    26: 1x2,1x4,1x6,1x8. 1x6 self-contained.
  • Open:

    All year. No restrictions. Telephone 9am - 7pm
  • Price per night:

    Single night from £18 pp, two+ nights from £16.50 pp.
  • Booking:

    Book if possible, ring or write with 20% deposit. Weekends are busy.
  • Directions:

    GR 950 372. From England take M6, M54, A5 through Llangollen then A494 for Bala. We are on the A494, 1.5 miles before Bala.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Wrexham (30 miles). National Express at Corwen (10 miles). Local buses call at Bala (1.6 miles from hostel). Call hostel for a taxi.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the dark sky area.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN


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News & Offers from Bala Bunk House

LlynTegid and The National White Water centre

September 5th 2018

Bala Bunkhouse provides ideal accommodation for those enjoying water sports nearby

Only a few minutes drive from the lake, LlynTegid and The National White Water centre, Bala Bunkhouse provides ideal accommodation for those who enjoy water sports.  The bunkhouse has storage for outdoor equipment and is set in acre of grounds bounded by a river and a stream.  The old Welsh stone building is light airy and with storage heating, fully equipped kitchen  and bunks for up to 26 people. The National White Water Centre is the home of white water rafting and kayaking in the UK.  The centre is based on the River Tryweryn – a real Welsh mountain river in Snowdonia National Park.  Although its a truly wild mountain river the Tryweryn’s water levels are dam-controlled so it’s rapids still thunder throughout the summer.  Enjoy thrilling white water, reliable river conditions and a beautiful natural environment all year round.

Bala Bunk House - watersports

Bala Bunkhouse: walk, climb, cycle and explore.

July 27th 2017

“Best bunkhouse in the area.”

If you’re on the look out for somewhere to stay while exploring North Wales, Bala Bunk House in Gwynedd is certainly tempting.  Their website is full of pictures of watersports – which is fair enough as they have links to a number of water activity providers as well as the national white water centre so close by – but all that adrenalin and high octane excitement is so at odds with the lovely, calm peaceful vibe of the accommodation.

The tag line is “Where Quality Does Not Cost The Earth”.  They provide clean, modern facilities in 3 separate accommodation buildings for individuals and groups. Just look at the picture, you can see that it is  set in picturesque grounds with the Welsh countryside encouraging you out to walk, climb, cycle and explore. 

Visitors have been universally positive, “Fantastic place. Beautiful surroundings, very welcoming and hospitable owners,” or “The best bunkhouse in the area”. Check out their website.


Snowdonia Outdoor Festival 11th to 13th August

April 9th 2017

Bala Bunkhouse provides ideal accommodation, just a few minutes from the centre of Bala

Taking place from 11 to 13 August 2017, Snowdonia Outdoor Festival promises a weekend of challenging sporting events, outdoor activities and  family activities including a bike air bag, a free drop tower, climbing walls and not forgetting two evenings of live music.  All happening at the festival village in a stunning, lake-side location, just two miles from Bala Bunkhouse.

bala bunkhouse near Snowdonia Outdoor Festival

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