Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse, Bron-y-Gader Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT

Rural bunkhouse in the Conwy Valley in Snowdonia

At an elevation of 290m (950ft) in the foothills of Snowdonia, with direct access to many paths and tracks leading to the mountains of the Carneddau range, with its seven peaks over 3000 feet, Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse has an enviable position. Remote and isolated, yet just 8 miles from the bustling town of Conwy, 10 miles from Betws-y-Coed and 2 miles from the village of Tal-y-bont with its pub and shop. The beaches of Llandudno and the many high adrenaline attractions of Snowdonia such as Zip World, Surf Snowdonia and Adventure Parc Snowdonia are just a short drive away. It is also conveniently located close to the end of the Welsh 3000s Challenge route and is within Snowdonia's International Dark Sky Reserve. Owned by small registered charity, the Blackburn & District Outdoor Pursuits Centre Trust, the bunkhouse is run entirely by volunteers and offers great value accommodation for groups of up to 37 across 6 rooms. All groups have sole use of the bunkhouse which has a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen, a small dining room seating 12 and a large hall which doubles as a dining room for large groups and an activity room. There’s a separate cosy living room with a wood burner and there is also a well equipped drying room. BYO sleeping bags, pillows and logs for the wood burner. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    37: 4x8, 1x3, 1x2
  • Open:

    March-Nov. Dec-Feb: see website
  • Price per night:

    £13pp. Minimum charge of 10 people, min stay of 2 nights. DofE, school & youth orgs: £11pp.
  • Booking:

    On-line only. A non-refundable deposit of £50 per night is to be provided within 7 days of booking.
  • Directions:

    Exact coordinates and directions are provided once booking confirmed.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest station Tal-y-Cafn (4.5 miles) on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Snowdonia way Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse

A Busy Summer at Bron-y-Gader

June 3rd 2022

We are almost fully booked in August and all weekends from end of July through to end of October are booked. There are a couple of weeks and weekends available in July plus mid weeks from September. See our availability calendar on IHUK website.

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Bron-y-Gader opens it’s doors for the 2022 Season

March 17th 2022

Yes, we are open again and hoping for a virus free season!
However, in line with the Welsh Government recommendations, we are taking a cautious approach and leaving a 24 hr gap between bookings until the end of June.

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Bron-y-Gader is temporarily closing for winter until March 2022

November 30th 2021

Due to our remote and elevated location we are draining down our water supply to prevent our water pipes freezing.
Our on-line booking system remains available for you to make your 2022 bookings.
We will re-open in March and look forward to accommodate you.

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