Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse, Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST
Call Dewi Emyln, Manager on 01248 605573 or 07464 676753
OverviewCaban Cysgu offers comfortable, purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau in the Welsh-speaking village of Gerlan. A warm welcome is guaranteed at this community run bunkhouse. An ideal location for walking in Snowdonia, providing a great base for the 'Fourteen 3000ft Peaks' long-distance challenge, The Slate Trail and The Snowdonia Trail. For the adrenalin junky, it's just a 5 minute drive to Zip World; the longest and fastest zip line in Europe, “The Nearest Thing to Flying!!” Brilliantly located for mountain biking with plenty of off-road trails nearby. And for road cyclists the bunkhouse is ideal for exploring Snowdonia, whilst for leisurely rides the hostel is within a mile of Sustrans route 'Lôn Las Ogwen'. Rock-climbing at Idwal is close at hand, as well as Ysgolion Duon for the dedicated winter climbers. The nearby Afon Ogwen provides a popular venue for canoeists. For more leisurely pursuits, try visiting Coed Meurig, Penrhyn Castle or the Greenwood Centre. Shops, pubs and cafés in Bethesda are within walking distance.
Beds & Rooms:16 : 1x5, 1x2, 1x1, 1x8. Capacity halved due to Covid. Now sleeps 8.
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:From £16 - £18
Booking:Not essential, but recommended. Sole use bookings only due to Covid.
Directions:GR 632665. A5 southbound, turn left in Bethesda centre just before Spar. Bear right, up hill over 2 cross-roads. Hostel is 300m at the old school on left.
Public Transport:Bangor train station is 6 miles. Catch a bus from Bangor bus station to Gerlan (66), or Bethesda (fare £2.40). Taxi from Bangor approx. £15.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Snowdonia way Snowdonia Slate Trail Cambrian Way Lon Las Cymru
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Caban Cysgu in Snowdonia is now offering exclusive use bookings to households/bubbles inline with the latest Government advice
July 15th 2020
This is your opportunity to have the whole of this comfortable spacious bunkhouse to yourself. Set at the heart of a Welsh speaking village in the Carneddau mountains, this is a real escape from city life.
We’ve decided to open at half of our capacity for sole use for the time being. Its with a sorry heart we can not offer single or twin rooms to individual guests at the moment. Hopefully it wont be long when we can get back to running our bunkhouse in pre covid style.
Celebrate New Year at the Heart of Snowdonia
October 18th 2019
Caban Cysgu has a large hall for celebrating New Years Eve and a selection of pubs 10 minute walk away. There are plenty of local walks straight from our doorstep to clear the head after the celebrations!
Caban Gerlan Bunkhouse sleeps 16 people in 4 rooms. It is within walking distance of the pubs and cafes in Bethesda and surrounded by mountains, great views, walking, cycling and outdoor opportunities. Comfortable, purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau in the Welsh-speaking village of Gerlan. A warm welcome is guaranteed at this community run bunkhouse at the heart of Snowdonia.
Perfect first and last night accommodation on the Slate Trail.
November 21st 2018
Caban Cysgu self catering hostel is ideal for walkers on this popular 83 mile trail around the ruins of the historic slate industry of North Wales. Just 1km from the route and a short walk to the pubs and cafes in Bethesda.
The Snowdonia Slate Trail is an 83-mile long distance walk through the landscape which was once the centre of the worlds slate industry. You can walk the whole route staying at Independent Hostels and Bunkhouses along the way. Caban Cysgu is 1km from the route and a short walk from the pubs and cafes in Bethesda. Making it an ideal base for your first and last nights on this circular trail.
Caban cysgu is surrounded by walking, cycling and outdoor opportunities. The mountains of Tryfan and Snowdon are accessible by car and the surfing beaches of Anglesey are a 30 minute drive away. Fifteen minutes drive away are some of the best mountain biking trails in Wales and Caban Gerlan is within a mile of Sustrans Lôn Las cycle route, an ideal location for touring North Wales by road bike. Rock-climbing is available close by at Idwal Slabs, Ogwen Valley and the Carneddau crags. The nearby River Ogwen is popular with canoeists. Or for a day off you could visit Coed Meurig, Penrhyn Castle or the Greenwood Centre.