Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse, Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST

Call Dewi Emyln, Manager on 01248 605573 or 07464 676753

Self catering bunkhouse in the heart of Snowdonia

Caban 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, Cambrian Way 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.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16 : 1x5, 1x2, 1x1, 1x8.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £20 - £24
  • Booking:

  • 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. £20
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Snowdonia way Snowdonia Slate Trail Cambrian Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee

r Accessibility Info

Access: We have a ramp that runs up to the front door, the door has a slight raised lip Bedrooms: We have a wheelchair accessible bedroom Toilets: We have a wheelchair accessible bathroom ..Click for photos and more


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Outdoor sports galore and family days out at Caban Cysgu in Snowdonia!

February 15th 2022

Could Caban Cysgu be your perfect Snowdonia basecamp?

Caban Gerlan (also known as  Caban Cysgu) is located near to a treasure trove of walking, cycling and outdoor opportunities.

Gorgeous mountains such as Tryfan and Snowdon are close by and perfect for a big days hike. Just a fifteen minutes drive away from the hostel are some of the best mountain biking trails in Wales such as Sustrans Lôn Las cycle route. Rock-climbing is available close by at  Idwal Slabs,  Ogwen Valley and the Carneddau crags.  The nearby River Ogwen is popular with canoeists. If surfing is more your cup of tea then the beaches of Anglesey are only a half hour drive away. Surfs up!

Or for a day off you could visit , Penrhyn Castle; a norman castle turned country house or the Greenwood family park with tunnels mazes and trails for kids. The hostel itself is within walking distance of the pubs and cafes in Bethesda.

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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.

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