Welsh Bunkhouses : Self catering bunkhouse in the heart of Snowdonia


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

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. 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.
Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse | Welsh Bunkhouses : Self catering bunkhouse in the heart of Snowdonia

Contact Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse

or call Dewi Emyln, Manager on
01248 605573 Mob: 07464676753

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Rooms & Beds:

16 : 1×5, 1×2, 1×1, 1×8


All year. All day.

Price per night:

From £14 – £16


Not essential, but recommended.


Lon Las Cymru


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 £1.40). Taxi from Bangor approx. £15.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Lon Las Cymru.

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Walking and Cycling in Snowdonia

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Caban Cysgu, your Snowdonia basecamp.

Caban Gerlan (also known as  Caban Cysgu) is within walking distance of  the pubs and cafes in Bethesda and 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 driv eaway.    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.

Ten miles from the Llanberis Pass

Ten miles from the Llanberis Pass

With secure bike storage, drying room and comfortable self catering, our bunkhouse is ideal for athletic cyclists who enjoy this challenging hill climb.

A 30 mile round route via Llanberis and Capel Curig makes a good days ride using our bunkhouse as a base.  The bunkhouse is can be hired for sole use by a group, and welcomes individuals at other times.

Contact Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse:

01248 605573 Mob: 07464676753MessageView website