Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn, Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL32 8YX

Call Claudia on 01492 660504 or 07956 851425


Conwy Valley Backpackers is situated on a peaceful working farm with organic status in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with excellent access to Snowdonia. Centrally heated with fully equipped self-catering kitchen, log fires, hot showers and a fire alarm system. There are three separate dorms sleeping 4, 6 and 10, two of which have their own toilet facility. Secure bike/canoe storage, grazing for horses and tourist information are available. Beside the barn is a small stream and guests may picnic and BBQ on the river bank. An ideal space for restoration, relaxation and retreat. Bring a sleeping bag or hire bed linen (£3). Continental breakfast (£3.50) and packed lunch (£6) are available by arrangement. Local activities range from fishing and hiking to white water rafting and mountain biking. Surf Snowdonia is within walking distance and Zip World a short drive away. There are great pubs and eating places within walking distance. Groups and individuals are welcome. Sorry - no dogs.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 1x4, 1x6 & 1x10
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £20pp. Sole use from £275. £3pp bed linen hire.
  • Booking:

    Not essential but recommended
  • Directions:

    GR 769 697. Six miles south of Conwy on the B5106, look for Backpackers sign just before entering Tal-y-Bont.
  • Public Transport:

    Train stations and coaches at Llandudno Junction and Conwy. Local bus 19 or 19a runs every 20 minutes from Conwy and Llandudno Junction, ask driver to drop you at Pyllau Gloewon farm gate.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the walking festivals page, the page of accommodation near Castles, the horse B&B page and the Cambrian Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN


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Latest Blog about Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn

Conwy Valley

December 3rd 2012

The Conwy Valley stretches from the heart of Snowdonia out to Wales north west coast and is an ecologically precious area rich in ancient history. Most people head here to enjoy the spectacular walking in the national park, yet there is so much more to this pocket of North Wales than simply Snowdonia.

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Whose dreaming of sunshine, friendship and some great walking?

December 5th 2019

Then put Trefriw Walking Festival (15-17 May) in your diary. There will be a choice of guided walks taking you through the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia National Park and for some comfortable, low cost accommodation Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn is just a few miles down the road.

Bring your own sleeping bag and cook in the well equipped kitchen to help keep cost down, or if you fancy spoiling yourself a bit you can hire bed linen, book a continental breakfast and packed lunch and eat out at the local pub in the evening.

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Surf Snowdonia

August 19th 2018

The first artificial wave garden has opened and is within walking distance from Conwy Valley Barn- an ideal accommodation for groups, with self catering facilities as well as meals provided by arangement.

Find out here about Surf Snowdonia.

Conwy Valley Backpackers - Surf Snowdonia

Conwy Valley Backpackers

October 10th 2017

…you could stay a whole week at Conwy Valley Backpackers and still want to come back for more…

Conwy Valley Backpackers finds itself in an enviable position.  The most obvious way is  its geographical location. A tranquil working farm in the Conwy valley, surrounded by high mountains and the all the bucolic grace you’d expect: a stream runs just by it, guests are encouraged to picnic there, there is room for grazing if, by chance you’ve arrived by horse.

Looking more widely, there is the the friendly  market town of Llanwrst and the climbers’ haven of Betws-Y-Coed. More widely still and you might find yourself exploring the North Wales Coast with its amazing beaches and some of the most awesome castles in Britain. I’ve spent days immersed in the history of Edward I and the Welsh and British legends intertwined with these fortifications.

looking inland, you’re drawn towards Snowdonia. Not just the mountain itself which provides endless challenge and adventure for all abilities, but also the exciting attractions which have grown up in its shadow. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Surf Snowdonia, an artificial inland surfing lagoon; and Zip World and Bounce Below, a complex of trampoline-like bungee nets in an old mine and some of the longest Zip Wire rides in the world!

It sounds to me like you could block out whole week at Conwy Valley Backpackers and still want to come back for more.

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