Cwm Pennant Hostel / Training Centre, Golan, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, LL51 9AQ

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Cwm Pennant Hostel is a 56 bed independent hostel offering relaxed accommodation for individuals, families and groups. It also runs adventure activities for groups and catering is available to groups and individuals. The hostel is set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park and has fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley and Moel Hebog. It is 5 miles from Porthmadog. Cwm Pennant Hostel has a lounge, drying room, games/training room and self-catering kitchen. Home cooked food is available on request. Guests have access to complimentary tea and coffee. A range of additional facilities are available including a power washer for mountain bikes, on-site parking and secure storage for bikes, kayaks and canoes. The area is ideal for hill walking, rock climbing and canoeing. Cwm Pennant offers some dog friendly rooms. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    56: 4x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10, 1x16.
  • Open:

    All year (Nov-Feb advance booking of large groups only). Reception 9am-12noon; 3.30-8pm.
  • Price per night:

    £20 (adult), £17 (under 12’s), under 2’s free. From £1,500 for two nights sole use. Breakfast from £4.50. Packed lunches £6.50 and evening meals £7.50 are available on request.
  • Booking:

    Advance booking recommended. Contact by email anytime. 20% deposite with booking.
  • Directions:

    From Porthmadog take the A487 towards Caernarfon. Take second turning on the right after passing through Penmorfa village and follow the brown hosel signs.
  • Public Transport:

    Porthmadog train station is 5 miles away. Take the number 1 bus towards Caernarfon and get off at the Cwm Pennant turning on the A487. From here follow the brown hostel signs - 1 mile walk to the hostel.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals and is on the Lon Las Cymru.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Gems of Snowdonia- spring through summer

May 16th 2019

Following the delicate drifts of Bluebells around the grounds of Cwm Pennant Hostel, the Snowdon Lily blossoms in June.

After spring’s long, bright days and crystal clear skies over the mountains, Snowdonia enters another season, which decorates the landscape with glowing golden gems….

The flowers of spring and summer are waking up and Curlews are gathering around the estuaries. You can hear their burbling call rise up from the wetlands. Following April’s delicate drifts of Bluebells around the grounds of Cwm Pennant Hostel, the Snowdon Lily has begone to blossom.

Cwm Pennant Hostels has a superb location, stunning views and some of the most welcoming staff in the hostel-verse. Come soon and see the Snowdonia Mountains in their clear spring colours.

Cwm Pennant Hostel

Welcoming accommodation with home cooked food, great for families and groups.

June 1st 2018

In stunning surroundings between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea.

Cwm Pennant Hostel provides a big welcome to families and groups, with home cooked food and outdoor activities available in the grounds.   Set within 1000m² of grounds, in glorious North Wales the accommodation also welcomes individuals and has self catering facilities.  Ideal for the many outdoor activities available in Snowdonia or use as a base to visit, Zip World, Portmeirion, Llechwedd-Slate-Caverns and the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog.

Cwm Pennant Hostel and outdoor centre

Snowdonia Hostel with a friendly welcome.

June 28th 2017

Cwm Pennant on the edge of Snowdonia National Park has views of the Cwm Pennant valley and Moel Hebog.

Cwm Pennant Hostel is a 56 bed independent hostel set within it own grounds on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.  The hostel has great reviews about the friendliness of the staff and offers relaxed accommodation for families, individuals and groups and outdoor activities for the adventurous.   Here are some of the activities available nearby which can be enjoyed with and without the guidance of the staff.   Climbing at Tremadog Crags, just 3 miles away.  Walking and scrambling on the Nantlle Ridge and Moel Hebog, which can be reached from the hostel on foot.   Sandy beaches at Black Rock Sands and Borth-y-Gest, about 15 to 20 min from the hostel by car. Portmeirion Village, famous as the setting for the Prisoner TV series and Festival 6, 20 mins drive.

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