Lodge Dinorwig Hostel and Cafe, Dinorwig, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY
Call Simon and Sonni on 01286 871632
OverviewLodge Dinorwig is right on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Entering the building you can still find features of its previous use as a school. The 4* bunkroom sleeps up to 14 people and all beds are equipped with curtains, plug sockets and reading lights. Lodge Dinorwig will look after all your catering needs during your stay. A cooked breakfast is included and you can book dinner if you wish. Overlooking Snowdon and Llanberis, Lodge Dinorwig is the perfect base to plan your route up the highest mountain in England and Wales. With North Wales being the Adventure Capitol of Europe, Lodge Dinorwig is conveniently located for many adventures. A short drive will get you to the fastest Zip Line in Europe and many activities like mountain biking, coasteering, surfing, climbing and trampolining are just waiting right outside our front door. The on-site Cafe gives you the perfect excuse for that slice of cake after a day spent in the mountains.
Beds & Rooms:14: 1x14
Open:Reopening Spring 2021. Normally open all year. Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am.
Price per night:From £25-£29. Sole use from £300-£350 including breakfast
Booking:Book online or by phone or email. Same day arrives book by phone only.
Directions:When visiting Lodge Dinorwig it is recommended that you follow the road through Deiniolen as it is a well lit two-lane road and the most direct/quickest route to Dinorwig. Another route, which your satnav may recommend, comes up through Fachwen from a village called Bryn Refail. Please be aware that this is a single-track road with very few passing places and it is poorly lit with numerous bends - this route is not recommended.
Public Transport:A bus stop is right opposite the entrance. The nearest train station is in Bangor and from there you can catch a bus to Deiniolen. There you can either catch the next bus to Dinorwig or walk up to the hostel.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Snowdonia way Snowdonia Slate Trail
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Snowdonia on our doorstep
February 18th 2021
It’s still uncertain if and when we can open our group accommodation but until then, we keep exploring the local area.
Like many hostels at the moment, we are eagerly waiting for the green light that will allow us open again. 2020 has been tough, no question! But we have found a small and thin silver lining in all this. And that is having the time to explore the local area from our door step. During normal times we often plan long hikes which start with a drive. Being “forced” to start our adventures from home “forced” us to see what is right here under our nose! You don’t always need to drive an hour to get fantastic views and a sense of freedom. It’s right here!
So while we keep our fingers crossed that we can open our doors again soon, we keep the looking for paths we haven’t walked yet and for trails that go to a new unknown. This might be just across a cows field, down to the sheep dip or to the top of that little hill you keep seeing but are not sure how to get up, but either way we got some fresh air, stretched our legs and have a little story to tell you when you finally can come and visit.
We can’t wait to tell you all about it when you finally come.
Lodge Dinorwig’s bunkhouse is closed for winter – reopening Spring 2021.
November 4th 2020
Hoping for a brighter future when individuals can book a bunk. Alterntaivly we may need to limit the accommodation to sole use by small groups of households. Check back here to see what the future will be!
A hostel with the Snowdonia Slate Trail on the doorstep
October 6th 2020
Every walker’s dream is a hostel directly on their route. Lodge Dinorwig in Caernarfon has the Slate Trail passing the front door.
What could be more perfect? No bus to catch, no taxi to order, nor the demoralising trudge off-route to your accommodation. And joy of joys after your breakfast the next morning you are right on the route again ready for an early start.