Lodge Dinorwig Hostel and Cafe, Dinorwig, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY

Call Simon and Sonni on 01286 871632


Lodge 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.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    14: 1x14
  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park and is available to individuals. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Slate Trail and the IHUK signage page.

It has availability at February Half Term, Easter and May Bank Holiday.


aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Lodge Dinorwig Hostel and Cafe

Visit the new normal in Snowdonia with your household bubble

August 13th 2020

We are finally re-opening our bunkhouse at Lodge Dinorwig again. Things will look a little different but we can promise you, it’s still as idyllic and charming as before.

For the time being, Lodge Dinorwigs bunkroom will be available for sole use groups from one extended household (household bubbles). We have put cleaning procedures in place in line with the current Government guidelines to minimise the impact and risk of Covid-19 during your stay.
We have changed our usual pricing structure as we anticipate to have smaller groups staying and ask you to get in touch with us directly for more details.


Cafe and Bunkhouse on the Slate Trail in Snowdonia

November 20th 2019

After climbing up from Llanberis the trail passes by the Cafe and Hostel at Dinorwig. This former school now provides meals for walkers on the trail and overnight accommodation in comfy bunks with a cooked breakfast in the morning.

This is an 83 mile circular trail explores the industrial heritage of the slate villages of Snowdonia. The route starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ends at Bethesda and attracts walkers to villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Llanberis, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno.    Dinorwig Lodge, in the village of Dinorwig has been designed with walkers in mind, with a cafe and a 14 bed bunkroom. Breakfast is included with an overnight stay and evening meals can be booked. There is no self-catering. The on-site café will provide tea and cake for walkers in the mountains.  Find out more about the Slate Trail.

Lodge Dinorwig on the Slate Trail in Snowdoni

Dragons are kind of a big deal in Wales

October 13th 2019

Luckily they don’t mind a bit of rain and you can catch a glimpse of one just a short drive from Lodge Dinorwig.

The days are definitely getting shorter and weather seems to have taken a turn into full autumn-mode. But it’s not all mountain summits and sunny beaches in North Wales. There is plenty to do on our door step, no matter what the weather!
Take a selfie with a dragon! Just a short drive from our Hostel you will find this wonderful creature lurking in the woods, waiting for you.
Jump around in a giant disused mine with Bounce Below or explore an old copper mine.
Bored of museums and you want to take things a bit further? Have you tried caving? Go Below offers some crazy underground adventures for every taste.
No matter what the weather will be, you won’t get bored staying with us. Give us a shout and we can recommend lot’s of things to do and see.


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