Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse, Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX

Call Gwyn Morgan on 01248 601958 or 07775 978405

Spacious bunkhouse near Bethesda in Snowdonia

Situated at the base of the spectacular glacial Ogwen Valley, with stunning views from the doorstep, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse provides spacious, well appointed, eco friendly bunkhouse accommodation for 16 across 3 rooms. The former stone chapel, dating back to 1860, has been sympathetically converted to provide quality, warm, practical, value for money accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups. The large open plan communal area has a well equipped kitchen, a large dining table and plenty of comfy chairs. Perfect for gathering together in the evening sharing stories and planning the next day's activities There's a wood-effect electric fire (pay as you go, £1 per hour), underfloor heating, comfortable beds and a drying room. Guests invariably return year after year. Popular with climbers, walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoor, Snowdonia and all its wonders is just outside. Bethesda with it shops, pubs etc is just 1.5 miles down the road. While Bangor and the bridge to Angelsey is 7 miles away. And if that isn't enough Zip World is a mere 2 minutes away. Easy to find (even the dark) on the A5 London to Holyhead Road there is plenty of parking as well as an outdoor seating area which gets the evening sun and is perfect for BBQs. BYO bedding and pillows. Dogs welcome by arrangement. For walkers it is on the Snowdonia Slate Trail and gives easy access for walking in Carneddau, Glyderau and of course the whole Ogwen Valley area while for cyclists it is on the Lon Las Cymru route. Overflow camping (for sole use groups) by arrangement in the adjoining 1 acre field. Please note it is not possible to charge electric cars at the bunkhouse. The nearest charging point is just 5 miles down the road.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 2x4, 1x6, 1x camp bed, 1x bed settee
  • Open:

    All year. Check out 10.30am.
  • Price per night:

    £19pp. Please enquire for exclusive use prices.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or e mail
  • Directions:

    On the A5 (London/Holyhead Road) at Tyn Y Maes. 1.5 miles south/east of Bethseda
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest mainline train station at Bangor (7 miles). Regular buses run from Bangor to Bethseda. Then walk (1.5 miles) or taxi to the bunkhouse.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Lon Las Cymru Snowdonia way Snowdonia Slate Trail Cambrian Way
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aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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If you love mountains you’ll love Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse.

July 31st 2023

You will be very hard pushed to find such great value, dog friendly, self catering accommodation so close to such spectacular mountains. Imagine waking up to this view every morning?

Surrounded by all the delights of Snowdonia, the stunning scenery, the walking, cycling and climbing. The watersports, the steam railways and the high adrenaline zip wires.  There will be something for everyone.   Even your dog is welcome at Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse.


Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse, Near Bethesda, Snowdonia

Day 5 Lon Las Cymru accommodation

September 5th 2020

Ideal if you want to spend a bit more time in Snowdonia. 222 miles from the start with only 28 to go. 5 miles from the route with secure bike storage facilities. Meals are available locally.

Green landscape, large mountains in the distance

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5 surprising truths about Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse

June 15th 2023

Nestled at the foot of the awe-inspiring Ogwen Valley, with its breathtaking glacial landscapes and unparalleled natural beauty, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse beckons holidaymakers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. This eco-friendly haven, housed within a historic stone chapel dating back to 1860, offers spacious and well-appointed accommodation for up to 16 guests across three rooms. With its prime location, warm hospitality, and an array of amenities, it’s no wonder that visitors find themselves returning to this charming retreat year after year.

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