Outdoor Alternative, Cerrig-yr-Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ

Call Jacqui Short on 01407 860469


Wonderfully situated at the south end of Holy Island, Anglesey, in a 7 acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and 300m from a beach. The Centre is an excellent base for so much in the outdoors and is immediately adjacent to the Anglesey Coastal Path - good walking on a varied and accessible coast. All around there are prehistoric remains, spectacular geology, a wide range of habitats and species of marine life and plants, and excellent bird watching opportunities. For kayakers there are classic sea tours, overfalls, playwaves, surf and rockhopping. Climbers have Gogarth nearby and Rhoscolyn offering all grades in an attractive setting. Divers can beach launch for wrecks and fish. The Centre has two self-contained units and camping with toilets and showers. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting and recycling. Nearby Holyhead has rail links and ferries to Ireland. Walking distance to pub. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    20: 2x2, 1x4, 2x6. 20: 1x3, 3x4, 1x5.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hour access.
  • Price per night:

    £24pp. £410 for sole use.
  • Booking:

  • Directions:

    GR SH 278 752. From A5 traffic lights at Y Fali/Valley take B4545 Trearddur. After 2km at Four Mile Bridge fork left at sign to Rhoscolyn 2miles. After 2km sharp left at camping symbols. After 800m fork right at large white gatepost.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Holyhead (10km) (London direct 4.5 hrs) or Valley (5km). National Express at Valley (6km). Bus 23/25 Holyhead - Rhoscolyn (1km) or 4/44 Holyhead - Four Mile Bridge (3km). Ferry: Holyhead - Dublin or Dun Laoghaire.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map, the Wales Coast Path and the Lon Las Cymru.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Outdoor Alternative

Outdoor Alternative

May 4th 2019

This green tourism gold award winning and Visit Wales quality assured hostel welcomes you to Anglesey.

We offer a range of mixed and single sex dormitories, as well as family rooms, all with the option of self catering or we can cook you up a delightful meal. With disabled access, drying rooms, and WiFi, this hostel is an ideal outdoor alternative for any group or individuals.

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Walk the superb Anglesey coastal path from our 4* bunkhouse in Rhoscolyn

March 12th 2018

Special Offer for small groups mid-week this Spring and Autumn.

If you haven’t yet walked Anglesey’s coastline, you are missing out! Why not take advantage of our special offer and bring your walking group or friends and family to give it a go. With stunning views and a wide variety of scenery from dramatic rocky cliffs to secluded sandy coves, Anglesey’s coast is a mecca for walkers and outdoor lovers.

Our 4* bunkhouse-style accommodation is just a stone’s throw from the coastal path and the beautiful Borthwen beach in Rhoscolyn. At our family-run gold award winning accommodation we provide a warm welcome to groups with an interest in the outdoors.

We are offering mid-week deals for Spring and Autumn 2018 for groups of 8 or more people.

Spring and Autumn are fantastic times to visit Anglesey where we have above average sunshine thanks to our coastal location. We have walks from the door, sea kayaking the rugged coastline from our local Borthwen beach and stunning Snowdonia just 45 minutes away. Morwennol is fully heated with constant hot water with a cosy upstairs lounge for small groups to enjoy a relaxing evening.

The cost is just £20 per person per night, and groups of 8 or more can have exclusive use of our bunkhouse. After a great day in the outdoors if you would like a warming one pot meal and pud prepared for you just let us know. For example Welsh Black beef Pepperpot followed by Pear and Ginger crumble – £9.  Please get in touch if you would like to book or for any further information.


Accommodation for school groups on the stunning Anglesey coast

March 9th 2018

Outdoor Alternative provides comfortable year-round group accommodation for 12 to 45 in 2 adjacent buildings and is ideally placed for field studies and school trips

Outdoor Alternative provides group accommodation on the superb Anglesey coastline. 

We are just five minutes walk to the sandy beach at Borthwen and a stones throw from the Anglesey coastal path. Used by families and friends, outdoor groups, schools and universities, we provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 12 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings.

Rhoscolyn is a superb location for walking, kayaking, climbing and sailing, bird watching and family beach holidays. We are also ideally placed for field studies and school trips.

Stay in our 4 star family-run green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed and informal base for you to explore the local area.




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