Pentre Bach Bunkhouse, Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ

Call Karen Neil on 07798 733939 (9am-9pm)

Self catering bunkhouse in Snowdonia

Pentre Bach Bunkhouse provides dog friendly, alpine style accommodation and a camp-site. The Bunkhouse is heated with electric radiators and has two floors. The ground floor has tables with benches and a cooking area with gas burners, microwaves, fridge and freezer. Upstairs are alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses for 16. Drying room and toilets with washing facilities and showers, shared with the camp-site, are just across the yard. Based between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon, Pentre Bach is surrounded by the superb scenery of Moel Eilio and Mynydd Mawr and has views towards Mount Snowdon. There are great walks from the bunkhouse or take a short car journey to the Nantlle ridge and the main footpaths up Snowdon. Large or small groups and individuals all welcome. Local pub is CAMRA Pub of the year in the area. Great beer and good food.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x16.
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Enquires 9am - 9pm. Arrive from 4pm, leave by 11am.
  • Price per night:

    £17pp (inc gas, electric & showers). Sole use bookings negotiable according to group size.
  • Booking:

    One night's deposit required with balance payable before arrival. Short notice bookings accepted by phone or email with full payment required by bank transfer. Confirmation will follow.
  • Directions:

    GR 531 579. At Pentre Bach just south of Waunfawr on the Caernarfon to Beddgelert road (A4085). Look for Pentre Bach Bunkhouse sign.
  • Public Transport :

    Train station at Bangor. S4 bus from Caernarfon to Beddgelert stops at the bottom of the drive on request.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Lon Las Cymru Snowdonia Slate Trail Trans Euro Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Mountains Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Bunkhouses Individuals welcome Camping Hostels with firepits and campfires Dark Sky Areas Stag and Hens IHUK Signage Biker Friendly

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee
5Very basic accommodation


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Spend New Year in the mountains

December 3rd 2023

Pentre Bach Bunkhouse is still free over the New Year. Why not gather a group of friends together and see the New Year in surrounded by the mountains of Snowdonia? The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in alpine-style accommodation with sleeping platforms and (thick) mattresses. Just bring your own sleeping bags & pillows. You’ll be hard-pressed to find cheaper accommodation around over the New Year.

It’s heated, has a basic kitchen, table and bench-seating for 16 and hot showers. Dogs are welcome too (with prior arrangement). There’s a real ale micro brewery  just a 10-minute walk away where good food and pints are to be had.  The beach is just 20 mins drive away and it’s only a 5 min drive to the popular Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu paths.  What more could you ask for???


New Year in Snowdonia

October 12th 2023

New Year break near Snowdon and other mountains at Pentre Bach Bunkhouse

We have availability at New Year for sole use only for minimum of 2nights. Price according to group size. We have a garden area with a firepit for you to chill and stargaze. Dogs are welcome . Our local pub is only a 10 minute walk away and always offers a warm welcome and are also dog friendly.

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