Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Wales LL54 6TL

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Snowdonia bunkhouse close to Mount Snowdon

Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre & Bunkhouse provides group accommodation in the village of Rhyd Ddu at the foot of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park. It is an historic old school house and was the birthplace of T.H. Parry-Williams, one Wales' most famous poets. Rhyd Ddu bunkhouse sleeps 30 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen and a large communal dining room which is equipped with a ceiling-mounted projector and sound system, great for cosy home cinema nights. There are glorious panoramic views, central heating, hot showers, free fast WiFi, secure outside storage, plenty of parking and a garden with seating. The beds are sturdy metal framed bunk beds with comfortable mattresses and pillows. Guests should bring their own sleeping bag, pillow case and towel. The bunkhouse has disabled access, no stairs, a disabled toilet and wet room. Rhyd Ddu village has a café and a real ale pub, both serving home cooked food and only 2 minutes' walk from the bunkhouse. Rhyd Ddu overlooks the stunning lakes of Llyn y Gadair, Llyn y Dywarchen and Llyn Cwellyn. Two major footpaths up Snowdon, the Rhyd Ddu path and the Snowdon Ranger path, start in the village and there are family-friendly woodland and countryside walks within very easy reach. Guided outdoor activities and catering packages can be organised by the Centre. The Welsh Highland Railway, the UK's longest heritage railway, has a station 200 yds from the bunkhouse. Rhyd Ddu bunkhouse is centrally located in Snowdonia within easy reach of Llanberis, Bangor, Caernarfon, Beddgelert and Porthmadog, Your group will have sole use of the bunkhouse during your stay including the grounds, free car park, secure drying room and storage areas.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    30: 1x12, 4x4, 1x2
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Check in from 4pm, check out by 11am.
  • Price per night:

    Exclusive hire from £300. Great weekend group rates. 4 nights for the price of 3 on selected midweek dates.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    In the village of Rhyd Ddu, on the A4085 between Beddgelert and Caernarfon. Post code: LL54 6TL. What 3 Words: https://w3w.co/chosen.truffles.dinner
  • Public Transport :

    S4 bus from Caernarfon to Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass stops in Rhyd Ddu village, ask for Cwellyn Arms stop. The bunkhouse is 200 yards from the Rhyd Ddu station on the Welsh Highland Railway, with heritage trains to Caernarfon and Beddgelert. Change at Beddgelert for Porthmadog.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Snowdonia Slate Trail Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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On the foot of Snowdon Rhyd Ddu is perfect for those extra long group dog walks

February 24th 2020

Available to groups this hostel is right by the Snowdon horseshoe with paths up practically right outside the door.

A beautiful hostel with a rich history, namely that it is the birthplace of Thomas Parry-Williams. Available to groups only and dog friendly make it perfect for trips out family trips with four legged friends. Astounding views and comfortable accommodation await. Please note while dogs are welcome, but we ask that they not be brought into the bedrooms.

Snowdon train

Group Accommodation at Rhyd Ddu on the Snowdonia Slate Trail

November 24th 2019

The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation on the slate trail at the foot of Snowdon and the Nantlle Ridge. Ideal for groups of 12 to 30. There are 6 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large communal dining room. Glorious views, central heating, parking and fast Wifi. Sleeping bags required. Pub and café within 2 minutes’ walk.

The Slate Trail is an 83 mile circular trail which 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.  Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre is in  the village of Rhyd Ddu.  Find out more about the Slate Trail.

snowdonia national park sign in landscape around Rhy Du and the slate trail

Discover your soul in the birth place of T H Parry-Williams!

April 14th 2018

Experience the inspirations behind the famous poet’s beautiful literature!

While engulfed in the stunning Snowdonia scenery, fill your soul with the mesmerizing nature that inspired some of T H Parry-Williams’ famous poetry! 

Rhd Ddu Outdoor Centre is an old historic school building and the birth place of the famous poet T H Parry-Williams. It is placed in the heart of some of Snowdonia’s most awe-inspiring nature and surrounded with panoramic views! 

Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre - Ffestiniog Railway - T H Parry-Williams

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