Totters, Plas Porth Yr Aur, 2 High Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RN

Call Bob/Henryette on 01286 672963 or 07979 830470

Self catering hostel in the castle town of Caernafon

Totters is situated in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon. Sheltered by the castle wall, it is only 30 metres from the shores of the Menai Straits and enjoys some fantastic sunsets. The town not only offers the visitor a huge selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from, but also acts as the perfect base for trips into the Snowdonia National Park. There is very good public transport in and out of the National Park. The hostel is a 200-year-old, five floored town house, which is fully heated with all the comforts of home. Facilities include a common room with TV and games, book exchange, dining room and a secure left luggage facility. There are five bedrooms which sleep either 4 or 6 and can be arranged as mixed or single sex dorms. The Penthouse room, a huge double en suite room with views over the Straits, can be a double or a family room. Across the road there is a self-catering town house which sleeps 6. See website for more details.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    28: 3x6, 2x4, 1x2 (en suite), 1x2 (twin)
  • Open:

    All year. All day. Check in by 10 pm.
  • Price per night:

    £19.50pp in a dorm. £55 for a double/twin en suite. £47.50 for a twin. Discounts for groups.
  • Booking:

    Booking is essential for groups in June, July, August and September.
  • Directions:

    Coming by road: follow signs for town centre, turn right 200m after the big Celtic Royal hotel, keep going and Totters is the last house on the left.
  • Public Transport :

    Bangor train station is 9 miles from the hostel. Catch a bus from outside the station to Caernarfon. National Express coaches drop off in Caernarfon 200m from the hostel.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Wales Coast Path Lon Las Cymru
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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An excellent base for the joys of North Wales

August 4th 2021

The enchanting town of Caernarfon serves as an ideal place to start an adventure in beautiful North Wales. Of course you could spend the whole break without leaving the walled town. Being right in the centre of the most Welsh speaking town in Wales there’s plenty to do.

Of course the first thing you may wish to delve into would be the castle and walls themselves. A designated world heritage site practically outside the door. Once you’ve seen the wall in all it’s glory a trip into town will reward you with a whole host of delightful shops and pubs, offering authentic wares and tipple respectively. The hostel itself is also a sight to behold, pretty much built into the wall. With a great atmosphere cosy and castle like. Further afield you can expect tons to do, from Anglesey Sea Zoo to the slate side scenes of Snowdon. With buckets of great walks to be found in the area. What are you waiting for?


Come crabbing in Caernarfon

June 17th 2019

Stay at Totters. Right in the centre of the old walled town of Caernarfon.

Looking for a location to escape to on your holidays this year?

Try something new at Totters! Centrally located of the old walled town of Caernarfon, take things back a peg within the comforting and historic town walls. Meander around the winding streets, and muse in the alleys of shops and restaurants…or go crabbing! Partake in a local pastime, sat on the walls of the habour, submerged in the warm, comforting smell of fish and chips!

Caernarfon inspires its guests with fishing, golf, horse riding and much more!



In the heart of historic Caernarfon

December 25th 2018

Totters is practically built into the historic castle walls. In the games room of the cellar you will see medieval arches that are part of the castle walls

Totters Independent Hostel is sheltered by the castle’s town wall in the heart of historic Caernarfon. Only a few steps from the shores of the Menai Straits so you also get to see some stunning sunsets over the sea.  Continental breakfast and all bedding is provided and the hostel has a welcoming common room with DVDs, games and book exchange.  Rooms are available for 2, 4 or 6 and there is a luxury family room or double en-suite room in the attic.

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