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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This hostel is located directly next to this famous, medieval castle

September 20th 2023

Sheltered by the historic castle wall, Totters hostel in Caernarfon, is a mere 30 meters from the shores of the Menai Straits, promising breathtaking sunsets and a wealth of exploration opportunities. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply in search of relaxation, Totters offers it all. Here’s why this cosy haven should be on your must-visit list.

Exploring the Local Area

While staying at Totters, you’ll have access to a variety of exciting activities and attractions. Here are five things to do in the local area:

  1. Dining Delights: Caernarfon offers a wide selection of pubs and restaurants, making it a culinary paradise. Sample traditional Welsh dishes or international cuisine while enjoying the town’s vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Castle Conquests: Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander its majestic halls, climb its towers, and soak in the history of this iconic fortress.
  3. Sunset Strolls: The hostel’s proximity to the Menai Straits means you can enjoy stunning sunsets with ease. Take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge and witness the sky burst into a palette of colours.
  4. Snowdonia National Park: Totters serves as an excellent base for exploring the natural wonders of Snowdonia National Park. Embark on hikes, go mountain biking, or simply revel in the beauty of this breathtaking wilderness.
  5. Easy Access: Thanks to excellent public transport links, you can venture in and out of Snowdonia National Park with ease. Let the scenic train and bus routes take you on a journey through some of Wales’ most stunning landscapes.

Comforts of Home

Totters is a 200-year-old townhouse spread across five floors, offering all the comforts of home. The hostel is fully heated, ensuring a cosy stay no matter the weather. Facilities include a common room with a TV and games, a book exchange for literary enthusiasts, a dining room for communal meals, and a secure luggage facility for your convenience.

Totters offer five bedrooms that can sleep either four or six guests and can be arranged as mixed or single-sex dorms. For those seeking a more private experience, the Penthouse room is a spacious double en suite room with magnificent views over the Menai Straits. It can also be configured as a family room.

Across the road from Totters, there’s a self-catering townhouse that can comfortably sleep six guests. This option is perfect for larger groups or families looking for a bit more independence during their stay.

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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?

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