Welsh self catering hostel in the castle town of Caernafon North Wales


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

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 of all our accommodation.

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Totters | Welsh self catering hostel in the castle town of Caernafon North Wales

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01286 672963 Mob: 07979 830470

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Rooms & Beds:

28: 3×6, 2×4, 1×2 (en suite), 1×2 (twin)


All year. All day. Check in by 10 pm.

Price per night:

£18.50pp in a dorm. £50 for a double/twin en suite. £44 for a twin. Discounts for groups.


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


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.

This accommodation is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the Wales Coast Path and the Lon Las Cymru.

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Come crabbing in Caernarfon

Come crabbing in Caernarfon

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

You don’t know what to do during your week end or your holidays ?

You’ll have lots of ideas at the Totters !  Right in the centre of the old walled town of Caernarfon.  GO crabbing or explore the alley of shops and restaurants.

If you want activities there is Climbing, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding and lots of others.

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In the heart of historic Caernarfon.

In the heart of historic Caernarfon.

Totters hostel with rooms for 2, 4 or 6 and a luxury family or double en-suite in the attic.

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 guests 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 available for 2, 4 or 6 and a luxury family room or double en-suite room in the attic. 

Totters gets a great write up from Danish Travel Writer

Totters gets a great write up from Danish Travel Writer

Here’s an excerpt from Brain Shaefer Dryers Blog about his visit to Caernarfon Town and stay at Totters hostel.

With the central location of the Totters Hostel, it is easy to walk back for breaks between sightseeing. The town of Caernarfon offers a great base for exploring a wider area too. Not at least if you come here to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon nearby. Llanberis is just a short bus ride away, and from here you can tie on your walking boots or jump on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

The hostel offers a nice homely feel in an excellent location, right in the heart of Caernarfon and with less than one minute’s walk to the seafront, restaurants and shops.  Read more here.

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