Vagabond Bunkhouse, Craiglan, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0AW

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Bunkhouse and B&B in Snowdonia

The Vagabond is an independent bunkhouse/hostel, situated in the centre of the village of Betws y Coed, within the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Created and designed for individuals, families or groups, this unique bunkhouse is extremely well equipped, sleeping a total of 36 in spacious comfortable rooms of 4, 6, and 8, all with clean fresh linen, duvets and personal reading lamps. Self catering facilities with complimentary tea and coffee in a large well equipped kitchen. Seriously hot showers. If you don't fancy cooking catering is available & there is a very popular Pizza restaurant on site (notice required). Free WiFi, outdoor climbing wall, power wash for mountain bikes and a host of other fantastic facilities makes this the perfect base camp for climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, paddlers and adventure seekers. Stay here and explore and appreciate this area of outstanding recreation and beauty.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    36: 2x8, 2x6, 2x4
  • Open:

    All year. Reception open 7.30-10am and 4.30-7.30pm.
  • Price per night:

    £25pp. B&B £31.
  • Booking:

    Essential for groups
  • Directions:

    The hostel is situated on Ffordd Craiglan which is a lane that runs off the A5 about 300 yards from the village centre. Hostel is 40 yards up Craiglan.
  • Public Transport :

    Betws-y-Coed Station is 50 yards from the hostel. Buses stop on the A5 (London to Holyhead road) within easy walking distance.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Snowdonia Slate Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Mountains Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Bunkhouses Individuals welcome


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
ZDogs by arrangement


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An Ode to Vagabond Bunkhouse

August 30th 2023

In the heart of the majestic Snowdonia National Park, Vagabond Bunkhouse in Betws Y Coed awaits– a haven for wanderers, adventurers, and explorers seeking the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness. This independent gem is more than just a place to rest; it’s a blend of convenience and comfort as well as adventure and recreation. 

Designed with individuals, families, and groups in mind, the Vagabond Bunkhouse offers an oasis of relaxation for up to 36 guests. The rooms are spacious and sleep 4, 6, and 8 occupants, each with clean, fresh linen, snug duvets, and personal reading lamps. As you tuck in for the night, let the thought of seriously hot showers melt away any traces of fatigue.


But don’t be fooled into thinking this is just your average bunkhouse. Self-catering facilities stand ready, with complimentary tea and coffee adding an extra touch of homeliness to a large, well-equipped kitchen. If cooking isn’t your forte, a catering service awaits. And for those with a hankering for delectable pizza, a popular on-site restaurant is at your service (advance notice required, of course). Vagabond Bunkhouse has a few tricks up its sleeve such as outdoor climbing wall and a while a power wash for your mountain bike.

What truly sets Vagabond Bunkhouse apart is its status as a base camp for thrill-seekers. Climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, and paddlers will find themselves in paradise, ready to conquer Snowdonia’s peaks, trails, and waters. Every adventure-filled day finds its perfect ending within the welcoming embrace of Vagabond Bunkhouse.

So, whether you’re tackling trails, meeting fellow travellers, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Vagabond Bunkhouse promises an experience beyond the ordinary.

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Freshly cooked pizzas in the heart of Snowdonia

May 12th 2022

If that sounds good to you then Vagabond Bunkhouse is the place for you. What could be better than a day out wandering the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia knowing a freshly cooked pizza is waiting for you when you get back as well a cold drink form the fully stocked bar. Scenery, walking, food and drink, this place has it all.

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Alex and his dog “Jaffa” are great fans of Independent Hostels

July 25th 2017

Alex and his dog “Jaffa” are great fans of Independent Hostels.  They often escape to a hostel or a bunkhouse for a weekends walking and find them a  great source of dog friendly accommodation.  Not that all hostels and bunkhouse will take dogs, but over 100 of them do. Read on to find out about Alex and Jaffas adventure and see a map showing dog friendly hostels and bunkhouses in the UK.

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