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

Call Neil Cawthra on 01690 710850 or 07816 076546

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
Bunkhouses Mountains in the UK Dark Sky Areas


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


Map showing the location of Vagabond Bunkhouse View Nearby Hostels

News & Offers from Vagabond Bunkhouse

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.


Vagabond Bunkhouse is in the village of Betws-y-Coed at the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

August 14th 2020

This very well appointed bunkhouse has ready made up beds, free hot drinks and seriously hot showers. There is a Pizza restaurant on site (notice required). Outside there’s a climbing wall, a power wash & heated dog kennels!


Your perfect base for the Snowdonia Challenge

May 8th 2019

The 2019 Snowdonia Challenge takes place in Betws-y-Coed from 28 -30 June 2019. This 3 day walking event covering 100km is not for the faint hearted. Vagabond Bunkhouse in Betws-y-Coed is your ideal low cost, friendly accommodation.

Snowdonia Challenge is a test of mental and physical resilience and team work and will take you on a journey of self discovery. It is inspired by multi-day challenges used as military training events in Europe.The first Snowdonia Challenge was held in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales in 2017. The perfect base to explore some of the less visited parts of Snowdonia with some of the best views the national park has to offer.This is not just about challenge and adventure though.

Come on your own or come as a team; taking part in the Snowdonia Challenge you will be part of an amazing 3 days where you will make new friends and explore parts of Snowdonia you’ve never been before.

Full event – 3 day walking event – 100km over 3 days. Or if you’d like to be a part of it but can’t commit to the full 3 days then just walk for for 1 or 2 days.

Snowdonia Challenge Betws-y-Coed. Accommodation at The Woodland Centre

Latest Blog about Vagabond Bunkhouse

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.

Read More
dog friendly accommodation
Latest Blog

Contact Vagabond Bunkhouse

Contact Vagabond Bunkhouse - Call Neil Cawthra on 01690 710850 or 07816 076546

Visit Website   Send Message
01690 710850 or 07816 076546 Visit Website   Send Message