Snowdonia and North Wales: Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

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This map of hostels and bunkhouses in Snowdonia and North Wales shows the location of self catering accommodation in the mountains and by the sea. Throughout the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and by the beautiful beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. Snowdonia has the widest choice of outdoor activities available in the UK. You can walk the 3 Peaks, trampoline underground at Bounce Below, ride the railway to the summit of Mount Snowdon or take a zip wire across a Welsh quarry. Bunkhouse and hostels provide ideal accommodation for walkers, mountain bikers and climbers. Often situated in the foothills of mountains such as Snowdon and Tyfan or close to famous climbing areas such as Tremadog, Capel Curig, Beddgelert and Llanberis. Family holidays spent on the coast enjoy the beaches, scenic villages and visitor attractions of Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Llandudno, Abersoch and Anglesea.

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Plas Curig Hostel

This five star hostel has been stylishly refurbished since its previous existence as Capel Curig YHA and provides luxurious comfort in stunning surroundings. With views of Snowdon, the hostel is in the village of Capel Curig, the heart of Snowdonia National Park, and only 10 mins’ drive from the mountain. The only five star hostel in North Wales, Plas Curig welcomes individuals, couples, families and groups. Dorms sleep 4 to 8 people in bunks and family rooms, doubles and twins

Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres of quiet countryside just 3 miles from the popular coastal town of Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf etc. and central for day trips to Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire. The warm country mansion (WTB 4 star hostel) has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45 people. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse (WTB 3 star guest house) can take another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms,

Bala Bunk House

The bunkhouse is a converted 200-year-old Welsh stone building, set back from the road in over an acre of picturesque grounds with private parking. Modernised to provide accommodation for outdoor activity groups, it is light, airy and comfortable with storage heating. There is a large lounge/dining area and bunk rooms for 2, 4 and 8 plus annexe for 6. Separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s toilets have washing areas and hot showers. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Also there is a self-contained

Bunkorama

Some places you will stay at for a short while, but they will stay with you for ever. The Bunkorama at Gwastad Agnes is such a place. This converted stone stable provides comfortable and well equipped accommodation for cyclists, backpackers, climbers and explorers. At the end of a day’s expedition you can sit at the Bunkorama, cuppa in your hands and trace your route across from Cader Idris. You can gaze out across Cardigan Bay and wonder why you had

Tyddyn Bychan

Tyddyn Bychan is an 18th century traditional Welsh farmhouse and barns set in private grounds and surrounded on all sides by farmland. Situated in an excellent central location, for mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing, walking, climbing, fishing and numerous watersports including whitewater rafting. The main bunkhouse sleeps 18 in two en suite rooms. All the bunks are handmade and of a very high standard. The smaller bunkhouse sleeps 9 in two en suite rooms and has its own kitchen,

Totters

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.

Hendre Isaf Basecamp

This converted Grade II listed stone farm building offers the perfect base for enjoying the Snowdonia National Park. In a rural setting on the 8,000 hectares Ysbyty Estate it has easy access to the A5 and is only six miles from Betws-y-Coed. The 400 year old building offers group accommodation with lots of character, substantial dining and social space and a large private car park. The large enclosed garden at the rear of the bunkhouse has picnic benches

Pentre Bach Bunkhouse

Pentre Bach Bunkhouse provides dog friendly alpine style accommodation, outdoor activities and a camp-site. The Bunkhouse is heated with electric radiators and has two floors. The ground floor has tables with benches and a cooking area with gas burners, microwaves, fridge and freezer. Upstairs are alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses for 16. Drying room and toilets with washing facilities and showers, shared with the camp-site, are just across the yard. Based between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon, Pentre Bach

Borth Youth Hostel

With 4 miles of stunning beach just 20 metres from the front door, Borth Youth Hostel is the perfect location of a beach holiday. This characterful Edwardian house has 9 bedrooms with sea views. A great base for visits to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Aberystwyth or the beautiful Dyfi Biosphere. A short drive away from Snowdonia National Park. For those after an adrenalin filled break why not try mountain biking or surfing? With two classrooms also available Borth YHA is perfect

Lledr House

Lledr House nestles in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. A former YHA, this newly refurbished hostel is delightfully situated in its own woodlands in the beautiful Lledr Valley just outside the picturesque village of Dolwyddelan. Guests come back year after year, having delighted in the huge improvements, including luxury mattresses, modern bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, free WiFi and an extended car park also suitable for motorbikes. Whether you are a lone traveller, large family, DofE or a

Toad Hall

Toad Hall is a small hostel beside the River Dovey, close to Snowdonia National Park. It is not far from the centre of the lively town of Machynlleth, which has an alternative feel and an annual comedy festival. NCN Cycle route 8 and Glyndwrs Way route pass through Machynlleth. Cader Idris mountain is 6 miles away. Toad Hall Hostel has a four bed-roomed self contained accommodation unit above the family home. There is a mixture of double, twin and bunk beds and bedding

Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel

Stay in the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia! Snowdon Lodge hostel provides comfortable self-catering style group accommodation in a large grade 2 listed character building. The property is located in the picturesque village of Tremadog. Snowdon Lodge is perfect for a family reunion or simply as a base for a group of friends to explore this beautiful part of Snowdonia and the nearby Lleyn Peninsula. The hostel has 10 rooms of different sizes (twins, doubles and small dormitories). Bathroom and

Aberdaron Farm Bunkhouse

Aberdaron Farm Bunkhouse is two miles from Aberdaron village with its white-painted fishermen’s houses, sandy beach and water’s edge church. The Bunkhouse has underfloor central heating and 3 bunk rooms sleeping 8, 4 (en suite) and 3 (en suite) in a bunk and camp bed. There is a large social room with dining tables, chairs, beanbags, TV, Nintento Wii and board games. The small basic kitchen has a hob, microwave, George Foreman cooking machine, kettle and toaster. thee cat sat on the mat 123

Abersoch Sgubor Unnos

Croeso/Welcome! Sgubor Unnos provides luxury bunkhouse accommodation on a Welsh speaking, traditionally run, family farm in the village of Llangian, one mile from Abersoch. Abersoch is famous for its watersports and there are great surfing beaches at Hell’s Mouth and Porth Ceiriad. Centrally located, the bunkhouse is the ideal base for outdoor activities including walking the newly opened Llyn Coast Path, surfing, cycling, golf, fishing and sailing. A few miles from Llangian, at the tip of the Peninsula lies

Plasnewydd Bunkhouse

Set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way the bunkhouse is an ideal location for exploring or unwinding. Built to the highest standards, with 4 star tourist board rating, it provides high quality accommodation for groups or individuals. It can also be booked for conferences and seminars. There is a well equipped kitchen and a large communal area with fabulous elevated views over the Mid Wales countryside. The bunk beds are large with comfortable mattresses. Pillows

Maentwrog Bunkhouse

Maentwrog bunkhouse is a newly renovated 200 year old cowshed situated on a working beef and sheep farm. It has a fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, TV/DVD player, BBQ area, laundry facilities, power washer and lockup available for bikes. Local activities range from hill walking (Moelwyn and Cnicht are 10 minutes away), white water rafting, Coed y Brenin cycling centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog down hill cycle track, RopeWorks, canyoning, Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway and several beautiful beaches are all

Platts Farm Bunkhouse

Platt’s Farm Camp-site and Bunkhouse is situated within a range of Victorian farm buildings dating back to 1858, in the charming village of Llanfairfechan. Ideally situated close to the A55, the Bunkhouse sits at the start/end of the 14 Welsh 3000 peaks walks in the Snowdonia National Park, within a 10 minute walk of the Wales coastal path and on the No.5 cycle route. The bunkhouse has 3 star Visit Wales grading. It has 2 bunk rooms sleeping a total

Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

The unique nature of Y Dolydd. It is one of the last remaining workhouses remaining and probably the only one you can stay in overnight. The natural unspoilt and relatively undiscovered beauty of the Berwyn Mountains and their surrounding area. The access to many outdoor and adventure activities, including nearby Lake Vyrnwy.

Anglesey Outdoor Centre

Anglesey Outdoor Centre is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families to explore and enjoy the outdoor playground and mild climate of Anglesey. There are opportunities for adrenalin adventures to gentle relaxation - from coasteering, sea kayaking, climbing, and windsurfing to beach activities, gentle walks and bird watching. Anglesey Outdoors is just a mile from Porthdafarach Beach and the coast path, and only 2km from Sustrans Cycle Route 8. The Centre has four self contained areas each with their

Corris Hostel

Perfect for group activity and family gatherings, Corris Hostel offers a very special atmosphere that disengages the stresses of the outside world. The award winning hostel is renowned as a spiritual haven with its caring, easy going atmosphere, friendly staff, meditation areas, cosy wood fires and collection of inspiring books, games and artefacts. Outdoors the terraced landscaped gardens provide a serene, inspirational environment for even the largest groups. An added bonus is the barbecue and camp fire areas. Nestled in

Treks Bunkhouse

Treks Bunkhouse, 900 feet above sea level, is high in the mountains near the Welsh-speaking village of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It is ideal for people who enjoy the rugged beauty of Snowdonia and a short airy walk to the pub of an evening. A modern conversion of a golf club house, graded 4 star by VisitWales, Treks is set in a wild area on the outskirts of the village and provides year round accommodation for individuals and groups. There is a

Cell B

Stay in Blaenau Ffestiniog’s historic Edwardian police house, recently converted to provide comfortable dorm rooms as well as a cinema & restaurant. A small self-catering kitchen is available with inside or outside seating or you can grab a drink or eat in the restaurant and bar. Safe storage for bikes and climbing gear is available making this the perfect base for an adventurous holiday in Snowdonia. Right in the centre of Snowdonia, Blaenau Ffestiniog is the perfect

Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn

Conwy Valley Backpackers is situated on a peaceful working farm with organic status in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with excellent access to Snowdonia. Centrally heated with fully equipped self-catering kitchen, log fires, hot showers and a fire alarm system. There are three separate dorms sleeping 4, 6 and 10, two of which have their own toilet facility. Secure bike/canoe storage, grazing for horses and tourist information are available. Beside the barn is a small stream and guests

Braich Goch Bunkhouse & Inn

The Braich Goch is a 16th century coaching inn situated 3 miles from Cadair Idris. There are stunning views of the Dulas Valley and Dyfi Forest. The Braich has been specifically set up with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. Facilities include drying room, secure bike storage and large well equipped self-catering kitchen. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 en suite and a further two bathrooms. WiFi. See a 360 degree virtual tour on our website. The location is ideal

Maes-y-mor

Maes-y-Mor offers superior accommodation at a budget price. A 4 star double room apartment and new 4 star boutique self-catering house which sleeps 7 are also available. Ideally situated near the town centre, around the corner from the beach and 5mins’ walk to train and bus stations. Accommodation at the hostel is room-only. There is a large kitchen/diner with fridge-freezer, hob oven, microwave and toaster enabling guests to prepare their own food. Bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and beds

Llangollen Hostel

Llangollen Hostel offers clean and comfortable twin and double rooms, en suite family rooms, private four-bed and six-bed en suite rooms, and a great value six-bed dorm. Prepare your meals in our fully fitted kitchen/dining room, then relax in our cosy lounge by the log fire. We have a book exchange, free WiFi, plenty of games, laundry facilities, a drying room, and bicycle/canoe storage. Perfect location for walking, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking in the Vale of Llangollen. Families will

Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau

HyB Bunkhouse is on Heol y Bont (Bridge St) in Dolgellau (Lon Las Sustrans 82), mid Wales, at the foot of Cader Idris. Centrally located above Medi gifts, with free parking at rear for up to four cars. Near pubs, shops and restaurants, HyB backs onto the Mawddach trail near the river Wnion. It is 10 minutes’ drive to Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre. This quirky listed building has original features such as oak floors, beams and panelling and

Outdoor Alternative

Wonderfully situated at the south end of Holy Island, Anglesey, in a 7 acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and 300m from a beach. The Centre is an excellent base for so much in the outdoors and is immediately adjacent to the Anglesey Coastal Path - good walking on a varied and accessible coast. All around there are prehistoric remains, spectacular geology, a wide range of habitats and species of marine life and plants, and excellent bird watching opportunities. For

Vagabond Bunkhouse

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 equiped kitchen. Seriously hot

Arete Outdoor Centre

The Arete Outdoor Centre in Snowdonia National Park, offers excellent access to the stunning coastline, meandering rivers, awesome mountains and large lakes of North Wales and Anglesey. With comfortable, affordable, bunkhouse style accommodation and large kitchens for easy catering this is a great base for groups of friends or family. The area is passionate about its language, music and history and is rich with magnificent castles, steam railways, heritage and festivals, so there’s plenty to do. The team are happy

Llandudno Hostel

James and Melissa would like to invite you to their charming Victorian 4 star boutique hostel. We are a friendly hostel where individuals, families and groups (including schools) are welcome all year. Some of the guests’ comments: “friendliest hostel we’ve ever stayed in”, “Wow isn’t it clean”, “these bathrooms are fabulous, as good as any hotel”. Come and try us, we love to meet new people and look forward to getting to know you. Set in the heart

Cwm Pennant Hostel / Training Centre

Cwm Pennant Hostel is a 56 bed independent hostel offering relaxed accommodation for individuals, families and groups. It also offers adventure activities for groups provided by Outdoor UK Ltd and catering is available to groups and individuals. The hostel is set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park and has fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley and Moel Hebog. It is 5 miles from Porthmadog. Cwm Pennant Hostel has a lounge, drying room, games/training room and self-catering kitchen.

Tyn Y Berth Mountain Centre

Ty’n y Berth is a former school at the foot of Cadair Idris on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by mountains, valleys and crystal clear rivers, yet only 12 miles from the coast, it’s a great location for outdoor activities and family holidays. The spacious accommodation sleeps up to 43 including a separate unit for 8 which can also be hired on its own. The main room is divided into dining and lounge areas. There is

Bala Backpackers

For outdoor adventures within the Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers good value ‘hostel-style’ accommodation, including; 30+comfy SINGLE BEDS in bedrooms of 3,4 or 5, with two washrooms of cubicle-showers, wet-room, 3 private TWIN ROOMS and 3 new EN SUITES. The 19th century character buildings are located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala, mid North Wales. It is clean, safe and nice for the price, with a fully-fitted self-catering guest kitchen. Catering is

Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse

Caban Cysgu offers comfortable, purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau in the Welsh-speaking village of Gerlan. A warm welcome is guaranteed at this community run bunkhouse. An ideal location for walking in Snowdonia, providing a great base for the ‘Fourteen 3000ft Peaks’ long-distance challenge. For the adrenalin junky, it’s just a 5 minute drive to Zip World; the longest and fastest zip line in Europe, “The Nearest Thing to Flying!!” Brilliantly located for mountain biking with plenty

This map of Snowdonia and North Wales shows the location of bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels in Wales largest network of bunkhouses and hostels, IHUK.

North Wales, as well as being famous for the mountains of Snowdonia also has some lovely beaches on the Llyn Peninsula, around Abersoch and Aberdaron. The lakes at Bala provide water sports. North Wales has ideal locations for family holidays. Visit the castles in Conway and Caernarfon. Enjoy the seaside town of Llandudno. Tour Anglesey or take a ferry to Ireland.

North wales is an outdoor playground great for mounting biking, walking and climbing. There are 15 Welsh peaks over 3000 foot in Snowdonia alone. The hostels and bunkhouses of North Wales are ideally equipped with drying rooms, wash down areas and secure bikes storage.

Things to do in North Wales:

 
Visit the huge underground trampoline and zip wire at  Bounce Below by the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. You can go inland surfing at Surf Snowdonia. Visit the National Slate Museum and Electric Mountain at llanberis.  Outdoor sports available in North Wales include mountain biking, horse riding, cycling, hang gliding, canoeing, wind surfing, white water rafting, rock climbing, course and sea fishing,

Orienteering and Walking: The North Wales scenery is unbeatable with stunning views, forest and a waterfalls. There are many scenic walks and gorgeous views from the roadside and  lake side. Cafes, hostels and bunkhouses in superb locations have great views to. North Wales is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday or to explore Wales rich history. Visit the many castles, stately home and gorgeous gardens. Or simply visit a Welsh town and hear the ancient language of Welsh spoken in the shops and streets.