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

Self catering bunkhouses & 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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  • Profile picture of Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

    Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

    Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres just 3 miles from Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf. The warm country mansion has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45 people. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse can take another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms, games room & outdoor areas. Ideally suited for youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties or individuals.

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    Arete Outdoor Centre

    The Arete Outdoor Centre, in Snowdonia National Park, offers excellent access to the stunning coastline, mountains & lakes of North Wales and Anglesey. With comfortable, affordable, bunkhouse accommodation and large kitchens this is a great base for groups of friends or family. The team can advise on how best to spend your stay and a range of exciting outdoor activities are available through the centre’s well qualified staff.

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    Tyddyn Bychan

    Tyddyn Bychan is an 18th century Welsh farm surrounded by fields. It is an excellent self-catering base 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 bunks are handmade to a very high standard. The smaller bunkhouse sleeps 9 in two en suite rooms. All bedding is included. Delicious homemade food is available if booked in advance. There is a good parking area well away from the road.

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    Maentwrog Bunkhouse

    Maentwrog bunkhouse is a newly cowshed on a working farm. It has a fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, TV/DVD BBQ area, laundry facilities, power washer and bike lockup. Local activities include hill walking (Moelwyn and Cnicht 10 mins away), white water rafting, Coed y Brenin cycling centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog down hill cycle track, RopeWorks & canyoning. Ffestiniog railway and several beautiful beaches are within 15-20 mins’ drive. The Welsh costal path passes the end of the lane.

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    Hendre Isaf Basecamp

    This converted Grade II stone farm building is the perfect base for enjoying the Snowdonia National Park. Part of the 8,000 hectare Ysbyty Estate, it offers spacious, well appointed group accommodation. Local attractions include the Tree Top Adventure Course at Betws-y-Coed, Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Zip World and Bounce Below at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre.

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    Bala Bunk House

    Being a converted 200-year-old Welsh stone building, Bala Bunk House is full of character, set back from the road in over an acre of picturesque grounds with private parking and splendid views of the Berwyn Hills. Ideal for all types of groups, family parties and individuals. Close to many outdoor activities centres and all amenities, it is the perfect base for walkers and watersport enthusiasts with Bala Lake and the National White Water Centre on the doorstep.

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    Outdoor Alternative

    This purpose built 4* centre is quietly tucked away in Rhoscolyn, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Anglesey Coast. Just 5 mins’ walk to the sandy beach at Borthwen and a stone’s throw from the Anglesey Coastal Path. Perfect for friends & families, outdoor groups, schools and universities. Your ideal base for kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking, bird watching or beach holidays. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting and recycling. Nearby Holyhead has ferry links to Ireland.

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    Bunkorama

    Whether you’re a loan cyclist or a group of walkers you will love discovering the cosy clean and comfortable accommodation with breath-taking views of Cader Idris and Cardigan Bay. Handy for cycle route 8, the Cambrian way & Mawddach Trail and at only £15 per night Bunkorama is an ideal place to make a stopover or spend a few days exploring the mountains, rivers and beaches of the Cambrian Coast.

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    Maes-y-mor

    Maes-y-Mor offers superior self-catering accommodation at budget prices. We have 7 twin rooms and 1 double room with shared bathroom (4 rooms per 1 bathroom, on each floor ) And 1 Family room with en-suite (Has 1 double bed and 1 single bed) .Ideally situated near the town centre, around the corner from the beach and 5 mins’ walk to train/bus stations. Accommodation at the hostel is room-only. There is a kitchen you welcome to use . All rooms have TVs & tea/coffee making facilities Car parking and secure bike storage is available. We also have 4* double room apartment and new 4* boutique self-catering house sleeping 7 are also available

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    Lledr House

    Lledr House nestles in Snowdonia National Park. Once a YHA and now newly refurbished, guests delight in the luxury mattresses, modern bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and extended car park. Individuals, groups and families. enjoy the clean, cheap, comfortable accommodation. Betws-y-Coed, Llyn Elsi and Tree Tops high rope course close by.

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  • Profile picture of Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn

    Conwy Valley Backpackers Barn

    Conwy Valley Backpackers is situated on a peaceful organic farm in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with excellent access to Snowdonia. Centrally heated with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, log fires and hot showers. Secure bike/canoe storage, grazing for horses and tourist information are available. Local activities range from fishing and hiking to white water rafting and mountain biking. Surf Snowdonia is within walking distance and Zip World is a short drive away.

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    Plasnewydd Bunkhouse

    Set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way the 4* bunkhouse is an ideal location for exploring or unwinding. Built to the highest standards it provides high quality accommodation for groups or individuals. It can also be booked for conferences and seminars. Attractions close by include sailing, golf course, outdoor pursuit centre, shooting range, motorbike school and the picturesque market town of Llanidloes (0.5 mile) with many places to eat and drink.

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    Corris Hostel

    Perfect for group and family gatherings, Corris hostel is a renowned haven from the stresses of the outside world; with its homely atmosphere, friendly staff and cosy wood fires. Outside there are landscaped hill gardens with barbecue and campfire areas. Situated in the Dyfi Biosphere and southern Snowdonia National Park, the hostel is close to Cadair Idris and Centre for Alternative Technology. A walkers and cyclists paradise in addition to many other attractions.

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  • Profile picture of Llangollen Hostel

    Llangollen Hostel

    Llangollen Hostel, in the dee Valley is your perfect location for walking, cycling, canoeing and white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse drawn canal boats and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - a World Heritage Site. The town offers a great choice of restaurants/pubs and is home to a fringe music and arts festival and the International Eisteddfod. Llandegla, Chester, Wrexham and Offa’s Dyke Path are all nearby. A warm welcome awaits!

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    Cwm Pennant Hostel / Training Centre

    Cwm Pennant Hostel is a welcoming 56 bed hostel offering relaxed accommodation for individuals, families and groups. We offer breakfast, dinner and packed lunches. Set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park it has fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley and Moel Hebog.

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    Borth Youth Hostel

    With 4 miles of stunning beach just 20 metres from the front door, Borth Youth Hostel is the perfect location for a beach holiday. This Edwardian house has 9 bedrooms with sea views and is a great base for visits to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Aberystwyth or the beautiful Dyfi Biosphere. Snowdonia National Park is also just a short drive away, perfect for mountain biking or surfing. With two classrooms, Borth YHA is perfect for school trips too. The hostel has free WiFi, a games and TV room, bike storage and drying room. Meals and a licensed bar are available.

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    Treks Bunkhouse

    Treks 4* Bunkhouse perches in the mountains on the outskirts of the village of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Ideal for those who enjoy the rugged beauty of Snowdonia, it is a former golf club recently converted to provide self-catering accommodation for individuals and groups. There are many attractions near by including, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Bounce Below, Zip World Titan, Antur Stiniog, Ffestiniog Railway, Go Below Adventures, Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre, Portmeirion Italian Village, Bala White Water Rafting and Harlech Castle.

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    Vagabond Bunkhouse

    The Vagabond bunkhouse/hostel is in the village of Betws y Coed, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. This unique bunkhouse is very well designed and appointed, with ready made up beds, free hot drinks, seriously hot shower, a well equipped kitchen & a bar. Catering is available. Outside there’s a climbing wall & power wash.

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    Totters

    Totters sits in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon just 30m from the Menai Straits. Close to many pubs and restaurants but with good public transport to the Snowdonia National Park. The hostel is a 200-year-old, five floored town house with five bedrooms sleeping either 4 or 6 and a huge double/family en suite. Opposite there is a self-catering town house sleeping 6.

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  • Profile picture of Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel

    Snowdon Lodge Group Hostel

    Stay in the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia! Snowdon Lodge provides self-catering group accommodation. Located in the village of Tremadog, Snowdon Lodge is perfect for family reunions or for groups wanting to explore Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. It has 10 rooms (twins, doubles and small dormitories), an additional lecture room and a large car park leading to extensive woodland walks.

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  • Profile picture of Abersoch Sgubor Unnos

    Abersoch Sgubor Unnos

    Luxury bunkhouse accommodation on a family farm in the village of Llangian. Just one mile from Abersoch which is famed for watersports, the bunkhouse is an ideal base for walking the newly opened Llyn Coast Path, surfing, cycling, golf, fishing and sailing. Spinning and knitting courses using the farm’s own wool available. The three modern bunkrooms are ideal for individuals or groups with a fully equipped kitchen/lounge, disabled facilities, secure storage and parking.

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  • Profile picture of Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

    Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

    The well equipped, community run bunkhouse at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse offers a unique opportunity to stay in one of the last remaining Victorian workhouses still open to the public. Handy for Welshpool, Oswestry & Shrewsbury and close to the Berwyn Mountains National Nature Reserve it has access to a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities. Nearby attractions include Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK.

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  • Profile picture of Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau

    Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau

    HyB Bunkhouse is 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, there are shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. HyB backs onto the Mawddach trail near the river Wnion and 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 offers a good night’s sleep.

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    Tyn Y Berth Mountain Centre

    Ty’n y Berth sits 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. Corris is within walking distance and has a CAMRA pub. Courses are available in a wide range of outdoor activities.

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  • Profile picture of Pentre Bach Bunkhouse

    Pentre Bach Bunkhouse

    Situated between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon, Pentre Bach Bunkhouse provides dog friendly, accommodation, outdoor activities and a campsite. The ground floor of the bunkhouse has a dining/cooking area while upstairs there are alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses for 16. Showers, toilets and washing/drying facilities, shared with the campsite, are just across the yard.

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    Old School Lodge

    In the small mountain town of Deiniolen, the Heart of Snowdonia. not far from Llanberis. The Old School Lodge is the perfect base for groups of all kinds wishing to explore the rugged splendor of North Wales. The Lodge provides high quality accommodation for those looking for a warm comfortable base to come home to after a day out on the Welsh Mountains.

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    Lodge Dinorwig

    On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Lodge Dinorwig, a former school, has a 14 bed bunkroom. Breakfast is included and evening meals can be booked but there is no self catering. Perfectly located for all the high adrenaline activities Snowdonia has to offer and with easy access to attractions such as Bounce Below as well as Snowdon and Llanberis. The on-site café will provide tea and cake after a day in the mountains.

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  • Profile picture of Plas Curig Hostel

    Plas Curig Hostel

    This five* hostel (formerly Capel Curig YHA) provides individuals, families & groups with luxurious accommodation in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Set in stunning surroundings it offers flexible accommodation for up to 59 people. There is a well equipped self-catering kitchen plus drying facilities and equipment storage. Luxury 6 person holiday let also available.

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    Llandudno Hostel

    Llandudno Hostel is a Victorian 4* boutique hostel where individuals, families and groups (including schools) are welcome all year. Set in the heart of the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno, it’s your perfect base for shopping & exploring the many local attractions, including blue flag beaches, dry slope skiing, ten pin bowling, bronze age copper mine, traditional pier, museums and fishing trips.

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  • Profile picture of Aberdaron Farm Bunkhouse

    Aberdaron Farm Bunkhouse

    Aberdaron Farm Bunkhouse is two miles from Aberdaron village, it has underfloor heating and a large comfortable social room. Bring sleeping bags or hire duvet sets for £3. Whistling Sands is close by and Bardsey Island lies across The Sound off the tip of the Llyn Peninsula. Pets allowed (with notice). Holiday cottages/camping available

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  • Profile picture of Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse

    Caban Cysgu Gerlan Bunkhouse

    Caban Cysgu, run by the community of Gerlan, offers purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau. Perfect for walking in Snowdonia, it’s a great base for the ‘Fourteen 3000ft Peaks’ long-distance challenge. It’s just a 5 minute drive to Zip World; the longest and fastest zip line in Europe. There are also plenty of mountain bike trails on the doorstep while road cyclists have the Sustrans route ‘Lôn Las Ogwen’ just a mile away. For climbers, Idwal is close by, while Afon Ogwen is popular with canoeists.

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    Bala Backpackers

    For outdoor adventures within the Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers great value ‘hostel-style’ accommodation, including; 30+ comfy SINGLE BEDS in bedrooms of 3,4 or 5, 3 private TWIN ROOMS and 3 new EN SUITES. Located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala with its five-mile-long lake and white-water river for raft rides.

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  • Profile picture of Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre

    Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre

    The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Snowdon and the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 31 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen and a large communal/dining room with a big screen - great for movie nights! Boasting glorious views, central heating, fibre Wi-Fi, parking, bike storage, drying room and a large garden. Bring your own sleeping bag pillow case and towel. A pub, cafe, and steam train station are all within 2 minutes walk.

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  • Profile picture of Braich Goch Bunkhouse & Inn

    Braich Goch Bunkhouse & Inn

    Braich Goch is a 16th century coaching inn just 3 miles from Cadair Idris. It has been specifically set up with outdoor enthusiasts in mind with walking, mountain biking, cycling, climbing and canoeing at all levels on the doorstep. The Braich is also a pub with pool table, darts and other games to keep you entertained in the evening!

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    Cell B

    After a long day of adventures, why not rest your weary head in an Edwardian police house hostel? Conveniently located in the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. There is a self catering kitchen, a drying-room and secure bike storage. Need a break from cooking? There’s our restaurant upstairs, or just enjoy a cheeky drink in the bar. Did we mention there’s a cinema? CellB is the perfect place to recover, recuperate, and soak up the vibrant landscape.

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  • Profile picture of Platts Farm Bunkhouse

    Platts Farm Bunkhouse

    Platt’s Farm Campsite and 3* Bunkhouse is situated in a range of Victorian farm buildings, in the charming village of Llanfairfechan. Close to the A55, the Bunkhouse lies at the start/end of the 14 Welsh 3000 peaks walks in the Snowdonia National Park, within a 10 min walk of the Wales coastal path and on the No.5 cycle route. Shops, pubs and cafés are within 5 mins’ walk. Just 15 mins from Zipworld Bethesda & 20 mins from Surf Snowdonia.

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    Anglesey Outdoor Centre

    Anglesey Outdoor Centre is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families. It is just a mile from Porthdafarch Beach & the coast path, and only 2km from Sustrans Cycle Route 8. It has four self contained areas each with their own self-catering and bathroom facilities. These can be hired individually or together. Full catering an option and an on-site bar/bistro. Yurts and Cabans also available.

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    Toad Hall

    Toad Hall sits beside the River Dovey, close to Snowdonia National Park and Machynlleth. NCN Cycle route 8 and Glyndwrs Way pass near by. The hostel accommodation comprises a four bed-roomed self contained unit above the family home. A flat garden is ideal for camping or bike/canoe storage.

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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.