The Snowdonia Way is a long-distance route that takes you the entire length of Snowdonia National Park. It stretches from Machynlleth in the South to Conwy in the North. The Snowdonia Way has a 97 mile low-level main route, with a number of mountain alternatives. Linking all the mountain days up would give a mountain route of 122 miles. There is a great choice of independent hostels or bunkhouses along both routes.
14 Charlton Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AA
Llandudno Hostel is a Victorian 4* boutique, award-winning hostel where individuals, families & 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 many local attractions, including blue flag beaches, dry slope skiing, Zip World, Surf Snowdonia, bronze age copper mine, traditional pier, museums & fishing trips.
Platts Farm Bunkhouse, Aber Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0HL
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 NCN 5 Cycle Route. Shops, pubs and cafés are within 5 mins’ walk. Just 15 mins from Zipworld, Bethesda & 20 mins from Surf Snowdonia.
Bron-y-Gader Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT
Perched at 290m (950ft) in the foothills of Snowdonia with direct access to the Carneddau mountains and close to the end of the Welsh 3000s Challenge route, Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse offers comfortable & great value accommodation for up to 37.Remote and isolated but just 8 miles to Conwy and 2 miles to the nearest pub. The many attractions and high adrenaline activities in Snowdonia are just a short drive away.
Ffordd Gerlan, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3ST
Caban Cysgu, run by Gerlan community, offers purpose-built accommodation at the foot of the Carneddau. Perfect for walking in Snowdonia, Tryfan 10 mins away and Wyddfa (Snowdon) 25 mins drive. A great base for the ‘Welsh 3,000’. Convenient for Snowdonia & Cambrian Ways & Slate Trail. Just 5 mins from Zip World; the longest & fastest zip line in Europe. Plenty of mountain bike trails on the doorstep & road cyclists have Sustrans ‘Lôn Las Ogwen’ route a mile away. For climbers, Idwal is nearby, for canoeists Afon Ogwen is popular.
Snowdonia Mountain Hostel, Tai Newyddion, Nant Ffrancon, Bangor LL57 3DQ
In the heart of the Ogwen Valley and surrounded by the Welsh 3000s, this hostel is the perfect base for walkers, climbers and cyclists with the best routes straight from the door. Snowdon is a 30 minute drive away. For adventure seekers Zip World is within walking distance and the Anglesey beaches are a short drive. Newly refurbished, Snowdonia Mountain Hostel has comfy beds with linen & a superb kitchen diner. Sorry no stag or hen parties.
Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX
In Snowdonia National Park, just over a mile from the small town of Bethesda, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse provides spacious, eco friendly accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups. The large open plan communal area has a well equipped kitchen, a large dining table and plenty of comfy chairs. With underfloor heating, comfortable beds and a drying room guests invariably return. On Snowdonia Slate Trail & Lon Las Cymru .
Strata House, Dryll, LL55 3NF
Ideally situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park yet just a 15 minute drive to the seaside town of Caernarfon, Lon Dryll is your perfect base for exploring North Wales. Under new ownership & completely refurbished, Lon Dryll offers groups of between 10-30 exclusive use of all its facilities. Guests will enjoy privacy, space & breath-taking panoramic views. Dogs are welcome.
Deiniolen, Caernarfon LL55 3HH
In the small mountain village of Deiniolen, in 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 splendour of North Wales. Perfect for groups of walkers or climbers, the Lodge provides high quality accommodation for those looking for a warm comfortable base to return to after a day on the Welsh mountains. Facilities include a well equipped self-catering kitchen, lounge, games room & resources room.
Dinorwig, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3EY
Escape to Snowdonia at Lodge Dinorwig. With a 14 bed bunk room and all catering provided it's the perfect base for your adventures exploring the beauty of North Wales.From cosy sofas to large tables, this Hostel is a great place to plan and get ready for those adrenaline-fueled activities in Eryri (Snowdonia) while soaking in the stunning vistas of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and Llanberis.
Blue Peris Mountain Centre, Dinorwic, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 3ET
White Peris Lodge is part of Blue Peris Mountain Centre in the heart of Snowdonia. The Lodge sleeps 13 across 4 rooms. Well equipped, there’s a self catering kitchen, central heating, hot showers, bike storage, drying rooms, picnic tables & parking.While the Lodge is perfect for families & small groups, the main Centre sleeps 60 & is ideal for large groups & schools. Outdoor activities available.
Snowdon House, Nant Peris, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4UL
Ideal group accommodation for up to 10 people, Snowdon House Bunkhouse lies in the iconic Llanberis Pass at the foot of Snowdon and now has a brand new 7 person hot tub. Surrounded by stunning Snowdonia landscape, it is the perfect base for walkers, climbers, cyclists & families wanting to explore Snowdonia.With walks, scrambling & climbing on the doorstep & a short drive to beaches, castles, steam trains and the famous Zip Wire, there is something for everybody.
The Old School, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, North Wales LL54 6TL
The Rhyd Ddu Bunkhouse provides group accommodation at the foot of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) & the Nantlle Ridge. Sleeping 30 in 6 bedrooms, it has a fully equipped kitchen & a large communal dining room with a big screen. Glorious views, central heating, fast WiFi, parking, secure bike storage, drying room & garden. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow case & towel. Pub, café, & steam train station all within 2 minutes’ walk.
Golan, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, LL51 9AQ
Formerly Cwm Pennant Hostel, Brynkir Coach House offers welcoming & relaxed accommodation for groups of 6-66 across dorms, en suite family/private rooms & a self contained flat. Set within stunning grounds in the Snowdonia National Park with fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant valley & Moel Hebog. Local caterers are available. The area is ideal for hill walking, rock climbing, canoeing. For cyclists Lon Las Cymru is on the door step!
Lawrence House, Church Street, Tremadog, Nr Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, LL49 9PS
Snowdon Lodge, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia, offers sole use for a get-together with friends & family. An ideal self-catering group base in Snowdonia. Large Victorian property set in 4-acre grounds in a pretty village. Pet friendly. Well-equipped kitchen. Spacious dining room. Modern lounge. BBQ area. Private parking. Games room. Additional lecture/seminar/prayer room for hire. En-suite bedrooms including 1 ground floor accessible bedroom.
Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4HY
Maentwrog bunkhouse is a newly converted 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 beautiful beaches are within 15-20 mins’ drive. The Welsh Coastal Path passes the end of the lane.
Ffridd Llwyn Gwerfyl, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2TW
Remote & peaceful, surrounded by the rugged splendour of Snowdonia, Ffridd Bunkhouse offers budget accommodation. Harlech with its beach, pubs, cafes & castle is just 2.5 miles away. This basic accommodation is in 2 units, one sleeps 12 & the other 4/5. Both have kitchen/dining areas & some heating. Each has a separate outside WC, but the shower is shared.
Walkers, climbers & mountain bikers alike return annually to this hidden gem of a bunkhouse. BYO bedding.
Lion Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1DG
After a good day's walking, Plas Isa is the place you need for a good night's rest. Whether you choose to follow the mountain trail or the less strenuous but as enjoyable valley trail, Plas Isa is on the route. In the centre of Dolgellau with plenty of shops on our doorstep to replenish your supplies. First leg is from Machynlleth to Dolgellau - book your room with us, and we will make sure you have a good rest, ready for the next leg to Trawsfynydd.
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Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Perfect for schools, education groups, family celebrations and groups of all kinds, Corris hostel is a haven from the stresses of the outside world with its caring staff & cosy wood fires. Enjoy the gardens with BBQ & campfire areas. Situated in Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris, the Centre for Alternative Technology and just 3 miles from the new Dyfi Bike Park, a mecca for trail bikers. A real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. CAMRA pub close by.
Railway Terrace, Doll St, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BH
Toad Hall sits beside the River Dovey, close to Snowdonia National Park in the market town of Machynlleth. NCN Cycle Route 8 & Glyndwrs Way pass nearby. The accommodation sleeps 8 in 4 private bedrooms with small shared self-catering kitchen & single shower room. There are no bunks & no shared dormitories. Above the owners family home with a flat garden for camping and a small workshop for bike repair/storage.
The Snowdonia Way is a long distance route that takes you the entire length of Snowdonia (Eryri). It stretches from Machynlleth in the South to Conwy in the North. There are two alternative routes. Snowdonia Way’s main route is 97 miles long and is mainly low-level. It will take you along valley tracks, hillside paths, and forested slopes. There are some steep ascents and descents but the route avoids the peaks. This means it can be walked by those who want a journey through the landscape, with stunning views of the mountains from the valleys. This is the only low level long distance route through Snowdonia and it allows you to see the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia in all their glory.
Snowdonia Way High Level Route
If you want to climb some mountains on the way, a high level route has been devised. This route intersects with the standard Snowdonia Way route regularly. So you can switch between routes when you feel like it or when the weather dictates. If you opt to walk the whole high-level route from beginning to end, it is a 122 mile journey. You will climb some of the area’s most famous peaks including Snowdon, Cadair Idris, Cnicht, and the Glyders. But you will also go up some lesser known peaks, which you may have all to yourself. The route typically takes 6-8 days to complete the 6 stages. Make sure you check the weather forecast before attempting to climb one of the mountains on the route.
All along the route, including the mountain alternatives, there are independent hostels and bunkhouses offering friendly, low cost accommodation to walkers. More information about the route can be found at Snowdonia Way’s own