Independent Hostels are a great choice of accommodation on the Wales Coast Path.
We have accommodation on or close to the path from Chepstow to Llandudno.
Many hostels and bunkhouses provide bed linen, have catered or self catered options and provide bike and equipment storage.
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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.More details
River House Hostel
This family run 4* hostel in the heart of Cardiff was voted number 1 in Hostelworld's list of best hostels. Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, the brother and sister team have made sure this will be the best hostel experience you will come across on your travels. With fabulous views of the world famous Millennium Stadium and River Taff and the central train and bus stations just 5 mins' walk away. What's stopping you?More details
Hamilton Lodge is just one minute's walk from the centre of Fishguard and very close to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Comfortable and friendly, sleeping nine in total with an en suite double and two dorms. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. Charming, private garden and covered patio with seating. Free light breakfast included. Groups of up to 18 are welcome in collaboration with James John Hamilton House hostel next door.More details
Piggery Poke 4 Star Hostel
Piggery Poke is a 16 bed, 4 star hostel on the public footpath that loops from the Wales Coast Path between Mwnt and Aberporth. Newly converted to provide self-catering hostel accommodation, it has 3 dormitories sleeping up to 8, 5 and 3, each with en suite facilities. Local cycle routes include Lôn Teifi (within 4 miles) and the Celtic Trail, Sustrans Route 82. A courtesy collection/delivery service is usually available from points within 15 miles along the coast for walkers/cyclists and their luggage/cycles.More details
Abersoch Sgubor Unnos
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 Llyn Coast Path, surfing, cycling, golf, fishing and sailing. Spinning and knitting courses using the farm's own wool are available. The three modern bunkrooms are ideal for individuals or groups with a fully equipped kitchen/lounge, disabled facilities, secure storage and parking.More details
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 nearby 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.More details
Pantyrathro International Hostel
Llansteffan is a beautiful, quaint village at the tip of the Towi River and Carmarthen Bay. The sandy beaches below the castle offer swimming and relaxation. The virtually traffic free country lanes make the area ideal for cycling. The Wales Coastal Path is on the doorstep and the city of Carmarthen offers most social and cultural activities. The Pantyrathro International Hostel provides dorm accommodation, private rooms, family rooms and ensuite rooms.More details
Parc Elernion Camping Barn
Set within SSSI woodland, close to Trefor with its lovely sandy beach and harbour with easy access to the Wales Coast Path, this little camping barn sleeps 2 on Westlake camp beds. BYO Sleeping Bags and Towels. There is a well equipped kitchenette and washing/toilet facilites are shared with the caravan site. Holiday Cottage and tent pitches also available. Perfect for the welsh coast, castles and Snowdonia.More details
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.More details
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse and The Chaffhouse both provide accommodation for families or groups. Comfortable and well appointed they are perfect for exploring Gower and all it has to offer. The properties can be hired individually or together, rates vary with numbers.More details
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.More details
Gupton Farm is the National Trust's new visitor base at Freshwater West, with camping, farmhouse accommodation and community facilities on-site. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There are great facilities including a heated shower block, a wet weather barn, and loads of outdoor space. Gupton Farm is your ideal base for exploring the beaches and countryside of Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is close by.More details
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.More details
Borth Youth Hostel
With 4 miles of stunning beach just 20 metres from the front door, Borth Youth Hostel is perfect 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 just a short drive away making Borth perfect for both mountain biking & surfing. With two classrooms, Borth YHA is idea for school trips too. There's free WiFi, a games & TV room, bike storage & drying room. Breakfast, packed lunch & a licensed bar are available.More details
Maes-y-Mor offers superior self-catering accommodation at budget prices. With 7 twin & 1 double room plus 1 en suite family room it is 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 with self-catering facilities. All rooms have TVs & tea/coffee making facilities. Car parking and secure bike storage. A 4* double room apartment and a new 4* boutique self-catering house sleeping 7 are also availableMore details
Green Man Backpackers Chepstow
Green Man Backpackers offers inspired accommodation in a Grade 2 building in the heart of Chepstow. Chepstow is the starting/finishing point for Offa's Dyke path, the Wales Coast Path, Gloucester Way and the Wye Valley Walk. The Land's End/John O'Groats route is just 1 mile away. The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley AONB are also nearby.More details
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.More details
James John Hamilton House
James John Hamilton House is a new conversion of the first free school in Fishguard, built in 1850 by James John Hamilton. The house provides comfortable, characterful self-catering accommodation for 10 people in four private rooms. Across the garden is Hamilton House Backpackers with an extra 9 beds. It's close to the centre of Fishguard with pubs & cafes. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes through the town and communities of grey seals and dolphins are regularly seen in the local harbours.More details
Anglesey Outdoor Centre
Anglesey Outdoors is an ideal base for groups, individuals or families. It is just a mile from Porthdafarch Beach & the coastal 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.More details
Whether you're a lone cyclist or a group of walkers you will love discovering this cosy clean and comfortable accommodation with breathtaking 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.More details
Warren Farm Glamping
A cosy bunkhouse & beautiful big bell tents, right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with fantastic views out to sea. The closest you can stay to excellent climbing at Castlemartin Range, plus brilliant surfing at Freshwater West & Broadhaven South. Within striking distance of many of Pembrokeshire's fabulous tourist attractions. All the accommodation is comfortable and well equipped. Don't delay, come glamping!More details
Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre
The 147-bed, platinum eco-award-winning, Stackpole Centre is the perfect venue for large families/groups, special interest breaks and outdoor activities. It comprises four large houses, three cottages and a manor house. Close to wild woodlands and stunning beaches.More details
Eastern Slade Barn
Eastern Slade Barn is a luxury farmhouse conversion on a working farm on the Gower Peninsula. The Gower has glorious beaches, castles & a network of traffic free lanes, ideal for mountain bikes. The Coastal Path passes through the farm. Port Eynon seaside village is a 30 min walk, while Oxwich Bay with its castle, beach & hotel serving tasty meals is just a 20 min walk. Camping is also available and weddings/birthdays can be accommodated.More details
L & A Outdoor Centre
L&A is set in a quiet wooded valley and offers accommodation for up to 280 people in self-catering cabins in the Swansea Bay area. There is a bar/cafe, activity hall, commercial kitchen, meeting rooms and 300 seat dining hall. Set in 80 acres of woodlands and pasture with open air swimming pool, BBQ and fire pits. L&A are happy to help you organise an event and has extensive links with activity providers in the area. Afan Aergoed and Glyncorrwg TrailMore details
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.More details
Lawrenny Millennium Hostel
Once a Victorian village school, the Lawrenny Hostel is superbly placed for exploring South Pembrokeshire. Warm, clean and comfortable, with modern facilities, the accommodation is ideal for individuals or groups, training courses or events. The adjoining village hall is also available to rent and there is a community shop, pub and an award-winning tearoom nearby.More details
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.More details
Situated between the famous cathedral city of St Davids and the Irish ferry port of Fishguard, the 4* Lodge overlooks the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. Within walking distance of the Sloop Inn at Porthgain and the internationally renowned Coastal Path. An ideal stopover for cyclists with The Celtic Trail cycle route passing the bottom of the drive. The lodge sleeps 23 in 5 separate rooms, all en suite with great showers. Dogs welcome by arrangement.More details
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.More details
Upper Neeston Lodges
Environmentally sensitive barn conversions close to the Milford Haven Waterway in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ideal for divers, climbers, walkers or family get-togethers. The four independent 5* lodges have fully fitted kitchens and have access to garden/patio, laundry/drying room, secure storage and ample parking.More details
Rhossili 4* Bunkhouse is situated at the end of the Gower Peninsula, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is within easy walking distance of three glorious beaches, (including Rhossili Bay voted the best beach in Europe and in the top ten in the World 2017). Ideal for families and groups and perfectly located for a wide range of outdoor activities including walking, surfing, cycling & climbing.More details
Old School Hostel Formerly Yha Trefin
Escape to this wonderful rugged corner of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Old School Hostel is in Trefin, a pretty village which has a pub and a café, just a quarter of a mile from the world famous coast path. Circular walks from the door take you to stunning wild beaches & harbours. The cathedral city of St. Davids and the popular Whitesands Bay are 20 minutes by car.More details
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 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 woodland walks.More details
Aberystwyth Uni Bunkhouse
Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse is right on the Wales Coast Path, close to beaches, dramatic walking and white knuckle mountain biking. Aberystwyth has all the attractions of a Victorian seaside town with the added adventure of an ancient castle and thriving nightlife. Accommodation is in single rooms with shared self catering kitchens and bathrooms. Meals available. Ideal if you planning an education trip or conference, passing through on the Wales Coast Path or looking for a base for a family seaside holiday or outdoor group trip.More details
If you are looking for accommodation on the Wales Coast Path, Hostels and bunkhouses are the perfect choice. There are Independent Hostels along the whole of the Wales Coast Path route from Chepstow all the way round to Llandudno, meaning that the majority of the route can be walked using hostels and bunkhouses as accommodation.
Modern hostels and bunkhouses often provide bed linen so you don’t need to bring a sleeping bag (check each accommodation’s details). With self-catering and catered options (and many hostels and bunkhouses being close to a pub) there are catering options for all budgets. For those cycling parts of the Wales coast path route many hostels provide cycle storage to keep your bike safe whilst you have a great night’s sleep.
After a day’s walking you will find a warm welcome in all of our accommodation on the Wales Coast Path. Details of the route are available on the LDWA website.
The Wales Coast path joins up with Offa’s Dyke to create a circular route right round the edge of Wales, by using Independent hostels along with YHA hostels and B&Bs one can walk the whole length.
Piggery Poke Hostel is one of the ideally situated hostels on the southern section of the coast path. In the county of Ceridigion, just north of Pembrokshire, and just half a mile from the coast on a footpath loop. Piggery Poke was used as abase when Sam Dalley walked the Ceridigion section of the Wales Coast Path using public transport, you can Read More on our blog.
Parc Elernion Caravan Park has a walkers camping barn with direct access to the coast path on the northern section of the Wales Coast Path. Sleeping just 2 people with sitting area, kitchenette and other facilities shared with the campers, the Camping Barn is on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsular close to the village of Trefor with a lovely little sandy beach and harbour.