A warm welcome is waiting for you at YHA’s oldest location in Wales! This eco-friendly hostel offers superb Snowdonia accommodation for activity breaks in the Ogwen Valley and is surrounded by geographical wonders. Perfectly located between the Glyder and Carneddau mountains the hostel is great for strolls to the Cwm Idwal nature reserve and Devil’s Kitchen or for walking holidays on the Cambrian Way or the Welsh 3,000ft peaks. Whether you come for a life-affirming moment atop Tryfan – the north ridge ascent begins just 1.5km east of the hostel – or prefer to stay on the Ogwen Valley floor, this place will keep you coming back for more.
You can follow in the footsteps of YHA's founders – pick up a copy of the 'Idwal log' at the hostel and relive the walks and scrambles enjoyed by the Merseyside Group in those early years. Or if you've got the tourism bug visit the sites where Dr Who, Hammer of the Gods and Dragonslayer were filmed! Just ask at reception and we'll point you in the right direction.
So if you're looking for cheap family breaks with excellent self-catering facilities and a licensed bar, try YHA Idwal. And if you're inspired to visit the oldest YHA in Wales then consider taking a real step back in time with a stay in the Anglesey Hut. The quaint wooden sleeping hut from 1931 has been restored to its original purpose.
08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00
17.00 - 22.00
08.00 - 10.00
Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Idwal. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ
By car: The hostel is off the A5 at the west end of Llyn Ogwen, 5 miles south of Bethesda
The nearest coach stop is in Bangor, 4.7 miles away.
Padam and Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service is suspended. For current information check here.
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We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Idwal Cottage we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
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