If it's dramatic, breath-taking views of mountainous landscapes you're after then YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass is the location for you. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Mount Snowdon, over 1,000ft above sea level, this Youth Hostel is the perfect choice for climbing holidays and budding mountaineers.
Having recently undergone a restoration project, this much loved and famed location is now a state of the art accommodation base in the heart of Snowdonia.
Added to this is the licensed bar and restaurant where you can re-fuel with a delicious meal and a refreshing drink after a day exploring on the mountains; and the cosy snug social areas where you can relax and share stories with your fellow travellers. There's no Wi-Fi or phone signal up here, but with games, books and excellent company you won't mind. It's the perfect opportunity for a digital detox.
The hostel also pays tribute to its famous past - George Mallory stayed here while using Snowdon as a training ground for his ill-fated Everest expedition. The bar is named Mallory's after him and information about the surrounding mountains and Mallory himself can be seen throughout the building.
Great for cheap family breaks, this former mountain lodge makes a great base for exploring the local area, walking and activity holidays in Wales.
Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.
07.00 - 23.00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:00
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.
There is no free parking on site, but there's a pay and display car park opposite the hostel.
Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY
By car: From the A55 coast road follow signs for Llanberis the A4086 to YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass. From the A5 turn onto A4086 at Capel Curig. Turn right at Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is on the right.
The nearest National Express coach stop is Colwyn Bay - around 30 miles away.
Padam and Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service is suspended on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 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.
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