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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-pass


Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY

T: 0845 371 9534

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games

Classroom/Educational meeting room


Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Drying room

En suite rooms available

Family breaks

Games Room

Group catering available



Meals available


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome


112 Beds

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About YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

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.

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass at a glance:

  • £1.3 million investment
  • Climb Snowdon from the front door
  • Updated group and education facilities
  • Mallory's Cafe
  • 16 en-suite rooms

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass benefits from a modern classroom with high tech conference facilities, ideal for group presentations, business conferences and school groups, as well as probably the swankiest self-catering kitchen you've ever seen in a hostel.

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. Breakfasts and tasty packed lunches are also available.

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.

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There is no free parking on site, but there's a pay and display car park opposite the hostel.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


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Reception Times:
07.00 - 00.00

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Manager recommends

  • Climbing Mount Snowdon can be a life affirming moment, and it’s within your grasp and on the doorstep at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Snowdon Pen -y-Pass. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA School Trips

If you're looking to organise a school trip which will educate the students about nature and geography while testing them physically, YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass is an ideal destination. The hostel can accommodate up to 112 people, provide home cooked meals, classroom facilities and a lounge and games room to unwind.

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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