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YHA Snowdon Ranger


Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YS

T: 0845 371 9659

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Board GamesClimbingCot availableCredit cards accepted

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Board Games


Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

Drying room

Games Room


Internet access


Meals available

Mountain Biking


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome



59 Beds

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About YHA Snowdon Ranger

A rural retreat at the foot of the mountain, this former inn is great accommodation to use as a base when you’re tackling Snowdon on a walking or hiking holiday. It’s in an area steeped in the culture of Wales – the village of Beddgelert, Sygun Copper Mine, Caernarfon Castle and the Maritime Museum are all nearby. In summer, swim in the lake from our own beach, then share your experiences with other guests over a tasty meal and drink.

This property is also available for Exclusive Hire during the winter months. Click here for more details.

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Snowdon Ranger!

Rural Menu PDF (18KB) Rural Menu PDF (18KB)Click here to have a look at a sample menu (18KB).

Need to know

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

Reception Times:
07.30 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.30

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Take a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon Castle, past the hostel, through the foothills of Snowdon, Beddgelert Forest and the Aberglaslyn Gorge - a stunning journey. Get off at Pont Croesor and try osprey spotting.

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Snowdon Ranger. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Snowdon Ranger and hire the whole property for yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

YHA School Trips

The YHA Snowdon Ranger hostel, situated at the foot of Wales' highest and most famous mountain, is the perfect retreat for geography field trips or any school break involving physical activity. After a busy day students can unwind in the games room and enjoy the meals provided.

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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