YHA Kings Exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Kings

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Kings. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can

Exclusive hire

  1. For the foreseeable future, YHA Kings will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

Set in its own wooded ravine, YHA Kings offers year round accommodation for individuals, families and groups. This hostel is a fantastic retreat for both fans of outdoor pursuits and those looking to relax and unwind amidst breathtaking scenery. Explore miles of sandy beaches, steam railways, and castles galore.

The National White Water Rafting centre near Bala is a must for watersports enthusiasts. Nearby are the famous Port Meirion village and the world class mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin - also brilliant for walks and trail running.

Why guests love YHA Kings

  • Located in a wooded ravine on the slopes of Cader Idris
  • Ideal base to run, cycle or walk the Mawddach estuary
  • Great Snowdonia National Park accommodation

Accommodation at YHA Kings

The hostel

This 42 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms, some of which are en-suite.

There is no TV or mobile phone signal at the hostel, making YHA Kings a fantastic 'get away from it all' location! There's a full range of shops and amenities five miles away in Dolgellau.

Wi-Fi is available but a charge is made by the service provider and due to our remote location, internet connectivity can be intermittent.

Hire the whole hostel

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.


Food and drink at YHA Kings

Image of Breakfast at YHA Kings

Food and drink

At YHA Kings, guests enjoy 24 hour access to our communal self-catering facilities. The communal kitchen is well equipped, you only need to bring specialized appliances and utensils.

To set you up for the day ahead, our delicious breakfast is served every day between 07:00 and 09:00. For those who like to get straight out of the door and into the great outdoors, packed lunches are also available.

We stock a tempting range of local beers, ales and ciders, plus a selection of red and white wines and soft drinks at affordable prices. We are a fully licensed premises, so guests are not permitted to bring and consume their own alcohol anywhere on site.

Evening meals can be pre-booked by groups of 12 or more.





  • Basic food shop
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Reception times: 08.00 - 10.00 17.00 - 22.00

Check in: 17.00 - 22.00

Check out: 08.00 - 10.00

Parking: There is free parking on-site.

Pets: Sorry, strictly no dogs allowed on site except registered assistance dogs.

YHA Kings - Access Statement

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YHA Kings

Map references

OS Map: 124

OS Grid Ref: SH683161

Lat/Lng: 52.725661, -3.950776

Contact information

Phone: 03452602761

Email: [email protected]

Meet the team

Manager recommends: A great base for all kinds of weekend breaks in Wales. Come and walk Cader Idris straight from the hostel front door. See magnificent scenery, sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and very few people in lovely southern Snowdonia. Dolgellau is great for fishing holidays and other activity breaks too. And with large sandy beaches close by in Barmouth, it's great for seaside breaks.

Trip Advisor

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