YHA Rowen Exterior
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This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £19.99 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Heating
  • Lock on doors

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £39.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Heating
  • Lock on doors

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £299.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    5 bathrooms 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 20 guests

    Bursting with character, YHA Rowen retains its traditional Welsh Hill farmhouse style while the interior has been transformed to provide modern accommodation for guests to enjoy. This property is the perfect spot for walking and hiking holidays.

    From £299.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Cleaning basics
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lock on doors
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toaster

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Rowen and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have the use of the whole property.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: fridge/freezer, grill, kettle, microwave, 3 ovens, refrigerator, toaster.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 20 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 20 people. There are 4 tables, 4 benches and a large open fire.

Lounge

The cosy lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 2 comfy sofas, armchairs and an open fire.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of five bathrooms.

Toilets: 4

Showers: 3

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is a small garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: benches, fire pit, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of four bedrooms.

First floor

One room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 4 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

Overview

A lovely rural retreat high in the Welsh hills, YHA Rowen is a stunning traditional Welsh farmhouse packed with character. The hostel boasts breathtaking views over the Conwy Valley and across to Snowdonia and makes for the perfect base from which to explore the hills, mountains and scenery of this area of North Wales.

The hostel’s cosy lounge with open fires will greet you upon your return from the hills in colder weather, whilst in the warmer months, sit back and relax in our quiet garden area.

Why guests love YHA Rowen

  • Traditional Welsh farmhouse
  • Breathtaking views across Snowdonia
  • Small, rustic retreat

Accommodation at YHA Rowen

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.

Hire the whole place

Planning an overdue get-together or celebrating a birthday/anniversary? Looking for a base for your group's next adventure? Make your special occasion extra special with YHA Exclusive Hire.

You can hire the whole building at YHA Rowen and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This property retains its traditional Welsh Hill farmhouse style while the interior has been transformed to provide modern accommodation for guests to enjoy. Dogs are welcome too!

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Contactless payments
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Intermittent mobile coverage
  • Mountain view
  • No WiFi
  • Outdoor seating
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared lounge
  • Small garden/grounds
  • Sole use

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.

Self-catering: YHA Rowen is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.

Parking: There is limited onsite parking for up to 5 cars. Access to the hostel is via a very steep narrow public road and coach or minibus parking not possible.

YHA Rowen - Access Statement

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YHA Rowen

Map references

OS Map: 115

OS Grid Ref: SH747721

Lat/Lng: 53.23098, -3.879091

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9038

Email: [email protected]

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

This hostel is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a Volunteer Manager and supporting our small hostels on our Volunteering site.

History

In 1947, YHA’s Merseyside, North Wales and Isle of Man Group opened a simple type of hostel at a hill farmhouse in the Carnedds hills above the village of Roewen. The hostel could accommodate 13 men and 12 women and was named the Harold Burrows Memorial Hostel after a tireless worker for the YHA Regional Group. The hostel has had many renovations over the years, making the hostel more refreshing and modern for its visitors.

Meet the team

YHA Rowen is staffed by our dedicated team of YHA Volunteer Managers, YHA enthusiasts trained to deliver great customer service with a personal touch. One of them will be at the hostel each week to take good care of our guests.

Manager recommends:

A walk-up Tal y Fan – summit an (easy) mountain in Snowdonia from the doorstep and view the peaks and coastline of North Wales.

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