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

Overview

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 Rowen

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will likely be in operation at YHA Rowen. 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 Rowen will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

Good to Go Wales

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

The hostel

The hostel has 20 beds. YHA Rowen is a small, rustic, and isolated retreat, and it's staffed by helpful volunteers.

YHA Rowen offers great views of the surrounding area, but guests do need to be aware that being on the side of a mountain means the road leading to the hostel is steep in parts but accessible by car with care. The hostel is up a very steep (1:3) hill on a narrow, but tarmac surfaced, road. You can leave your car at the bottom of the hill and walk up with your things, but please note it is a 10-minute walk to the hostel.

The hostel is self-catering only and has a well-appointed and modern self-catering kitchen offering all you will need for most culinary creations. Come prepared, but there are pubs and restaurants nearby.

Hire the whole place

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.

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Facilities

General

  • Basic food shop
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds

Essentials

  • Drying room
  • Lounge

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

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]

YHA Exclusive Hire

Invite all your family and friends along to YHA Rowen and hire the whole place to yourself. To do so please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website. Open for bookings all year round.

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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