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YHA Snowdon Bryn GwynantCaernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NP
A gem of a hostel set in 42 acres of land, YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is a Victorian mansion, perfectly placed for holidays exploring the Snowdonia National Park. Bryn Gwynant is dominated by its wooded grounds and stunning views over Llyn Gwynant and Snowdon itself, and is ideal for family breaks and activity breaks.
If walking holidays are your thing, set out from the hostel and take the scenic Watkin Path up Snowdon. There are plenty of brilliant attractions within driving distance too, with castles, caves and plenty more nearby.
Why guests love YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant
Accommodation at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant
YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant has 72 beds with a selection of dorm beds and private rooms available. YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is a Victorian mansion called Nantgwynant House, located in its own wooded grounds with spectacular views over the surrounding mountains and lake. Stay in our lovely period property, or the newly refurbished Coach House annex - complete with new kitchen, showers and decor.
There is no mobile reception at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant. Expect comfy leather sofas, fab views and plenty of peaceful nooks and crannies to curl up with a book.
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.
Food and drink at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant
- Cot available
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 22.00
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.
Parking: There is parking on site
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
To enjoy YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant for just you, your friends and family, visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property.Open for bookings from September to March.
YHA School Trips
If you're looking for a Wales school trip in the Snowdonia National Park, YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant offers great accommodation for field trips. Visit the YHA School Trips website to find out more.
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.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Bryn Gwynant was an extensive house, built in 1834. It had been looked at by YHA in the early days and rejected because it had fallen into bad repair, but two succeeding owners had improved the place substantially. In 1958, YHA looked again at Bryn Gwynant, and liked it much more than in 1930. It was perfectly situated, alongside Llyn Gwynant, for climbing Snowdon. The location is just breath-taking and YHA didn’t want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity. The hostel opened in 1959 and continues to attract hundreds of visitors each year.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: A nice contrast to on-the-go activity breaks and walking holidays, the quiet calm of sunset over the lake is a perfect end to any day. Set in 40 acres of wooded grounds with stunning views over Llyn Gwynant and Snowdon, a Snowdonia national park holiday in this beautiful rural retreat would make a marvellous family break.