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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
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.
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.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
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 Snowdon Bryn Gwynant and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. This characterful Victorian mansion offers comfortable accommodation, with large windows, original wooden staircase and beautiful views. Dogs are welcome too!
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Lake view
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Mountain view
- Near bus stop
- No mobile coverage
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Sole use
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is open for bookings all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant’s restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 18:00 - 20:30. Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is parking at the hostel.
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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.