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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY

Excellent 94%

(286 reviews)

Bed in a single sex shared dorm - Beds from £15.00
Private room - Rooms from £25.00


If it's dramatic, breath-taking views of mountainous landscapes you're after then YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass is the location for you. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Mount Snowdon, over 1,000ft above sea level, this Youth Hostel is the perfect choice for climbing holidays and budding mountaineers.

This much loved and famed location is now a state of the art accommodation base in the heart of Snowdonia. The hostel also pays tribute to its famous past and information about the surrounding mountains can be seen throughout the building.

Why guests love YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

  • Newly refurbished base at the foot of Snowdon
  • Unique location with spectacular views
  • Fantastic bar and restaurant facilities

Accommodation at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

The hostel

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass at a glance:

  • £1.3 million investment
  • Climb Snowdon from the front door
  • Updated group and education facilities
  • Mallory's Cafe
  • 16 en-suite rooms

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass boasts cosy snug social areas where you can relax and share stories with your fellow travellers. There's no phone signal up here, but with wi-fi, games, books and excellent company you won't mind. 

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass benefits from a modern classroom with high tech conference facilities, ideal for group presentations, business conferences and school groups, as well as probably the swankiest self-catering kitchen you've ever seen in a hostel. 

The café at Pen-y-Pass is named after Mallory and is a fantastic setting for mountaineers to rest and recover from the day’s exertions. And as a solo traveller, you’ll never be lonely. Simply sit down with a beer, open the OS map and within minutes you’ll be trading experiences with a fellow adventurer.




  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • Games room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Cafe
  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: 15:00 - 23:00

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 no free parking on site, but there is a small pay and display car park opposite the hostel, which offers a limited number of parking spaces.

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass - Access Statement

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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY

Map references

OS Map: 115

OS Grid Ref: SH647556

Lat/Lng: 53.080876, -4.020846

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9534

Email: [email protected]


We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on theVolunteering website.

At YHA Snowdon Pen Y Pass we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:

Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: Climbing Mount Snowdon can be a life affirming moment, and it’s within your grasp and on the doorstep at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass. Escape the crowds in the Glyderau. The summits of Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr can be reached from the hostel. Be sure to grab a photo on the famous ‘Cantilever Stone’ rock formation.

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