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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY
Bed in a shared room - from £25.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hangers
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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 £29.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Small garden/grounds

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 22:00
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.

Overview

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.

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

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

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

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.

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Food and drink at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass dining room

Eat with us

YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps, hot plated breakfasts, and a café style menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast baps

Breakfast baps at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Plated breakfast

Plated breakfast at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

We want to make sure you start your day right, so we are now serving a delicious range of hot plated breakfast options. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Panini

Café style menu at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Delve into our café style menu with plenty of delicious options, including paninis, light bites, stone-baked pizzas, and much more. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! 

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Pizza

Pizza menu at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham & pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Mountain view
  • Near bus stop
  • No mobile coverage
  • Outdoor seating
  • Paid on-street parking
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - lounge area(s), cycle store(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass s open for bookings all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 23:00.

Reception hours: From 07:00 - 23:00.

Café opening hours: Mallory’s Café & Bar is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:30 - 21:00. Breakfast is served daily from 07:30 - 09:30.

Parking: Parking is available in the SNPA pay and display car park across the road from the hostel. The option costs £10 (payable by card or cash) and, if you arrive before 18:00, your ticket will be valid until midnight. If you arrive after 18:00, your ticket will be valid until 08:00 the next morning. Alternative pay and display parking is available 3.5 miles away in Nant Peris. The cost is £5 (payable by cash only) and your ticket will be valid for 24 hours. Tickets can be purchased for multiple days at the same time. You can get to the hostel via the Sherpa bus S1 or S2 until late afternoon or by pre-booked local taxis.

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass - Access Statement

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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

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]

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.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

History

Welsh for "resting place", the Gorphwysfa Hotel was a famed mountaineers inn. The hotel was built in the 1870's. The building was sold to YHA in 1968 to become YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: An ascent of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) can be a life affirming moment, and it’s within your grasp and on the doorstep at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass. The starts of the Miners, PYG and infamous Crib Goch routes are only feet away. Or escape the crowds in the Glyderau with a visit to Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr hiking North West from the hostel. Be sure to grab a photo on the famous ‘Cantilever Stone’ rock formation.

Green Leaders TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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