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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-PassCaernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY
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
Accommodation at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
Bed in a shared room
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.
Food and drink at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
- 24-hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Minibus parking nearby
- Mountain view
- Near bus stop
- No mobile coverage
- Outdoor seating
- Paid on-street parking
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Reception hours: From 07:30 - 22:00.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
Café opening hours: Mallory’s Café & Bar is currently closed midweek and only offers takeaway hot drinks and cake at weekends.
Parking: Parking is available in the SNPA car park across the road from the hostel as this hostel does not have its own car park. Parking in the SNPA Pen y Pass car park is only available if pre booked. Bookings can be made at justpark.com. 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 evening or by pre-booked local taxis.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.
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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.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
Welsh for 'resting place', the Gorphwysfa Hotel was a famed mountaineers inn. The hotel was built in the 1870s. 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.