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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
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.
Food and drink at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- Games room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- 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: 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: We have space in our layby for around 6 cars (Free of charge and are first come first serve). Parking permits for the Pay & Display are available for purchase from reception on arrival and are on a first come first serve basis. Once these are gone, you will need to purchase a ticket from the National Park machines. The National Park machines are located in the pay and display across the road. This costs £10 for the day and £10 for the night (run by Snowdonia National Park).
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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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.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
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: 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.