YHA Snowdon Ranger Exterior
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This hostel is part of our latest hot deals. Offer subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount. Valid on Exclusive Hire accommodation for a minimum of a two night stay at selected hostels between 1st July - 4th September 2022. Use the above promotional code at the checkout. Book via yha.org.uk before midnight 26th May 2022. YHA members can save an extra 5% with our members only code. See full terms and conditions.

Bed in a shared room from £13.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
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 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 20:30
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.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £449.00 per night
  • Whole hostel

    6 bathrooms 10 bedrooms sleeps up to 40 guests

    Originally an inn nestled at the foot of Snowdon, YHA Snowdon Ranger is ideally located for exploring the mountains, valleys and lakes on an adventure walking holiday with loved ones.

    From £449.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Grill
  • Hangers
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Lake view
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Mountain view
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Dogs:
Hire YHA Snowdon Ranger and bring your dogs! Add a dog to your booking at the checkout and bring your four-legged friend along with you. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, on the furniture, or in the kitchen, and must be kept on a lead in the grounds.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have use of the whole property.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: clothes airer, grill, kettle, microwave, 2 ovens, refrigerator (with freezer compartment), stove, toaster, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 40 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 40 people.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 12 people with comfy sofas, chairs and coffee tables.

There is a games room on the first floor with a pool table.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of six bathrooms.

Toilets: 6

Showers: 6

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside consists of some small grounds.

Guests have full access to the grounds.

Outdoor amenities: cycle store.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 10 bedrooms.

First floor

Three rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

One rooms that sleeps up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 1 person. It includes a single bed.

Second floor

One room that sleeps up to 4 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds and 2 single beds.

One room that sleeps up to 7 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds and a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 1 set of bunk beds.

One room that sleeps up to 2 people. It includes 2 single beds. One room that sleeps up to 6 people. It includes 3 sets of bunk beds.

A cot is available.

Overview

If relaxed and comfortable accommodation at the foot of Snowdon is what you desire, then look no further than YHA Snowdon Ranger. A rural retreat just a stone’s throw from Llyn Cwellyn, the hostel is ideal for those looking to tackle Snowdon on a walking or hiking holiday.

The hostel is set in an area steeped in the culture of Wales – the village of Beddgelert, Sygun Copper Mine, Caernarfon Castle and the Welsh Highland Railway are nearby. In summer, swim in the lake from our own beach.

Why guests love YHA Snowdon Ranger

  • Comfortable hostel at the foot of Snowdon
  • Close to a number of attractions
  • Views over the lake

Accommodation at YHA Snowdon Ranger

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.

Private rooms

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 Ranger and, with sole use of the property, come and go as you please. Originally an inn nestled at the foot of Snowdon, this property is ideally located for exploring the mountains, valleys and lakes on an adventure walking holiday with loved ones. Dogs are welcome too!

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Highchair
  • Lake view
  • Lakefront
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Mountain view
  • Near bus stop
  • No mobile coverage
  • No WiFi
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Sole use
  • Water refill station

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: From 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 20:30.

Self-catering: YHA Snowdon Ranger is self-catering only. Guests have access to a kitchen.

Parking: The hostel is located on the roadside. There is space for six cars to park in the lay-by opposite the hostel.

WiFi: There is no WiFi available at this hostel.

YHA Snowdon Ranger - Access Statement

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YHA Snowdon Ranger

Map references

OS Map: 115

OS Grid Ref: SH565550

Lat/Lng: 53.073296, -4.143262

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9659

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

The YHA Snowdon Ranger hostel, situated at the foot of Wales' highest and most famous mountain, is the perfect retreat for geography field trips or any school break involving physical activity. After a busy day students can unwind in the games room and enjoy the meals provided. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

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

Snowdon Ranger is a former inn, named after one of the first guides to show people to the summit. It has now been a Youth Hostel for over 75 years. It is set in an area steeped in Welsh history with the village of Beddgelert 5miles to the South and the World Heritage town of Caernarfon 8 miles to the North.

Meet the team

Mike Manning is the manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger: "I have been the manager here since 2003 and have worked for the YHA since 1997. My main interests are motorbikes and dark age re-enactment."

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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