Llanberis lake view in Snowdonia

Properties to hire in Snowdonia

Hire the whole hostel, cottage or house with YHA Exclusive Hire in Snowdonia

Enjoy your own space in Snowdonia

Would you like to enjoy the space of a whole YHA hostel and have the place to yourself and your loved ones? Book our Snowdonia properties exclusively, just for your group.

Get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime and experience a getaway exploring this breath-taking national park with family and friends. Some of our properties allow you to holiday with your four-legged companion too. Discover our unique places to hire in Snowdonia. We’re sure you’ll have a holiday to remember.

YHA properties to hire in Snowdonia

YHA Conwy entrance

YHA Conwy

Whole hostel

Conwy, LL32 8AJ

  • Sleeps up to 86 guests
  • 26 bedrooms, 26 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Idwal Cottage exterior

YHA Idwal Cottage

Whole hostel

Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ

  • Sleeps up to 36 guests
  • 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Kings exterior

YHA Kings

Whole hostel

Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1TB

  • Sleeps up to 35 guests
  • 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Assistance dogs only

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YHA Rowen exterior

YHA Rowen

Whole hostel

Rowen, Conwy, LL32 8YW

  • Sleeps up to 20 guests
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant exterior

YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant

Whole hostel

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NP

  • Sleeps up to 42 guests
  • 10 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Snowdon Llanberis exterior

YHA Snowdon Llanberis

Whole hostel

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4SR

  • Sleeps up to 45 guests
  • 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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YHA Snowdon Ranger exterior

YHA Snowdon Ranger

Whole hostel

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YS

  • Sleeps up to 40 guests
  • 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
  • Dogs welcome

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Why book with YHA Exclusive Hire?

Get away together

Bring your family and friends with properties for a range of group sizes

Enjoy your own space

With sole use of the property, you can come and go as you please

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Young person discount

Bringing anyone under 26 years old? You'll get 5% off

Suitable for events

Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or annual trips

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Cater to all tastes

Self-catering kitchen with utensils, crockery and cutlery

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Things to do in Snowdonia

Welcome to Snowdonia

Snowdonia is home to Mount Snowdon, Wales's highest mountain, a vast number of hiking trails and over 100 lakes. Snowdonia is the ideal location for a walking or mountain biking holiday for everyone to enjoy.

Snowdonia National Park boasts the biggest mountains in England and Wales but hiking up Snowdon is not the only thing to do in this breathtakingly beautiful area. Beaches, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, historic castles, horse riding in the rolling hills and fun-filled family attractions, the Snowdonia area has something for everyone. Whatever you get up to during your visit, we’re sure you will have a memorable time.

Kayaking group on a still lake

Bach Ventures

Bach Ventures offers courses in rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and adventure activities in the beautiful area of Snowdonia.  Open to families, friends, youth groups, and school trips. Visit

Beddgelert Bikes

Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia.  Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Mighty Caernarfon is the most famous of Wales' castles, built over 800 years ago. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest. This is where the investiture of

Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website


Climbing in Snowdon Bryn Gwynant

There are many local crags within easy walking distance in the area, so you won’t have to walk far before you can start climbing.

Sunrise over Snowdonia viewed from the tops

Climbing near Kings, Dolgellau

There's a training area above Barmouth, known as 'The Slabs'.  Local firms offer instructor led courses and equipment hire.  The area is suitable for all levels and abilities including the m

Lone figure walks along a beautiful woodland track though Coed-y-Brenin

Coed Y Brenin

Coed-Y-Brenin is a mountain biking mecca set amongst mountains and forests of southern Snowdonia. There are also fantastic walks, a visitor centre, a high ropes course, and opportunities to

Cycles parked by a lake

Cycling around Kings, Dolgellau

The Mawddach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth is ideal for families who enjoy gentler cycling.  Running alongside the estuary, following the route of the old railway, it is totally flat and o

Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

Travel on the glorious line from Caernarfon through Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog – some 40 miles of narrow-gauge steam!  These are 2 separate railways which meet at the central station of Por

Great Orme Country Park

Great Orme Country Park

Dramatic limestone headland renowned for its wildlife and history. Don't miss the live camera that watches the seabird colonies.

Greenwood Forest Park

Greenwood Forest Park

The rides and activities at this unique eco-attraction have been designed for fun with a difference – you provide the energy!

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Mountain Biker on a track on the tops

Mountain Biking around Kings, Dolgellau

Mountain Biking enthusiasts will have heard all about Coed-y-Brenin.  Approx 15 minutes from the hostel and run by the Forestry Commission, it's the mountain bike mecca of Wales.  Bike hire

Portmeirion Village


Portmeirion, the setting for the cult 60s series The Prisoner – 'I am not a number. I am a free man.

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon. Visit the website

Snowdonia Riding Stables, horses looking over box edge

Snowdonia Riding Stables

Located between Snowdon and the sea, experience superb riding amongst some of the best mountain and coastal scenery in the British Isles, whatever your ability. Visit the website  

Kayaking in Wales

Snowdonia Watersports

Snowdonia Watersports (previously Surf Lines) offers an exciting range of adventures combining new skills, travel, exploration and an element of risk. Visit the website

Snowdonia Walking

Walking and rambling in Snowdonia

From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route

Porthmadog Harbour, showing quayside and upturned dinghy & sailboard

Watersports near Kings, Dolgellau

The National White Water Centre is at Bala, 20 miles from the hostel, with white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking - you can hire your equipment or get tuition.  For something a bit different

Zipwire through the trees

Zip World - Fforest

In a stunning woodland setting nestled in the North Wales Conwy Valley, close to the iconic Snowdonia village of Betws y Coed, a host of forest adventures and foodie delights await.

Zip World showing 2 on the zipwires

Zip World - Penrhyn Quarry

A unique range of very special adventures.  Experience the world's fastest Ziplines, or a tour of the quarry.. See the Zip World website for full details of all the adventures.

Zip World showing 2 on the zipwires

Zip World - Slate Caverns

A unique range of very special adventures.  Experience Europe's longest Ziplines, or massive underground trampolines and high-rope cavern adventures called Bounce Below. See the Zip