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YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, LL554NY, United Kingdom

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Temporary changes at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can. Dorms are not currently available. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed. Lounge(s) remain closed. Drying room(s) remain closed. The bar will remain closed. Dining room(s) remain closed. Proud winners of the HI Sustainability Fund 2013! Book your stay and make a difference in this idyllic mountainous lodge.

  • Private
    From $53.64
10 or more people?

Caernarfon Hostel

Hostel Caernarfon

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Welcome to YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, the proud winners of the HI Sustainability Fund 2013. Hand picked by travellers for their low carbon footprint and high quality facilities, this is a hostel with a big seal of environmental approval.

The Snowdon base camp - once the haunt of famed Victorian climbers. Pen-y-Pass YHA is 1,000ft above sea level and at the start of the ascent of Snowdon. A great base to experience the stunning landscape and many activities that Snowdonia has to offer. Local attractions include the Welsh Slate Museum and Caernarfon Castle.

This former mountain lodge is ideally placed for the waymarked trails up Snowdon, as well as being a great base to explore the wilder side of Snowdonia. Fantastic full breakfasts, tasty packed lunches, delicious evening meals and a licensed bar. Accommodation is in 2-6+ bedded rooms and facilities include self-catering kitchen, games room and evening meals.

WiFi is available in all public areas to include the Dining Room, The Café Bar, The Lounge, Snug and the Self Catering Facilities.
No phone signal at this hostel.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719534

Fax. +44 345 3719535



Wish there are more sign to the shared kitchen. Location of the shared kitchen is secluded and almost done on purpose to be isolated. Strange


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Yean Loon,

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Eine Jugendherberge wie ein Hotel! Hervorragende Atmosphäre und Angebote für Essen. Die Lage direkt unterhalb des Snowden ist gerade für Wanderer verlockend. Auch für Motorradfahrer sind die kurvenreichen Straßen ansprechend, wenn denn das Wetter mitspielt. Landschaftlich mit den Hochalpen vergleichbar, aber bei 360 müNN ist das Klima mild und statt Dohlen fliegen dort Möwen. Das Meer ist gerade mal 20 km entfernt und auch die Burgen von Edward I.


Avatar for Susanne


Tue 28 Jun 2016

provide a greater range of food, packed lunches for hikes. Offer souvenirs, t-shirts for the area.


Avatar for Dave


Mon 30 May 2016

More space in reeding rooms (lounge). Maybe better food options.


Avatar for Bo


Tue 11 Aug 2015

more dustbins in public area


Avatar for Jean


Mon 20 Apr 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Museums / Art Galleries
Getting to us

Getting to us

#96 from Llanberis stops outside the hostel
Alternate Transport
9km south east of Llanberis Public car park opposite the hostel limited number of permits.
28km Bangor

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