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Idwal Cottage Hostel

Impressive setting beside Llyn Ogwen at the head of the Nant Ffrancon Valley. With easy access to the Cwm Idwal Nature Reserve just 1/2 mile away. Good walking in the Carneddau and Glyder Mountains. Mountain activities available in the area.


Excellent self-catering kitchen, dining room, showers, drying room, cycle store, grounds and camping. Wales Tourist Board approved. Shop with extensive store including frozen meals.

Beds 44
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License No
Meals Self-Catering only -
Under 3's No
No Smoking No
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Yes


Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3LZ
01248 600225
Tourist Information: 01690 710426

Getting There

Off the A5 at the west end of Llyn Ogwen, 5m S of Bethesda.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 115/648603


D&G 65 Bangor - Llanrwst, with connections from Bangor (passes BR Betws-y-Coed); otherwise Purple Motors 6/7 from Bangor (pass BR Bangor), alight Bethesda, 4m (Tel: 01286 679535)


Bangor 12m; Betws-y-Coed 11m.


Holyhead/Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 30m

Nearest Other Hostels

Pen-y-Pass 10m (5m by mountain), Capel Curig 6m, Llanberis 12m (7m by mountain), Bangor 10m

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