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Pen-y-Pass Hostel

Formerly a haunt of Victorian climbers, the hostel is the starting point for two of the most popular ascents of Snowdon, and also the Snowdon Horseshoe, and mountain routes to several other hostels. Stunning mountain and valley views with Padarn Country Park, Caernarfon Castle, the Welsh Slate Museum and many other attractions easily reached.


Two lounges, T.V. and games room, self-catering kitchen, dining room, shop, showers, drying room, cycle store and lockers. Wales Tourist Board appproved.

Beds 84
Disabled Facilities Yes
Drinks License No
Meals Yes, 19.00 hrs
Under 3's Yes
No Smoking No
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Public car park opposite - limited number of permits available.


Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4NY
01286 870428
Tourist Information: 01286 870765

Getting There

From A55 coast road follow signs for Llanberis then A4086 to Hostel. From A5 turn onto A4086 at Capel Curig. Turn right at Pen-y-Gwyrd Hotel. Hostel on right.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 115/647556


Williams 77 Bangor to Llanberis. KMP 95 (or Arriva 19/54 - summer only) from Betws-y-Coed.


Bangor 18m, Betws-y-Coed 12m.


Holyhead/Dublin 30m

Nearest Other Hostels

Bryn Gwynant 4m, Capel Curig 5m, Llanberis 6m, Idwal Cottage 11m (5m by mountain path)

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