YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

Pen-Y-PassCaernarfonLL55 4NYUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass is a hostel located 1,000 feet above sea level at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Snowdon Mountain Railway is only five miles away.

There are 16 en-suite rooms as well as single-sex dorms. Most rooms contain bunk beds.

There are education and group facilities, a classroom with advanced conference facilities, a games room, and laundry facilities.

Hot and cold breakfast options are offered daily at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass via a breakfast buffet that offers full English options. Packed lunches are also available. Additionally, the on-site Mallory’s Cafe offers sandwiches and hot and cold drinks, while the on-site restaurant serves evening fare. There is also a self-catering kitchen.

Bach Ventures offers kayaking, rock climbing and other adventures only 12 miles away. Also 12 miles away is Caernarfon Castle. Additionally, Snowdonia Riding Stables is 13 miles away, while Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways is 16 miles from the hostel.


Pen-Y-Pass, Caernarfon, LL55 4NY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(345)3719534 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Television

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good price

As a hostel location, this destination is priced to please. Guests say the rates are very affordable, and that this is a clean place to lie down for a night without worrying about adversely affecting your budget too greatly.

Warm staff

Most guests agree that the staff of YHA Pen-Y-Pass are all quite warm. The friendly staff are reportedly courteous professionals that are easy-going.

Advantageous location

Many of the guests note their appreciation of this hostel's location at the foot of Mount Snowdon, allowing for hiking, climbing, and other enjoyable outdoor recreation via Bach Ventures, which is only 12 miles away. Another standout location to guests is Caenarfon Castle, also just 12 miles away.

Negative Reviews

Limited parking

Guests report that the limited parking that's available across the road from the hostel is not sufficient to accommodate all the guests. Additionally, if you're travelling with a vehicle that you need to park, guests warn that your fees for staying at this location will noticeably go up due to the pricey daily cost of stowing your car at this park.

No Wi-Fi Internet

Hoping to jump online and get a few matters completed during your stay? You'll be completely out of luck. Guests warn that there is absolutely no Wi-Fi Internet access to be enjoyed on the premises of YHA Pen-Y-Pass.

Noise complaints

There are a few isolated noise complaints. Apparently, noise from fellow guests can easily infiltrate some rooms at this hostel, leading to disturbances.

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Rating Overview

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8.8 /10
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    9.2 /10
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    8.2 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 131 reviews