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YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night and had a fantastic experience staying here. As you'd expect with a YHA the dorm was clean, bedding fresh and shower/ toilet areas clean and clear of rubbish. The kitchen facilities were good including microwaves, ovens, fridges etc. The dorms contained 2 accessible power sockets (both near the door) but there were plenty spare in the kitchen....

Thank Peter W
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. Clean en suite room. Perfect location for Snowdon. No WIFI, but makes a refreshing change. Would stay again. Slight issue getting a refund on a breakfast reservation, but got there in the end.

Thank Kathryn169
Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

​ Located on the road at the bottom of Mt. Snowdon this hostel was perfect for our weekend. Me and three friends stayed three nights, and as it is based at the foot of the mountain there was no need to worry about driving and parking anywhere in the moring of the hike as this was all sorted. There are...

Thank PaulMcCulloch
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is really nice. Located just at the foot of two of the most famous ascents of snowdon and so super convenient for walkers. The only issue is parking is very limited and so there is no point going back to the hostel in the middle of the day since there is no where to stop the car. But...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was hesitant about staying at a YHA at age 55 with my 14yr old son,but so glad I did. From the moment I arrived my fears were alayed by the scenic setting and inside the warm welcome by staff and very clean reception and rooms. Room 26 we booked had separate toilet and shower facilities and bunk beds with nice...

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi there! Great to hear you enjoyed our new, extra thick, pillows along with our restaurant and your room. The team have been working very hard so your comments are welcome and much appreciated. We hope to see you back again soon and thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights on one of our 6 monthly walking weekends. We had a 6 berth room to ourselves and the room was well equipped and clean and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was good although don't leave it too late to eat as they were running out of some items. We used the hostel as a base...

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

HI there, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and defeated Crib Goch!! I am sorry to hear you thought our evening meal was average. We have recently implemented a new menu nationally and would love to get any specific feed back, both good and bad. Please feel free to get...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were incredibly impressed by the greeting and service we received when we arrived and booked in. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great value and set us up for our walk up Snowdon. We would strongly recommend this place.

Thank Andrea R
YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thank you very much for your kind review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and your time on the mountain. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in a private room. The room was fine, bedsheets clean, the bathroom was nice. I think someone came in to empty the bin as well whilst we were there. Breakfast the next day was really nice, a lot to choose from. Drinks prices were reasonable. It was in the perfect location for climbing snowdon....

Thank Rachel C
YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am sorry to hear about your meals. We have just implements a new menu nationally, so I will definitely feed your thoughts back to head office. Great to hear you enjoyed everything else about your stay and we hope to see you back again soon.

Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay for 3 night's on new years eve, start from reception every thing went so well. I was shocked how tasty food they served, staff was really helpful. Rooms was clean, tidy. Yes is no Internet, but people having chat live. LOVELY THANK YOU

Thank Arunas V
YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi Arunas, Thank you very much for your review! The team definitely worked hard around Christmas and new years so your words are very much appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed your self and we would of course love to see you back again soon.

ashton under lyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yha Snowdon was fantastic. The meal we had was lovely the staff were very friendly and inviting It was a lovely and cosy room. The games room was a big place to play and chill out in. The kids has loads of fun too. The only real issue was because of the remote location, there was no mobile signal or...

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thanks for taking the time to review us and for a great score! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you will return. Unfortunately Openreach has told us broadband (for wifi) will be accessible in 12 months to 5 years at our location! Fingers crossed its sooner! Hope to see you back again soon!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located with-in The Snowdonia National Park at 1000ft. above sea-level, and set amongst stunning, jaw-dropping scenery, and with two of Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon Mountain’s - major footpaths – The Pyg Track and The Miner’s Path starting on our doorstep, YHA Pen-y-Pass is the ideal base from which to climb Snowdon. The famous knife-edge ridge of Crib Goch – The Red Ridge - and the start of the Snowdon Horseshoe dominates the view from our dining room windows. With Tryfan, the Glyders, Moel Shiabod and Y Garn to either side, YHA Pen-y-Pass, not surprisingly, has it’s own place in the UK mountaineering history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

Address: Nantgwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Price Range: €32 - €146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Private room was a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top (bunk)”
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“Book early to avoid disappointment.”
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“watchout for the shelves alongside your bunk in the dark! ;-)”
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“If you would like a private room book months in advance. Shared dorms get so hot at night during the summer.”
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