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YHA Idwal Cottage

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in the Snowdonia National Park and were booking only a few days before our trip during half term. The hotels in the area were charging heavily as expected but the youth hostel just outside Bethesda had a very reasonable rate for a 4 person room with its own shower etc. Having never used hostels i decided...

Thank Shaun C
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of the best experience I had. The hostel is very cozy. The couple who run the hostel are very friendly and helpful. They gave me very useful information. The location is great, surrounded by Llyn Ogwen, waterfalls and mountains. The hostel is easily accessed. There's a bus stop and car park in front of the hostel. The kitchen is...

Thank pairtattiam
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What an excellent experience we had, very cozy, exceptional staff, and great facilities. For some reason our booking had been automatically cancelled....this however was not a problem and we ended up in a private 4 bed room. The kitchen is perfect and large, especially useful in the morning when everyone wanted to use it at the same time...it is the...

1Thank richard d
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've met lots of lovely YHA staff during my travels, but the couple that run YHA Idwal really are the best! I arrived very late after having troubles on my hike, but I had been able to phone ahead and Sasika very kindly offered to stay late to check me in. It was extremely nice to have such a warm...

2Thank Tristan T
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I spent a couple of nights camping here. I had a great view where I pitched my tent. The people here are very friendly, helpful and give you a nice smiley welcome. They gave me advise before I spent a day in the mountains and gave me directions to a nearby pub after. It's good that you can use there...

Thank Stroudy300
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great location and good kitchen facilities. Can get busy when the campsite is full. For this reason places on the camp site are limited so make sure to book. The hostel is self catering only so you need to bring your supplies. As the hostel is in the trees it stays a fairly constant temperature all year round so bring...

Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here recently after a long day of travelling headed from the Isle of Wight by Derry train and car. I arrived rather stressed out, anxious and tired. Saskia (reception) helped me tremendously and calmed me down, making me feel at home and much more relaxed. Kitchen was well equipped. Rooms were comfortable. Excellent location and showers with excellent...

Thank medimike
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We love staying here, and would actually call it or favourite YHA that we have stayed at so far. The staff are so friendly and relaxed, the facilities well maintained and the rooms clean. The perfect quite intimate hostel, even when full, the explore the beauty of Snowdonia from

Thank ar2000d
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this beautiful hostel for two nights and totally loved our stay. This place is ideal for people who are into walking. There are some amazingly beautiful walking trails very close to the hostel. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. They had a nice kitchen and lounge with a few board games and pool table.

Thank Lakshmi G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Good location, kitchen & lounge, friendly staff but shower and bathroom not clean e.g. bins over flowing in bathroom and looking in need of update/maintenance. Room 2 poor and sandwiched between kitchen and shower and bathroom so noisy. Appreciate Pen-y-Pass YHA has had lot of money spent on it but it is by far the preferred choice.

Thank JasonDClark

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay below the impressive Glyder mountains with views of the Nant Ffrancon Valley at this former quarry manager’s cottage. Recently refurbished and great for families, you can be sure of a warm welcome at this environmentally-conscious hostel. All levels of walks can be found in the immediate area, and you won’t need to travel far for world-class mountain bike trails. It’s perfectly placed for strolls to see Rhaeadr Ogwen Waterfalls or Cwm Idwal nature reserve (with its dramatic lake) and Devil’s Kitchen. ... more   less 

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Address: Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 3LZ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Bangor > Bethesda
Price Range: €35 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Idwal Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 5 is great if you are solo and want privacy”
 of 5 bubbles koconn2014, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Camping in the grounds is great value.”
 of 5 bubbles 606gerald, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I had no signal except for down by the lake, no wifi”
 of 5 bubbles jungledjango, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't get the family hut in case I want it .”
 of 5 bubbles Fletch9, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good - if you expect a "great room" - find a Hilton.”
 of 5 bubbles shripadsathe, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
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