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YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRhyd Ddu Path3 min drive
    Popular LocationDolbadurn Castle17 min drive
    Popular LocationMount Snowdon29 min drive
    AirportAnglesey (VLY)48 min drive

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4 Bed Private Room

  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

2 Bed Private Room

  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

  • 86 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

3 Bed Private Room including Double Bed

  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

4 Bed Private Room Ensuite

  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

6 Bed Private Room

  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

  • 86 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in Caernarfon, YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel is near a train station and on a lake. Rhyd Ddu Path and Aberglaslyn Pass are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit GreenWood Forest Park and Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. St Tysilio's Church and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rhyd Ddu Path - 3 min drive
  • Watkin Path - 13 min drive
  • Dolbadurn Castle - 17 min drive
  • National Slate Museum - 24 min drive
  • Mount Snowdon - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrhyndeudraeth Station - 18 min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 107 min drive


  • Saracens Head - 8 min drive
  • Hebog Eat & Sleep - 8 min drive
  • Prince Llewelyn - 8 min drive
  • Glaslyn Ices & Glandwr Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Caffi Colwyn - 8 min drive

About this property

YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel

Lakefront hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and an arcade/games room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. This hostel has 15 rooms. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel offers 15 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

National rating

This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

Property is also known as

YHA Snowdon Ranger Hostel Caernarfon
YHA Snowdon Ranger Hostel
YHA Snowdon Ranger Caernarfon
YHA Snowdon Ranger
YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel Caernarfon
YHA Snowdon Ranger - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect Base for a Snowdon weekend
Great location, great breakfast, packed lunches for walkers, a bit short on parking but there's a national park car park about 100m away
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The hostel is in a great location & the food is great...breakfasts & dinners
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Hostel was basic but had everything we needed. Staff were all very friendly. Location ok but arrived 8pm so couldn't have food there and had to drive to find somewhere to eat. (about 20mins)
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Ideal location for climbing Snowdon
The hostel was as you would expect of a hostel the only real bad thing was the smell of fumes that flooded into our room overnight from a oil powered generator that was close to the room, this was a bit concerning as we both woke in the morning with headaches (room 12) we did speak to the staff and they were aware of the problem. The area was quiet as you would expect from the base of snowdon. For £50 it was expensive for a youth hostel but the draw of this place is the location.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018