Here is a selection of accommodation options for all budgets here in Snowdonia.

Accommodation in Snowdonia

For courses based in Snowdonia we tend to meet at the Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig each morning. If you don’t have your own transport then choose something that is in Capel Curig itself.

For a pleasant, friendly and not too expensive option we recommend Plas Curig Hostel in Capel Curig. (The old YHA that has been beautifully refurbished)

Plas Curig, Capel Curig,
Betws-y-Coed North Wales
LL24 0EL
Phone: 01690 720 225
Ordnance Survey Map Number: OS 115
Grid Reference: GR 726579

Places owned by friends: 


Pengamdda Cottage, Waunfawr

A 3 bedroom self catering cottage in the village of Waunfawr hosted by my friends Bryn & Tanya.

Bryn Llys

Self catering accommodation and a caravan site in Bethesda that is run by my friend Carlo. Visit website

Cefn Eithin

Cefn Eithin provides two comfortable self catering holiday cottages and a small certificated Caravan and Motorhome Club site and is run by my friends Andy & Helen just outside Caernarfon:

Bens Bunkhouse , Nant Peris
Nr Llanberis LL55 4UD
07989 500657

Airbnb Outside Llanberis – Self Catering – 2 cottages and 2 small barns with my friend Nick:

Other Options


Snowdon House

Self catering house, cottage and bunkhouse outside Llanberis.

Taly Y Bont Uchaf Farm

A big farmhouse that sleeps groups of unto 25 people. Also has a cottage and stables to suit smaller groups. See More


Bryn Tyrch
Capel Curig
North Wales
LL24 0EL Tel: 01690 720223

Gallt-y-Glyn Hotel, Llanberis, Gwynedd , LL55 4EL
Telephone: 01286 870370
Fax: 01286 870370
Wales Tourist Board 1 Star Hotel

Bed & Breakfast:


Plas Coch Guest House, Llanberis

B&B accommodation has eight en-suite bedrooms, with sufficient on-site parking for all guests.

Self Catering:

Hostel Accommodation

University of London Mountaineering Club’s Caseg Fraith Hut near Gwen Gof Isaf Farm
They only accept bookings from members of student mountaineering clubs, BMC affiliated clubs or individual members of the BMC but offer great value accommodation:

University of London students £6: per night
Other students £7: per night
BMC members £9: per night

(Prices correct at time of writing – December 2018)

Idwal Cottage YHA
Ogwen Valley
0870 770 5874

Pentre Bach Bunkhouse, Waunfawr:

Camp Sites

There are several camp sites in Capel Curig and the Ogwen valley. They are all fairly similar in that they provide basic facilities in farmers fields with a shower (usually coin operated) and a couple of W.C’s.

We tend to use the camp site behind the Youth Hostel in Capel Curig as it is handy for the pub and quieter than most.

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