Adhering to government guidance
For the foreseeable future, YHA Kings will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only. If you are interested in staying for a purpose which you believe is within current government regulations, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole building per night.
Set in its own wooded ravine, YHA Kings offers quality year-round accommodation. This hostel is a fantastic retreat for both fans of outdoor pursuits and those looking to relax and unwind amidst breathtaking scenery. Explore miles of sandy beaches, steam railways, and castles galore.
What is great about YHA Kings?
YHA Kings has extensive private grounds for your group to enjoy.
The hostel is surrounded by nature. It is ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia and all it has to offer.
Coed Y Brenen is very close by with its world-renowned mountain bike trails.
The self-catering kitchen includes two four-ring gas hobs, two gas ovens, one electric oven, one microwave, two kettles, one coffee maker and cafetieres, one large fridge, one medium fridge freezer, and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery for guests to use. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 32 people. There are 10 tables and chairs, which can be arranged to your preference, and beautiful views onto the garden.
The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 28 people. There are leather sofas and armchairs, plus a good selection of books, magazines and a wood-burning stove.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
Across the entire building there is a total of seven bedrooms.
Three rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.
Four en-suite rooms that sleep up to 6 people each. They include 3 sets of bunk beds.
All bed linen is provided. A cot is also available.
There are 6 showers and 8 toilets close to the bedrooms. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
Dolgellau is the quieter area of southern Snowdonia and is a great place for walking. Many circular walks can be accessed direct from the hostel including low level walks like the Mawddach Trail.
Mountain biking fanatics will love Coed-y-Brenin. 15 minutes from the hostel and run by the Forestry Commission, it is the mountain bike mecca of Wales.
Do not miss the great views from the crags on Cader Idris and routes to conquer Snowdon. There is a climbing training area in Barmouth, offering instructor led courses and equipment hire. The area is suitable for all levels and abilities.
Need to know
Check-in and check-out times
We offer contactless check-in and check-out. On the day of arrival, the hostel is available from 4pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
There is plenty to see and do in Dolgellau.
This welsh town is a great base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. There are many other beauty spots within the area, such as the Precipice Walk and Mawddach Trail along the waterside for 9½ miles to Barmouth, suitable for all ages and abilities. Cycling and horse riding are also very popular in the too- perfect for all the family.
There are a few quirky cafes, pubs and restaurants dotted around the town, just in case you get a little peckish. Make YHA Kings your welsh holiday location today.
There are two car parks. The first is outside the annexe building has space for around 10 cars or 3 minibuses. The second car park is just beyond the main hostel building and has room for 4 cars or 1 minibus. Both car parks are around 50m from the front door. Extra parking space is available and can be arranged in advance if necessary.
The hostel is signposted from the A493 Penmaenpool. The road to the hostel is unsuitable for HGVs – we recommend nothing larger than a minibus.
Pets are not permitted at YHA Kings, including in vehicles in the car park. Assistance dogs are welcome.
View our access statement.
Discounts on your stay
Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.