The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Snowdon Ranger will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
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 place per night.
If relaxing accommodation at the foot of Snowdon is what you desire, then look no further than YHA Snowdon Ranger. A rural retreat just a stone’s throw from Llyn Cwellyn, the hostel is ideal for those looking to tackle Snowdon on a walking or hiking holiday.
YHA Snowdon Ranger looks out across Llyn Cwellyn, a mile-long lake on the wooded slopes of Mynydd Mawr. A path leads through the gardens to the hostel’s own lakeside beach, ideal for an evening swim or to watch the sunset.
What is great about YHA Snowdon Ranger?
Located at the foot of Mount Snowdon.
5- miles away from the picturesque village of Beddgelert.
Stunning views of the nearby Llyn Cwellyn.
The self-catering kitchen is located on the ground floor opposite the dining room. The kitchen is equipped with two cookers (oven, grill and four hobs on each), one large fridge-freezer, one microwave, continuous hot water boiler and a full 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
The cosy lounge is located on the ground floor to the right of the main entrance, furnished with sofas, coffee tables dining tables and chairs, perfect for relaxing. The spacious dining room is located on the ground floor opposite the self-catering kitchen. It contains 10 wooden tables and 45 chairs. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Snowdon Ranger includes:
Two six-bedded rooms. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Four four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
Two two-bedded rooms. Includes 2 single beds. With shared bathroom facilities.
One seven-bedded room. Includes 3 sets of bunk beds and 1 single bed. With shared bathroom facilities.
One one-bedded room. Includes 1 single bed. With shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 6 showers and 6 toilets throughout the hostel for guests to use. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
There are plenty of world class rock climbing and hill walking routes in the area and the hostel is located very near to the start of the Snowdon Ranger path up Snowdon – Wales’ tallest mountain.
Plas Menai National Watersports Centre is ideal for sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing with easy access to the open sea and splendid coastal scenery.
Watch history come alive with imaginative exhibitions located within Caernarfon Castle, the most famous castle on Wales, built over 800 years ago.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
Snowdonia is the perfect holiday destination to explore the surrounding fells, water, and woodlands. The village of Beddgelertin is scenic and unspoilt. The village boasts an extensive range of independent shops, quirky restaurants, traditional pubs, and a busy calendar of events all year round.
The beautiful Aberglaslyn Pass and the Nant Gwynant valley are located close to Beddgelertin. Pretty valleys, rocky fells and lakes engulf the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of attractions in the area for all ages and abilities to enjoy, including rambling and hiking opportunities up Mount Snowdon and the nearby fells, Europe’s longest zipline, and plenty of water sport activities at the lakes. The possibilities are endless here in Snowdonia.
The hostel is located on the roadside. There is space for 6 cars to park in the lay-by opposite the hostel. The lay-by is level and evenly surfaced with tarmac (a coach could park in this lay-by). From here guests must cross the road to reach the hostel. The road can be busy, and the speed limit is 60mph. There are a further 2 spaces directly in front of the hostel. There is further pay and display parking 50 metres away, which is free overnight.
YHA Snowdon Ranger is on the A4085, 8 miles south of Caernarfon & 5 miles north of Beddgelert.
YHA Snowdon Ranger welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four-legged friend along with you.
At YHA Snowdon Ranger we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern accessibility standards. We have:
- One 5cm step into main entrance
- Bedrooms on the first and second floor
View our access statement here.
Adhering to Government guidance
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.
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.