The Vagabond Bunkhouse, Betws-y-Coed

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Everything you need from a hostel

Clean, warm and friendly staff. It has bike trails, rivers, mountains all on its door step. Piping hot showers and a great bar to end the night on. Had a great time!!


It's not what the website professes it to be

I stayed with by boyfriend and another couple in August and was disappointed with hostel. The food -- using fresh local produce was nothing of the sort, I was expecting locally sourced food but when we asked it transpires that local produce means bought from the cash and carry in Llandudno! I would advise eating out as the prices in Betws are very reasonable. The showers are unisex, which means if you are quite shy like myself then you will not enjoy being interrupted by naked men when showering. The bar is very limited in what it stocks and the music they play would be more suited to a teenager's bedroom. The rooms are smelly and quite unclean. All in all very poor.

Anna Delaney

Very clean, very friendly, and great value

We stayed in july '09 and found the place to be spotless, warm, and very friendly. The beds were comfortable and clean, the showers were hot and powerful, and the kitchen was excellent which not only allows you to cook and help yourself to tea or coffee but Mark also serves fantastic homemade food at a very reasonable price. I think the price was 7 for our evening meal and only 4 for the cooked breakfast. Either way, we had a great time. The bar certainly helped and I must say that the local ale they sell is lip smacking amazing. Out of ten I would mark it eight.

david Smith

Warm and friendly in the day but cold and damp in the room at night.

I have just come back from staying at the Vagabond Hostel. On first impressions I thought it was a comfortable friendly place. It has a good bar that will only stay open if there is someone there to drink in it. Even though there is not a twenty-four-hour reception there is a number you can call if you need anything. There were eight of us staying and we were given room number 6 at the top. Bedding was provided so there was no need for sleeping bags. There seemed to be a musty smell in the room but I have come across this in other hostels with big rooms. However on getting into bed I found I wasn't alone and also found the source of the musty smell. All around the room by all the beds was thick black mould! It wasn't very nice thinking we were breathing in spores with every breath. If you opened the window to get rid of the smell you were either kept awake by the waterfall outside or by the cold as they seemed to turn of the heating for the night I would suggest earplugs. I didn't see any of the other bedrooms so I can't comment on them. The wash rooms and showers seemed to have a bit of mould around them too. I'm sure it just needs a good old clean and a fresh lick of paint. Not a bad place to stay for a cheap one nighter.

Pat Andrews
Great Britain

Comfortable, beautiful. Surrounded by spectacular landscapes.

Betws-y-Coed is situated near the natural area of Yr Widdfa (Snowdon), so this hostel is ideally located for all those who want to climb, walk, or just know some of the most beautiful natural areas in Britain. Facilities such as supermarkets, the tourist office, restaurants, gift shops can be found within a walking distance. There is a bus stop in front of the hostel (buses to the main towns in Wales and to the heart of Snowdonia), as well as a train station. The atmosphere is quiet in the hostel, which is small but tidy, clean, and comfortable. Several maps of the surrounding area are showed on the wall, but it is worth asking the staff if you need information, as they are friendly and offer a warm welcome to the visitors. The bedrooms are spacious and there are not many bathrooms but they are fine. In general, this hostel makes a very good impression.

Dabi Piedra
Basque Country


The Vagabond is a totally independent, new and exciting bunkhouse in the centre of Betws y Coed within the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Designed for all types of sport activities, this large Victorian property is extremely well equipped, sleeping a total of 34 in large comfortable bunkrooms of 4, 6 or 8, all with fresh clean linen, (no sleeping bags required), seriously hot showers, superb wholesome freshly cooked food for those who do not wish to prepare their own, a great bar for entertainment, an outdoor climbing wall and a host of other fantastic facilities, making it the perfect base camp for climbers, walkers, mountain bikers and adventure seekers, whether as individuals or large groups, from which to explore and appreciate this area of outstanding recreation and beauty.

Location and Contact


In the center of the village of Betws y Coed next to Betws Motors Garage



Address: Craiglan Road, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Wales

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Website The Vagabond Bunkhouse Betws-y-Coed
Phone Number: 01690710850
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 07.30 to 10.30 and 16.30 till bar closes

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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