Hostels in Snowdonia National Park Hostels in Snowdonia National Park

You are looking for hostels in Snowdonia National Park? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Snowdonia National Park hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Snowdonia National Park.

All Cities in Snowdonia National Park

We list every single hostel in Snowdonia National Park and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Snowdonia National Park for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Snowdonia National Park hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Snowdonia National Park. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia (or in Welsh, Eryri, which means Eagle's Nest) is a protected national park in North Wales. It is known for its spectacular mountain ranges and it is a popular destination for tourists. The English name is derived from the highest mountain in Wales -- Snowdon, which is more than a thousand meters high.

Snowdonia National Park comprises more than two thousand kilometers and is the third-largest park in the United Kingdom. It was pronounced a park in the early fifties and was the first of the three Welsh National Parks and the third in England and Wales. Unlike national parks in other countries, Snowdonia National Park has nearly seventy-percent private ownership. In the park live about twenty-six thousand people. They live mainly in the countryside, which consists mainly of mountains and open spaces, yet, there are agricultural parts. The park attracts millions of visitors, making it the third-most popular national park in England and Wales. It is a great place to visit and the best time for that is in the summer and in the autumn.

There are various Snowdonia hostels, which are located in different towns in the region. The largest number of Snowdonia hostels are concentrated in the towns surrounding Caernarfon and Porthmadog. But you can also get a Snowdonia hostel in places such as Nant Gwynant, Nant Peris, and Rhyd Ddu. That makes Snowdonia hostels very close to different parts of the Snowdonia Natural Park. Since the park is quite large, it is advisable that you see more of it and the variety of Snowdonia hostels gives you the unique chance to visit more of Snowdonia. Most hostels in Snowdonia are very good, with great facilities and moderate prices. Some Snowdonia hostels offer more extreme conditions such as eco-buildings with no electricity, which is great for some travelers, but definitely not the choice for people who prefer city comfort.

expert for Snowdonia National Park hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Snowdonia National Park hostels George Traveller

Travel Tips for Snowdonia National Park - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Snowdonia National Park. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Snowdonia National Park. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Snowdonia National Park

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Snowdonia National Park?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Snowdonia National Park here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Snowdonia National Park safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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