Hostel in Bala, Wales

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Get to know Bala (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bala. To help you make friends with Bala before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Bala is a small town most known for being home to Wales’ biggest freshwater lake and for its proximity to the Snowdonia National Park. The four-mile long Bala Lake, or Llyn Tegid in Welsh, is the prime attraction for most tourists and popular spot for sailing, canoeing, and fishing.

Bala hostels are not in plentiful supply, but you should be able to find a place within easy reach of town and every place is used to looking after the needs of hikers, cyclists, and outdoor types.

The predominantly stone and slate-built town is pretty tiny but has a fair supply of little shops, pubs and cafes to suit most visitors’ immediate needs. There are some good butchers and small independent food shops which should satisfy self-caterers

A tourist railway has steam and diesel trains that tootle along the lake’s shore. The nine-mile journey starts in the village of Llanuwchllyn before heading to Bala and along the lake, offering some great views of the water as well as the surrounding peaks.

Hikers often walk the fourteen-mile circumference of the lake, as well as the Arenig, Aran, and Berwyn mountain ranges nearby. Further opportunities for hiking in the area include Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon, and Cadair Idris, a rocky peak at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park.

The area sees a lot of visitors but has retained a high concentration of Welsh speakers and has a proud nationalistic community.

Bala hostel seekers without a vehicle will find that public transport is quite limited but the bus from Wrexham to Barmouth does pass through town. A car is required to truly make the most of the area, however, walkers will find plenty of trails within reach of Bala’s centre.

Written by local enthusiast for Bala hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bala hostels Laura T

FAQ about Bala Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Bala, Wales. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Bala, Wales.

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Your Packing List for Bala

Your Packing List for Bala

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Bala Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bala, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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