Bunkhouses in Snowdonia, North Wales
There’s no shortage of accommodation in North Wales. From campsites to hotels, farm houses to yurt pitches; there’s pretty much something to suit everyone on a range of budgets.
If there’s a big group of you and all you want is somewhere cheap to sleep, renting a bunkhouse for the weekend could be a good option for you.
Where to Stay?
Unless you’ve already got a location in mind, I almost always recommend that people stay on the coast. The weather is virtually guaranteed to be better on the beach! Quite often it’s sunny in Harlech and a mile or so inland you can see the rain falling. People in Betws Y Coed would just assume it’s another rainy day!
The three main coastal options are the Barmouth/Harlech coast, the Llyn Peninsula and the North Coast. In my option the coastline between Barmouth and Harlech is normally your best bet; a whole variety of different villages with a range of accommodation options. The Llyn Peninsula is also very nice but slightly out of the way; good if all you want is a beach holiday. The North Coast is easy to access but lacks some of the charm of the more traditional Welsh towns and villages.
Our Top Pick of Bunkhouses
Of all the options in North Wales we think these bunkhouses are all a good bet; they’re all a bit different but either way they should do the job properly.
Bunkorama – Barmouth
Sleeps 10. £15 per person per night. Bunkorama is situated on the hill above Barmouth in a really picturesque location. None of the other places mentioned here have views that rival this one. Barmouth’s a good choice because the town has plenty of dining options and amenities, a nice beach and good transport links. The bunkhouse also has an adjoining campsite. It’s about an hours drive to Snowdon.
Vagabond Bunkhouse – Betws y Coed
Sleeps 36, starting from £19 per person per night. The Vagabond’s primary draw is its size and location. It can sleep a big group and it’s within walking distance of all of the pubs and cafes in the busy wooded village of Betws Y Coed. If you want to be based in the North of the Snowdonia National Park then this place is a good shout. Snowdon is approximately 20 minutes away, the coast is about 45 minutes.
Treks Bunkhouse – Blaenau Ffestiniog
Sleeps 16, £16-£20 per person per night. Treks Bunkhouse is situated in the mountain village of Llan Ffestiniog. It offers good amenities and beautiful mountain views across the Moelwyn rage. Fairly central in terms of time to the beach (30 mins) and time to the Snowdon area (30 mins) it does make a useful base. The village itself is very small so if you’re looking for some life in the evening then this probably isnt the most suitable location for you, it is nice and quiet up in the Welsh mountains though!
Lledr House – Dolwyddelan
Sleeps 36, starting from £18 per person per night, or £550 for the house. Lledr house is an old converted Youth Hostel, another big house! Again, it’s size is one of it’s biggest selling points. Situated about 5/10 minutes down the road from Betws y Coed the location isn’t bad at all. 20 minutes to Snowdon.
Bala Bunkhouse – Bala
Sleeps 26. £17 per person pe