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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

hotel is in the perfect location to climb Snowdon. very modern and up to date. staff are very welcoming and helpful with information on weather etc ... JOHN JOHN JOHN was great and let a group of us stay in the seating area to finish our drinks which normally gets closed when the bar closes. breakfast was lovely, and the... More 

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Thank sarmstrong86
YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi guys, Great to hear you enjoyed your selves. Hope you enjoyed the snowy summits! Our hostels are indeed developing all the time and we would love to have you back again in the near future! And thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best regards, Jon More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much epitomises the YHA (to my mind, and in my experiences). Helpful, informative, attentive staff, who know this part of the world and want to share it with you. I recommend the breakfast, and a jar of local(ish) ale before bed. What a gem, and what a place.

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for a fantastic review! All of us here are avid mountaineers and walkers and love to share any knowledge we have with our customers. We hope this information made your stay that much more enjoyable. Great to hear your enjoyed your stay at Pen-y-Pass and we would love to have you back again in the future! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent base for Snowdon with warm reception from knowledgable staff. Cosy and dry with stunning views.Bar has a selection of very good local bottle conditioned ales from Conwy Brewery. Be aware there is no wifi or mobile phone connection

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Thank Karl0104
YHAPen-y-Pass, The Team At Pen Y Pass at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. Many guests pass the same remark with regards to Pen Y Pass as being the perfect place to stay for the Snowdon Hike. And after a long hike up Snowdon where better place to sit than in our bar drinking a locally brewed Conwy ales taking in the superb views down the valley, as... More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic location with amazing views. Lovely welcoming staff of which nothing is to much trouble for. First time staying in a hostel and we could not have asked for a better experience. The rooms were clean and warm with comfortable beds and linens, and the facilities where modern clean, easy to access and use. The kitchen staff are friendly and... More 

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YHAPen-y-Pass, The Team at Pen Y pass at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your lovely review. This was your first hostel stay, and I do hope it is the first of many to come. In your review you mention our helpful staff, three course meals, breakfasts, reasonably priced, selection of soft drinks etc. This of course is quite normal in all YHA’s all the exception of our magnificent views... More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night during a photography and film trip as it's a long drive from me and needed somewhere to stop over. The location is absolutely beautiful, positioned right in the snowdon mountains and through a very scenic and windy road you can easily drive to the different areas of snowdonia. The staff were all excellent and very... More 

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YHAPen-y-Pass, The Team at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your lovely review. Whether it’s to climb Snowdon or just simply to stop over on you tour Snowdonia, The YHA at Pen Y Pass really is the perfect place to stop and chill for the night. Sometimes the lack of wifi is welcomed by people as the perfect place for the perfect digital detox. Although the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All good! It was ideally situated, staff were very friendly and helpful, room was fine and good value, food too. Advice about the weather and routes was accurate and appreciated. We popped in after for tea, and the kids loved the games room.

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YHAPen-y-Pass, The Team at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your valued review. It’s great to see you enjoyed your visit here at Pen Y Pass. The team here strive to give guests the required information such as weather, local facilities etc. Thanks again The Team at Pen Y Pass More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place was clean well equipped and in an excellent location for Snowdon. All staff were friendly and .welcoming. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed. Would stay again and will be joining the YHA

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your valued review. The location here is truly inspiring and will leave you with a lasting memory. But you should return before it becomes a distant memory. Thanks again The Team at Pen Y Pass More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Without a doubt the best YHA hostel that I've stayed in. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the hostel itself has recently been refurbished so feels very fresh and clean. The hostel is perfectly situated across the road from the main routes up Snowdon (Pyg Track, Miners track, Crib Goch) however it does have quite limited parking facilities.... More 

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, glad to hear the staff have been helpful for you. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed last night as we spent yesterday climbing Snowdon. The welcome was warm and friendly. We gave the staff a bit of a laugh telling them about our 6 mile additional walk from Llanberis after decending the mountain on the wrong side. Check in was very informative and we were very impressed by the cafe/bar area and the extra... More 

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YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - I'm glad you didn't find any turkey twizzlers, admitedly our menu has undergone loads of development over the past 2 years so great to hear good feedback! It's great to have a customer who understands hostelling - we hope to welcome you again soon, hopefully without an extra 6 miles or so added to... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There simply isn't a better place to stay if you're intending to walk Snowden Via one of the interesting routes. Simply be able to step out of the hostel and straight onto the path is worth it's weight in gold. It's worth even more being so close at the end of the walk. The building is long and thin rambles... More 

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Thank Jeddediah
YHAPen-y-Pass, Manager at YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we have addressed the thermostat issue in the building to bring down the temprature slightly thanks to customer feedback. Apologies for the rowdy guests whist you stayed. I am glad to hear you liked the bar facilities - often a favourite of course, and the development of menus has been a huge issue for us at... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located with-in The Snowdonia National Park at 1000ft. above sea-level, and set amongst stunning, jaw-dropping scenery, and with two of Yr Wyddfa – Snowdon Mountain’s - major footpaths – The Pyg Track and The Miner’s Path starting on our doorstep, YHA Pen-y-Pass is the ideal base from which to climb Snowdon. The famous knife-edge ridge of Crib Goch – The Red Ridge - and the start of the Snowdon Horseshoe dominates the view from our dining room windows. With Tryfan, the Glyders, Moel Shiabod and Y Garn to either side, YHA Pen-y-Pass, not surprisingly, has it’s own place in the UK mountaineering history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass

Address: Nantgwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Price Range: $43 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“watchout for the shelves alongside your bunk in the dark! ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles AMorse44, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you would like a private room book months in advance. Shared dorms get so hot at night during the summer.”
 of 5 bubbles Plantatheart, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the kitchen if you are planning to cook. Be aware that some two-person rooms are very small.”
 of 5 bubbles SlowFoodGoodFood, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are functional but good value. Food cheaper if you book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewO4638ZK, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The hostel team will keep you away from large school groups - I was with one on both stays and didn't hear a thing!!”
 of 5 bubbles SuT375, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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