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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we arrived to check in, Steve who was on reception had a rather quizzical look on his face which was a little unnerving. It turned out we had booked to arrive the following day by mistake. Thankfully our room was available a day early so he very helpfully and kindly moved our booking up one day, thank you. Steve...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Great hostel and location, shared on suite room was excellent. Staff are all very friendly and provide excellent service. Great value. My only disappointment is that the menu has changed since our last stay and is now very basic/poor, used to be excellent and home cooked with good variety. Come on YHA why have you made this change, especially when...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Clean/warm. Just a shame there is no Wifi at the Hostel to compensate for the lack of mobile phone signal in the area. Would recommend to others purely based on its location for Snowdon.

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

Hi there, Great to hear you enjoyed yourself at Pen-y-Pass! Unfortunately wifi will not be an option for us for some time until the infrastructure has been installed in the area. We do now have our payphone replace, so there is, once again, SOME form of contact to the outside world! Thank you again for the review and we would...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was warm! clean! homely! the staff were super friendly! We stayed one night arriving late to do a little exploring the day after. The bed was super comfy and big fluffy pillows and a duvet. We paid for the breakfast buffet the night before and arrived an hour before it was meant to finish, there was very little...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much more luxurious than other YHA's I've stayed in. Amazing location at foot of path to Snowdon. Rooms, bed and amenities are good. There's a bar, a canteen/restaurant (with veggie options) Would recommend

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

Hi Phil, Thanks for a great review! And for taking the time to write it! Glad to hear you enjoyed your self and our facilities and we would love to see you back again soon!

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for the weekend last month and is in an amazing location right under Snowdon. Good facilities, but the layout made it feel slightly disjointed.The kitchen is tucked away at the far end of the building and we did get the feeling that they would rather take you money at the restaurant than you cook for yourself. S&D

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

Hi Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy our layout. Of course this building has been here for hundreds of years so we have to work with the existing one. The self-catering kitchen used to be closer to the bar area but to increase its size we...

Leigh
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed there for one night after doing our scramble, one off our members forgot his phone in the room only realizing while we were on our way back home. after contacting the team at the YHA centre it was located and posted it back, big thank you and five stars to all the staff involved.

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

Thank you very much for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your scramble and your stay at the hostel. We all know what it is like to leave something important behind on an adventure so more than happy to get it back to you. Hope to see you again in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Perfect getaway, climb Snowdon and have a shower soon as you get down! Food nice with big portions. No wi-fi or phone reception, just what is needed sometimes! Climbed Snowdon 3 times, each time different, was epic!

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

Hi Nastro! WOW! You managed to get up snowdon 3 times! Thats great work! Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and the solitude of being off the grid. We hope to see you back again soon.

sheffield, UK
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing rate for the location, freaking beautiful! Stayed with 4 friends in the 5 person ensuite. Room was warm and spotless but I have to drop an entire star but those flaps they were using as pillows. Even with two of them stacked it was like sleeping on pancakes! Think I've been spoiled at a close-by luxury hostel in the...

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

Hi there! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the hostel and Snowdonia. I am sorry to you feel the pillows are sub par. This is something that has been brought up recently and an issue we will be looking at over the next few weeks. That being said it sounds like the rest of your stay went very...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Brilliant hostel, Great facilities, bar, restaurant, drying room, kitchen, games room; staff were very welcoming and accommodating. The location couldn't be better for climbing snowdon as it is across the road from the PYG track and the Ogwen valley is ten mins away. If your a light sleep then brings some ear plugs as you can hear everything that is...

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

Hi Daniel, Thank you for such a great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the mountain and our facilities. As far as the wifi is concerned, there simply hasn't been any infrastructure installed up here to connect to so this has been out of our hands. A Satellite internet connection simply isn't good enough to support a wifi network. This...

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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 

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Address: Nantgwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Price Range: ₹ 2,340 - ₹ 7,354 (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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