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The iFootpath Directory - YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

If it's dramatic, breath-taking views of mountainous landscapes you're after then YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass is the location for you. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Mount Snowdon, over 1,000ft above sea level, this Youth Hostel is the perfect choice for climbing holidays and budding mountaineers.

Having recently undergone a restoration project, this much loved and famed location is now a state of the art accommodation base in the heart of Snowdonia.

Added to this is the licensed bar and restaurant where you can re-fuel with a delicious meal and a refreshing drink after a day exploring on the mountains; and the cosy snug social areas where you can relax and share stories with your fellow travellers. There's no Wi-Fi or phone signal up here, but with games, books and excellent company you won't mind.

The hostel also pays tribute to its famous past - George Mallory stayed here while using Snowdon as a training ground for his ill-fated Everest expedition. The bar is named Mallory's after him and information about the surrounding mountains and Mallory himself can be seen throughout the building.

Great for cheap family breaks, this former mountain lodge makes a great base for exploring the local area, walking and activity holidays in Wales.

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass at a glance:

  • £1.3 million investment
  • Climb Snowdon from the front door
  • Updated group and education facilities
  • Mallory's Cafe
  • 16 en-suite rooms

YHA Snowdon Pen y Pass benefits from a modern classroom with high tech conference facilities, ideal for group presentations, business conferences and school groups, as well as probably the swankiest self-catering kitchen you've ever seen in a hostel. Please be aware that there's no phone signal or Wi-Fi here - we're up a mountain after all!

The café at Pen-y-Pass is named after Mallory and is a fantastic setting for mountaineers to rest and recover from the day’s exertions. And as a solo traveller, you’ll never be lonely. Simply sit down with a beer, open the OS map and within minutes you’ll be trading experiences with a fellow adventurer.


Choose from hot and cold breakfast items to give you a great start to the day. Our buffet is served from 7am until 9am and includes Full English options, toast and more. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.


Pop in to Mallory's between Easter and October half term from 10am - 10pm for a delicious selection of hot food, sandwiches and paninis and cakes as well as hot and cold drinks.


Enjoy delicious meals cooked fresh in our restaurant from 6pm until 9pm - the public can even pop in to join us for a bite. From local delicacies to traditional favourites, our set three course menu is refreshed daily and home-cooked by our experienced catering teams.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


Enjoy a drink in our licensed bar, or warm up after a day up the mountain with a steaming cup of damn fine coffee.

Self-Catering Facilities

The hostel has plenty of facilities to create your own culinary masterpieces. We have four ovens, two fridges, two microwaves, a toaster and a kettle, plus plenty of pots, pans and cutlery.

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This entry was added on Thursday, 30 June 2016 13:19

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