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If you want to explore North Wales on a budget, YHA Conwy is the accommodation for you. This Welsh hostel is perfectly located for families, groups or anyone wanting access to nearby coastal resorts or an activity break in Snowdonia.

Just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Conwy, this modern Youth Hostel is on a hill just outside the historic walls and enjoys panoramic views of Conwy’s medieval castle - in fact we have the best views in Conwy with the mountains and the valley all in sight. In 2015 we proudly hosted the pre-race event for Dragons Back Race, the multi-day ultra-run with international elite athletes.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

All of our rooms are en-suite, perfect for family breaks, and there are large communal areas where groups can congregate. There are 82 beds in total. There is also a large garden which is perfect for getting the kids to let off some steam and there is plenty of room for activities with an archery range, assault course and space for team building exercises.

YHA Conwy is a popular destination, so advanced booking is recommended.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


Full English breakfast items and a continental buffet is available every morning to give you a great start to the day and is served 7.30 - 9.00am. 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.


Good food is available in our licensed restaurant. Daily specials are served from 5.30 until 8.30pm. Our restuarant is open to the public as well as guests so pop in for a delicious meal.

Kids Eat Free

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


YHA Conwy has an alcohol license and so you can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Self-Catering Facilities

YHA Conwy benefits from a large self-catering kitchen with four cooking stations. Each station has a fridge, a set of hobs and an oven so you've plenty of space to create your own culinary delights.

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

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