Lots of our walking weekends, guided scrambling weekends, and mountaineering courses are based in Snowdonia. We love it if people can get together at the end of the day (if they choose) for a bite to eat or a pint of beer, and so we try and steer people to find accommodation in the same towns or villages. The places we steer people to usually offer a range of options from camping to hostels to bed and breakfasts and hotels. On this Snowdonia Accommodation page we offer a limited selection to what’s out there for you to choose from.
Snowdonia Accommodation – Llanberis and Nant Peris
Nant Peris is a small village a short drive down the road from Llanberis. This is where our Welsh 3000s events and challenges usually operate from.
Campsites and Bunkhouses
There are two campsites over the road from the Vaynol Arms in Nant Peris – one is almost directly opposite the park and ride car park (Cae Gwyn) and is easily spotted and the other is directly opposite the pub (Ty Isaf). They’re both basic but cheap with showers and the usual facilities. Reputedly these are the windiest campsites in GB. (I don’t believe that but I have seen many tents wiped out at about 0400 in the morning – and mine too have suffered – take note!) See this link for the location. Ty Isaf is just turn up and knock on the farm house door. For Cae Gwyn it’s possible to book but we’ve also just turned up and they’ve had room (call 07802 356367).
A more civilised alternative are these local bunkhouses:
Pen y Pass YHA
Tel: 0345 371 9534
Pete’s Eats Bunkhouse
38-40 High Street
Tel: 01286 870117
B&B Options in Llanberis
Dol Peris Hotel
Llanberis High Street
Gwynedd LL55 4HA
Glyn Afon B&B
Barry and Sue Kendrick
72 High Street
Llanberis High Street
Gwynedd LL55 4EN
Snowdonia Accommodation – Capel Curig
Capel Curig (near to Siabod Café) lies at the far eastern end of the Ogwen Valley and is thus well placed for our guided scrambling weekends and courses. Our personal favourites are the Rocks Hostel and St Curig’s B&B.
The Rocks Hostel
Bryn Tyrch Farm
Camping and Bunk Houses
St Curig’s B&B
Bryn Tyrch Hotel
Conwy. LL24 0EL
YHA Idwal Cottage (located at the other end of the Ogwen Valley)
Tel: 0345 371 9744
Tel: 0345 2602548
Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse
Tyn Y Maes
Tel: 01248 601958 / 07775 978405
How to get there
Nant Peris is on the A4086 between Pen y Pass and Llanberis. Where we will be based will be centred on the Vaynol Arms pub. Use LL554UF as the post code for your satellite navigation system. You can also get public transport – see below.
If you’re using public transport to get to Snowdonia you will need to take the train to Bangor. From here you can choose to either take buses or hop in a cab.
Taxi: contact Miguel who is incredibly friendly and helpful and he will pick you up and/or organise more vehicles as needed. This 16 mile journey will take around 30 minutes. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01286 479 621 / 07733 188 997.
Buses – From the station (Stop H) take the 5C or the Traws Cymru T2 to the Bus Station (which will take about 25 minutes). From here find stand B and then take the number 88 to Llanberis. From the interchange here take the S2 to Nant Peris. Total journey time is around 1hr 15 mins.