About YHA Snowdon Ranger

Situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon

YHA Snowdon Ranger, situated at the foot of Wales' highest and most famous mountain, is the perfect retreat for a geography field trip or any group break involving physical activity. While learning more about the geology of the mountain and surrounding area, study tours can take the Snowdon Ranger Path to the summit - it's one of the easier routes and is suitable for most group ability levels.

However, that's not all the hostel offers to UK school trips and group visits. The nearby Caernarfon Castle, a hugely impressive structure dating back to the 13th century, is steeped in local history and a great destination for an educational break. History students can also learn more about the area's industrial past at the Sygun Copper Mine.


  • Drying room
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

Contact us for our full list of rates and pricing options

3 Stars
Visit Wales accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Snowdon Ranger has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award

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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Snowdon Ranger

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Adventure bolt-on

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Adventure bolt-on

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on options is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.


  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Raft building
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Mountain walk
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53.073296, -4.143262

YHA Snowdon Ranger

OS Map:115
OS Grid Ref: SH565550
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