YHA Snowdon Ranger

Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Gwynedd LL54 7YS


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.

Why Groups love YHA Snowdon Ranger

Situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon


Customer Satisfaction based on 89% scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 60

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

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Packages available at YHA Snowdon Ranger

YHA Snowdon Ranger does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Snowdon Ranger

Adventure bolt-on

Abseiling down a bridge

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.


  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Snowdon Ranger does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



General: Test

  • Drying room
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds

Food & Drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

How to get here

Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Gwynedd LL54 7YS

By car and coach:
The hostel is on the A4085, eight miles south of Caernarfon and five miles north of Beddgelert. Go from Beddgelert into Rhyd Ddu and keep on the main road, the property appears on the right. Sat nav will tell you to turn right just before the bridge – don’t carry on the main road.

By bus:
The Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service route S4 passes YHA Snowdon Ranger but there is currently no service on Sundays or Bank Holiday

OS Map: 115
OS Grid Ref: SH565550
Latitude: 53.073296
Longitude: -4.143262
YHA Snowdon Ranger