This was my first experience in a hostel and have to say that it gave me a wonderful impression of them. We were part of a class trip and were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff members who greeted us and helped us get settled in.
Hostel experiences are, I'm sure, wildly different depending on your situation but a few things to point out. The place was quite clean and there wasn't any worries about safety as both the hotel, and Conwy itself, were located in a picturesque area. The YHA is a bit of a walk away from the Conwy train station but isn't that far - just be prepared if you are lugging a ton of luggage as you'll be headed up a number of hills.
For ease we ended up having supper and breakfast at the Hostel and the food was quite good. There was something quite nice about being able to come back to the hostel and have food ready after a day of walking around the castle and town walls. By far the best feature of the Hostel, in my opinion, was the readily available tea set up in the lounge area. It was nice to have that available and became an even more distinctive feature as other YHA hostels did not have it. In addition to the laundry facilities they also had one of the nicest drying areas that we encountered with extra long racks in a very humid area which helped dry a number of wet clothes relatively quickly.
Overall the YHA is in a great location and the facility is in great shape with attentive staff. Anything else is largely up to you deciding what you want in a place to stay. Be aware you can't control the other guests, we had two young primary school groups, but the place is well run.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious modern hostel with views of Conwy's Castle, medieval walls and harbour. Conwy Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring North Wales. A great location for backpackers, families, youth organization and anyone wanting easy access to the coastal resorts of Llandudno and the Snowdonia National park. The hostel is situated on hill just outside the town walls of Conwy in large grounds with a summer house, barbecue and picnic area. There are spectacular views from the roof terrace of the ancient medieval town of Conwy and the North Wales coastline. The town centre with its pubs, tea shops and local attractions is just a 10 minute walk away. The Conwy Castle is well worth a visit and the quayside is great for sitting back and watching the yachts and fishing boats go by. Guest Rooms – Spacious, light, clean with security lockers and all room fully en-suite. Bar – Relax tasting the Local beer lounging in our new Bar or admire the view from the patio/terrace overlooking the Snowdonia National Park. Outside – Plenty of room for a game of football in our large garden, enjoy the peace and quiet of the summerhouse or eat al fresco in our picnic and BBQ areas. Common areas – Relax and enjoy the views from our observation lounge and roof terrace, chill out in front of the TV with the kids in our family area, challenge someone to a game of pool or table football in the games room or if you just want peace and quiet sit and read your favourite book in our quiet lounge. Meals – All our meals are delicious and great value for money. If after a hard days sightseeing you don’t feel like cooking enjoy one of our evening meal specialties such as Welsh lamb casserole or Lemon and Herb salmon. We even have a special children’s menu with old favourites like Fish Fingers and Chips and Bangers and Mash. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Conwy Wales