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Review of YHA Conwy

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YHA Conwy
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

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.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Excellent YHA here in Conwy. We stayed here whilst cycling Welsh coast. Made welcome and safe lock up for bikes. Fantastic views from dinning room - would pay the world for those views. Very clean kitchen - in fact clean all over. Food was really good - didn't plan to eat in, but the rain closed in that night and we were not disappointed with the meal. All home cooked. I like the idea that the choice was kept simple but good quality and using local produce. Your staff were very cheerful and helpful - and seemed to be Jack of all trades. ha ha. Will def. recommend you to friends etc.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

I was in Wales to take part in the Welsh three peaks challenge, Conwy YHA was the nearest available accommodation to Llanberis for the Sunday part of the challenge, to ascend Snowdon.
On arrival, the young man who was on reception, Ben, was extremely helpful, polite and interested in what we were doing.
We had booked breakfast and a packed meal for Sunday morning but breakfast was later than our departure time and so Ben provided us with the items to cook our own and then went and made our packed meals promptly so we could leave on time, his attitude and all-round willingness to help are a credit to himself and the YHA organization, I would definitely recommend this establishment and we say a big "THANK YOU" to Ben.


Ian and Scott Bruce.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I arrived late and without the proper map preparation found the YHA a little hard to find in the failing light, With a secondary car park the parking was no problem and on arrival the friendly staff sorted me out promptly and the facilities were more than adequate. It was also great to again find a hostel where the wifi was available and working. With a bit of walking the hostel is in a good location to explore the old castle, old town and walls. With a car you can also enjoy a scenic drive along the coast and into Snowdonia for a crack at some peaks or just some easy walking and great views. i enjoyed my stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

had a really nice stay at this hostel. Staff were fantastic especially Ellie and Kelly. Surroundings were brilliant.good self catering facilities and reasonably priced bar. Nice chippy near to smallest house in Britain. Walk around the marina was beautifull

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The YHA Conwy hostel is located just outside the city center on a hill overlooking the town and the Conwy Castle. It is an easy walk (bring a flashlight if you plan to go out at night!) to the center of town or a short drive. The facilities were good and the breakfast in the morning had a lot more options than I am used to from a hostel. Staff was friendly and the rooms were nice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had a great stay here. Had room for 4 with ensuite shower and loo. (The only one negative was that the room was too hot in the night and we had trouble sleeping ! Sun had been shining in all day through very large window in room and I suppose with the door shut it was cooking. But better than too cold ! This is only a minor moan). Staff very friendly on arrival. Good atmosphere. We ordered breakfast which was really great (good value). Exceptionally fab views from dining / breakfast room. Short walk down into Conwy itself. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about YHA Conwy

Address: Larkhill Pass Rd, Conwy LL32 8AJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Conwy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Conwy
Price Range: £24 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Conwy 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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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