I joined the YHA over Christmas because I thought it would be good to use in the Winter months when it's cold. This was my first one. The strange thing here is that there's no discount for members although it's YHA? Anyway, I arrived, was dealt with efficiently and pleasantly by the lady on the desk, in fact she had me sharing a 4 man room with someone, but there was an empty 4 man room so she put me in there. It was very clean, warm enough and en-suite which was a nice surprise (Room 15) I only wanted a bed and shower and toilet, so didn't look at anything else there really. The Pub/Hotel is right next door, even part of it, not sure what their relationship is, but I had a Mobile signal in the Bar, enough to text (T-Mobile Orange) and there was Wi-Fi so I was happy. The Hostel building was a little tatty I suppose, but I wasn't expecting Hotel standards. Maybe after I've been to Bryn Gwynant in Feb, I'll change my mind, but I'd stay here again. Breakfast was hot and good (big choice of items). Lamb Shank in Pub was reasonable and tasty. I suppose as I only expected there to be a bed in the warm and dry and that's what I got, I wasn't looking to assess the whole place.
- Also Known As:
- Betws-Y-Coed YHA Wales