Stayed at YHA Betws-Y-Coed for one night recently with a friend as needed somewhere to stay that was quick, easy and above all cheap. We paid around £25 each for the night, which I thought was a great price, even for a standard room. However, we were given the keys to one of the annexed en-suite rooms for two, which was a nice surprise.
We booked through the website, which was easy and quick. On arrival we were given access to the car park that was part of the adjoining hotel, which I thought was very large and safe. As the hostel is situated on a corner, across from small park and a few miles from Betws-Y-Coed proper, we felt that the surrounding area was very quiet and peaceful but had quick access to the town.
The room itself was spacious, clean, comfortable and even had a widescreen television, showing a number of different national and local channels. We felt that while we didn't expect miracles (having stayed in much worse hostels for more money) we certainly didn't expect to get so much privacy and luxury from a youth hostel.
Overrall we didn't expect much from the stay on arrival having assumed we'd know what to expect from this hostel, but it happily debunked our preconceived notions, and from now on I will use this hostel as a benchmark for others. Fantastic.
- Also Known As:
- Betws-Y-Coed YHA Wales