The hostel sits at the top of the Nant Francon valley and is the perfect place for ventuing out into the National Park. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the kitchen, dining room, drying room and lounge facilities are all first rate.
The hosts, Jeroen and Saskia are friendly and very helpful.
I would unreservedly recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a base for exploring the National Park. Given the choice I wouldn't stay anywhere else, particularly if taking a group of people as in the past.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay below the impressive Glyder mountains with views of the Nant Ffrancon Valley at this former quarry manager’s cottage. Recently refurbished and great for families, you can be sure of a warm welcome at this environmentally-conscious hostel. All levels of walks can be found in the immediate area, and you won’t need to travel far for world-class mountain bike trails. It’s perfectly placed for strolls to see Rhaeadr Ogwen Waterfalls or Cwm Idwal nature reserve (with its dramatic lake) and Devil’s Kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Idwal Cottage Bethesda, Wales