The Rocks at Plas Curig Hostel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

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Luxury dog-friendly hostel sleeping 59 for midweek or weekend adventures with friends and family in Snowdonia

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Rocks at Plas Curig Hostel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, sleeps 2-59 in 14 bedrooms.

The most communal and stylish space for your group (shared with other guests, unless exclusively hired).

Set in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, our family-run, 5-star Visit Wales accredited, dog-friendly hostel sits just off the A5, the main artery of Snowdonia. It can be found nestled just minutes away from Betws-y-Coed, the Ogwen Valley and the Snowdon Horseshoe. If it is location that you are after, then The Rocks at Plas Curig offers the perfect base for you from which to explore.

The hostel is a beautiful building which has been a bastion of exploration for the travelling and adventure community who visit Snowdonia all year round, year-on-year since the 1940s, when it first became a YHA.

With breathtaking walks direct from the door, for the novice to expert, you can be on top of a mountain a thousand metres above sea level in the morning and sitting on the beautiful sands of one of our many blue flag beaches in the afternoon. Snowdonia and the beautiful North Wales coastline has something for everyone.

The hostel is equidistant to Betws-y-Coed, the ‘hub’ of Snowdonia, and the most popular mountain ranges including Snowdon (7 miles), Glyderau (5 miles) and Carneddau (behind the hostel). Some of the most scenic walks are taken direct from the hostel door, with the 872m Moel Siabod towering above the hostel. From the top of this mountain, it is possible to see 13 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales on a clear day.

The hostel is also only 20 minutes away from the 3 award-winning Zipworld sites (where guests of the hostel receive a 10% discount) and Surf Snowdonia. The hostel is also 25 minutes from the beach.

The hostel is next door to the best ramblers cafe in Snowdonia (Siabod Cafe) and the hostel is sandwiched between two wonderful pubs - The Tyn Y Coed (10 mins walk) and Bryn Tyrch Inn (1 minute).

The local ‘Sherpa’ S2 bus runs straight past the hostel and connects Betws-y-Coed to Pen Y Pass (where you would walk the Pyg or Miners Path up Snowdon) and Llanberis. The car park where you would park to walk up Snowdon is 12 minutes away by car.

Large drying room with dehumidifier = warm and dry boots the next day!


Large preparation area and island for serving, commercial kitchen style. 3 large fridges and sufficient shelving. All appliances and utensils.
5 large tables and 1 smaller, mostly booth-style. Comfortably seat 45 people.
Wood burning stove, large LED flatscreen smart TV, FreeSAT and seating for 18 people. Separate seating for 12 in reception library. Hundreds of books.
Large LED flatscreen smart TV (Netflix, Prime, YouTube etc.) with FreeSAT.
Superfast fibre optic broadband with mobile phone signal strong on most networks.
There is no games room.
In hostel, a large wood burning stove in the living room. Outside, an epic decked area with firepit overlooking Snowdon Horseshoe.
7 private rooms - twin, double, 5 family rooms for 3, 4 or 5 people (each with double bed and 1, 2 or 3 singles). 7 bunk dorms for 4, 6 or 8 people.
Luxury linen provided on every bed, with 2 fluffy pillows, cosy duvet and large soft towels to hire (£2 extra per towel).
8 shared private bathrooms, each with shower, toilet, washbasin and mirror. Heated towel rail with fresh floor towels. No en suite facilities.
There is 1 step up into the hostel and we have a ground floor room for 5 people (double bed plus 3 singles). 1 step up to 2 toilets on ground floor.
High chair and travel cot.
Large decked area with stunning firepit overlooking the sunset over Snowdon Horseshoe and Moel Siabod, and the river opposite. Secure bike storage.
There is no pool.
Private parking for 25 cars on site.
Smoking only allowed outdoors.
We are dog-friendly and charge £5 per dog per night, kept on leads at all times in the building. Only in private rooms with members of your group.



The hostel is perched up above the A5 between Betws-y-Coed (5 miles) and Snowdon (5 miles). It neighbours the Siabod Cafe and Bryn Tyrch Inn.
Betws-y-Coed (5 miles), Llanberis (8.5 miles), Bethesda (9.5 miles), Beddgelert (11 miles), Bangor (15 miles), Portmeirion (22 miles).
SPAR/Londis and various deli's - Betws-y-Coed (5 miles).
Siabod Cafe - next door. Tyn Y Coed Inn - 12 mins walk/2 mins car Bryn Tyrch Inn - 2 mins walk/30 sec car.

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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Capel Curig
LL24 0EL
United Kingdom
Betws-y-Coed train station (local service) - 5 miles, Bangor (trains from London, Manchester etc) - 15 miles.
S2 'Sherpa' stops outside the hostel and runs between Betws-y-Coed (5 miles) and Llanberis (8.5 miles).
Liverpool John Lennon - 82 miles, Manchester - 102 miles.

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The Rocks at Plas Curig Hostel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Christian Wynne

Joined us: 2019
+44 (0)1690 720 225
Capel Curig
LL24 0EL
United Kingdom