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YHA Snowdon Ranger

Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia National Park LL54 7YS, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time staying at the Snowdon Ranger and my expectations weren't particularly high. However, the hostel exceeded all expectations! We stayed in room 1A, which had 2 rooms joined in the middle by a shower & toilet. Perfect for a family of 4 and gave us a little bit more privacy than a normal dorm room. Rooms... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was actually my first time staying in a hostel of any kind - I was a little apprehensive but need not have been in the least. The staff were friendly and informative and there was a good atmosphere all round! Perfect location, ample parking, bedding provided and good kitchen facilities. The lake opposite the hostel was a prefect place... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean, decent duvets. Decent location at the base of snowdon The kitchen facilities is well equipped with space to put any food. Nice dinning area. You are able to order food from them also. There is a games room with a pool table and other games. There is a drying room also.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay, basic as you would expect of a youth hostel, generally clean, well equipped shared kitchen, fantastic as a family base to climb Snowdon. Breakfasts and dinner were very good, very friendly vibe with lots of interaction with other hostel guests. Have to mention Kate, one of the hostel staff, who was especially friendly and helpful. During... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the friendly atmosphere. The wifi is now fixed (at last!). Hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Snowdon Ranger YHA is perfectly located to explore both the Snowdonia National Park & accessing Mount Snowdon. Megan, Mike & Team are really welcoming, helpful, knowledgable and work hard to provide a great adventure with really good home cooking as well as comfortable and clean accommodation. Brilliant value for money, with a well stocked lounge with books, magazines, board games... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the welcome and food. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Having first stayed in a youth hostel almost 50 years ago, I hardly qualify on "youth" but have plenty of experience. This was my first stay here, and it was exactly as expected to the current YHA standard. Unlike some other reviewers, we didn't feel particularly welcomed - more tolerated - the manager always seemed harassed. The WiFi was described... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that you didn't feel completely welcomed this time but hope you will come back as we are normally freindly, helpful and accommodating. The good news now is that the YHA now gives free wifi to all guests where it is available. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on Sat just gone, friendly atmosphere, great beer, and a very comfortable nights sleep with all bedding provided. If the purpose of the visit is for Mount Snowdon you can join the trail from the Ranger or it is a short drive approx 30-45 minute to the Mount Snowdon from the Site. A very nice breakfast as well... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your nice comments. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having just returned from my sixth visit to the hostel I am pleased to say it is still as excellent as always. The location for climbing snowdon could not be better. The food is very reasonably priced and of good quality. The place is always clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended and I am already... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. We're looking forward to your next visit to us. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent all round hostel, good facilities, clean rooms, comfy beds, fantastic location, great knowledge from the staff. great transport links just outside the hostel. take a trip to the lake opposite and skim a stone or 3.

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come and visit us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very good hostel, nice clean rooms, friendly staff, decent food. The self-catered kitchen is very well equipped, with a fridge, toaster, two gas stoves, frying pans, cutlery, mugs... There is also a drying room, a lounge room and a play room with a pool table and some board games to borrow. On the down side, each room has only... More 

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here. Unfortunately we are not able to put extension leads in the rooms as they can be a fire hazard if overloaded. Hopefully our electricity supply will be updated one day to cope with the demands of modern life!! More 

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