We planned to have a quick overnight with two days walking at Conwy for my husband's birthday. I used to visit Conwy when very small, so have wanted to return for ages. We weren't disappointed: The hostel itself is down a very private drive, and has simply stunning views. There is even an observation level up an extra flight of stairs. From our room we could see the castle and adjacent bridge, and the restaurant has panoramic views. All rooms were very clean and the staff were lovely - helpful and cheery (even when my son spilled milk 3 times at the breakfast buffet). There were two added bonuses: that we picked the same weekend as Gwledd Conwy Feast, so we altered our plans to have a shorter walk on the Saturday and spent the afternoon watching great live music and eating local food; we also found The Albion pub a short walk away, which is a local gem run as a joint venture between 4 local breweries.
The only downside, as ever, with Conwy was the lack of pub food or cafes after 5pm. Ate in at The Schooner fish and chip shop - best I've eaten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious modern hostel with views of Conwy's Castle, medieval walls and harbour. Conwy Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring North Wales. A great location for backpackers, families, youth organization and anyone wanting easy access to the coastal resorts of Llandudno and the Snowdonia National park. The hostel is situated on hill just outside the town walls of Conwy in large grounds with a summer house, barbecue and picnic area. There are spectacular views from the roof terrace of the ancient medieval town of Conwy and the North Wales coastline. The town centre with its pubs, tea shops and local attractions is just a 10 minute walk away. The Conwy Castle is well worth a visit and the quayside is great for sitting back and watching the yachts and fishing boats go by. Guest Rooms – Spacious, light, clean with security lockers and all room fully en-suite. Bar – Relax tasting the Local beer lounging in our new Bar or admire the view from the patio/terrace overlooking the Snowdonia National Park. Outside – Plenty of room for a game of football in our large garden, enjoy the peace and quiet of the summerhouse or eat al fresco in our picnic and BBQ areas. Common areas – Relax and enjoy the views from our observation lounge and roof terrace, chill out in front of the TV with the kids in our family area, challenge someone to a game of pool or table football in the games room or if you just want peace and quiet sit and read your favourite book in our quiet lounge. Meals – All our meals are delicious and great value for money. If after a hard days sightseeing you don’t feel like cooking enjoy one of our evening meal specialties such as Welsh lamb casserole or Lemon and Herb salmon. We even have a special children’s menu with old favourites like Fish Fingers and Chips and Bangers and Mash. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA Conwy Wales