We stayed for two nights, and honestly have no criticisms of Plas Curig. Convenient location, lovely building and excellent facilities, comfortable beds, ample parking, and good kitchen and dining spaces.
The building has been beautifully renovated, with beds, lounges, tables and chairs and bookshelves all built into the walls, and little nooks and one-off furnishings that give the place a cosy (if somewhat hipster) feel.
Choosing to stay somewhere as cosy and centrally located as Plas Curig means that if the weather is bad you can stay inside and hang about in the communal areas watching TV, playing games, eating and cooking, or reading one of the many books provided in the delightful library nook. This is especially important given the strict cancellation policy - be prepared for the fact that weather around Snowdonia can be extreme (especially Nov-April. Forget winter, really), so that you won't be disappointed when faced with a weekend inside looking at the spectacular snowy scenery outside. The weekend we went wasn't the best for travel, but we still had a lovely time, and would happily stay here in inhospitable weather again.
Of course, this IS a hostel, so you have shared facilities and must arrange your own meals, and of course there is a bit of noise here and there - but that's all to be expected in a hostel - even a "5 star" hostel.
Overall, I would recommend this to all - I saw a lot of kids around who seemed to be having a great time; it would be a nice getaway for couples; great for friends and backpackers (lots of groups staying the weekend we were there), and there are a lot of communal spaces which also make it a good place for solo travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plas Curig Youth Hostel commands an impressive position in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. This charming former YHA hostel has been stealing the hearts of many an intrepid traveller since 1945. Since 2010, Plas Curig Youth Hostel has become a family-run hostel offering clean, comfortable, homely, fun and most importantly cheap accommodation from which to experience the beauty of Snowdonia. This luxury hostel offers the best of both worlds to its guests – modern amenities with relaxed comfort. Everybody is welcome and we offer dog-friendly accommodation. Explore a timeless landscape overflowing with craggy mountains, wild moors, ancient forests, thunderous waterfalls and vast sweeping beaches.Our cheap accommodation means the magic of Snowdonia can be enjoyed by everyone. Bask in the enchanting scenery or take part in an adrenaline filled adventure. Snowdonia has it all! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plas Curig Hostel Capel Curig, Wales