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Plas Curig Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Penmachno, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at this hostel, firstly the decor was amazing, our room was clean with a lovely view, the bathrooms were extremely clean too.
Reception staff were amazing, very friendly staff, very welcoming, the lady (sorry cant remember your name) was very chatty and bubbly and Rob her partner was very knowledgable on the area and even took time out to show us routes on maps and advise us on different walks. They really made our stay. Thank you we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

stayed here for only a couple of nights whilst two of us went walking around wales.
it was perfect for what we needed. It definitely doesnt feel like a hostel, its kept sparkling clean, and is the perfect place to get your head down before your busy days.
Rob and Rebecca run the hostel and were so helpful and give the hostel a lovely welcoming vibe and made our trip even more enjoyable! x

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

What a wonderful hostel. Gorgeously decorated with a very comfy tv room and a well stocked library. We loved the bunks, really roomy, extremely comfortable beds and loved the curtains for privacy.The well equipped kitchen had everything we needed to self cater and there are 2 great hotels serving delicious food just a short walk away. Rebecca and Rob were fantastic hosts; so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The views from the hostel are stunning and with Snowdon just up the road, you can't go wrong with Plas Curig hostel!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

OK, so Plas Curig is expensive for a hostel. But that's OK as they make that very obvious in their advertising and that gives you the choice, you can pay £12 somewhere else or £25 at Plas Cruig.

For your money you get a made-up bunk in a dorm and very well appointed communal areas. The bunk beds are solid (not the creaky old things you get elsewhere) and have a curtain closing them in so you get a reasonable amount of privacy and you're not keeping everyone else awake if you read at night. A nice touch is that each bed has a power point on the outside which makes it very obvious if you've left your charger behind on departure.

The sitting areas are nicely done, I'd be happy to have one as my living room. Plenty of books etc.
The kitchen is large and again very well done with plenty of everything and all very clean. There were even cafetieres for coffee snobs like me although powder coffee and tea seemed to be provided free.

The toilets and showers were again well equipped and done to a very high standard although some are quite small. Crucially the automatic cut-off taps and the shower were adjusted to give a decent run-on so they were actually nice to use, auto-taps which cut off immediately are a particular bug-bear of mine!
Actually, on that theme, the communal area in the foyer has an automatic light switch. I can see why they've done this and it is adjusted to a long setting but having to leap up and push the switch every so often does lose it's amusement value after quite a short time.

The staff were very friendly and super-helpful. The lovely woman who checked us in also got a weather forecast for us and chatted to us about our plans for the next day, she really made us feel welcome. And she gave us the low-down on the local pubs too!

If you feel you can justify a treat this is the hostel to choose.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Surprisingly high quality decor and interior - cant fault it - the only thing that can let it down which isn't a fault of the hostel is if some guests don't heed the be quiet after 11-11.30pm curfew. Thoroughly recommended, I don't think you will find a better 'hostel'.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stayed at Plas Curig with some friends on a Friday and Saturday nights. We shared a 6 bed dorm. The room was big enough and functional (with plugs, mirrors, hangers, individual bed lights etc.). The beds were very comfortable – nice pillows. There are plenty of showers and toilets and I never had to queue. The bathrooms were fairly clean. The communal kitchen is huge and well maintained. The dining room was very pleasant too. The decoration is absolutely brilliant and gives atmosphere to this place. Storage for the bikes is provided. For £25/bed in a dorm it was a good value for money. I usually don’t like staying in hostels but I must say I have been impressed by the high standard of this place. The location is good as well - next to a nice café and short walk to a couple of pubs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel last night and all really enjoyed. We came as a large group (around 30 of us) after climbing Snowdon earlier in the day for charity. We finally arrived around 10.15 and the staff very quickly got us to our beds an more importantly showers (climbing Snowdon on one of the hottest days of the year gets quite sweaty!). A couple of us cooked our food whilst the rest relaxed in the communal areas. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook for such a large party. Showers were communal but fairly clean. Beds comfortable but the rooms very very warm. Decor was stunning. Thank you for a wonderful stay from all the team at Premier Inn South Wales.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Plas Curig Hostel
Address: Plas Curig Plas Curig Plas Curig, Capel Curig, Snowdonia National Park LL24 0EL, Wales (Formerly Capel Curig Youth Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Capel Curig
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Capel Curig
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Plas Curig Hostel 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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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