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“A small piece of Heaven lovingly looked after.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of YHA Idwal Cottage

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YHA Idwal Cottage
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Liverpool
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“A small piece of Heaven lovingly looked after.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2011

Having stayed at Idwal Cottage yha several times over the last two years I wish to highly recommend a stay here on 3 levels. Firstly it is situated in a very beautiful part of Snowdonia tucked away in an idyllic spot with ample parking and easy access to the mountains. The Hostel is cosy and has a well stocked kitchen. I love all the old yha history to be found in the hostel. However the reason I chosen to do this review is because of the staff. As a Life member of the yha I have been staying at yha's for over 40 years beginning aged 15. Every time I have stayed I have found Saskia really helpful and prepared to help make my visit as enjoyable as possible. You feel very welcomed by her friendliness and approachability. She was also able to recommend places to visit in the area. Highly recommend a stay at this yha.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

The staff are super friendly and very helpful. Our room was very clean and warm. The location is stunning and ideal for anyone wanting to walk in Snowdonia... you can just walk out the front door and get going... no need to drive anywhere. The self-catering facilities are very good, well equipped, clean and plenty of space for everyone. Of the youth hostels I've stayed in this is my favourite and the one I return to the most.

Room Tip: Room number 2 has the only double bed.
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Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank LauraH73
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2011

Fantastic location ! Excellent support from the staff !

Clean & reasonable costs !

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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9 Thank jaypauly
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Property: YHA Idwal Cottage
Address: Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 3LZ, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Bangor > Bethesda
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Idwal Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay below the impressive Glyder mountains with views of the Nant Ffrancon Valley at this former quarry manager’s cottage. Recently refurbished and great for families, you can be sure of a warm welcome at this environmentally-conscious hostel. All levels of walks can be found in the immediate area, and you won’t need to travel far for world-class mountain bike trails. It’s perfectly placed for strolls to see Rhaeadr Ogwen Waterfalls or Cwm Idwal nature reserve (with its dramatic lake) and Devil’s Kitchen. ... more   less 
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