Nestled underneath Moel Siabod, the little ‘Matterhorn’ of Snowdonia and peeking over the River Llugwy, our Snowdonia hostel, Plas Curig, is quietly tucked away in the ancient mountain village of Capel Curig, North Wales, providing cheap accommodation from which to explore.
Only a short walk away are a selection of pubs, a village store, café and outdoor shops selling all the necessities you need. Just around the corner from our Snowdonia hostel is Plas-Y-Brenin the leading National Mountain Centre for outdoor activities. There you can learn to climb, canoe, kayak, ski... the list goes on.
As far as courses go we fully recommend Rob Johnston (www.expeditionguide.com) he offers a full range of courses from beginner to experienced, summer to winter.
Steeped in history with its little Saint Julitta's Church, whose Celtic foundations date back from the 6th century AD, Capel Curig is surrounded by the majesty of the Glyders, Moelwynion, Carneddau and Glyderau mountain ranges and the beautiful twin lakes, Llynnau Mymbyr.
Within easy reach of our Snowdonia accommodation stands the highest mountain in Wales, second highest in the United Kingdom, the extremely popular Mount Snowdon. Just five miles away and with awe-inspiring views of the Snowdon horseshoe from your bedroom windows, Plas Curig Youth Hostel offers an unrivalled location for those seeking Snowdonia accommodation.
Capel Curig is also conveniently located on the A5, which makes our Snowdonia hostel a superb pivot point within the National Park. Experience 823 square miles of diverse landscape in the palm of your hand, with most of North Wales including the Lleyn Peninsula at your fingertips less than an hours drive away.
Five miles in the other direction from Plas Curig Hostel is the beautifully quaint Victorian village of Betws-y-Coed. Settled in the dense forests of the Conwy Valley, the River Llugwy, River Lledr and River Machno gush through waterfalls and cascades such as the famous Swallow Falls and river pools and Fairy Glens to meet at what’s known as the nerve centre of the Snowdonia National Park.
Artists, travellers, mountaineers and walkers alike have all been flocking here for centuries. You’ll find an abundance of cafés, inns, hotels, restaurants, gift shops, museums, historical bridges and a 14th century church all centred around a village green and railway station, with stunning mountain views.
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