Snowdon YHA – Miss Barlow


At two weeks old we took our small grub to the Pen Y Pass YHA in Llanberis for his initial hostel encounter while Daddy (Sean) did some three peaks education. When we arrived, winding by means of endless nation lanes, we had been at least 1000ft above sea level and the views had been breath-taking. The hostel itself possessing been lately renovated was a preferred spot for climbers as its place was adjacent to the Pyg Track/Miners Track auto park – a single of the most clear routes to take up Snowdon.


To say men and women had been a small shocked to see such a compact child was an understatement – it was pretty much as if we had been the initial men and women in the planet to have a youngster and men and women couldn’t appear to quit staring at our small sleeping bundle as we verify in. We’ve also agreed that we want our kids to see it all, to know the distinction among a hostel and a fancy hotel and what is excellent about each of them!

Any YHA would be an clear initial decision, becoming a single of the hostel major brands with a effectively-recognized, respectable reputation. Pen y pass in distinct occurred to be reasonably very good for low-cost loved ones breaks away, as a former mountain lodge its best place and facilities rivalled most other regional B&ampBs. A licenced bar and restaurant no doubt is a single of its largest draws right after a lengthy tough days climb and playing board games in front of the open fire is best when needing to escape stormy Welsh climate.


Perfect for a digital detox, Pen Y Pass YHA has no wifi, telephone signal or TVs inside its accommodation. But with a lot of books, games and friendly firm you are unlikely to be bored right here. For groups, it even boasts a conference space and classroom with self-catering kitchen for these not interested in the restaurant menu.


We checked in right after a six hour drive and weren’t also positive pretty what £30 had got us for the evening. We knew it wouldn’t be fancy and at that point we didn’t seriously care. We had been pleasantly shocked to be provided a private space at least with private en-suite shower space (best with a child!!). The two particular person bunk bed space turned out to be best, we had purchased our cot with us and it meant that Wilfred was capable to sleep appropriate subsequent to me so I could feed him through the evening, while Sean got a significantly improved sleep up on the major bunk. They had been pretty comfy and clean, but also created up with bedding currently supplied. The a single factor to recall (that we didn’t) is to bring towels! Any fly on the wall would’ve been doubled up in laughter watching two grown adults use a hooded baby’s towel following our morning shower!


We favor to cook for ourselves when in a hostel, so took complete benefit of the newly renovated self-catering kitchen. Totally equipped with every little thing we necessary it was good to cook as a loved ones when Wilf stared blankly at the ceiling lights (most baby’s obsession at that age). We enjoyed a fundamental but winter warming chicken pasta dish, carb loading Sean up for his hike and while I’m breastfeeding something goes – I’m starving all the time!

The typical rating of four and half stars on TripAdvisor fairly significantly says it all, but it is effectively worth a check out for oneself!


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