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YHA Snowdon Ranger

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great facilities to be able to do the basics well here. We were able to use the kitchen to make a decent meal one night. Hospitality was good, one morning we requested a cooked breakfast at the last minute; the staff went out of their way to provide enough food for us all, despite it being a busy morning. For...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This place is excellent for the price. I was really surprised. We got ourselves our own room which slept four and did the job we needed. The facilities are excellent and staff are friendly and really helpful. They gave us some great tips on the routes up to Snowdon. There's also an excellent walk to the summit which literally starts...

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Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed in pretty much everything from hut on sticks in the Amazon to five star palaces but not a YHA hostel since I was nine, but forced to go for it as last minute option when invited to do Snowdon. Expected it all to be a bit rough for old softie like me but very pleasantly surprised. OK reasonably basic...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great little hostel with history. Right at the start of the Snowdon ranger path. Over the road is a short track and decking down to lake/reservoir. Little beach. Also lots of picnic benches on decking overlooking lake. Lovely spot. Train stops just behind hostel and on Sherpa bus route (though they are not frequent). No tv. Wifi can be slow...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, especially about the staff. I'll pass them on. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It's a little bit basic and could do with some redecorating but the location is fantastic and the staff were great. Supper club meals were all nice but portion sizes were a little tight for a big boy like me. Given what we paid for a 4 bed family room with ensuite, couldn't fault it.

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad you had a good stay. I'll pass your comments on to the staff. Hopefully we will be doing some decorating over the Winter so we hope to see you again next year.

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

First off, the staff are very friendly and helpful especially Amy and Lucy. Some of the rooms appear to be recently decorated how ever our bedroom wasn't. Also there was only one plug socket (bun fight ensued for priority charging) and the only fresh air was via a vent. We had the supper on our first night and it was...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'll pass on your kind comments about the staff to them. I agree that we need some investment to bring us back up to the standard of other YHA properties that have been refurbished. However we do have a programme of decorating planned over the Winter to try to maintain standards. We are also changing...

Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Booked this YHA for its location to Snowdon as i was doing night time charity climb of the mountain. We had a private room which was usual YHA basic but clean and functional. Unfortunately the window was not openable ie just a pane of glass and the room was stifling. In addition the doors to the rooms and ablutions were...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate and have taken on board your comments. We do have one room which is without an operational window but with an adjustable air vent instead. If this vent is not sufficient we do have an additional fan available upon request. We hope this does not deter you...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I've been fortunate to have travelled on business a lot and stayed in some fabulous hotels worldwide, and so was not expecting huge amounts of anything from a return to YHA hostels after many years. I chose Snowdon Ranger just as it had good proximity to a summit walk I wished to do with my 11yr daughter, and its location...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad to hear you took the leap and returned to the YHA after many years, I'm sure it has probably changed somewhat! Our location is obviously perfect for hiking Snowdon, as it is if you wish to enjoy all the other fantastic activities Snowdonia has to offer! We...

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Parking spot just outside front door. Very quick check in. Attic room spacious but a bit hot; small window did not allow enough ventilation though. Showers are powerful, hot and plentiful but hooks needed to allow clothes/towels to hang. Breakfast was great, a three course supper was wonderfully welcome after our mountain trek. Lounge was quiet and comfy with wifi...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Snowdon Ranger, the facilities we have here and the 'Supper Club' which is available every evening. You feedback on the shower hooks is appreciated, and will be followed up. The games room can get quite noisy, but we do lock it...

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at many youth hostels in my time and I don't expect much for budget accommodation but our stay at Snowdon ranger was utterly appalling. We stayed in a private twin room for two nights for £82 in the hope to do a sunrise walk up Snowdon on the Saturday morning. However, we did not sleep at all due...

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snowdonmanager, Manager at YHA Snowdon Ranger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always endeavour to provide all of our guests with a great experience therefore it is disappointing to learn that you feel we have fallen short of this on this occasion. We are looking into the problems caused by the noise from the pipework to see what we can do to...

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Address: Rhydd Ddu, Snowdonia National Park LL54 7YS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Rhydd Ddu
Price Range: $72 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Snowdon Ranger 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“I think it was room 2. View of Snowdon”
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“No TV for World Cup :(”
 of 5 bubbles Heathcote2014, 9 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The Annex next to the main YHA is quiet so if you are looking for a quiet room that would be the one to ask for.”
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