Our stay at YHA Conwy


As the good weather is getting closer I thought it worth re-posting this holiday idea.

Last summer we went away to Wales. We always go to Wales as we love it even though it’s not a million miles away from where we live. We’ve stayed in hotels, cottages, caravans and lodges but this time we stayed somewhere different, it was part of the Youth Hostel Association.

I wondered what it was going to be like and if it would suit us, the location looked great and accommodation sounded modern, we were looking forward to staying somewhere different.

This is how they describe YHA Conwy…

Overlooking Conwy with spectacular views of Snowdonia, the castle and the beach, YHA Conwy is the ideal comfortable base for anyone wanting to explore this stunning area of Wales!  If you want to explore North Wales, YHA Conwy is perfectly located for families, groups or anyone wanting access to nearby coastal resorts or Snowdonia. 10 minutes walk from the centre, this modern hostel is on a hill just outside the historic walls and enjoys panoramic views of Conwy’s medieval castle. Large communal areas and good food at this newly licensed site. All rooms are en suite.                                                                 This description is spot on and in addition the evening view of the Castle which is lit up is exceptional.

Their description is true, I didn’t take a photo of the building itself  but the enclosed grounds are lovely, safe and perfect for letting children play outside as you sit on one of the patios relaxing with your favourite drink and admiring the view.

grounds of YHA Conwy

After our days of sightseeing and lovely walks we returned to relax at the centre.  There is a games room, a large dining room with views over the grounds and a lounge area to one side.  If you don’t want to meet an amazing mix of people, there is a library and some quieter parts in the building. We met some lovely people and a pool tournament was organised one evening and a game of football in the grounds for the next.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it.  There is also a TV room but with so much to do I’m happy to say it was always EMPTY.

There are amazing YHA places around the country from remote Country houses, Castles or city centre pads, you can hire the whole place with friends or a room for your family.  They seem to be holiday gems regarding cost and locations and as a family we would definitely go YHA again.



  1. Ashley Beolens
    April 30, 2015 / 12:43

    It’s been many, many years since I stayed in a Youth Hostel, maybe it is time to break that gap and look out for one, I’ve always fancied Conwy (I’d love to visit the RSPB reserve there).

    • April 30, 2015 / 18:39

      You won’t regret it, it’s lovely inside, they’ve come a long way.

  2. April 29, 2015 / 21:18

    I haven’t even thought about doing YHA places with my son. I did years ago with mates when we did Scotland and back in 4 days (don’t ask) and actually I was pleasantly surprised. For a cheap option this would be a great idea and Conwy is lovely #travelwithkids

    • April 29, 2015 / 22:58

      It was a fantastic place, great for kids.

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