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Cwm Pennant Hostel Reviews

Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, Porthmadog, Wales

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22 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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I have stayed in hostels all over the world, and this has been my favourite so far. The hostel is a refurbished part of an 18th century mansion, in the middle of some fantastic areas to explore. Very peaceful, yet still has all the expected facilities - kitchen, free breakfast, comfortable common room, drying room, dining rooetc The manager, Ander was the nicest hostel staff member we had ever met. A great guy! I definitely plan on coming back and staying again in future.

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel feels very familial because of its friendly staff. The facilities are simple but clean and just what you need after a long day of hike in the mountains nearby. The cooked breakfast was very delicious and they even catered to our vegetarian needs.

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel was totally empty for the entire duration of our stay, probably because it was quiet season (October 2013). And we loved it! Big building with lots of areas to hang out. I can imagine it gets quite full in summer, as it's a large place with lots of rooms. Looks like the kind of place that would appeal to young outdoorsy types. Most areas feel very communal. It's totally in the middle of nowhere but found it easily with satnav + signposts. Nice location.

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