Basecamp Wales offers family-run hostel accommodation in Llanllyfni, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and 30.3 km from Pen-Y-Pass and 8.2 km to the beach at Dinas Dinlle. Free WiFi is offered in public areas and free private parking is available on site. All rooms are located on the first floor,accessed via stairs, and contain bunk beds. Bed linen and towels are provided. Guests have access to a well-equipped shared kitchen fitted with 2 electric cookers, 2 microwave ovens, 2 toasters and 2 kettles. A dishwasher and kitchenware are also provided. The property features a large garden, a common lounge and dining area equipped with a flat-screen TV, billiards table and board games. There are animals on-site, including chickens, ducks, sheep and alpacas. Guests will find a shop, a bakery and takeaways in Penygroes, 2 km from the property, the nearest bars and pubs are in Caernarfon 9 miles away. Llanberis is 22 km from Basecamp Wales, while Beddgelert is 16.6 km away. Betws-y-coed is 48.7 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Llanllyfni
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Adam
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Amazing location, amazing staff and cosy. Great value for money.
  • Matt
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Super friendly. Great facilities. Brilliant for kids - loved the alpacas and chickens. Amazingly clean. Good location for Rhyd Du and Snowdon Ranger paths to summit. We will be back!
  • Tracy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    It was so clean, bed linen and pillows smelt lovely and clean, kitchen brilliant, the eggs were fresh from hens and delicious. Loved feeding the alpacas and sheep, everything was fabulous 🤩 loved my stay, I want to stay again

Property surroundings

Facilities of Basecamp Wales
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Basecamp Wales takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 22:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    From 06:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay you can pay for any extras using Maestro, ​Mastercard, ​Visa and Solo .

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Kindly note the accommodation is located on the first floor, and is accessible via stairs only. It may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment.

    Please note that this property cannot provide cots or highchairs.

    This property does not accept group bookings of over 6 people, This includes multiple reservations under different guest names to form a group over 6.

    The hostel is remotely located and not serviced directly via public transport.

    The maximum room occupancy cannot be exceeded under any circumstances. Babies, infants and children must all be included in occupancy number when booking.

    The property cannot accommodate late check-ins. Last check-in is at 22:00.

    Guests aged under 18 years are not permitted to stay in single rooms.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Basecamp Wales in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    You are advised to bring your own vehicle as this property is not serviced by public transport.

    FAQs about Basecamp Wales

    • Basecamp Wales offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Billiards

    • Check-in at Basecamp Wales is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Yes, Basecamp Wales is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Basecamp Wales is 950 yards from the centre of Llanllyfni. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Basecamp Wales may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.