Best Places for Backpackers in Wales.

Enjoy backpacking around Wales without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Wales.

Top 21 hostels in Wales.

These are the 21 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Wales.

1
Ty Rosa Boutique B&B

100 /100

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Ty Rosa Boutique B&B

The Ty Rosa is a boutique gay-run guest house just 15 minutes from Cardiff city centre. It offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and an extensive breakfast menu including traditional, continental and vegetarian. Every morning, guests can enjoy such classics as eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and pancake...
Ty Rosa Boutique B&B is a guesthouse in Cardiff. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hamilton Backpacker lodge

99 /100

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Hamilton Backpacker lodge

Small,friendly hostel on Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in Fishguard suitable for walkers, cyclists, groups or families. Completely redecorated in 2017 Sleeps 9 but can cater for larger groups (up to 18) in collaboration with Hostel close by Hamilton Lodge No 23 FREE WI-FI Double (king size) with...
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3
Totters

98 /100

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Totters

Totters is situated in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon. Sheltered by the castle's town wall, we are only 30 metres from the shores of the Menai Straits and get to see some fantastic sunsets. The town not only offers the visitor a huge selection of pubs and restaurants to choos...
Totters is a hostel in Caernarfon. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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4
YHA Snowdon Llanberis

96 /100

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YHA Snowdon Llanberis

Originally an old quarrymasters house YHA Snowdon Llanberis Hostel has stunning views of Snowdon Summit, the surrounding mountains and Padarn Lake and Country Park. YHA Snowdon Llanberis provides an excellent base for individuals, familes and groups wanting to explore Snowdonia. We are open all y...
YHA Snowdon Llanberis is a hostel in Caernarfon. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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5
The River House

95 /100

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The River House

We are one of the smaller hostels in Cardiff. Being family owned and run by a brother and sister team, our Cardiff hostel feels more like you are staying with a local family rather than the usual hostel experience. The breakfast is second to none and is included in the price of your stay. Our full...
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6
Llandudno Hostel

94 /100

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Llandudno Hostel

Llandudno is an idyllic town reminiscent of times past. With beaches, dry slope skiing and toboggan run, ten pin bowling, swimming pools and the natural grandeur of the Great Orme, Llandudno Hostel is a superb place to stay in the heart of the town centre. We are ideally situated less than five minu...
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7
YHA Conwy

93 /100

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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...
YHA Conwy is a hostel in Conwy. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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8
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

92 /100

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YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is currently undergoing a restoration project which includes a refit of the main hostel building and expansion of the accompanying barn to provide a state of the art accommodation base in the heart of Snowdonia. Restoration at a glance: £1.3m investment Climb Snowdon fr...
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass is a hostel in Caernarfon. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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9
Ty Glyndwr

92 /100

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Ty Glyndwr

Built in 1815 Ty Glyndwr has been extensively refurbished inside & out to provide eclectic yet modern interiors while retaining its Victorian elegance. The hostel provides guests with a relaxed & friendly welcome, very comfortable accommodation, great coffee & a fantastic bar. Our hostel, café &...
Ty Glyndwr is a hostel in Caernarfon. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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10
YHA Cardiff Central

91 /100

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YHA Cardiff Central

5 STAR VISIT WALES RATED HOSTEL! The city of Cardiff is a growing cultural centre as well as an excellent sporting destination - there's the historic Castle as well as the Millennium Stadium. It's an ideal base for party lovers too with easy access to the city's hip clubs and bars.The friendly an...
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11
Mrs Potts

90 /100

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Mrs Potts

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE A non-refundable 50% deposit will need to be paid by the 20th April If you are making a booking for dates between 31st May - 4th June 2017. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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12
Pant-yr-Athro International Hostel

90 /100

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Pant-yr-Athro International Hostel

The Pant-yr-Athro International Hostel caters for all ages and offers cycle hire, horse riding and excursions for trekking, canoeing and surfing. We have dorm accommodation or double rooms. Facilities include self catering kitchen, TV lounge, hot showers, laundry, and internet access. We also hav...
Pant-yr-Athro International Hostel is a hostel in Carmarthen. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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86 /100

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NosDa Hostel & Bar

SLEEP CHEAP IN CARDIFF, THE WELSH CAPITAL Want to experience the beating heart of Cardiff yet seek a calm, clean and comfortable environment? NosDa has the best location for a property in the Welsh capital. On the River Taff, NosDa is opposite Wales’ most iconic building, the Millennium Stadium...
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14
Cwm Pennant Hostel

86 /100

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Cwm Pennant Hostel

Cwm Pennant Hostel is a 56 bed Family Run Independent Hostel with a Friendly atmosphere. Set within 1000m of wooded grounds with fantastic views of the Cwm Pennant Valley, Nantle Ridge and Moel Hebog. The former Coach House built in the 17th Century is located within the Snowdonia National Park,...
Cwm Pennant Hostel is a hostel in Porthmadog. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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15
Bunkhouse

81 /100

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Bunkhouse

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE A non-refundable 50% deposit will need to be paid by the 20th April If you are making a booking for dates between 31st May - 4th June 2017. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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16
Nomad

79 /100

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Nomad

Welcome to Nomad Hostel, Cardiff's premier Backpackers plus accommodation. Nomad brings a new level of comfort and security to the hostel experience. Situated in the heart of the exciting and fast-growing Welsh capital, Nomad offers a huge range of free services and innovation facilities-everyt...
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17
The Eagles

76 /100

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The Eagles

The Eagles is a traditional inn offering real ales and a very friendly atmosphere; a perfect setting for relaxing after a hard day in the hills. Our comfortable accommodation is on the top floors within The Eagles. We have six rooms each sleeping 4 and three rooms sleeping 2. All rooms are...
The Eagles is a hostel in Betws-y-Coed. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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18
Black Sheep Back Packers

75 /100

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Black Sheep Back Packers

Black Sheep Back Packers is a friendly and welcoming hostel that has a bar area that serves local ale, a games room that includes pool and darts. There is also a self catering kitchen with a hob, fridge and a microwave so you can prepare your own food. If you want to chill out then why not use our r...
Black Sheep Back Packers is a hostel in Abergavenny. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Blaen Cwm

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Blaen Cwm

Blaen Cwm is a small family run B&B in a small rural village. We offer comfortable accommodation with your own private entrance and shower room. A continental breakfast is included in the rates. We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty and central to many famous attractions. These include...
Blaen Cwm is a guesthouse in Ruthin. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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City Garden Apartment

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City Garden Apartment

Need a good night sleep ? Tired of busy dorm rooms? Then try the City Garden Apartment- Great for couples or small groups who would prefer more privacy for their stay in Cardiff. City Garden Apartment has 2 private bedrooms with shared bathroom.Each room has a TV with free view . It is conv...
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21
Maes Manor Hotel

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Maes Manor Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Welsh Valleys and surrounded by 9 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. This majestic manor house offers stunning scenic views, free Wi-Fi, free parking, superb fine dining and luxury accommodation. Built in 19th Century, the Maes Manor perfectly combines the charm of i...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Wales.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Wales.

If you're already planning to visit Wales - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Whales!

Fremantle has one of the longest whale watching seasons of anywhere in the world. Best in October. It’s not unknown for full grown wales to swim into shore to play or rest.

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*Gasp!* the beaches!

Coogee Beach is home to lots of students from the University of New South Wales as well as locals. It is the location of the Coogee Pavilion and Coogee Bay hotel where you can find good conversation as well as a cold beer or two. Coogee is a chill spot to lay down your towel and catch some rays. Then after the beach the nightlife makes for a chill spot to meet up with friends for a bevvy. Not far from Coogee is Bondi Beach which can be reached by bus or along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. This walk might seem long but with breathtaking scenery along the way, the walk will seem quick. There’s a lawn bowling club, outdoor gym equipment and small beaches along the path. The white wash waves and wave cut cliff rocks are especially eye catching. On a weekend this path can be somewhat busy, but if you’re an early bird or a night owl it makes for a romantic sunrise or sunset stroll too. Some of the beaches you can pit-stop to along way are Bronte and Tamarama that aren’t as busy and “touristy” as the main beaches. Continue the coastal walk past these beaches and you’ll round the corner to Bondi to see its long stretch of sand and surf. There’s lots of beach side eateries, bars and fun going on here. On a hot day you’d better be prepared to see thousands of beach babes crowd the sand and get their tan on as this is the place to be. Bondi is the spot to let your hair down and run into the water. Many backpackers find home to this area since it means being near the beach. All around Sydney one can find a good time, whether it’s at the beach, walking by the shops or sipping coffee in a park, many people enjoy what this city has to offer. Surry Hills has the eclectic housing, Newtown has a good night out and the CBD has great shopping opportunity. This hot spot is a “must-see” in Australia whether you’re here for a good time or a long time make sure you check it out.

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*Gasp!* the beaches!

Coogee Beach is home to lots of students from the University of New South Wales as well as locals. It is the location of the Coogee Pavilion and Coogee Bay hotel where you can find good conversation as well as a cold beer or two. Coogee is a chill spot to lay down your towel and catch some rays. Then after the beach the nightlife makes for a chill spot to meet up with friends for a bevvy. Not far from Coogee is Bondi Beach which can be reached by bus or along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. This walk might seem long but with breathtaking scenery along the way, the walk will seem quick. There’s a lawn bowling club, outdoor gym equipment and small beaches along the path. The white wash waves and wave cut cliff rocks are especially eye catching. On a weekend this path can be somewhat busy, but if you’re an early bird or a night owl it makes for a romantic sunrise or sunset stroll too. Some of the beaches you can pit-stop to along way are Bronte and Tamarama that aren’t as busy and “touristy” as the main beaches. Continue the coastal walk past these beaches and you’ll round the corner to Bondi to see its long stretch of sand and surf. There’s lots of beach side eateries, bars and fun going on here. On a hot day you’d better be prepared to see thousands of beach babes crowd the sand and get their tan on as this is the place to be. Bondi is the spot to let your hair down and run into the water. Many backpackers find home to this area since it means being near the beach. All around Sydney one can find a good time, whether it’s at the beach, walking by the shops or sipping coffee in a park, many people enjoy what this city has to offer. Surry Hills has the eclectic housing, Newtown has a good night out and the CBD has great shopping opportunity. This hot spot is a “must-see” in Australia whether you’re here for a good time or a long time make sure you check it out.

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