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“Consistently Great! ”

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Neil

I have stayed here several times over the last 7 years, including having a celebration party here a few years back. Always a great atmosphere, practical, good location and usually a good friendly crowd staying. It does what is says on the time – a great hostel/ bunkhouse – but with the added bonus of a bar! I have stayed there with both fellow hikers and climbers and with my children.
Mark is a great host and does everything he can to make the stay a good one for all. I recommend it again and again and will be back there soon.

“Good value bunkhouse”

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Neil

Good central location in Betws, with other pubs and restaurants a short walk away. The owner Mark is quite a character, but pleasant, hospitable and informative all the same. Breakfast was good value and plentiful. Our room that took 6 was a bit tired compared to the other rooms, but was clean, the beds comfy and bedding clean. A power point in the room would have been nice.

Showers were hot, functional and clean. A bigger drying room would be appreciated. The bar was good value and a nice relaxing environment.

I will return here for my next walking trip planned in Snowdon.

Tip – Dependent on custom, the bar at Vagabonds may stay open until late. Useful when most pubs in the village stopped serving dead at 11pm. They may also allow drinks at the venue to be preordered and kept for you for your return to the venue after 11pm….

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends

“Betws y coed’s hidden gem”

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Neil

Only a short walk from the town centre the Vagabond is an excellent place to stay if a group of you are traveling on a budget. While on a motorcycling trip round Snowdonia, 5 of us stayed here for a night. Accommodated in a six-berth bunk room, the beds were very comfortable, clean bedding supplied. Breakfast was good, cooked by the landlord. The landlord was very helpful, even joining us in the evening for a drink in the small but lovely bar.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends