FAQ

Can I do a late check in?

Yes, that is no problem at all. We will be in touch before your arrival with instructions on how to get in.

What time is check in?

Check in is available from 3pm. We will ask for an estimated time of arrival when you book, if you are delayed and likely to arrive outside these times please let us know. If you want to park your car go for a wonder before checking in, that is absolutely fine, just give us a quick heads up.

What time is check out?

Check out is at 11am. If you are planning another little adventure on your day of departure you can leave your bags here and head back for a shower before you head of as long as we are still open when you return.

How do I get to you?

We always recommend driving through a little village called Deiniolen. Head for Deiniolen, drive through the village and we are about 2 miles further up the hill on the right hand side.

If you put the post code into your sat nav, you are very likely to be directed up Fachwen, a single lane road which is very steep and narrow with just a few passing places.

It might take you 5min longer to drive through Deiniolen but it will save you a lot of frustration!

Can I reach you by public transport?

The nearest train station is in Bangor. From there you can catch a but to Deiniolen and a few times a day, the bus goes straight up to us.

Check the JOURNEY PLANNER before you set off.

The easiest and most convenient way to get here and to get around is definitely by car.

How many people can stay at your place?

Our bunk room can sleep 14 people.

Do you have single sex rooms?

As we just have the one room, it is a mixed dorm. All beds have curtains for a bit more privacy though.

Are there self-catering facilities?

No, we don’t have any self-catering facilities. Breakfast is included in the price and if you don’t fancy going out for dinner, just book dinner with us. You need to book dinner ahead though as we are just a small team and need to ensure we have someone in the Hostel to cook for you.

Are packed lunches offered?

Yes, you can book a packed lunch. It’s £5 and includes a sandwich of your choice, a piece of fruit, chocolate bar and a bag of crisps. Just give us a heads-up the night before to make sure we have everything for you available.

Is dinner available?

Yes! If you want to book dinner with us as well, just give us a heads up before your stay to make sure we have someone available to cook for you.

You can have a hearty 2 course home cooked meal for £12.50 or if you just fancy a main course, it’s £9.50.

The menu changes regularly so just give us a shout if you would like to know what we have on offer at the moment.

What time is food served?

We open to the public at 9am and serve breakfast until 11am.

If you are heading out before that, please let us know and we will get you fed before then.

In case you are planning a super early start of the day, we will provide you with a continental breakfast instead of the cooked version.

We are fairly flexible with dinner times and will have a chat with you before hand to see what time suits you.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

We will try our best to accommodate all request. We have some great vegetarian and vegan choices on the menu and have gluten free items available. If you have any allergies, please get in touch with us and we can discuss everything with you.

Can we buy alcohol at Lodge Dinorwig?

We don’t have a license at the Hostel but you can bring your drinks. We have a little fridge to keep your wine and beer cold.

Do you provide lockers to store valuables?

Yes we have lockers and you can borrow a padlock for a £10 deposit.

Can I book the bedroom for exclusive use?

Yes that is possible. If you wish to book the whole room, please get in touch with us directly so we can apply the discount for you.

Do I have to bring any linen or towels?

All bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels. However, if you forget to bring one, we have a few towels available to hire for £2.00.

 

Where is the nearest shop?

There is a little convenience store in Deiniolen, a couple of miles away and you can find a Spar in Llanberis. But if you are after a bigger shop like Tesco etc, you will have to drive to Bangor or Caernarfon, both about 10 miles from us.

What are your cancellation policies?

If you are booking as an individual, the following cancellation policy applies to you:

  • For a full refund, 14 days notice of cancellation is required
  • If a cancellation occurs 14-7 days before your stay, 50% will be refunded
  • A cancellation less than 7 days before your stay will be charged in full.

If you book the whole room for exclusive use, please see the cancellation policy below:

  • For a full refund, 28 days notice of cancellation is required
  • If a cancellation occurs 28-14 days before your stay, 50% will be refunded
  • A cancellation less than 14 days before your stay will be charged in full.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in all communal areas but we ask you not to take them into the bed room out of respect to other guests and to keep all linen in the bed room free from pet hair. If the behaviour of the dog interrupts other guests, we might have to ask you to leave the dog outside. Because dogs are not allowed with you in the bed room, please be aware that your dog will have to stay in your car over night.

Have you got WiFi?

We do have free WiFi at Lodge Dinorwig, however, we can’t guarantee the signal in all areas of the premises. Please be also aware, that we are located in a fairly rural area and fibre optics is not available in Dinorwig yet. Internet is intended for straight-forward web browsing and checking of e-mails, it is NOT for streaming or downloads.

Is there a car park?

Yes, we have a large car park to the back of the building with 14 spaces.

Have you got a secure storage for my bike?

We can provide bike storage but ask every biker to lock their bikes individually as well with a private lock for double security.

Are your premises wheelchair accessible?

The building was built around 1869 and the narrowest door is about 80cm. We do have a ramp going up to the front door and also an accessible toilet. If you would like to stay the night, please contact us directly to discuss your access needs.

Is there a curfew at Lodge Dinorwig?

You will be issued with a key fob to enter the building when you check in so you can come and go as you wish. However, we have a quiet site policy between 11pm and 7am; please keep noise to a minimum at all other times. Please respect our neighbours and other guests sleeping pattern.

Can I walk up Snowdon from Dinorwig?

Some paths start in Llanberis, which is about a 45min walk away. Other paths start from Llanberis pass, which is a 20min drive away. The start of the Watkins path is about a 40min drive. We recommend you check the weather and conditions before your visit to make sure you will be adequately equipped for your adventure.