Help us saveYHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant

Helpwch ni i achub YHA yr Wyddfa Bryn Gwynant

Big plans for a location we can’t lose

Since 1959, this grand old lakeside lodge has welcomed more than half a million YHA guests. Surrounded by exhilarating mountain scenery, it’s a stunning place to stay. But our beloved building is tired. Too tired to continue as a hostel without major building work. And we cannot guarantee its future without your help.

We have ambitious plans to save Bryn. With your help, we will restore the house, set up a dedicated fund to support breaks to Bryn for young people with challenging lives, and establish the first YHA Campus here: a pioneering work-skills programme to get young people into jobs. The cost of doing all this is £2m. The bare minimum we need to raise is £500,000 – but if we raise more than this we’ll be able to invest more in other charitable activities and begin to restore the splendour of the grounds.

Jo’s story

Jo stayed at YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant on the biggest day of her life. Since the age of 12, she has suffered from chronic and debilitating pain. It’s got in the way of everything she loves to do. But five years ago, she took on the biggest mountain in England and Wales as part of her recovery journey.

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If you prefer to give by cheque, please send your completed cheque (made payable to: YHA England & Wales) to Bryn appeal, FREEPOST MID25028, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3ZA.

We value your support

By way of appreciation, we’d like to recognise your support in the following ways.


ALL DONORS Every donor will receive a personal thank you and the opportunity to have your name displayed on the Friends of YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant webpage (launched in September).
GIFTS OVER £250 In addition, the opportunity to have your name acknowledged on site, for all to see at the hostel for years to come.
GIFTS OVER £500 In addition, an invitation to an open day to tour the building and chat to staff and volunteers.
GIFTS OVER £1,000 In addition, an invitation to the formal opening celebration hosted by our CEO and Executive Team.

Your memories

“This was the first hostel I stayed in during the winter of 1978! I had just left school and a friend suggested going and climbing Snowdon staying at the Bryn Gwynant hostel. We had a great time and found it the perfect base to take the route to the summit along the Watkins path and clambered up the ‘back’ of Snowdon… An amazing first impression of YHA and my experience of climbing Snowdon mountain has lasted a lifetime!”

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