(English) Bizarre & British: alternative places to stay in the UK

Last modified on giugno 10th, 2015 at 8:51

giugno 05, 2015
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These are all brilliant! I want to stay at all of them! What is the best way to get to YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass from Liverpool? Is there a train or bus?

Karen Durham
10 giugno 2015 13:15

If you are writing an article on remote hostels or featuring the Lake District I would reccomend you write about Helvellyn and Honister Pass. Have stayed in both hostels over the last six months and both are fantastic.
At Honister, a member of staff, Simon I think regularly cycles downhill for about six miles (the easy bit) to the nearest town for provisions, fills his panniers with shopping and cycles back uphill for six miles to cook the evening meal for hungry hikers. What a star!

Hello Kristin – we’re glad you like them! You can get a train or bus to Llanberis from Liverpool – http://www.goeuro.co.uk/ and from Llanberis you need to catch the #96 bus, which stops right outside the hostel.

Bus one way seems to be cheaper at under £20 per person, and it only takes around 2 hours.

Enjoy the amazing hiking and scenery, and let us know what you think of Pen-Y-Pass.


Thanks for the recommendation Karen – we need to get in touch with these guys and would love to speak to Simon about his hard graft to keep this lovely rural hostel running!


Please put an indication of where these hostels are! We come from NZ and have used a number of hostels in UK in the past; I am familiar with many places in UK but not the smaller places. I would make a note of these for my next adventure in UK

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