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I look out for books about hostels. I call it research but I'm a book maniac anyway, always reading a book or two. Stuck for something to do, waiting for a meeting, a train or an appointment, I head for the nearest bookshop. I look for books that tell me more about youth hostels. That’s... Continue Reading →

Mountaineering hostels

Some youth hostels have strong connections with mountain and mountaineering, none more so than Pen y Pass, in Snowdonia. Today the outdoor magazine TGO has recognised the hostel's history. The hostel started as the Gorphwysfa Hotel, a coaching inn.  Many many famous mountaineers stayed there.  The hostel, at the start of the track up Snowdon, is ideally... Continue Reading →

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