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Totters Independent Hostel

Plas Porth Yr Aur, 2 High Street, Caernarfon, Wales


Totters is situated in the heart of the historic castle town of Caernarfon. Sheltered by the castle's town wall, we are only 30 metres from the shores of the Menai Straits and get to see some fantastic sunsets.The town not only offers the visitor a huge selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from, but also acts as the perfect base for trips into the Snowdonia National Park. There is very good public transport in and out of the National Park.The hostel is a 200-year old, five floored town house, which is fully heated with all comforts of a home. The breakfast and kitchen/dining area in the basement is 600 years old! This also acts as a great place to congregate after the pub. Continental breakfast and all bedding are provided in the overnight charge. We have a common room with TV/video's and games, along with a great choice of CDs to play. There is also a book exchange and a secure left luggage facility. The bedrooms sleep either 4 or 6 and can be arranged as mixed or single sex dorms. There is also a double penthouse en suite wich can also be arranged as a family room. We are easy going, flexible and WTB approved.


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire



Traveler Reviews

“Overnight in Totters Backpackers”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 07, 2018

We needed somewhere cheap and cheerful overnight, which was toddler friendly. And this was perfect! We were greeted by an extremely cheerful lady, who was excited to have us stay. She showed us...


Rating: 4 Reviewed on April 28, 2018

Really liked the room on top floor. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. It felt homely. Staff are very friendly, welcoming. Location is also spot on. Right next to the amenities. Definitely would...

“Everytime I visit I am reminded why I prefer Totters to anywhere else”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 19, 2017

Totters is just spot on. The owners are really friendly and helpful. The accomodation is comfy, clean and very well equipped (there's shampoo and everything!). You even get free breakfast, any time...


Bangor train station is 7 miles from the hostel. Catch a bus from outside the station to Caernarfon.National Express coaches and all local busses stop at the bus station 200 metres from the hostel.Coming by road: follow signs for the town centre, turn right 200m after the big Celtic Royal Hotel, keep going and Totters is the last house on the left. The hostel is beside the castle wall next to the Royal Welsh Yacht Club.


24 hours cancellation.

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