Most volunteers stay in the purpose built Minffordd Hostel – it is situated close to both the FR and National Railway (Arriva Wales) stations.
Minffordd Hostel is split into 5 modules and in total it will sleep some 38 volunteers. Rates vary on whether you are an FR Society member/non member and/or on a working visit. The facilities are excellent by anyone’s stretch of the imagination.
Each module has its own fully equipped kitchen and storage facilities. There is also a combined lounge and eating area. There are two shower/washrooms per module and the two-person rooms have a sink provided.
Each module will sleep 8 people in three rooms, with the exception of module 6 which sleeps 6 people in 2x twin rooms and 1× 2 bunk room (we charge a slightly higher rate for this module). There are three rooms for sleeping. 2 × 2 bunkbeds and 1 × 4 bunkbeds. Module 6 has been upgraded to 2x twin rooms and 1x bunk room. With a small lounge area and breakfast bar. Bedding to this module is provided by the warden.
On the top floor of the Hostel is a meeting room/library quiet room and below is a communal lounge which has free satellite television, DVD player and Video Player. Plus a tea and coffee bar.
Wireless internet access is available throughout the hostel for free. Please see the Warden on-site for details.
Laundry facilities are provided on the ground floor, with a small charge. The Warden oversees the communal areas of the hostel but living areas are the responsibility of the residents.
Download Minffordd Hostel brochure: Ffestiniog Railway Society Hostel 2019
Minffordd Hostel postcode: LL48 6HF
Minffordd Hostel grid reference: SH596384
Non-working visit: £15 per night
Non-member: £8 per night
FR Society member: £4 per night, reduced to £3 per night after 20 nights
To join the FR Society and benefit from reduced hostel rates, click here.
Module 6: £8 per night for members, £10 non-members
Tent (non serviced) £2.50
Tent or caravan (serviced) £6 (for 2 persons per night. £2.50 for every extra person above 2)
Charges include VAT at the standard rate.