We had an absoultely cracking time last weekend riding Coed Y Brenin, Penmachno and the Marin in the blistering heat.
However, our experience was tarnished somewhat by the appaling level of service we recieved at the Vagabond Bunkhouse in Betws Y Coed.
I have travelled the world twice and stayed in numerous hostels and bunkhouse and have never come across staff with such a bad attitude/manner.
They didn't seem to care a less about their guests and were only interested in taking your money.
In addition the behaviour of some of the other guests was appalling and went totally unchecked by the staff.
To add insult to injury the guy running the place poked off on Sat morning leaving our bikes locked up in the "secure bike storage" and leaving us with no key with which to retrieve our bikes. When we tried to contact him on the "anytime" number it just rang in a locked room in the hostel!! Our days biking would have been written off had the bike storage been anywhere near as "secure" as it claims on the website!
I would not recommend this place to anyone.