Eco-revamp for Welsh hostel

A youth hostel in northern Wales has become “eco-friendly” after a £1.3 million refurbishment this year. The hostel in Snowden, Pen y Pass, is a part of a chain owned […]

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By Taryn Nixon

A youth hostel in northern Wales has become “eco-friendly” after a £1.3 million refurbishment this year.

The hostel in Snowden, Pen y Pass, is a part of a chain owned by the Youth Hostel Association (YHA).

The hostel expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 86% after installing a biomass boiler that burns wood instead of coal. It hopes to substantially reduce its heating bills.

The boiler was part funded by Hostelling International after it won a £25,000 Sustainability Fund Prize this year.

The budget chain which is a favourite with backpackers lists a number of eco-friendly hostels on its website.