Corris Hostel, Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ

Call Faye, Michael or Debbie on 01654 761686


Perfect 40+ bed venue for group activity and family celebrations, Corris Hostel offers a very special atmosphere that disengages the stresses of the outside world. The award winning hostel is renowned as a spiritual haven with its easy going atmosphere with local paintings and art, caring staff, chill out areas, cosy wood fires and a library. Technical support includes party sound and lighting, also fibre WiFi. Outdoors the terraced landscaped gardens provide an inspirational environment for even the largest groups. An added bonus is the barbecue and camp fire areas. Nestled in the foothills of Cadair Idris, the hostel enjoys splendid views over the Dyfi Valley in the Snowdonia National Park. Down river are the Dyfi Biosphere nature reserves and miles of golden beaches at Aberdyfi, while the lofty Cadair Idris nestles in the next valley. The Centre for Alternative Technology is also close by. The latest local attraction is the the new Dyfi Bike Park situated just 3 miles south at Pantperthog. Covering some 650 acres and designed by former world champion Dan Atherton it is becoming a mecca for trail bikers.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    43: 1x18, 1x10, 1x6, 1x4, 1x double+2, 1x double+1,
  • Open:

    All day and all year (groups only winter).
  • Price per night:

    Adult from £20, child £14. Breakfast £4.50. Private rooms extra.
  • Booking:

    Phone to check.
  • Directions:

    GR 753 080. We are in the mountain village of Corris 6 miles north of Machynlleth. At Braich Goch turn off A487 into Corris. At Slaters Arms pub turn left, hostel is 150m uphill just beyond a small community car park. Guests' cars can be parked in community car park.
  • Public Transport:

    Transport: Buses 30, T2, 34 and X28 pass Machynlleth train station on the Cambrian Coast line with connection to Aberystwyth and Birmingham.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Snowdonia way Lon Las Cymru
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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Corris Hostel

Corris Hostel soon to be available as “Rule of 6” compliant self catering units

September 21st 2020

We are working hard dividing the hostel up into separate units. Each unit will hold up to 8 and have its own entrance, bathroom and a mini-kitchenette for basic meals. The first two units will be ready at end of September 2020 month with a third available in October. Prices from £150 night with a 2 night minimum stay.

Eight beds allows for more people to stay when they meet the rule of being from an extended household, with up to 6 adults (children under 11 not counted) from 4 different addresses.

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Corris Hostel is available for exclusive use to extended households this Autumn and Winter 2020

July 27th 2020

Hire this spiritual haven in the mountains for the the sole use of your family group. In the vibrant welsh mountain village of Corris, home to the Centre of Alterative Technology.

For a limited period Corris Hostels is available to hire for your exclusive use for £400 per night.

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Retreat to Corris. A homely hostel with vibrant energy

February 25th 2020

There couldn’t be a better fit for retreat locations. In the Snowdonia national park Corris hostel provides a wonderful atmosphere to relax and reset your body and mind.

Eco hostel with homely, tranquil and uplifting ambiance and sense of well-being with a Celtic expression. Places of reflection within the ‘nature-scaped’ gardens. Ideal for groups seeking a meditation/healing environment and church/religious groups on retreat, workshop or summer camp. Two staff members trained in healing modalities.

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Latest Blog about Corris Hostel

Youth hostel retro experience

January 21st 2015

Corris Hostel left the youth hostel association years ago and even when it was a youth hostel it was something extra special. An independently owned youth hostel, artistic, quirky and caring.

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