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

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Stunning ex Youth Hostel in Corris, Snowdonia

Perfect up to 40 bed venue for group activity, education and large 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, chill out areas, cosy wood fires and a library. Homely large common room ideal both for gatherings and educational studies. Fibre hi-speed Wi-Fi. Outside the terraced landscaped gardens provide an inspirational environment for even the largest groups. Nestled in the foothills of Cadair Idris, the hostel enjoys splendid views overlooking Corris Village in the Dulas valley, situated 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. With numerous walking trails and off road cycle roads, it is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The Dyfi Bike Park, designed by former world champion Dan Atherton is just 3 miles down the valley.

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 year by arrangement
  • Price per night:

    Groups only sole usage. Minimum 2 nights. From £400 per night mid week
  • 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 residents car park. Guests' cars are requested to unload by hostel and park in (free) main carpark in village, only couple mins walk away.
  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Snowdonia way Lon Las Cymru
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Easter 2023


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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An incredible, exclusive use wedding party venue with accommodation on site

August 12th 2022

Corris Hostel in Machynlleth, Powys offers a special atmosphere that is a world away from everyday life for your after-wedding celebrations. This award-winning hostel is renowned as a spiritual haven with its caring, easygoing atmosphere and friendly staff. Outdoors the terraced landscaped gardens provide a serene, inspirational environment with a stunning view of the valley below as a backdrop for your photos. 

The exterior of corris hostel is very pretty and full of fresh flowers
Corris Hostel backdrop for wedding photos

There is a large high-ceiling hall for your party and great value accommodation for up to 40 guests. The hostel has laser lighting in the main hall and you can transform this space with your own decorations. Previous celebrations have involved delicious buffets and lots of wild dancing! Let your hair down at Corris Hostel for a night to remember.

a party with balloons and dancing
A wild party at Corris Hostel!


A happy bride and groom cut into their wedding cake
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Why not spend August Bank Holiday in Snowdonia?

June 29th 2022

Looking for a 3 night sole usage group venue over the August Bank Holiday weekend? We offer a homely and uplifting family atmosphere in an inspiring mountain village. Good pub and many activities close by. Check us out.


30 years aniversary at Corris Independent Hostel

April 20th 2022

16th April 2022 is a special day. Thirty years ago and a Good Friday, 15th April 1992, Corris Youth Hostel re-opened to the public after a major refurbishment. The hostel had been gutted and as the first visitors were arriving, the workmen were leaving. There was a mutual meeting point where they shared a glass of wine. In addition, the school building is 150 years old this year.

Accommodating only groups right now, the hostel is very much in slumbers, a place of reflection and calming uplift. It is just too quiet here for a serious celebration, so perhaps a day of reflection in the garden, which is awakening with spring and always a great place to chill.

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Youth hostel retro experience

January 21st 2015

Corris Hostel left the youth hostel association in 2004 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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