Corris Hostel, Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Call Michael or Debbie on 01654 761686
Stunning ex Youth Hostel in Corris, SnowdoniaPerfect 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.
- Transport: Buses 30, T2, 34 and X28 pass Machynlleth train station on the Cambrian Coast line with connection to Aberystwyth and Birmingham.
- Long Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Snowdonia way Lon Las Cymru
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2023
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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.
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.
Perfect accommodation for cyclists on the Lon Las Cymru epic cycle ride.
February 14th 2020
Welcoming accommodation for individual cyclists or cycle clubs at Corris hostel. A haven with its caring staff & cosy wood fires. Situated in Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris, a real paradise for cyclists with a CAMRA pub close by. Situated right on the route of the Lon Las Cymru, 145 miles from Cardiff Bay with 105 miles to go to Holyhead.
Lon Las Cymru is a 250-mile route which travels up Wales following the most mountainous countryside, from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdonia.
The scenery is among the finest of any cycle route, starting at Cardiff Bay and crossing valley, hilltop, estuary and strait until it reaches the tip of Wales at Holyhead.