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

Call Michael or Debbie or Kevin 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 library. Technical support includes party sound and lighting, also high speed 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. Close by is the Centre for Alternative Technology. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    45: 1x10 1x18 1x4 1x6 1x twin, 1x double+1 1x double+2
  • Open:

    Most of year (groups only winter). All day.
  • Price per night:

    Adult £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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the IHUK signage page, the Wedding Venue page, the ideal for retreats page, the present or past youth hostel page and the Lon Las Cymru.


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 (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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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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News & Offers from Corris Hostel

Refuge in our cosy, spiritual hostel, nestled at the foot of our local giant, Cadair Idris.

November 13th 2018

With the shelter of Cadair Idris, the unique mountain village of Corris offers you sanctuary from the cool winter days, and enlightened warmth from our cosy wood fires at Corris Hostel.
Rheilffordd Corris Railway is the perfect festive activity, with ancient heritage and special christmas events, such as the Santa Trains, it’s the perfect local attraction to bring out your Christmas Spirit.

Corris Hostel - Cadair Idris - Snowdonia

Book Direct at Corris Hostel in North Wales

October 4th 2018

Corris Hostel, North Wales is a perfect location for visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology or taking part in some high adrenaline sports in Snowdonia

Book Direct at Corris Hostel where you will be made welcome by friendly hostel staff. A perfect base for visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth or the Dyfi Biosphere nature reserves.  Close to stunning mountains and lovely beaches this area has it all and is a must visit on a tour of the UK.

ihuk sign on Corris Hostel

Corris Hostel, near Machynlleth

October 18th 2017

“…the best welcome I have had in a hostel…”

An award winning green independent hostel, Corris Hostel makes a great play of its eco-credentials. And why shouldn’t it? Setting an example with its close links to the nearby Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Corris offers locally sourced food and materials, composting, green purchasing and an all-pervading bohemian vibe. But what’s it like to stay there?

The first thing that’ll strike you is its enviable position in the landscape. Built of the distinctive local slate, it perfectly echoes the surrounding mountains and quarries. Cadair Idris looms nearby, views over the Dyfi Valley with its native ospreys, all the way down to the classic sandy beaches of Aberdyfi. Recent visitors have all been very positive. You get an overall feeling of friendliness and relaxation – which is pretty much all you could want!

“Fantastic hostel, lovely quaint and homely vibes, very friendly owners too. “

“Amazing old schoolhouse in Corris, roomy, warm, the best welcome I have had in a hostel, made to feel like one of the locals.”

“Staying here was a gift. Beautiful people, comfortable facilities” 

Sounds great, doesn’t it?





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