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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, a dark sky area, the map of accommodation for school groups, 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 (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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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

Corris Hostel is available for exclusive use to extended households in August

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 Alliterative Technology.

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

Corris Hostel

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.

Corris peaceful

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.

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