Diffwys Outdoor Centre, Diffwys Outdoor Centre, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN

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Hostel accommodation in the Cambrian Mountains

Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people looking to enjoy the remote and tranquil area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by a range of walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, this stunning area is perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With a vast range of peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks within close proximity, this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.

Purpose built as an independent hostel in the 1970's, the Centre was completely refurbished to a very high standard in 2021 and now boasts comfortable, warm, affordable hostel accommodation. Facilities include one large dormitory sleeping 16 plus two ensuite rooms each sleeping 2. All rooms have sturdy wooden bunks with each bed having its own reading light, USB port and personal organiser. There's a relaxing area adjoining the main dormitory with a corner sofa, dining table, large log burner, coffee table, wall mounted TV with Freesat channels and a games cabinet. The fully fitted kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the pots, pans, utensils and kitchenware you will need.

The Centre is adjacent to Diffwys house and has its own private entrance and garden area with a firepit/BBQ next to the mountain stream that bisects the property grounds. There's car parking for 6 cars, please advise if more space is required.

Beds are made up with sheet, pillow and pillow case, BYO sleeping bag or hire a duvet. There's a small drying room, a boot room and a lockable bike shed. With easy access to open moorland, forests, lakes and rivers, Diffwys Outdoor Centre is your perfect base for walking, cycling, wild swimming, beaches, fishing, and unspoilt nature. The Cambrian Way passes close by and Llyn Berwyn, a beautiful 40 acre lake is located a stone's throw away. Stocking wild brown trout, the lake is a popular venue for fishing and wild swimming.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x12, 2x2 (ensuite).
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Ensuite rooms (2 guests) £50. Dorm (12 guests) £240. Whole centre (16 guests) £320. Prices may change in high season. .
  • Booking:

    Book online or call 01974 298486.
  • Directions:

    Diffwys Outdoor Centre is located on an unnamed single-track road 4 miles from Tregaron in the west and 10 miles from Abergwesyn in the east. There is no mobile signal along any of this 14 miles of road. Take care when following satnav directions in this area as they are often very inaccurate. The following provide general directions: From West, South or North head for Tregaron and then take the road marked Abergwesyn to the side of the Y Talbot Hotel in the main square and follow for 4 miles. The Outdoor Centre is located on the left-hand side directly on the roadside and behind a large stone house. From East, pick up the A483, and approximately half-way between Builth Wells and Llandovery, take the Abergwesyn turning at either Llanwrtyd Wells or Beulah. From Abergwesyn follow signs to Tregaron. The Outdoor Centre is on the right-hand side after 10 miles.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains to Aberystwyth or Lampeter. Then bus to Tregaron (4 miles). Taxi from Tregaron - Caron Taxis 01974 298652.
  • Walks :

    Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room


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Modern, comfortable hostel on the Cambrian Way

February 15th 2022

Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers Cambrian Way walkers a perfect overnight stop over. With made up beds, duvets to hire, a small shop selling basic non-perishable provisions, a boot and drying room it has been designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. In fact it’s not just walkers who appreciate the isolation and stunning location of Diffwys Outdoor Centre; cyclists, wild swimmers, fishermen and lovers of nature and the rugged Cambrain mountains all return to the Centre to follow their passion and escape their everyday lives.

View of House and Diffwys Outdoor Centre from the oposite hillside
Small white building of Diffwys Outdoor Centre nestling beneath the magnificent Cambrain Muontins will no other building in sight.

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