Dolgoch Hostel, Dolgoch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR

Call Gillian Keen on 01440 730226


Come and experience the peace of this unique location in the remote Tywi valley. A stay in this 17th century farmhouse will take you into an era before electricity, with a log burner for heat. Dolgoch is a traditional simple hostel owned by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust. It has hot showers, a self catering kitchen/dining room and 20 beds in 3 dormitories, solar powered showers and less able accommodation. Private rooms are available and the access track has been upgraded. The Lôn Las Cymru (Welsh National Cycle Route) and the Cambrian Way pass nearby and there are many other mountain tracks to explore on foot, by mountain bike or pony. The hostel is ideal for bird-watchers and lovers of solitude and is close to an old drovers' track which leads over the scenic Cambrian mountains for 5 miles to the equally remote and simple Ty'n Cornel Hostel. Why not stay a night in each hostel and follow in the treads of the old drovers? This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    20: 3 rooms inc private rooms.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours. Reception 5pm -11pm, 8am -10am.
  • Price per night:

    £14 per adult, £10 (under 18). Campers £8
  • Booking:

    Booking information or from Gillian Keen 01440 730 226
  • Directions:

    SN 806 562. From Tregaron take Mountain Road towards Llanwrtyd Wells. After about 10 miles in a valley and between the Ceredigion and Powys county road signs you will see the hostel sign on your right, just bedside the bridge over the river Tywi. The hostel is 1/2 mile south of the bridge, along an unsurfaced track.
  • Public Transport:

    Train to Aberystwyth, Carmarthen or Llanwrtyd Wells. Bus X40: Cardiff/Carmarthen to Lampeter/Aberystwyth. Bus 585, 688: Lampeter to Tregaron. Bus 588 Lampeter/Tregaron/Aberystwyth
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Cambrian Way and the present or past youth hostel page.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
2VisitWales Quality Assured


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Dolgoch Hostel family holiday

July 13th 2017

Dolgoch has been owned and run by the Elenydd Hostels Trust since 2007 and in that time many improvements have been made; the gas lighting has been replaced by LED lighting powered by solar panels,  the new hot showers are similarly powered by solar panels. The roof was replaced and the track to the hostel from the road  was resurfaced. Self contained less able accommodation has been installed. Here is the story of Katy Cliffe’s family holiday at Dolgoch in May 2017.

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Traditional Simple Youth Hostels

July 26th 2019

Anyone fond of the old YHA days will remember Dolgoch Youth Hostel

Dolgoch Youth Hostel has been a traditional simple youth hostel for many years, offering warmth and restoration in the wild Elenydd valleys of south Wales. Now an Independent Hostel Dolgoch Hostel continue to thrive, providing comfort and company to walkers and cyclists in these wilds. It can be booked via its own website and the Independent Hostel network.

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Celebrate Christmas or New Year in a Traditional Simple Youth Hostel

August 15th 2018

Dolgoch Hostel in the remote Elenydd Valleys of South Wales is available for Christmas and New Year

If you remember the old YHA days you will have heard of the iconic Dolgoch Youth Hostel.   It has been a traditional simple youth hostel for many years, offering warmth and restoration in the wild Elenydd valleys of south Wales.  Removed from the YHA in May 2017 (for being too remote and simple) Dolgoch Hostel continue to provide comfort and company to walkers and cyclists in the wilds.  The Water has been drained down for the Winter Season leaving just one Kitchen tap, but the log burner has plenty of fuel , their is lighting and cooking by gas and a track suitable for cars.   So if you want to bring friends and family for a traditional simple Christmas or New Year Celebration in one of the wildest areas of the UK take up the challenge of hiring  Dolgoch traditional simple hostel.


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Stay at one of the Elenydd Wilderness Trust hostels and earn a Green Voucher

June 4th 2018

Eligible to anyone arriving on foot or bike.

The Elenydd Wilderness Trust hostels  have implemented  Green Vouchers,  given to anyone arriving at the hostels on foot or bike.  These vouchers entitle the holder to a half price stay at either of the hostels at a later date.  Dolgoch and Tyncornel Hostels are in the wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains a days walk apart, ideal for an adventure by bike or one foot.   They were converted from Isolated farmhouses in the 1930’s.  Situated near or on old drovers’ roads in wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains. These former YHA  simple hostels will take you back in time.  Dolgoch Hostel has no electricity with soft LED lights the only form of lighting and a large wood burner for heating.

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