Dolgoch Hostel, Dolgoch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
Call Gillian Keen on 01440 730226
OverviewCome 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. 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?
Beds & Rooms:20: 3 rooms inc private rooms.
Open:12th April 2021. 24 hours. Reception 5pm -11pm, 8am -10am.
Price per night:£14 per adult, £7 (under 18). Whole hostel bookings £240 and private rooms available. Campers £8 .
Booking:Booking information www.elenydd-hostels.co.uk 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 Walks Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021
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Dolgoch Hostel will be reopening from 12th April.
March 16th 2021
Advance bookings only. Bookings will initially be for sole use. This means if 1 camper, 1 individual or one household books, they will have the hostel to themselves. Once the legislation allows guests to share facilities then we will take multiple bookings again.
The same rules will apply to our sister hostel, Ty’ncornel. The only difference to note is that Dolgoch will be open 7 days a week, while Ty’nCornel will only be open for weekends. You can walk along an old Drover’s track from one hostel to the other over the scenic Cambrian mountains. The walk is around 5 miles. Why not book one night at each hostel and indulge yourself in a mini adventure?
Dolgoch Hostel is now closed until late March 2021
November 5th 2020
Due to the ever-changing Covid situation, the decision has been made to close Dolgoch Hostel over the winter. It will re-open in late March 2021, when a warm welcome will be waiting for guests old and new.
Experience the Welsh wilderness in the unique Dolgoch Hostel
October 14th 2020
Sadly we have decided to close Dolgoch from 21st October until 14th November. On all other dates the hostel is open for advance bookings only. The first booking we have on any night, secures the whole hostel for themselves, even if it is only one person (paying £14). As per current guidelines the max group size is 6.
The room suitable for a disabled guest is not available at the moment as the warden must use that room. It is self contained outside the main hostel and as the warden must not enter the main hostel when guests are staying at the moment, he/she needs to use it.
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.Read More