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:Reopening 26th March 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 May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2020 Available for Christmas 2021
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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and run by the Elenydd Hostels Trust since 2007 and in that time many improvements have been made; the gas lighting has been replaced by LED lighting powered by solar panels, the new hot showers are similarly powered by solar panels.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
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.
Looking up at Dolgoch
October 12th 2020
Being remote we’re ideally placed for some of the best night skies in the UK. Perfect for the stargazer.
In 2015 Dolgoch was awarded Dark Sky status due to the quality of its dark skies. A Dark Sky preserve is an area that is free of artificial light pollution.Entries in our Visitors Book in Dologoch include entries by visitors who have observed the Milky Way, Venus and Jupiter, the Perseus meteorite shower, the Plough and the Great Bear as well as the huge number of stars visible in this area away from light pollution. One visitor commented that this has to be one of the best Dark Sky sites in the country; his visit was made memorable by seeing Orion rising over the mountain.
We welcome both amateur and professional astronomers to come to our hostels to observe the glory of the starlit heavens. It’s an experience that the whole family can enjoy too.