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. 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, £7 (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 and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the Cambrian Way and the present or past youth hostel page.

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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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Dolgoch Hostel; A unique Accessible facility open to everyone.

November 7th 2019

Dolgoch hostel offers a homely stay in a remote section of the Cambrian mountains with excellent accessibility. There is a separate comfortable annexe for disabled visitors with its own wood burning stove and a large wet room. Disabled visitors can access the common room and self-catering kitchen area via a wheelchair friendly pathway.

Even in this stunning but remote location, guests requiring accessible facilities will feel at home!

Dolgoch’s accessible room offers space and privacy for guests requiring wheelchair friendly accommodation, having its own private entrance very close to its own designated parking space.

The room has two single beds making it ideal for a disabled guest and companion. In colder weather the room’s wood burning stove make it very cosy.

From the bedroom is a door to its own purpose designed wet room. There is a wheelchair friendly footpath leading to the hostel front door for accessing the kitchen and common room.

We look forward to welcoming  at Dolgoch very soon!

A perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a retreat from it all in remote welsh countryside.  Dolgoch hostel is a simple and accommodating hostel with hot showers and a well equipped self catering kitchen.

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Celebrate Christmas or New Year in an off-grid hostel at the heart of the Cambrian Mountains.

October 30th 2019

Dolgoch Hostel is up a rough track way between Tregaron and Beulah in mid-wales. This 17th century farmhouse will take you into an era before electricity, with a log burner for heat. It available throughout the Christmas and New Year period with no restrictions on minimum number of nights or people.

Dolgoch  Hostel can accommodate up to 20 in 3 dormitory style rooms of 4, 6 and 10 beds.  Whole hostel bookings cost £220 per night, private rooms are from £50. We have a large but cosy common room/ kitchen that can easily seat up to 20.

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Book an Autumn break at Dolgoch or Ty’n Cornel hostels and get a 20% discount

October 24th 2019

Dolgoch and Ty’n Cornel hostels in the remote and beautiful Cambrian mountains of mid wales are offering autumn discounts for anyone booking for a stay at either hostel between 1st November and 17th December.

For example , 4 bed private room reduced from £50 to £40, 6 bed private room from £75 to £60.

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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