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:All year. 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
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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and run by the Elenydd Hostels Trust since 2007 and in that time many improvements have been made; the gas lighting has been replaced by LED lighting powered by solar panels, the new hot showers are similarly powered by solar panels.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
Both Tyncornel and Dolgoch are staying closed for now.
June 25th 2020
We’ll let you know when we have a re-opening date.
With regret due to Covid-19 Dolgoch and Ty’nCornel Hostels will be shut from 21st March until further notice
March 18th 2020
We have blocked off the possibility of people booking for the rest of the year at present but will open it up again once we see the way to being open again when the situation improves. We are giving those who have booked their money back (or the option of us keeping it for a future visit).
It was decided last night that, in view of the current situation, we had no real alternative but to close both Tyncornel and Dolgoch hostels until further notice. There is a notice now on our website saying “With regret due to Covid-19 that Dolgoch and Ty’nCornel Hostels will be shut from 21st March until further notice.”
We have blocked off the possibility of people booking for the rest of the year at present but will open it up again once we see the way to being open again when the situation improves. We are, of course, giving those who have booked their money back (or the option of us keeping it for a future visit).
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.