Dolgoch Hostel, Dolgoch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
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 and has been refurbished to include new toilets, 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 Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders and here is its own website.
or call YHA Booking Office or Gillian Keen on
01440 730 226
20: (in 3 rooms). Private rooms available.
All year 24 hours. Reception 5pm -11pm, 8am -10am.
£12 per adult, £9 (under 18). Campers £8.
Booking information on yha.org.uk or from Gillian Keen 01440 730 226
YHA Booking Office or Gillian Keen
SN 806 562. You can walk to Dolgoch over the hills from Tregaron or take the winding Abergwesyn mountain road. The hostel is ¾ mile south of the bridge, along an unsurfaced track.
Train to Aberystwyth, Carmarthen or Llanwrtyd Wells. Bus X40: Cardiff/Carmarthen to Lampeter/Aberystwyth. Bus 585: Lampeter/Aberystwyth to Tregaron. Postbus 287: Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn.
News & Offers
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. Its future with the YHA looks rocky as the Youth Hostel Association seek to cut their ties with the more of the simple and remote hostels and camping barns. Just one of the many hostels and camping barns leaving the YHA at the end of February 2017, Dolgoch Hostel will continue to provide comfort and company to walkers and cyclists in these wilds. It can be booked via its own website and the Independent Hostel network. You can find out more about camping barns leaving the YHA here.
David Lukes has documented some lovely walks in the Elenydd Wilderness
David Lukes has produced a map and directions for a number of walks from Dolgoch hostel. You can access these on pdf from the links below.
Short walks from Dolgoch Hostel
Day walks from Dolgoch hostel
3. Drum Nantygorlan (18km)
4. Pen y Gurnos (18km)
5. Moel Prysgau (18km)
6. Ty’n Cornel hostel (20km)
7. Drygarn Fawr (18km)
8. Irfon valley + Abergwesyn (24km)
9. Doethie valley (27km)
10. Llyn Brianne (29km)
11. Rhiwnant (34km)
Stay in our Isolated former farmhouse situated near an old drovers’ road in wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains.