Dolgoch Hostel, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR

Call Gillian Keen on 01440 730226

Independent youth hostel in the Dolgoch

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?

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 3 rooms inc private rooms.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours. Reception 5pm -10pm, 8am -10am.
  • Price per night:

    £15 per adult, £7.50 (under 18). 4 bed room £55. 6 bed room £80. Whole hostel £250. Campers £10.
  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
9Best Price Guarantee

r Accessibility Info

There is a separate comfortable annexe for visitors with disabilities with its own wood burning stove and a large wet room. Visitors with disabilities can access the common room and self-catering kitchen area via a wheelchair friendly pathway. ..Click for photos and more


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The Welsh wilderness is waiting for you

February 1st 2023

Dolgoch Hostel offers you a magical place to stay in the Cambrian mountains. Book a bed, a room or the whole hostel, (it sleeps 20).

It is nestled between the breathtaking mountains of the Twyi valley.  This cosy 17th-century farmhouse will be your scene for your well-deserved escape. Walking along the meandering Twyi river it’s easy to lose yourself in the wonder of Wales. Returning to warmth fueled by a traditional wood-burning stove. Book to avoid missing out

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Stay at one of the Elenydd Wilderness Trust hostels and earn a Green Voucher

January 2nd 2023

Eligible to anyone arriving on foot or bike. These vouchers entitle the holder to a half-price stay at either of the hostels at a later date.  Dolgoch and Tyncornel Hostels are in the wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains a day’s walk apart, ideal for an adventure by bike or one foot. 

The Elenydd Wilderness Trust hostels have implemented  Green Vouchers,  given to anyone arriving at the hostels on foot or bike.  These vouchers entitle the holder to a half price stay at either of the hostels at a later date.  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.

Dolgoch is an “off-grid” hostel with a solar-powered hot water system and solar-powered LED lights.  Dolgoch fitted a wood-burning stove and stopped burning coal almost a decade ago.

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Latest Blog about Dolgoch Hostel

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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