Independent Youth Hostel in the Cambrian Mountains


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, 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 South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
Dolgoch Hostel | Independent Youth Hostel in the Cambrian Mountains

Contact Dolgoch Hostel

or call Gillian Keen on
01440 730 226

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Rooms & Beds:

20: 3 rooms inc private rooms.


All year. 24 hours. Reception 5pm -11pm, 8am -10am.

Price per night:

£14 per adult, £10 (under 18). Campers £8


Booking information or from Gillian Keen 01440 730 226


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.

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

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the present or past youth hostel page and the Cambrian Way.

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Escape to Wild Wales

Escape to Wild Wales

Stay in our Isolated former farmhouse situated near an old drovers’ road in wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains.

Escape to Wild Wales and stay in an Isolated farmhouse situated near an old drovers’ road in wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains.   This simple former YHA hostel will take you back to pre-electricity days with soft LED lights the only form of lighting and a large wood burner for heating.

Traditional Simple Youth Hostels

Traditional Simple Youth Hostels

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.

Walks from Dolgoch Hostel

Walks from Dolgoch Hostel

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
1. Local walk in the Tywi valley (8km)
2. Soar y Mynydd chapel (10km)
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. Irfon valley + Abergwesyn (24km)
8. Doethie valley (27km)
9. Llyn Brianne (29km)
11. Rhiwnant (34km)

Contact Dolgoch Hostel:

01440 730 226MessageView website