Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau, 2-3 Heol y Bont (Bridge St), Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1AU

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HyB Bunkhouse is on Heol y Bont (Bridge St) in Dolgellau (Lon Las Sustrans 82), mid Wales, at the foot of Cader Idris. Centrally located above Medi gifts, with free parking at rear for up to four cars. Near pubs, shops and restaurants, HyB backs onto the Mawddach trail near the river Wnion. It is 10 minutes' drive to Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre. This quirky listed building has original features such as oak floors, beams and panelling and consists of four bunk rooms, sleeping 16 in total. Each room has a mini-kitchen for basic self-catering with fridge, hob, toaster and kettle. One room is en suite and there are also two other bathrooms. Bring your own bedding or rent on request. The entrance is at the rear of the building. Sharp left at the corner of the public toilets on the Marian car park, and sharp second right through double wooden gate into private car park. The key pad entry is on single yellow door. Strictly no stag parties. No communal lounge.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 4 x 4 rooms
  • Open:

    All year, not New Year & Xmas.
  • Price per night:

    £20 per person. Limited bedding sets available for £5.
  • Booking:

    Please phone or email during office hours 10am - 4.30pm.
  • Directions:

    HyB is above Medi - the last shop before the main bridge on the one way system out of Eldon square. By car turn into Y Marian car park and take a sharp left behind the public loos into HyB car park through the double wooden gates.
  • Public Transport:

    Buses stop at Eldon square (1 minute walk) and link with train stations at Machynlleth and Barmouth for connections to Midlands and London.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the Cambrian Way and the Lon Las Cymru.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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The perfect place to stay for climbing Cader Idris

June 12th 2019

If you are wanting to climb Cader Idris then there is no better place to stay than Hyb Bunkhouse in Dolgellau. You can start your walk from the front door, then on your return you have the shops, cafes and pubs of Dolgellau  literally next door to this quirky, cosy gem of a hostel.

With a bed costing just £20 per person per night (BYO bedding or hire) what better an excuse do you need to pack you walking boots and climb Cader Idris?


Make use of our charming bunkhouse on the Sustrans 82 Route!

October 26th 2018

Stay in the shelter of Cader Idris, in Dolgellau.

With plentiful shops and restaurant’s nearby, and the bunkhouse backing up onto the Mawddach trail, Dolgellau is the perfect place to take a break from your adventure down Sustrans 82.

Also with the Mawdadach Cycle trail to explore, unlimited adventure awaits you:

The Mawddach Cycle trail follows the track of a disused railways line along the shore of the Mawddach Estuary, with stunning views on all sides. At the mouth of the Mawddach the cycle trail passes over the long Barmouth bridge into Barmouth. Stunning !

Hyb Bunkhouse Dolgellau - Sustrans 82

HyB Bunkhouse

November 1st 2017

” I know where I’ll be wanting to stay next time I’m around Dolgellau area.”

HyB bunkhouse is on Heol y Bont in Dolgellau, mid Wales. It means Bridge Street and, I’m going to guess gives its initials to the name HyB Bunkhouse. The naming isn’t the only quirky detail. It is above the shop ‘Medi’ (which sells gifts and up-cycled chalk-paint goodies) in a listed building. There are beams and oak floorboards and wooden panels. There isn’t a communal kitchen/lounge  but each room has a mini-kitchen for self catering, which means extra privacy. Perfect for your small group or family.

I know the HyB bunkhouse through its cycling links. The section of the Sustrans 82 cycle-way  that goes through Dolgellau is one of the more challenging stretches but delivers views right through the heart of Snowdonia and along the coast too. Equally, the Coed Y Brenin mountain bike centre is right on the doorstep for high octane, Go Pro-friendly adventure. 

An online reviewer gave a comment that carries more weight than anything I can write: “Modest and authentic hostel accommodation – exactly the style I prefer. I know where I’ll be wanting to stay next time I’m around Dolgellau area.”



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