Plas Dolau Country House Hostel, Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HP

Call Pat Twigg on 01970 617834


Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres of quiet countryside just 3 miles from the popular coastal town of Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf etc. and central for day trips to Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire. The warm country mansion (WTB 4 star hostel) has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45 people. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse (WTB 3 star guest house) can take another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms, games room, outdoor areas and walks. Various options for accommodation, provision of food, cooking facilities, etc are available. Ideally suited for youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties and many other groups or individuals. WiFi is available to all from the guest house. Please feel free to phone to discuss your requirements.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    45:+cots. Plus 16 in farmhouse.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    From £22 (inc breakfast) to £40 (private,en suite,full breakfast). From £675 for the whole mansion.
  • Booking:

  • Directions:

    GR 623 813, OS map 135. On the A44, 3 miles from Aberystwyth (1 mile east of railway bridge, 0.6 miles west of A4159 turning to Bow Street). Roadside sign: Plas Dolau B&B Y Gelli.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest train station is in Aberystwyth. Taxi from the station will cost £6-7. National Express coaches and local buses (525 and 526) will set down at the end of the hostel drive.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Wales Coast Path
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bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

Reopening plans!

March 17th 2021

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back this year. You can stay in our lovely Swedish style farm house.

We are pleased to say we are now taking bookings for our self-catered accommodation – the West Wing.
The West Wing consists of a large kitchen/diner, lounge, en-suite room sleeping three, a double room and another family room sleeping three.
To check availability contact or 01970 617834
Plas Dolau

Our doors are open again and we would love to welcome you for a winter staycation.

July 24th 2020

If you would like to book a stay at Plas Dolau Country House Hostel near Aberystwythwith, or find out more about our COVID-19 safe accommodation, contact

Plas Dolau Country House Hostel accommodation Lovesgrove Aberystwyth

Dog friendly accommodation in a warm country mansion

December 16th 2019

Plas Dolau welcomes you to explore wales. Just 3 miles from Aberystwyth Plas Dolau is a superb resting point after a long day of experiencing Cardiganshire

Being in such a central location Plas Dolau offers dog friendly accommodation that’s ideal for ramblers or explorers. The mansion sleeps up to 45 people and provides well equipped cooking facilities, dining rooms and even a games room for when you feel the urge for a round of table tennis. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes nearby. Plas Dolau is also within driving distance of Snowdon for those looking for a more adventurous dog walk.

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A romantic getaway to Aberystwyth

January 8th 2019

Brian Shaefer-Dryer spent an afternoon and evening in Aberyswyth staying at Plas Dolou Country House Hostel. He found this seaside town full of interesting venues, great sea views and full of entertainment some even from the acrobatic displays of the local avian wildlife which all together added up to the perfect romantic getaway to Aberystwyth.

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