Plas Isa, Lion Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1DG

Call Ian and Hanneke on 01341 423178 or 07984 737066


Located right in the centre of Dolgellau, Plas Isa provides relaxed, cosy accommodation aimed at independent travellers, individuals, couples, families and small groups. The building is Grade 2 listed and is next to the Golden Lion Hotel. The rooms have single beds which can be amalgamated to make super king sized doubles for couples or remain as singles for groups. The showers are separate and shared. The communal lounge provides a place to relax with a book, watch TV or socialise with your group or other guests. The dining room also provides an opportunity to socialise or plan your next adventure in the stunning surrounding countryside. The kitchen is available for everyone to use - don't worry about breakfast as that is included. Prefer to eat out? It is only a very short walk to the central square with it's cafes and pubs. Great stop for walkers on the Snowdonia Way or exploring the endless walking trails in the area. Cadair Idris is close by and the Mawddach Trail starts from the backdoor. Customers can either walk or cycle the 9 miles to Barmouth along the estuary. For mountain bikers and cyclists (Lon Las Cymru route) cycle storage is available. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    19: 2x3, 2x4, 1x5
  • Open:

    All year. Check in after 3pm, check out before 10am.
  • Price per night:

    From £25pp (family room 3+). Dbl/twin: £30pp. Single: £40pp. U10 £15pp (at least 1 adult in room).
  • Booking:

    Via booking form on website or telephone.
  • Directions:

    Right in the centre of Dolgellau, park in the short stay car park by the river (just before/after the bridge). Walk through the alley next to the Yr Hen Efail cafe to Lion Street. Plas Isa is on your right.
  • Public Transport:

    Busses from Aberystwyth, Wrexham, Bala, Barmouth, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Nearest train stations are Barmouth, Morfa Mawddach or Machynlleth.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities


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News & Offers from Plas Isa

New, sturdy, very comfortable beds and more space await you and your family in Plas Isa

May 24th 2019

Just another good reason to take you and your loved ones to Dolgellau, with the majesty of Snowdonia on the doorstep and the stunning beauty of Barmouth just 9 miles away.

The family rooms in Plas Isa make for a great, low cost family holiday. With everyone in one room, you have your privacy and you can keep a watchful eye on the kids during the night. During the day you have all the communal facilites of the hostel to use. Then once you go out of the door there’s all of Snowdonia National Park at your disposal.

Plas Isa

Cadair Idris. A mountain for everyone

April 16th 2019

Walkers of all ages and abilities will find routes perfect for them up and around Cadair Idris. And the best place to stay is at Plas Isa in Dolgellau.

There is so much more to walk than climbing up to the top of Cadair Idris (although you can do that too if you want). There is a walk here for everyone.- short, long, steep, low level, strenuous, through the forest, with a pub at the end, along the river…. Stay a few days and find out for yourself!



March discount of 20% on Accommodation in Stunning Snowdonia

February 15th 2019

At the foot of Cader Idris Mountain in atmospheric Dolgellau, Plas Isa Guest House is offering 20% off any dates in March. Book Direct via the Independent Hostels website.

20% discount for any nights in March with no minimum length of stay (including  weekends) as long as you place your booking direct.  Book Direct on Plas Isa’s website of through the Independent Hostels website, where all bookings are Direct Bookings.

Plas Isa is in the heart of Snowdonia surrounded by high energy and relaxing activities. Go mountain biking, running or walking at Coed y Brenin.  Climb Cader Idris,  meander the classic the Panorama walk, the area has unlimited hiking options for young and old.  The nearby Centre for Alternative Technology is a great place to learn about sustainability half way up a Welsh mountain and gives free entry till 25th March.  Cycle the Mawddach Trail to Barmouth beach.  Walk The Snowdonia Way or visit the Dyfi Distillery.

Cader Idris in Snowdonia
Plas Isa self catering hostel in Dolgellau, Snowdonia

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