Plas Isa, Lion Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1DG

Call Ian and Hanneke on 01341 423178 or 07984 737066

Accommodation in the heart of Dolgellau, Snowdonia

Located right in the centre of the small historic town of Dolgellau, Plas Isa provides relaxed, cosy accommodation aimed at independent travellers whether they be individuals, couples, families or small groups.

The building is Grade II listed and has 5 spacious bedrooms with 3-5 beds per room – all private rooms, no dormitories. The rooms have a selection of bunks and single beds. The singles can be amalgamated to make super king-sized doubles for couples. Your bed will be fully made, ready to dive straight in, all bedding provided. There are ample bathrooms & toilets throughout the house. When possible, we will allocate one bathroom per bedroom, but we cannot guarantee this for every booking. In the morning, a complimentary continental style breakfast is served in the large dining room. The lounge is a good room to relax with a good book, listen to your favourite music or to watch TV. The self-catering kitchen is open for everyone who prefers to cook their own meal. However, there is a good choice of pubs and restaurants within walking distance, you might want to try.

Great stop for walkers on the Snowdonia Way, Cambrian Way or those exploring the endless other walking trails in the area plus Cadair Idris is close by. The Mawddach Trail starts from the backdoor - guests can either walk or cycle the 9 miles to Barmouth, along the estuary. For mountain bikers and cyclists (Lon Las Cymru route) bike storage for 6-8 bikes is available – please let us know at time of booking if you wish to use this.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    19: 2x3, 2x4, 1x5 (no dormitories)
  • Open:

    All year. Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am.
  • Price per night:

    From £30.00 per person.
  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Snowdonia way Cambrian Way Lon Las Cymru
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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

Is The Snowdonia Way on your To Do List yet?

June 16th 2022

If the answer is No – Why not???
If there is only one route you can add to your list for this year, it has to be The Snowdonia Way! Whether you choose to follow the mountain route or the less strenuous but as enjoyable valley route, it’s a must-do for anyone who loves to walk.

You find Plas Isa in the centre of Dolgellau with plenty of places to eat and drink as well as shops to replenish your supplies, right on the doorstep. And if the weather is not all to kind on the day, don’t worry we are not scared of a bit of mud and there’s plenty of space in the house to get your gear dried out again.

First leg is from Machynlleth to Dolgellau – book your room with us (, and we will make sure you have a good rest, ready for the next leg to Trawsfynydd.


Cycle the Mawddach Trail from Plas Isa Dolgellau to Barmouth

April 25th 2022

Enjoy the traffic free 9 mile ride along the Mawddach river to the beach.

Time and time again, our guests tell us how they loved their family cycle ride along the old dis-used railway line. The views over the Mawddach river are ever changing with the tides and going over the old wooden railway bridge takes you to the center of Barmouth. Or you could opt for an ice cream on the beach.

You can either bring your own bikes or hire them here in Dolgellau. And you can see the start of the trail from our kitchen window – it could not be easier.

If you would like more information, please get in touch through our website or drop us an email to


Join us for a walk at Plas Isa Dolgellau

February 11th 2022

There are endless options to explore our beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park by foot.

Whether you fancy a stroll along the beach or the river to a waterfall. You can follow in the footsteps of the old Edwardians on the Precipice Walk. Perhaps you rather lose yourself high up in the mountains where you not see a sole for hours on end. How about a long distance trail like the Snowdonia Way or the Cambrian Way. We’ve got it all, right here in the south of Snowdonia National Park.

So why not check the calendars and give us a call to book your next adventure.


Plas Isa self catering hostel in Dolgellau, Snowdonia

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