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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    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). Sole occupancy £400. Prices include continental style breakfast (excl sole occ).
  • 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 and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page, a dark sky area, the Cambrian Way and the Lon Las Cymru.

It has availability at Autumn Half Term, New Year and Christmas.


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

Plas Isa is celebrating an anniversary!

May 15th 2020

To celebrate our 2nd year in Dolgellau, Snowdonia, we will be sharing our favourite places, things and activities from our local area.

It’s been 2 years, since we opened our doors and we would love to share our favourite local places with you in person. But for the time being we all know this is not possible. How about we share them with you on social media, so that you can still enjoy them and perhaps start planning for your next visit to Snowdonia. Some of you might have old photos yourselves of previous visits and would like to share them with us too.

Every day, we plan to post a picture of something interesting about our local area on Instagram.
Join us on  Instagram or check out the hashtag #plasisa_az”


There is still space in our “Inn” to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2020 with family and friends

January 19th 2020

Don’t miss out this year and book with Plas Isa in Dolgellau Snowdonia, now!

Plas Isa is a great home away from home, in the centre of Dolgellau. This friendly town has a great Christmas atmosphere from beginning of December, something we would like to share with everyone.
We have availability for Sole Occupancy (min 3 nights) for Christmas and New Year – please get in touch now.


Who doesn’t love staring at the stars?

August 15th 2019

Who does not love staring at the stars? Snowdonia National Park is a Dark Sky Reserve – with Cregennan Lakes being recommended as a great place to stargaze. Plas Isa Hostel is a short drive away, offering comfortable low cost accommodation for star gazers.

Cregennan Lakes are a pair of lakes on the flanks of Cader Idris in southern Snowdonia. Cader Idris is possibly the moodiest mountain in the entire National Park. The easiest approach  to the Lakes and the fab star gazing spot is from the east, via the minor road from Dolgellau, only a short drive from Plas Isa Hostel.

Cregennan Lakes near Plas Isa Hostel
Plas Isa self catering hostel in Dolgellau, Snowdonia

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