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 featured on the following pages
Breakfast available Near Snowdonia Mountains Close to a pub We’re Good to Go Mountains in the UK Accommodation for Cyclists Dark Sky Areas Cambrian Way Private Rooms Available to Individuals Lon Las Cymru Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022 Walking Festivals


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 in Dolgellau, Snowdonia is closed for now but taking bookings for later in 2021

December 30th 2020

We’re closed at the moment due to the Wales Tier 4 restrictions and we don’t yet know when we will be able to open our door again. But we are okay to take bookings for later in 2021.

In the centre of Dolgellau, Plas Isa welcomes independent travellers and outdoor enthusiasts to this historic Welsh town. It is the perfect base for active holidays in Snowdonia for walkers (Cader Idris, Snowdonia Way), mountain bikers (Coed y Brenin) and cyclists (Mawddach Trail, Lon Las Cymru).

Plas Isa self catering hostel in Dolgellau, Snowdonia

Walking is for everyone

November 21st 2020

Plas Isa would love to hear more about your walking/hiking/climbing stories

We love walking for many different reasons – it’s great exercise you can do from your doorstep, it gives a sense of freedom and calm away from day to day stress. You can make your walk as easy or as hard as you want and go out alone or in groups…. Walking is for everyone.

Sometimes you just need a little more inspiration to extend your current horizons, and therefore we want to share with you how we got to be walking-addicts:

Share your stories with us via Facebook @PlasIsaGuesthouse or Instagram plas_isa_


Stay at Plas Isa and explore the hidden treasures of south Snowdonia this winter.

September 2nd 2020

Winter has many charms and it’s a great time to explore the hidden treasures in the Mawddach estuary and beyond.

Whether it’s glorious winter sunshine,  bright frosty mornings, mountain mists, rain or even snow, there’s magic in a winter break in Snowdonia.

We can’t guarantee good weather during your stay but we have everything you need to get you dry and warm again if you do get cold or wet. Plas Isa is a clean and cosy house with a drying room, plenty of drying racks, stacks of old newspapers to stuff your boots and fantastic hot showers. Your well deserved pint (or hot chocolate) in one of our local pubs, (latest government regulations permitting) is only a short stroll away.

So don’t let the weather put you off and come to Snowdonia this winter.

Plas Isa self catering hostel in Dolgellau, Snowdonia

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