Tyncornel Hostel, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH

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Rural Hostel in Cambrian Mountain countryside

Tyncornel Hostel is a remote former farmhouse in the hills, with a cosy wood-burning stove. Favoured by walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and lovers of solitude it is in the beautiful Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath. There are comfortable wooden bunk beds and good self-catering facilities. You can enjoy the wild open moorlands of the Elenydd uplands and you can walk the old drovers road to Dolgoch Hostel. Other attractions include the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, the Red Kite Centre and museum in Tregaron, Teifi Pools, Llyn Brianne reservoir, Dolaucothi Roman gold mines, Strata Florida Abbey and the National Trust's Llanerchaeron country house.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 2x8.
  • Open:

    All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.
  • Price per night:

    £15 per adult, £7 (under 18s). Whole hostel bookings £200 and private rooms available. Campers £8.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential. Book online or by email or phone.
  • Directions:

    Road from Llanddewi-Brefi, near Tregaron, follow hostel signs SE 7m (last mile track). Or bridle path up Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way (Llandovery 15 m), or byway 2m NW from Soar y Mynydd chapel.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains: Aberystwyth 28m, Llanwrtyd Wells 16m, Cynghordy 12m. Coach: X40 (Cardiff - Aberystwyth) Lampeter 15m. Bus: 585 (Lampeter- Tregaron) Llanddewi-Brefi 7m.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cambrian Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)


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News & Offers from Tyncornel Hostel

Get a Green Voucher by arriving at this hostel on foot or by bike

July 1st 2022

Exchange your Green Voucher for a half price stay at Dolgoch or Tyncornel Hostel

The Elenydd Wilderness Trust hostels are giving Green Vouchers to anyone arriving at their hostels on foot or bike.  These vouchers entitle the holder to a half price stay at either of the hostels at a later date.  Dolgoch and Tyncornel Hostels are in the wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains a days walk apart, ideal for an adventure by bike or one foot.  They were converted from Isolated farmhouses situated near old drovers’ roads in the wild and stunningly beautiful Cambrian Mountains.  Tyncornel Youth Hostel has been a traditional YHA simple hostel for many years and now offers comfort and company to walkers and cyclists as part of the Independent Hostels UK network.  It has a new wood-burning stove and stone fireplace fitted in time for the 2017 winter.

Tyncornel installed PV solar panels in 2015. Since then, the panels have generated sufficient electricity to replace more than half the mains electricity used. Since installing a log burner earlier this year Tyncornel relies totally on carbon-neutral wood as a fuel.

Green Vouchers at Tyn Cornel Eco Hostel

Welcome the Spring in Mid-Wales!

December 19th 2019

Ty’n Cornel Hostel in Mid-Wales still has plenty of room over the Easter holidays. Come and see the lambs in the fields, the primroses in the garden and signs of Spring all around. You may even hear the cuckoo!

Ty’n Cornel is in a tranquil and sunny spot at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley. There are lots of walks and mountain bike rides right from the hostel door.


Family Holidays at Tyn Cornel Hostel

December 20th 2017

Sailing boats in the Doethie Fach river, about half a mile from the hostel.

Tyn Cornel Hostel  has a quiet, isolated location away from traffic and the modern world.  Ideal for allowing children to let of steam and enjoy the wildlife.  Here is a family group sailing boats in the Doethie Fach river, about half a mile from the hostel.   The hostel is located on old drovers road (now grassy track) at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley.  There is wild walking straight from the hostel and the Cambrian Way long distance footpath passes the door.  An ex – YHA hostel traditional hostel in a stone farmhouse, it has a cosy sitting-dining room with log burner, kitchen with electric rings and microwave and two small dorms with bunkbeds and duvets.  The hostel is operated by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust and cared for by volunteers.

Family holiday at Tyn Cornel Hostel

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