Tyncornel Hostel previously YHA Tyncornel Bunkhouse, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Ty’n Cornel 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.This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
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All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.
£14 per adult, £10 (under 18s). Whole hostel bookings £200 and private rooms available. Campers £8.
Advisable, essential mid November to mid March. Book online or by email or phone.
Road from Llanddewi-Brefi, near Tregaron, follow hostel signs SE 7m (last mile track). Bridle path S up Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way (Llandovery 15 m) or byway 2m NW from Soar y Mynydd chapel.
Trains: Aberystwyth 28m, Llanwrtyd Wells 16m, Cynghordy 12m. Coach: X40 (Cardiff ? Aberystwyth) Lampeter 15m. Bus: 585 (Lampeter ? Tregaron) Llanddewi-Brefi 7m.
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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.
This remote and simple hostel will be cosy and warm this winter.
Tyn Cornel Hostel has a new wood-burning stove and stone fireplace fitted in time for the 2017 winter. This simple hostel in the remote Elenydd Valley will now be much warmer in winter. Tyncornel Youth Hostel has been a traditional simple hostel for many years, offering accommodation as a valued part of the YHA network. In May 2017, the Youth Hostel Association cut ties with Tyn Cornel, together with many other remote hostels and camping barns. Tyn Cornel hostel now offers comfort and company to walkers and cyclists as part of the Independent Hostels UK network.
View from Pen y Gurnos trig point about a 3 miles walk from the hostel.
Tyn Cornel Hostel is set deep among the rolling Cambrian Mountain scenery. This photo is taken from Pen y Gurnos trig point about a 3 miles walk from the hostel. Walkers have open access to much of the higher Elenydd area and David Lukes have documented some walks in the Elenydd Wilderness.
You can print these walks yourself from the following pdf links: Each walk starts at Ty’n Cornel Hostel and there are directions and a map.
Short walks from Ty’n Cornel hostel
Troeon byr o Dy’n Cornel
Day walks from Ty’n Cornel hostel
Troeon dydd o Dy’n Cornel
1. Soar y Mynydd chapel + Doethie valley (10km)
2. Bryn Ambor + Doethie valley (16km)
3. Llanddewi Brefi (22km)
4. Dolgoch Walk to our sister hostel (18km)
5. Llyn Brianne (22km)
6. Janet’s walk (22km)
7. Telephone box (16km)