Tyncornel Hostel previously YHA Tyncornel Bunkhouse, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Call Janet or Richard on 01980 629259
OverviewTyncornel 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.
Rooms & Beds:16: 2x8.
Open:All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.
Price per night:£14 per adult, £10 (under 18s). Whole hostel bookings £200 and private rooms available. Campers £8.
Booking:Advisable, essential mid November to mid March. 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 Walks
May 30th 2017
Spread the word, tell everyone you know, the story of these valiant little hostels, still battling on, to provide peace and space for those who need it. Run by volunteers and compelled to leave the YHA, read the history of these two farmhouse hostels in the Elenyedd Wilderness. Then come to visit, bring your friends and your family’s and come to the wild Welsh wilderness.Read More
Warm your hands and hearts at Tyncornel Hostel!
August 28th 2018
Snuggle up to the warmth of our traditional wood-burning stove after a day out exploring in the crisp mountain air!
While staying at our simple hostel in the remote Elenydd Valley this winter, you will be greeted with the warmth and cosiness of our wood-burning stove! 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.
Get a Green Voucher by arriving at this hostel on foot or by bike
June 11th 2018
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.
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.