Tyncornel Hostel, 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.
Beds & Rooms:16: 2x8.
Open:All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.
Price per night:£14 per adult, £7 (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
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With regret due to Covid-19 Dolgoch and Ty’nCornel Hostels will be shut from 21st March until further notice
March 18th 2020
We have blocked off the possibility of people booking for the rest of the year at present but will open it up again once we see the way to being open again when the situation improves. We are giving those who have booked their money back (or the option of us keeping it for a future visit).
It was decided last night that, in view of the current situation, we had no real alternative but to close both Tyncornel and Dolgoch hostels until further notice. There is a notice now on our website saying “With regret due to Covid-19 that Dolgoch and Ty’nCornel Hostels will be shut from 21st March until further notice.”
We have blocked off the possibility of people booking for the rest of the year at present but will open it up again once we see the way to being open again when the situation improves. We are, of course, giving those who have booked their money back (or the option of us keeping it for a future visit).
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!
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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.