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.
Janet or Richard
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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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)
This traditional hostel is an old stone farmhouse with a cosy sitting room and open fire.
Tyn Cornel Hostel has an unusually quiet, isolated location. Located at head of the beautiful Doethie Valley with wild walking straight from hostel. Its on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath. This ex-YHA hostel is a traditional hostel in a stone former farmhouse. It has a cosy sitting / dining room with fire and is situated on an old Drovers route in the grassy Cambrian Mountains. Operated by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust and cared for by volunteers.
Tyncornel Youth Hostel is open and taking bookings for 2017 and beyond
Tyncornel Youth Hostel has been a traditional simple hostel for many years, offering warmth and accommodation as a valued part of the YHA network. It is currently fighting for a future with the Youth Hostel Association. Their relationship is due to come to an end at the close of May 2017, as the Youth Hostel Association seek to cut ties with simple and remote hostels and camping barns. What ever the result of the current press campaign, Tyn Cornel hostel is not closing and will be continue to offer comfort and company to walkers and cyclists for years to come, as part of the Independent Hostels UK network. Tyncornel Hostel can be booked via its own website and the Independent Hostel Guide and will be available via the YHA until the end of May 2017. Tyncornel Hostel is just one of the many hostels and camping barns leaving the YHA, you can find out more about them here.