Independent Youth Hostel in the Cambrian Mountains

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

Ty’n Cornel Hostel is an isolated former farmhouse in the hills, with a cosy open fire. 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 Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders and here is its own website.
Tyn Cornel Tyncornel Hostel | Independent Youth Hostel in the Cambrian Mountains


or call YHA booking office on
0800 0191700 or 01980 629259

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Rooms & Beds:

16: 2×8.


All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.

Price per night:

£12 per adult, £9 (under 18s). Block bookings negotiable. Campers £8.


Booking advisable, essential mid November to mid March. Book online at, ring YHA booking office on 0800 0191700 or ring hostel managers on 01980 629259.

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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.

Public Transport:

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

News & Offers

Simple Youth Hostel in the Elenydd valley.

Simple Youth Hostel in the Elenydd valley.

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.

David Lukes walks in the Elenydd Wilderness

David Lukes walks in the Elenydd Wilderness

A series of walks in the valleys and high open access land of the Elenydd area.

Walkers have open access to much of the higher Elenydd area, but it is best to avoid the boggy, tussocky areas as they make for hard walking.  To help wilderness lovers enjoy the area David Lukes has produced a series of guides to walks from Ty’n Cornel Hostel, each with directions and a map.  You can print these walks yourself from the following pdf links:

Short walks from Ty’n Cornel hostel
Troeon byr o Dy’n Cornel

1. Cerrig Ysgfarnog (5km)
2. Llethr Llwyd (6km)

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)

Contact Tyn Cornel Tyncornel Hostel:

0800 0191700 or 01980 629259MessageView website