• Dolgoch

    Dolgoch

    A traditional Welsh farmhouse in the heart of the remote and beautiful Cambrian mountains. Dolgoch provides comfortable and welcoming accommodation for individuals, groups, and families.

Dolgoch - Hostel in Cambrian Mountains, Wales, UK

20 beds in 3 rooms of 4, 6, 10 bunk beds

Come and experience the peace of this unique hostel location in the secluded Tywi valley in the heart of the remote Cambrian Mountains in Wales. A stay in this 17th century farmhouse will take you into an era before electricity. Dolgoch sleeps 20 in 3 rooms, of 4, 6 and 10 beds. Private rooms are available and the whole hostel can be booked for larger groups. There is ample camping around the hostel. We have solar powered showers, a well equipped self catering kitchen/dining room, a cosy common room and less able hostel accommodation.

There are lots of things to do in the area. For cyclists there are quiet, almost traffic-free roads while the Lôn Las Cymru (Welsh National Cycle Route) passes nearby; for walking there is a range of walks to suit all levels from the gentle to the challenging. For those looking for an extreme challenge the Cambrian Way passes nearby and there are many other mountain tracks to explore on foot, by mountain bike or pony. The hostel is well suited for bird-watching , red kites are often seen in the skies above in . The area is ideal for lovers of solitude and is close to an old drovers’ track which leads over the scenic Cambrian mountains for 5 miles to the equally remote and simple Ty’n Cornel Hostel. Why not stay a night in each hostel and follow in the footsteps of the old drovers?

Facilities

  • Sleeping: There are 20 beds in rooms, of 4, 6 and 10 beds. Bedding is provided: freshly-laundered sheet sleeping bags (with built-in pillow-case) are provided for use with the duvets and pillows. Visitors are requested not to use their own sleeping bags. The volunteer warden has separate accommodation.
  • Heating: Hot water is provided by an eco friendly solar heating system. There are two showers and the upstairs rooms have wash basins. A cosy wood burner provides the main heating in the large traditional common room.
  • Cooking: The well appointed, self catering kitchen has a gas cooker with four rings, an oven and grill. There are also two, double ring gas units and an additional grill. The kitchen has plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans and utensils. A small store of non-perishable food for sale, all other food should be brought with you. The stream sourced water supply is filtered, and is fine for cooking and washing but it is recommended that drinking water be boiled.
  • Outside: There is a lovely sheltered south-facing terrace with picnic table and seats. Ample camping space and secure cycle storage.

How to find us

Arriving by Road

  • From east – A483 approx. half way between Builth Wells and Llandovery, take the Abergwesyn turning at either Llanwrtyd Wells or Beulah – at Abergwesyn follow directions to Tregaron. After about 5 miles – after the steep Devil’s staircase hill, you will see the hostel sign on the left next to the bridge over the river Tywi. Hostel is almost a mile down the track.
  • From south- at Llandovery follow the small road via Cllycwm and past Lyne Brianne. Past white house on right some distance after Llyn Brianne, take left turn at junction towards Tregaron. Hostel sign is on left at bottom of hill.
  • From west – at Tregaron take Mountain Road towards Llanwrtyd Wells. After about 10 miles in a valley and between the Ceredigion and Powys county road signs you will see the hostel sign on your right, just bedside the bridge over the river Tywi.

Post code SY25 6NR (Sat nav is not always reliable in the Dolgoch area)

1:50000 OS map: Landranger 147

1:25000 OS map: Explorer 187

Grid reference: SN 806 562

Longtitude 52.1910

Latitude -3.7476

Nearest Public Transport
www.traveline.cymru is a very good site for timetables etc.

  • Train Llanwrtyd (Taxi from station - Owen’s Taxis 07951 804958)
  • Bus Tregaron (Taxi from Tregaron - Caron Taxis 01974 298652)

For cyclists and walkers who want more interesting routes to the hostel from other stations/bus stops, enquire via CONTACT US and we will be happy to advise.

Ready to Book?

  • Ty'n Cornel

    Ty'n Cornel

    16 beds in 2 rooms of 8 bunk-beds

Other information

The hostel is open all year. During the summer season, March – November inclusive there is usually a warden. During the winter December-February, the hostel is open but is often not wardened. Most of the water supply is drained down to avoid frost damage in the winter months. However, a cold water supply is maintained in the kitchen during this period.

You may arrive any time during the day, but please arrive before 10.30pm. The volunteer warden is on duty from 5pm until 10 am.

When you book we will send you the access code for the door.

There is a land line phone but no mobile signal.

Dogs are not permitted, except assistance dogs.

Hostellers are responsible for looking after their own valuables and equipment.

Click the videos below to see the fantastic views from our front door!

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Get in Touch

Dolgoch

Address: - Dolgoch Hostel, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR

Booking Manager - 01440 730226

Email - dolgoch.bookings@elenydd-hostels.co.uk


Ty'n Cornel

Address: Ty'n Cornel Hostel, Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH

Booking Manager - 01980 629259

Email - tyncornel.bookings@btinternet.com