• Ty’n Cornel

    Ty’n Cornel

    Amongst all the hostels in Wales, Ty’n Cornel stands out for the isolation and beauty of its location. It is the most remote hostel in Wales, but the accommodation that it provides is comfortable and welcoming.

Ty’n Cornel - Hostel in Wales, UK

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Amongst all the hostels in Wales, Ty’n Cornel stands out for the isolation and beauty of its location. It is the most remote hostel in Wales, but the accommodation that it provides is comfortable and welcoming.

The hostel has plenty of character. This 19th century former farmhouse has thick stone walls, quarry tile floors, and ceilings with exposed beams. The common room offers traditional wooden bench seats (including a Victorian settle) as well as softer seating. Recent additions such as an efficient wood-burning stove, built-in wooden bunks, and mains electricity provide comfort and convenience whilst preserving the character of the hostel. There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a fridge, an electric shower, and separate male/female washrooms and toilets. Eco-friendly features include photovoltaic solar panels, which replace about 50% of the electricity consumed.

From Spring 2023, a new shepherd's hut is available at Ty'nCornel. The hut stands at the end of the garden, and it provides self-contained accommodation with a shower room and a kitchen area. There is a double bed and a bed-settee, ideal for 2 or 3 adults or a family with 2 children. Bedding and towels are provided. The hut is all-electric. There is an open view across the valley to the hills. Beds in the main hostel can be booked along with the hut. but please speak to the bookings manager if you would like to book the hut with the whole hostel.

The nearest shops are approx. 10 miles from the hostel in Tregaron. There is a good Spar shop which also contains a post office. There is also a range of other small shops. Meals are available at The New Inn - Llanddewi Brefi. There are several places to eat in Tregaron including the highly regarded Y Talbot hotel.

But it is the location that makes Ty’n Cornel unique. It lies in splendid isolation 7 miles from Llanddewi Brefi village, in the beautiful Doethie valley. As you descend into this valley, you realise that you’re arriving somewhere special. There is excellent walking and cycling right from the hostel door. The valley’s narrow, twisting nature provides an ever-changing view that changes from steep bracken-clad slopes, to green meadows around the hostel, to pockets of ancient woodland, to rocky outcrops. It is acclaimed as one of the finest sections on the 290 mile Cambrian Way. The surrounding Cambrian mountains also provide excellent walking and cycling. These green, rounded hills rising to over 450m offer views extending as far as the Brecon Beacons. Over in the next valley, Llyn Brianne reservoir provides a different variety of scenery. Dolgoch hostel is 6 miles away by path, so you can do a tour staying at both hostels. There are also plenty of attractions further afield.

Concessionary rates are available to 5 -17yr olds, students and people in receipt of Universal Credit.

Please enquire at tyncornel.bookings@elenydd-hostels.co.uk

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Check out the blog: A winter visit to Ty'n Cornel Hostel


Accommodation: Capacity 16 in two 8-bunk dormitories, normally separate male and female. .Although these rooms can be let as private rooms . A Shepherd's Hut is also available to book. Please go to Book Ty'nCornel Now for information. The volunteer warden has a separate small dormitory. Bedding is provided: freshly-laundered bed linen is provided for use with the duvets and pillows. Towels available for hire. Electric shower, separate male and female washrooms and toilets.

Common room: wood-burning stove, two tables with bench seats, armchairs, rocking chairs, books, magazines, games.

Self-catering kitchen: all-electric cooking. Two twin-ring hobs, small (worktop) oven/grill with two rings above, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans, and utensils. A small store of non-perishable food for sale, all other food must be brought with you. The UV filtered spring water is suitable for drinking.

Shepherd's hut: double bed (4ft) and a bed-settee (3.5ft). Shower and toilet. Kitchen area with microwave, kettle toaster, fridge, crockery, pans and crockery. Bedding and towels. Seating area with table and 4 dining chairs, coffee table. Outside: small seating area, path to hostel, staircase to car park.

Outside: South-facing front terrace with picnic benches and seats. Front porch with seating. Camping space for six small tents. Secure cycle storage.

Unfortunately, due to the risk of wild fires in this remote area, we cannot allow camp fires or firepits.

How to find us

Arriving by Road

  • A485 between Lampeter and Tregaron, at Llanddewi Brefi take Drovers’ Road east (Hostel sign at turn off) The hostel is 7 miles along this road, the last mile of which is unsurfaced. Please note that there is no other drivable route to the hostel.
  • Bus Llanddewi Brefi (taxi – ask at New Inn)
  • Train Aberystwyth (28 miles), then bus to Llanddewi Brefi.
  • Train from south - Carmarthen (37 miles), then bus to Llanddewi Brefi – change at Lampeter.

Post code : SY25 6PH

1:50000 OS map: Landranger 146 and 147

1:25000 OS map: Explorer 187

Grid reference SN 751 535

Longtitude -3.8281

Latitude 52.1655

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

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

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Other information

Open all year. Warden present most weeks from March to November.

When you’ve booked, we will send you the access code for the front door.

The last mile from Llanddewi Brefi is on a council-maintained non-tarmac track.

You may arrive any time during the day, but please arrive before 10.00pm. The volunteer warden is on duty from 5pm until 10 am.

All bedding is provided so please do not bring sleeping bags.

There is no mobile signal or wifi. Mobile signal is available 1 mile along the track to Llanddewi Brefi.

Dogs are not permitted, except assistance dogs.

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

Click the video below to see the fantastic view from our front door!




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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@elenydd-hostels.co.uk