SN8056 : Dolgoch Youth Hostel, Ceredigion

taken 11 years ago, near to Dolgoch [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Dolgoch Youth Hostel, Ceredigion
Dolgoch Youth Hostel, Ceredigion
Opened by the YHA in 1972, and about to be closed by them....what a tragedy!! However, there is hope if you want to stay in this fabulously located place after autumn 2007. No electricity, gas lit, but because of instructions from the insurance company it no longer has the only publicly usable phone link at this end of the valley. LinkExternal link

Update Nov 2008: Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust LinkExternal link have bought the hostel from the YHA and are operating it as usual, with huge improvements planned. Bookings can still be made through the YHA.

Update September 2009: The roof, has been renewed, and further structural weaknesses fully restored. The track has been upgraded by the forestry commission. Solar panels and new washroom/toilets and showers are to be installed in after the temporary closure of the hostel in mid October.

Update April 2011. There is now a horse paddock for visitors riding in, and facilities for hanging saddles and tackle. The open (and inefficient) open fire has been replaced with an excellent wood burning stove, so the place is much warmer, especially in winter.

Update late summer 2012. Solar heating still not operating properly. Gas lighting removed - failed to pass Health and Safety regulations!
Dolgoch Youth Hostel
It will soon be noticed that reference to Dolgoch and its nearby companion hostel at Ty'n Cornel will disappear completely from all YHA publicity during May 2017. These, and some other basic traditional hostels no longer fit the YHA's money spinning glossy "holidays for kids" image. Young TRAVELLERS of limited means are no longer what the YHA wishes to encourage. Ty'n Cornel and Dolgoch are thriving and comfortable upland bunkhouse style hostels, open for most of the year and full booking information can be found on the Elenydd Wilderness Hostels website. LinkExternal link
In the meantime, please do not be off by anything the YHA says if you have problems booking through 2017 and beyond. The Elenydd is a wonderful remote area for walking away from "the crowds".

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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 March, 2007
Accommodation > Youth Hostel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 806 561 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.4377N 3:44.8688W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 807 560
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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