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Ty'ncornel, Llanddewi Brefi SY25 6PH Wales
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Ty'n Cornel has been called the most remote hostel in Wales, and a favourite hostel with those who seek solitude. Walkers and adventurous cyclists can explore the mountain terrain of the Elenydd, with several hilly tracks to choose from. The hostel is comfortable and has an open fire in the lounge. There is also a small area of grass adjacent to the building where it is possible to camp.
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Ty'ncornel, Llanddewi Brefi SY25 6PH Wales
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985suziw wrote a review Oct 2021
Swansea, United Kingdom29 contributions5 helpful votes
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I joined my friends for 1 night (they were there for longer) and wished I was there for longer too. Fantastic location - absolutely the middle of nowhere, so don't forget anything. It was so nice to be reminded of what's important in life; food, a roof, warmth and friends.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Katherine K wrote a review Aug 2019
55 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed one night in Ty'n Cornel, walking in and earning a voucher to stay again for half price if we returned within a year. The hostel is comfortable with a very cosy living room. The area is stunning. So many hills to explore. Thank you to the Trust and the volunteers for keeping this gem going.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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#Ciccone wrote a review Oct 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom626 contributions187 helpful votes
This is definately a beautiful spot and extremely remote... it had a beautiful log fire and was very warm in the lounge room however I would say to take some winter pyjamas as it was cold elsewhere in the house... it had everything else you need shower kitchen bike shed etc I would suggest bringing binoculars as the wildlife around the area is so beautiful to watch.. best couple of nights sleep I've had in a long time it was so quiet!! Would definately visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DJWLaan wrote a review Jul 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
A hostel at a beautiful and remote spot. Lots of hiking to do in the area, and right along the Cambrian Way. The hostel itself is very comfortable, an abundantly good shower, large kitchen and very welcoming living room. The place has all the vibes of a mountain hut, but with modern-day comforts. If you are in the area; Ty'n-Cornel is most definitely worth the visit!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Bob W wrote a review Oct 2017
Alston, United Kingdom2 contributions
I had two great nights at Ty'n Cornel, it was warm and comfortable, quiet and far away enough into the hills to make it feel wild. The last mile of the road to the hostel was done very slowly but I made it in my little Panda so you don't need a 4x4, just a sense of adventure! The kitchen was incredibly well equipt, so don't necessarily go basic wi your ingredients. The trust that runs this hostel (and Dolgoch) are doing a great job and I will return. Thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Chris C, Public Relations Manager at Ty’n Cornel
Responded Nov 2, 2017
Thanks for your review, Bob. I’m glad you had a good time. The woodburning stove certainly makes it very cosy now. Thank you for the comment about the kitchen. We do try to have everything people might need. Yes, do come back again. Janet and Richard Hollins, Hostel Managers
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Richard B wrote a review Jan 2017
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
I'd been before once, with the ramblers. I love the place. Yes a little chilly in winter but it ads to the ambience of the place. It's just the best. I had it all to myself. Fantastic. I wish I could live there.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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nowhereman91 wrote a review Aug 2016
22 contributions16 helpful votes
Tyn Cornel is the model for how youth hostels should be. Remote and simple, whilst being really cosy and welcoming, it is a tranquil experience and the perfect base for walking this particularly scenic part of the Cambrians. Fantastic work by the Elenydd trust for keeping it running as YHA are in the process of closing some of their best properties in order to fund their city hotel-style properties.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from EWHT, Public Relations Manager at Ty’n Cornel
Responded Aug 28, 2016
Thank you for your comments. We’re glad you enjoyed you stay at Ty'n Cornel. Come again soon! The Hostel Managers
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JessopSmythe wrote a review Aug 2016
Llantrisant, United Kingdom52 contributions24 helpful votes
Had a lovely stay at Tyncornel breaking up a two day walk in the stunning Doethie Valley. Thanks to warden Alan for a great welcome and some fascinating stories about the history of the Hostel and the Trust. Well done all the volunteers that keep places like this going. The YHA seems to have abandoned it's original principles in favour of big money City Centre hostels and it's great to see what I call "proper" hostels surviving. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from EWHT, Public Relations Manager at Ty’n Cornel
Responded Aug 17, 2016
We’re glad you enjoyed your stay, we've worked hard to keep the hostel 'old school'. The Doethie Valley is wonderful isn't it, come back soon! The Hostel Managers
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Timothy H wrote a review Aug 2016
Ottawa, Canada94 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed here one night as part of our walk along the Cambrian Way. Located in the picturesque Doethie Valley, the hostel has a fair number of amenities given its isolation. Bunks were comfortable kitchen has all one needs (don't forget to bring the food) to prepare a full evening meal and plenty of hot water to wash up the dishes. The bunks are comfortable and there is hot water and lights (solar). The dining/lounge area is cosy, with an open fire place for drying out and there is plenty of reading material. We regretted staying only night but will be back to spend to use the bunkhouse as a base for walking. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from EWHT, Public Relations Manager at Ty’n Cornel
Responded Aug 8, 2016
We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay. We’re also pleased that so many people walking the Cambrian Way choose to stay at Tyncornel, now that it is on the main route. Yes, do come back for a weekend or a few days. The hostel is a good base for walking. The Hostel Managers
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Greg19841 wrote a review May 2016
Lancaster, United Kingdom33 contributions13 helpful votes
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My partner and I visited tyncornel hostel by bike as a part of our trip through Wales. The route is cycle able from the west except for a short few down hills and walkable from the east. We met Bill when we arrived and he was a great host; friendly, relaxed and great company. He is a volunteer and has been cycling there for years so we had a lot to talk about. I couldn't recommend this place enough it's what hosteling is about. We had a fire and chatted all evening. The road is drivable from the west and the other two gents had cars. Just remember to bring your food with you and enjoy the peace and quiet of the place. The cycling in the area is amazing Thanks again
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from EWHT, Public Relations Manager at Ty’n Cornel
Responded May 20, 2016
We're glad you had such a good time and thank you for your review. We hope you'll come again soon, happy safe cycling :) The managment team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ty’n Cornel
Which popular attractions are close to Ty’n Cornel?
Nearby attractions include Llyn Brianne Dam and Reservoir (4.1 miles).
Is parking available at Ty’n Cornel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ty’n Cornel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Strata Florida Abbey (7.6 miles).