Canolfan Corris Youth Hostel, Machynlleth

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This homely, ‘green’ Hostel has a focus on the environment within a caring atmosphere. Naturescaped terraced gardens provide both seclusion, a barbecue and campfire areas. It is situated in a picturesque former Victorian village school with striking views over Corris village. We offer comfortable accommodation for 44 with a mixture of single sex and family rooms. Vegetarian breakfast, with dinner available for groups. Fully fitted guests kitchen, drying room, WI-FI, internet access and common room with welcoming log-fire. Friendly local pub close-by.
The hostel is situated near Machynlleth, former capital of Wales (1404), and now a growing centre for eco-tourism. Attractions include:-
• Centre for Alternative Technology - Europe’s leading eco-centre.
• Parliament House (1404). - Legendary Owain Gwyndwr, and his rebellion.
• King Arthur’s Labyrinth - Ancient mythology in spectacular caverns.
• Corris Craft Centre - 12 display areas with ‘hands-on’.
• Dyfi Biosphere. - 1 of 2 in the UK of 290 worldwide.
• Cader Idris mountain - walkers paradise.
• Corris and Talyllyn Railways - 2 of the many `Little Railways`.
• Bicycle endurance trails - choice of 4, and on Sustrans route 8.
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“ I am very curious about you,” remarked a caller recently,“3 different people have recommended you.” Nothing special only human” was the response, but you will find us heart centered and caring. The Hostel in fact is more like a very large family home with house guests.
On entering there is an immediate sense of intimacy and welcoming, the brightly coloured common room decked with paintings, flowers and crystals. Inviting sofas surround the log fire. Moon and crop-circle calendars add a touch of mystique.
For an ‘alternative’ holiday, to visit us and experience a true ‘Welsh Welcome’ in a caring, holistic atmosphere is what the place is all about - to chill out, reflect and find oneself. Insomniacs often find peaceful sleep and the place lends itself to creative inspiration. Library and mediation area are added features.Outside the landscape is truly stunning, while the gardens themselves offer various areas for tranquil thought, with a touch of Zen here and there. “Nothing special” but a visit may well be worth your while- even if it is just for a cup of tea.

Location and Contact


The area is the Dyfi valley with the ancient town of Machynlleth, former capitol of Wales and now a centre for ECO-tourism. The hostel is 6 miles north of Machynlleth in the mountain village of Corris - just inside southern edge of Snowdonia National Park and close to the Centre For Alternative Technology. From Machynlleth (train station to Birmingham) take A487 north for 6 miles. At Braich Goch bunkhouse turn right down into the village for about 400m. At Slaters Arms pub, turn left up a small road for 200m and small community carpark is on the right. The hostel is the old Victorian school on top of a high wall a further 30m up the road.



Address: Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales

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Website Canolfan Corris Youth Hostel Machynlleth
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1654 761686
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Breakfast (£4.20)

Towels (£1)

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 3

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: 00:00 (12 Midnight)

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: most of year, enquire

Reception Hours: Limited Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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