The Centre

Corris Hostel is Wales Tourist Board Three-Star graded & a Green Tourism Award Winner.


The building was imaginatively renovated in 1992 in keeping with its educational heritage, yet maintains a homely image popular with visitors. It has an environmental focus. Central heating and a welcoming log fire in the main hall permit all year usage. Space is available for study and workshops. Visual aids can be provided.

There is quality bunkbed accommodation for 42 people; four family bunk rooms ranging from 2 to 6 beds and two single-sex shared rooms, one taking 10 people with en-suite shower and toilet and the other room taking 22 people. In order to provide greater privacy, the two large rooms have pine partitioning which sub-divides the space into smaller units, each sleeping four.

All rooms are carpeted and have hand-basins and lockers. Duvets, pillows and sheet sleeping bags are provided. Showers are available and there is a laundry/drying room. There is a small play and picnic area in the grounds. Dogs are welcome only in the main hall and grounds due to health hygiene regulations.


To permit maximum user flexibility "meals" and "self-catering" options are available. There is a modern self-catering kitchen, fully equipped with cooking utensils and crockery. Home cooked meals range from breakfast to full board, with a vegetarian emphasis. Other dietary requirements can be met.

Travel Information

The Centre is located between Cadair Idris and the Centre for Alternative Technology, approximately 600m from the main A487 road & 5 miles from Machynlleth.

There is a small car park by the Centre. Provision for coach parking is available nearby but access into the village must be from the south.

As many of the roads are narrow, the use of mini-buses is recommended (these can be hired locally).


The station at Machynlleth (5 miles away) has frequent services to Aberystwyth & Birmingham with connections to the national network.


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Directions from A487

At the Braich Goch Inn (signposted) turn down into the village. After 400m, at the Slaters Arms (signposted), turn left up the hill. After 150m on the right there is a small carpark. The hostel is 30m further on.
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Village Facilities

The village has one pub and a tearoom with crafts and post office/cafe in the Insitute.

Within walking distance are Corris Railway Museum, Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth.

A heritage trail leaflet is also available.