Ystafell 1  / Bedroom 1 (en suite)
Caban Cader Idris, Dolgellau: Yst/Room 1(sleeps 5)
Hosted by Dafydd
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5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
5 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Caban Cader Idris is a rural retreat in a secluded wooded valley in the foothills of Cader Idris within easy reach of the coast, the Mawddach Estuary and Coed y Brenin. This cosy but basic accommodation with bell tower and gothic windows has some character and everything you need to enjoy the Welsh countryside. Ideal for walkers, families, mountain bikers and those seeking a taste of the Welsh culture and environment. Rooms: No1 (en-suite 5 beds) and No2 (10 beds), lounge, kitchen, bathrooms.

The space

Guests can either book the whole bunkhouse for sole use (please book both rooms when reserving). Otherwise, individual rooms can be booked with either 5 or 10 beds. Room 1 has 5 beds and has an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. Room 2 has 10 beds and has access to a communal shower and toilet. At certain times we can offer individual bunks in a shared room for a reduced rate (please ask).

Communal areas include:
A large kitchen with all utensils, fridge-freezer, gas cooker, solid fuel rayburn and a large table with benches to sit 12+ (no microwave)

Central small lounge (sits 10) with a feature wall -'Golwg'.

Communal toilet and shower room

Bedrooms and lounge can be heated with storage heaters. Fan heaters can be used on cooler evenings and solid fuel rayburn can be used to heat the kitchen. An electricity coin meter takes old £1 and £2 coins to pay for the fan heating (bedroom and lounge sockets) and showers. All other electricity is included.Logs and coal for the rayburn can also be provided at extra cost. Hot water is provided in kitchen and showers are heated when coin meter is activated. Wash basins only have cold water.

No cot for babies provided but guests are welcome to bring their own.

Interaction with guests

We live off-site but will aim to welcome you on arrival and will always be available to help you enjoy your stay.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 4 bunk beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM


7 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
October 2017
We chose the bunk barn as an alternative to camping in bad weather. Dafydd phoned me before the trip with very useful information for our arrival. The bunk barn was warm and dry and the photos are accurate. Unfortunately the beds are very uncomfortable as is the seating area, relaxing becomes difficult at this point.

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Dafydd could not be there on the day we were staying but he absolutely made sure everything was accessible for us.

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Dafydd was really accommodating when booking and communicated back with me very quickly. My group was unable to bring towels with us because we were a backpacking group and Dafydd so kindly provided those for us. Upon arrival, late at night, we were greeted with a warm fire, a cup of tea, and a good conversation. The hostel was great to get out into nature and away from the craziness of the modern world. It was only 2 miles away from the Pony Path of Cadair Idris and the walk to that path was beautiful. We were also right up the road from a bus stop (although be aware of the bus time tables) and 3-4 miles away from the town. The neighbors were also really sweat and helpful people. It was a picturesque area and we enjoyed our stay a lot.

Brian User Profile
July 2017
This is a standard 1960's or 70's hostel I think. Situated in a beautiful location in a beautiful area, the entrance could be very tight for a big vehicle. Good value if you need some basic accommodation for a group for a night or 2 but not for anyone into luxury...

Yong Li User Profile
June 2017
A very basic place for the travellers and not suitable for friends and family looking for a moderate stay.

Poovashnee User Profile
June 2017
The location was great for us and our activities. It's a 50 minute drive to Snowden. The place was better than expected and we had all our essentials and necessities.
Dafydd User Profile
Response from Dafydd:
Thanks very much - you were excellent guests. Diolch.
June 2017

New User Profile
May 2017
Really nice location, quiet and a good value for the money. Dafydd as been really helpful with everything.
Dafydd User Profile
Response from Dafydd:
Thanks - you were excellent guests
May 2017

I have a large family, enjoy the outdoors, music and work promoting Adult Education.
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