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Ystumtuen Hostel

This former school in an old lead mining village provides basic accommodation with outside toilets and minimal heating. The university town of Aberystwyth is 13 miles away with the Ceredigion Museum and Camera Obscura. Other attractions nearby are the Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Railway, Llywernog silver and lead mines, and Nant yr Arian Forest Centre with birds of prey information including the Red Kite.


Self-catering kitchen/dining area, shower and drying room. No hostel shop.

Beds 24
Disabled Facilities No
Drinks License No
Meals Self-Catering only
Under 3's No
No Smoking Yes
High Chairs No
Cots No
Parking Nearby.


Glantuen, Ystumtuen, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AE
01970 890693
Tourist Information: 01970 612125

Getting There

From A44 turn S 1m W of Ponterwyd. Hostel 1 1/2m. From A4120 Devil's Bridge via Parson's Bridge - unsuitable for cyclists and dangerous after dark.

Ordnance Survey Sheet/Grid Ref: 135/735786


Arriva Cymru 501 from Aberystwyth (passes BR Aberystwyth), alight 1m W of Ponterwyd, then 1 1/2m, last bus late afternoon (Tel: 01970 617951).


Rhiwfron (Vale of Rheidol Rly - seasonal) 2m; Aberystwyth 12m.

Nearest Other Hostels

Borth 18m, Blaencaron 21m, Tyncornel 28m

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