Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
YHA Brecon BeaconsBrecon, Powys, LD3 8NH
COVID-19 Industry Standard
In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
If you're looking for Brecon Beacons accommodation for a cheap family break, this cosy 19th-Century farmhouse, with access to some of the best walking routes in Wales, is perfect for you. Step out through the front door and be greeted by breathtaking views towards Pen y Fan - the highest mountain peak in South Wales - ideal for an adventurous walking or cycling holiday.
And if the weather isn’t favourable, console yourself with the hostel's roaring fire, welcoming lounge of comfy arm chairs and tasty home-cooked meals.
Why guests love YHA Brecon Beacons
Accommodation at YHA Brecon Beacons
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
Choose these camping pods for a warm, cosy glamping experience. These camping pods make for a great family break and they have space for up to four people to sleep in - including one double futon and twin single beds. Mattresses, futons and all bedding are included for your comfort and the pods have heating and lighting.
Each pod has its own individual decking area. These pods also have velux windows in the roof so you can lie back and stargaze at night time. Dogs are welcome to stay in our camping pods so bring your furry friend along with you on your holiday.
These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.
The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in! There is no heating in our Landpods.
Wild camping is not currently available.
Camping is sold per person and not per pitch. During the booking process, you will need to select the number of people that you wish to camp.
Try wild camping at YHA Brecon Beacons in our woodland campsite. The area is well suited for smaller tents rather than bigger sized units.
Camping is in the woodland next to the hostel on mixed, fairly rough ground - perfect for those who would like a wild camping experience complete with camp fires but with the added bonus of access to hot showers, running water, hot meals and cold beer.
Food and drink at YHA Brecon Beacons
- 24-hour access
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Extra-large garden/grounds
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Licensed bar
- Minibus parking on premises
- Mountain view
- Near bus stop
- No WiFi
- Outdoor seating
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Water refill station
Hostel need to know
Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - lounge area(s), laundry room(s).
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Brecon Beacons is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA Brecon Beacons is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Reception hours: From 07:00 - 10.00 and 17:00 - 22:00.
Restaurant opening hours: YHA Brecon Beacons’ Restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 09.00 and 18:00 - 21:00.
Parking: There is free limited parking 100 yards from the hostel.
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YHA School Trips
YHA Brecon Beacons combines educational packages with action and adventure activities, making it ideal for a school visit. The hostel is able to accommodate up to 50 people, provides group catering and en-suite rooms for teachers. For more information, visit YHA School Trips.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: From your comfortable Brecon Beacons accommodation, a footpath leads to the glaciated crag and Nature Reserve of Cerrig y Gleisiad. A sharp climb rewards you with a view of glacial moraines and erratic rocks left by the ice. Enjoy the peace and quiet, without the crowds of Pen Y Fan, and enjoy the company of of raven, wheatear and buzzard. A great base for activity breaks in Wales.