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 Beacons
Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH
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
YHA Brecon Beacons, formerly YHA Llwyn-y-Celyn, has 41 beds in a selection of private and dorm rooms, some of which are en-suite. The hostel features a comfortable lounge with plenty of sofas and arm chairs, great self-catering facilities and a handy drying room for muddy clothes. Want to get cooking in our guest kitchen? You'll find three fridges, one freezer, a microwave, a cooker, a kettle and toaster, plus lots of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.
There are two of the Large Pod Plus camping pods available to guests at YHA Brecon Beacons. These pods sleep four people with one double futon and two single beds for a comfortable night's sleep. If you like camping, you'll love this! These wooden pods are completely protected from the elements and they're heated. Mattresses, futons and all bedding are included for your comfort. Each pod has its own individual decking area.
These fully waterproof structures sleep up to four adults and 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.
Please note that camping is sold per person and not per pitch and so, 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 family 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
- Ambulant accessible
- Cycle store
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Drying room
- Board games
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
- Camping and Cabins
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17:00 - 22:00
Check out: Before 10:00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is free parking 100 yards from the hostel.
Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite and in our camping pods. There is a £5 charge per dog per night for our camping pod accommodation which is payable upon arrival. You can bring your dog for free if you are camping in your own tent. Pets are not permitted in the hostel accommodation at YHA Brecon Beacons however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.
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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.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on the Volunteering website.
At YHA Brecon Beacons we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
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.