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YHA Brecon Beacons

Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH
Excellent 91% (116 reviews)
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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

  • Close to amazing Welsh walking terrain
  • Picturesque views of Pen y Fan
  • Superb camping and cabin pitches

Accommodation at YHA Brecon Beacons

The hostel

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.

Camping pods

There are two of the large 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.

Land pods

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.

Wild camping

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

YHA Brecon Beacons bar

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.


Breakfast at YHA Brecon Beacons

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get 10% off breakfast when you book online.

Supper Club

Evening meals at YHA Brecon Beacons

Join our nightly Supper Club, share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a big pot of something delicious – this is the authentic hostel experience! Alternatively we offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Packed lunch

Packed lunch at YHA Brecon Beacons

Energise your outdoor adventure with a nutritious packed picnic lunch. Prepared for you on request, our delicious packed lunches include a sandwich with a selection of fillings to choose from, a chocolate bar, a bottle of still mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit.



  • Ambulant accessible
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Drying room
  • Lounge


  • Board games

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • 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.

YHA Brecon Beacons - Access Statement

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YHA Brecon Beacons

Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH

Map references

OS Map: 160

OS Grid Ref: SN973225

Lat/Lng: 51.891676, -3.493255

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9029

Email: [email protected]

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.


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.

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