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YHA Brecon Beacons

Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA Brecon Beacons

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA Brecon Beacons. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Camping & Cabins

  1. Camping pods, landpods and bring your own tent camping are now open at this site. Any other Camping & Cabin products remain closed.

  2. We're currently only able to offer shared toilet and shower facilities.

  3. Outdoor sinks are available, with cold running water for drinking and hot water for washing up.

  4. Bedding is provided for pre-pitched YHA Camping & Cabin products but all soft furnishings that can't be easily cleaned have been removed.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Drying room(s) remain closed.

  4. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

Good to Go Wales

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

  • 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. FThe hostel features a comfortable lounge with plenty of sofas and armchairs, great self-catering facilities and a handy drying room for muddy clothes.

Want to get cooking in our guest kitchen? You will find three fridges, one freezer, a microwave, a cooker, a kettle, and toaster, plus lots of pots, pans, cutlery, and crockery.

Camping pods

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!

Please note that there is no heating in our Landpods.

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 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 breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Supper Club

Supper Club at YHA Brecon Beacons

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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All day menu at YHA Brecon Beacons

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos throughout the evening, pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.



  • 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 (currently closed)

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.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 9am.

YHA Brecon Beacons - Access Statement

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YHA Brecon Beacons

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.

Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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