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YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire, SA19 9UL
Great 89% (25 reviews)
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


One of YHA’s most remote hostels, this former 18th Century inn is a beautiful rural retreat in the Black Mountain range area of the Brecon Beacons.

The hostel boasts spectacular views of the Sawdde Valley and trails lead to the legendary Llyn-y-Fan glacial lake, meaning the hostel is ideal for great walking holidays. The area is known for Red Kites and other nearby attractions include the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney Gardens, and the medieval castles of Dryslwyn, and Carreg Cennen, which are all within easy reach.

Why guests love YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

  • One of our most remote hostels
  • Great for walks in the Brecon Beacons
  • Exclusive Hire available

Accommodation at YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

The hostel

This 22 bed Youth Hostel has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms available as well as some camping pitches. The room breakdown is as follows:

2 x 4 bed rooms
1 x 6 bed room
1 x 8 bed room

The hostel is self-catering only. 

Our self-catering kitchen has two big ovens with hobs, two toasters, lots of kettles, saucepans, plates, cafetieres, a mocha coffee maker if you fancy a nice coffee, large gas-fired BBQ, two microwaves and all the cutlery you'll need - including potato mashers!


YHA Llanddeusant has three areas for camping. The main area, the Youth Hostel garden, has a capacity for 10 tents and seating and tables for meals. Facing west, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and views over Coed Pen Arthur and Tricrug across to the peak of the Black Mountain (Mynydd Du). As well as this, YHA Llanddeusant is in a Dark Skies area which means you can feast your eyes on countless constellations. There are another two areas which are also used for camping.

Campers have full access to the indoor facilities which include showers, toilets, a self-catering kitchen and comfy chairs in case of bad weather.

Laundry facilities and towel hire is available.

There is a large gas barbecue which can be used by all guests.

There is a basic telescope available for use, Paul, the Hostel manager, can bring a large set of telescopes, astronomical cameras, printers etc. up, this needs to be by prior arrangement and there is a charge for this. There are regular star gazing evenings, email [email protected] for details.

Children’s and adult mountain bikes are available to hire from the hostel by arrangement.

Cars can be parked in the area adjacent to the garden which is separated by boulders.

Llanddeusant Activity Centre

Llanddeusant is one of the most remote YHA hostels in the network, so is perfect to begin your outdoor adventure.

YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre offers over 20 different activities to book and take part in, if you're looking for a family getaway packed with new experinces, this hostel has it all and more. Take it easy with guided or unguided walks in the Welsh countryside through beautiful landscapes or scramble up to the top of a Welsh peak. If you prefer your adventures on two wheels, Llanddeusant activity centre also offers cycle hire.

If you want to step your adventure up to the next level, why not take a look at some of the water sports activities on offer, or try your hand at some classic favourites like Archery or Climbing?

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.




  • Cot available
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle store
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lounge


  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • Camping and Cabins

Food & drink

  • BBQ area
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Need to know

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Parking: Free parking on site.

Pets: Dogs can stay on our campsite. 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 Llanddeusant however, assistance dogs are welcome throughout, please advise upon booking.

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire, SA19 9UL

Map references

OS Map: 160

OS Grid Ref: SN776245

Lat/Lng: 51.90579, -3.77857

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9750

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Llanddeusant for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Bookings available all year round.


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. Full details of all of our various volunteering schemes can be found on the Volunteering website.

YHA Llanddeusant is part of our Volunteer Managers programme. You can find out about becoming a volunteer manager and supporting our small hostels by clicking here.

Meet the team

Manager recommends: A morning walk captures the scenery at its best. Take a stroll to the legendary Llyn y Fan glacial lake, followed by a welcoming lunch at the Red Kite café. Enjoy the spectacular display of Red Kites feeding in the delightful surroundings of Llanddeusant, whilst sheltering in a purpose built hide.

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