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YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire, SA19 9UL
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


One of YHA’s most remote hostels, Llanddeusant is a traditional style hostel in the Black Mountain range of the Brecon Beacons. It has an informal, family feel which is boosted by a range of on and off-site outdoor activities provided by Arc Adventures.

Perfect for group and family get togethers, Llanddeusant is situated within an international dark skies area, an area of outstanding natural beauty and an international Geo-park. Facing west, The Youth Hostel garden, has seating and tables for meals. you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and views over Coed Pen Arthur and Tricrug across to the peak of the Black Mountain (Mynydd Du).

Hiking and biking trails lead directly from the hostel to the legendary Llyn-y-Fan glacial lake and across into one of the most stunning and remote mountain areas in the UK. The area is known for an abundance of Red Kites. Other nearby attractions include the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney Gardens, and the medieval castles of Dryslwyn, and Carreg Cennen.

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 26-bed hostel has a selection of dorm rooms and private rooms available as well as some camping pitches. The hostel is designed around being self-catered although full board options are available in the summer months. It boasts an impressive fully equipped self-catering kitchen with two big ovens and all the plates, cutlery and pans you will need to feed the hordes.We can provide catered options for groups of 10 or more – please contact the hostel directly. 

The main room is a large open-plan communal space which encourages you to meet and socialise with other guests often resulting in coming away with new friends and or activity partners. 

There is no phone signal and no Wi-Fi - meaning it is a real escape from modern life. Instead hostel staff are on hand to give you recommendations of tracks, trails & other attractions locally. 


Campers are welcome but there is limited space for tents at YHA Llanddeusant and we would only really recommend small hiking style tents use our facilities. 


Every day of the summer you can book outdoor activities through Arc Adventures. Try your hand at Kayaking, Climbing, Caving, Mountain Biking, Paddle-boarding, Abseil & many more.

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

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 experiences, 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, try your hand at Kayaking, Climbing, Caving, Mountain Biking, Paddle-boarding, Abseil & many more. 

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

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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