Hafren Forest Bunkhouse, Staylittle, nr Llanidloes, Powys, SY19 7DB

Call Darren and Sarah on 07871 740514


This former weather station has been converted into a comfortable bunkhouse located on the edge of the Hafren Forest. It is close to Plumlimon, in a quiet rural location between Llanidloes and Machynlleth in the Cambrian Mountains. A great base for walking, running, cycling (both on and off road), kayaking, wildlife watching, family groups and parties. The surroundings are breath-taking, with mountain, forest, streams and lakes on the doorstep. Watersports are available on Llyn Clywedog and there are many excellent local rivers for kayaking / canoeing. The large comfortable lounge area has laminated flooring, settees and TV with a DVD Player and playstation. The dining room can comfortably seat 26. The adjoining full catering kitchen is served by a large gas range and is equipped to serve large groups. Two shower areas provide a total of 6 electric showers and toilet facilities including a disabled toilet. There is a drying room for hanging outdoor kit and storing boots, with a large washing machine and a tumble dryer. The bunkhouse has full central heating and a wood burner in the lounge. Catered or self catering facilities available. This accommodation is featured on our map of Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    21: 2x4, 1x5, 1x8
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £20 per person.
  • Booking:

    Essential if you wish to have sole use.
  • Directions:

    9 miles from Llanidloes / 12 miles from Machynlleth
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest station Caersws, nearest buses Llanidloes.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is available to individuals and is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Cambrian Way and the Lon Las Cymru.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse proudly displaying membership of the Independent Hostels network.

April 29th 2019

Getting great reviews from walkers on the Glyndwers Way and groups escaping to a rather comfy wilderness, Hafren Forest Bunkhouse is a great addition to the Independent Hostels network.

Located right on the Glyndwers Way and close to the Cambrian Way, this hostel is a great base for walking, cycling and outdoor activities.  It is also much loved by groups of friends and family getting away from it all for fresh air and friendship.

hafren forest bunkhouse part of the Independent Hostels network

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse has just launched a new website

November 13th 2018

This brand new site has lots of great content about thing to do in Cambrian Mountains

The perfect place for relaxing after a invigorating day in the great outdoors, Hafren Forest bunkhouse provide self catering accommodation for groups and individuals in a beautiful area of Mid Wales on the edge of the Hafren Forest.   The forest takes its name from Afon Hafren (River Severn) whose source is on Pumlumon, Mid Wales’s highest mountain.  The bunkhouse is 10 minute drive from Llyn Clywedog, a 615 acre reservoir where you will find Clywedog Trout Fishery and the Llyn Clywedog Sailing & Kayaking Club.   The famous Glyndwr’s Way and Sustrans Route 8 pass right past the bunkhouse, and it is a handy over night stop for those cycling the Lon Las Cymru.  The nearest town is Llanidloes, with numerous cafes, pubs and shops and a timber framed market hall built in the 1600’s.   To find out more fascinating facts about the area and the bunkhouse look on its new website.

A walk by Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

Kayaking and Canoeing Weekend at Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

November 6th 2018

£100 per person including accommodation, meals, instruction and equipment

26th to 28th April 2019.

This weekend offer include accommodation from Friday to Sunday midday.  A full day of Kayaking and Canoeing at Clywedog Reservoir.  Breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.

Instruction and equipment provided by Brenin Adventures including transport to and from the bunkhouse.

If you have any questions contact Sarah from Hafren Forest Bunkhouse on 0787 1740514 or by email.

Book now with £25 deposit and a completed booking form.

Kayaking and canoing at Hafren Forest Bunkhouse

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