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 Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    19: 1x5, 1x6, 2x4
  • 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 and is available to individuals. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Cambrian Way, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map 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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Discover miles of stunning countryside steeped in natural beauty.

June 27th 2020

Hafren Forest Bunkhouse has taken steps to keep you safe, and will continue to great you with a warm welcome, from a safe social distance of course.

Bring your family bubbles to enjoy the great outdoors. The area is amazing for Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Kayaking and Canoeing, you can stroll in the Forest or walk to the Source of the Severn. If a member loves Fly Fishing then this is the place to be. If you like a BBQ then bring the coals we provide the BBQ. We have a well stocked kitchen for your use, and our dining room has the best view in the building. Our beds are comfy and our showers are hot, what more do you need to have a great break away. Dogs are welcome, just let us know at the time of booking.

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Hafren Forest Bunkhouse provide dog friendly lodgings

March 13th 2020

A former weather station turned inviting hostel in mid Wales, cosy and welcoming of dogs. Whats not to love?

Near the Cambrian way. Hafren Forest Bunkhouse is a perfect spot for those who love the great outdoors. Being enveloped on all sides with the gorgeous sights of mid Wales. Glyndwr’s Way and Sustrans Route 8 pass right past the bunkhouse. Fortunately dogs are welcome too as we are on the edge of the Hafren Forest which is great for walking and exercising your dogs. Please note there is  a small charge of £5 per dog per night

lounging dog

Extra measures to protect guests from Coronavirus

March 13th 2020

At Hafren Forest Bunkhouse we have taken extra measures in supporting our guests with taking extra care with regards to washing their hands

We always have exceptional high standards of cleanliness, but we have now purchased washable one use hand towels.  We didn’t want to use paper towels as it would increase landfill and they are not so homely. 🤗

Of course our guests are more than welcome to bring their own hand towels too. 👍

Corona Virus precautions at Hafren Forest Bunkhouse
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