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 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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Bring you bikes to Hafren Forest Bunkhouse for a fantastic choice of routes

February 7th 2020

Sustrans 8, Trans Cambrian and Glyndwrs Way are all on the doorstep while Lon Las Cymru is just 2 miles away.

What’s more this gem of a bunkhouse has all you could wish for.  Breath-taking surroundings with mountains, forests, streams and lakes on the doorstep, a large, well equipped self-catering kitchen and a comfortable lounge and large dining area.  Fully central heated there’s a drying room, washing machine and tumble dryer and a shed for your bikes.  All bedding is provided and catered meals are possible by arrangement. Alternatively you can eat out locally.  All this for an incredible £20 pp.  Dogs are welcome too.


Hafren Forst Bunkhouse

October 14th 2019

We accept Stag and Hen groups if they love the great outdoors and we will organise activities too.

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.

outdoor activivites at 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.

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