The Star Bunkhouse, Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ

Call Emma & Peter Harrison on 01874 730080 or 07341 906937

Dog friendly, self catering bunkhouse near Brecon

Croeso i Fyncws y Seren - welcome to The Star Bunkhouse: an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated in the village of Bwlch, you can expect a warm and comfortable stay in this self-catering bunkhouse. There are spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ area, hot showers, drying room with washing machine, free WiFi and off-road parking. The Star Bunkhouse can sleep up to 20 people in bunkbeds spread over 6 bedrooms. Bookings from individuals and couples as well as small & large groups are all welcomed. A popular choice for family get-togethers, reunions, birthday parties, school & youth groups, clubs & societies, and with all lovers of the great outdoors. Dog friendly by arrangement. The bunkhouse is situated alongside The Beacons Way long-distance footpath in the gap ('bwlch') between the Black Mountains and the Central Beacons mountain range (which includes Pen Y Fan). Meet and swap stories with fellow travellers if use of the bunkhouse is shared, or please ask if you would prefer sole use for your group

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 1x4/5 (en-suite), 3x4, 2x2
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Private bedrooms from £20. Sole use from £250.
  • Booking:

    By email or telephone
  • Directions:

    On the A40 between Crickhowell and Brecon
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train station: Abergavenny 13 miles. Bus route: X43 Abergavenny-Brecon. Nearest airport: Cardiff Airport 50 miles.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cambrian Way Lon Las Cymru Beacons Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Explore the Brecon Beacons at half-term

February 3rd 2022

Book a private bedroom in our family-friendly bunkhouse

Dependent on when your Spring/Lent half-term is, hopefully we’ll have space for you to stay with us!
We currently have private bedrooms available, beautiful scenery for you to surround yourself with.


Hire a private bedroom over Christmas

September 20th 2021

The Star Bunkhouse is cosy & warm with a log burner, central heating and hot showers.

We are trying something different this year. Instead of hiring the whole bunkhouse, why not book a private bedroom and enjoy spending the festive period in the mountains? We have gorgeous country walks from the doorstep, and we are dog friendly too!

christmas tree at star bunkhouse

Ideal accommodation for nights 2 or 3 (heading west) on the Beacons Way long distance path.

November 27th 2019

The Star Bunkhouse at Bwlch is situated right on the Beacons Way long-distance footpath in the gap between the Black Mountains and the Central Beacons mountain range. The Beacons Way passes right by the bunkhouse on day three, when traveling from East to West. It can also be used as a base for night two, as Stagecoach X43 runs every other hour from Crickhowell to All Saints, which is 5 minutes walk from The Star. The bunkhouse welcomes individuals and groups of all sizes, and makes a great place to meet and swap stories with fellow travelers.

A truly glorious walk for those who are sure of their navigation skills. The path passes through the Black Mountains and east of the Breacon Beacons National Park onto the wild western Beacons where you walk under wide skies with no sign of humans and no roads. The route is waymarked where it crosses farmland, but there is no waymarking on open hills and moorland.  Here is a page showing all the hostels and bunkhouses on or near The Beacons Way in the independent network.

star bunkhouse on the Beacons Way Long Distance Path

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