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

Call Emma & Peter Harrison on 01874 730080 or 07341 906937


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, outside 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, and welcomes bookings from individuals and couples as well as small & large groups. 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 exclusive 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 (en-suite), 3x4, 2x2
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    Private bedrooms from £20 a night; sole use from £250 a night.
  • 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 Lon Las Cymru Beacons Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022


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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Latest Blog about The Star Bunkhouse

News & Offers from The Star Bunkhouse

Are you looking for self-contained accommodation in the Brecon Beacons National Park?

April 9th 2021

We are open, and providing exclusive use at a reduced rate*, while restrictions are in place!

We have now heard that from 12th April 2021, travel restrictions on travelling in and out of Wales will be lifted.

As a small hostel, we are suitable for providing self-contained holiday accommodation for people from the same household/support bubble (and extended household when allowed).

Simply hire the number of bedrooms required and enjoy ‘exclusive use’ of the bunkhouse and our outside space for a fraction of the normal cost (*unless you need all 6 of our bedrooms). And, don’t leave your best friend behind… we welcome well behaved dogs for £5 per dog per night! Book now with confidence with our Covid-19 flexible cancellation policy.

✅ From 27 March 2021 – self-contained accommodation for a single household (including support bubble) from Wales. Minimum stay – 2 nights.

✅ From 12 April 2021 – self-contained accommodation for a single household (including support bubble) from England or Wales (and Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland dependent on local travel restrictions). Minimum stay – 2 nights.

✅ From 3 May 2021 – self-contained accommodation for an extended household (including support bubble) from Wales. Minimum stay – 2 nights.

✅ No earlier than 21 June 2021 – we hope to be open for all, if the Welsh Government ties in with the UK Government’s roadmap? We don’t know! We are accepting bookings for private bedrooms, or exclusive hire, for 1 night or more… from those willing to be flexible if needs be.

We will release more dates as we hear more from the Welsh Government.


The Star Bunkhouse is looking forward to seeing you

July 8th 2020

Now rated ‘Good to Go’ the folks at The Star Bunkhouse are just waiting for you.

Improved safety measures include

– enhanced cleaning & disinfecting schedule following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines
– hand sanitiser stations
– contact-free check-in and other social distancing measures

Emma and Pete are looking forward to welcoming back guests when Welsh Government restrictions allow. They would also like to thank everyone for the support provided in these difficult times.

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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