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 £25 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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, a dark sky area, the map of accommodation for school groups, the IHUK signage page, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Beacons Way, the Lon Las Cymru and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.

It has availability at Christmas, February Half Term and Easter.


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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Autumn half-term availability in the Brecon Beacons National Park

August 19th 2020

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Autumn!

Isn’t Autumn a fantastic time of year to explore and have adventures! The Star Bunkhouse has availability for Autumn half-term, 1 night min., 5 nights max. Available nights are between Sunday 25th October 2020 – Thursday 29th October 2020. N.B. We are following Welsh rules – only 1 household (including support bubble / extended household) at a time. Guaranteed sole use of the bunkhouse. Simply book the number of bedrooms required for the size of your household, and enjoy full access to our self-catering kitchen, lounge & dining areas. Allocated shower for each bedroom booked. Prices from £35 per night*.

* Our cheapest bedroom suitable for up to 2 adults & 1 child (triple sleeper bunkbed).

Please see for all tariffs & bedroom types.


Star Bunkhouse are looking forward to seeing you

July 8th 2020

Now rated Good to go the folks at 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 from one household (plus support bubble/extended household) as soon as they can reopen as self-contained accommodation. Dates available throughout the Summer from 11th July. They would also like to thank everyone for the support provided in these difficult times.

Star bunkhouse

Ideal accommodation for nights 2 and 3, 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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