The Star Bunkhouse, Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ
Call Emma & Peter Harrison on 01874 730080 or 07341 906937
OverviewCroeso 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
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 Walks Lon Las Cymru Beacons Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2021 Available Easter 2022
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Private bedrooms & catered options at The Star Bunkhouse OR exclusive hire of the whole bunkhouse
June 18th 2021
We’ve been busy developing tasty menus for breakfasts, packed lunches & evening meals – all at budget prices. These are available with the hire of a private bedroom & shower for your extended household. Exclusive hire with self-catering is also available for any extended household who books the bunkhouse for exclusive use.
Shared use update:
We can’t offer self-catering at the moment, and we can’t operate as we normally would in other ways, but we are trying to hard make your visit the best it can be! We’ve been busy developing tasty menus for breakfasts, packed lunches & evening meals – all at budget prices.
We can guarantee a private bedroom & shower for your extended household (*extended households can currently be formed between 3 households in Wales).
Please contact us for more information about what a stay with us will look like if wishing to book a private bedroom before 18th July 2021.
Self-catering is available for any extended household who books the bunkhouse for exclusive use (*extended households can currently be formed between 3 households in Wales).
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.
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.
April 10th 2018
For the next Alex and Jaffa adventure we were invited to stay at The Star Bunkhouse in Bwlch in The Brecon Beacons National Park and joined a walk around Talybont on Usk lead by The Forest of Dean Ramblers.Read More