This map of hostels and bunkhouses shows the locations of self catering accommodation in Mid Wales and along both sides of the Welsh Border, from Chepstow to Chester. The quite Mid Wales towns of Talgarth, Llandrindod Wells and Rhayder and the Welsh Marches are included and the area covered by the route of Offas Dyke is shown. Criss-crossed by the River Wye and the River Severn the Welsh Borders provide brilliant canoeing. Walkers can explore the wilderness area of the Elan Valley and the Cambrian Mountains or visit the wild ponies on the long Mynd. Hay-on-Wye, Hereford and Builth Wells are popular towns for browsing and afternoon tea. Bunkhouses and hostels are ideal for family or touring holidays, they provide excellent facilities for groups, walkers and cyclists.
Mid Wales & Welsh Borders
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN
TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2023 WINTER Self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people to enjoy this remote area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.
Penbryn Reception, Aberystwyth University, Penbryn, Penglais, SY23 3BY
Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse is on the Wales Coast Path, close to beaches, dramatic walking and white knuckle mountain biking. Aberystwyth has all the attractions of a Victorian seaside town with the added adventure of an ancient castle and thriving nightlife. Accommodation is in single rooms with shared self-catering kitchens and bathrooms. Meals available. Ideal for education trips, conferences or those looking for a base for an outdoor group trip.
The Dinas Castle Inn is a pub with B&B, camping & 2 bunkrooms in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkrooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en suite wet rooms, self-catering, drying facilities and secure storage. Stag/hens welcome. Self-cater or eat in the pub. Glamping is available in the Shepherds Hut.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
Mid Wales Bunkhouse has a superb unspoilt rural location, close to the Elan Valley, with a stunning natural garden.There’s walking and biking from the door, and room for your horse. Fully equipped for self-catering. Meals are available on request. Bell tent and camping. Welcomes groups or individuals.
Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0SP
In the Shropshire hills, close to Long Mynd & Stiperstones, Bridges Hostel is perfect for walkers. The Shropshire Way, the End to End cycle route & moutain bike routes pass close by.
The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, lounge with wood fire, drying room, shop & large garden. Home cooked evening meals. Camping.
Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ
Ideal base for exploring Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park. Situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long distance footpath. Expect a warm and comfortable stay in a dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, lounge/dining areas, full equipped self-catering kitchen, BBQ, hot showers, drying room and off-road parking. Accommodation for up to 20 people over 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use for individuals, couples & groups.
Ash Road, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4HH
The Roost's cosy wooden cabins are tucked away in a leafy corner of a village just south of Merthyr Tyfil and on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 5 cabins; 4 sleep 2 adults & 2 children and share 3 well equipped inside-outside kitchens, indoor & outdoor dining areas & a shower block. The other larger cabin sleeps 2 adults & 1 child & has it's own en suite shower room & kitchenette. Book by the cabin or book the whole site.
Lower House Farm, Pantygelli, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7HR
Smithy’s Bunkhouse accommodates groups of up to 24 in two dormitories of 12 bunks.Located on a working farm just outside Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons, there are great walking/running and cycling routes from the doorstep.A range of outdoor activities can be organised if required. There’s a traditional pub serving bar snacks and meals at the end of the drive for the times you don’t want to self-cater.
Glasbury on Wye, Powys, HR3 5LP
Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable block set in the 10 acre grounds of Woodlands Centre. It overlooks the River Wye & has wonderful views of the Black Mountains. The historic town of Hay on Wye is nearby. The Bunkhouse provides comfortable, modern accommodation for families and groups, with availability at weekends and during school holidays. There’s a well equipped kitchen and dining room and 22 beds in 9 rooms, including some accessible rooms. The bunkhouse can arrange courses in a variety of outdoor activities
Y Dolydd, Workhouse, Llanfyllin, SY22 5LD
The well equipped, community run bunkhouse at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse is handy for Welshpool & Shrewsbury and close to the Berwyn Mountains. With access to a wide range of adventurous activities including Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall (the tallest in the UK) and Revolution bike park. Venue hire for events welcomed.
Visit the free History Centre to learn more about the building and the people who lived and worked in it.
Berwyn Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NB
Llangollen Hostel, in the Dee Valley, is perfect for walking, cycling, canoeing & white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse drawn canal boats & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - a World Heritage Site. The town has a great choice of restaurants/pubs and is home to the Fringe music & arts festival, plus the International Eisteddfod. Llandegla, Chester, Wrexham & Offa’s Dyke Path are all nearby. A warm welcome awaits!
Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys, SA9 1GL
Craig Y Nos Castle sits in the Brecon Beacons. The Nurses Block can be booked on a daily or a room basis. It can also be booked sole use as group accommodation. Offering B&B or self-catering, the choice is yours. The castle provides hearty meals, cosy evenings by the wood burning stoves and a free history tour. Superior B&B rooms are available in the castle.
Gorn Rd, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6LA
Set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way, the 4* bunkhouse is an ideal location for exploring or unwinding. Built to the highest standards it provides high quality accommodation for groups or individuals. It can also be booked for conferences and seminars. Attractions close by include sailing, golf course, outdoor pursuit centre, motorbike school and the picturesque market town of Llanidloes (1/2 mile) with many places to eat and drink.
Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5QE
Bwthyn Bach Bunkhouse, in Trefeglwys village in rural Mid Wales, is run by a small trust. Sleeps 17 across 5 rooms. Facilities are simple & add to the quirky feel of the 300 year old Grade II building. There’s a small kitchen/diner with hot water, kettle, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer & the basic crockery/cutlery you’ll need. A wood-burning stove for warmth, and separate dining room has space for big groups. BYO bedding.
Springhill Farm, Glyn Ceiriog, Selattyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7NZ
Part of a Welsh hill farm on the Wales/Shropshire border at 1475ft above sea level, with beautiful views over the Ceiriog Valley and Berwyn Mountains. Great for walking, riding, cycling, team building, meetings, or just to relax . The bunkhouse has under-floor heating, entrance hall, drying room, large self catering kitchen, dining area & lounge. The patio and lawn has a BBQ. Horse riding and archery on site.Good walking from the door. Horses and pets on request. Limited WiFi & mobile.
Beili Neuadd, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5NS
A converted 18th century stone barn in stunning countryside just 2 miles from the small market town of Rhayader, gateway to Elan Valley and the Cambrian Mountains. On three National Cycle routes and the Trans Cambrian Route. Beili Neuadd offers a centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en-suite rooms and includes a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and drying room. There is also a self contained annex sleeping 4. If weather allows there is a lovely outside space with a firepit to gather around.
Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
Experience the peace of the remote Tywi valley in an era before electricity at this 17th century farmhouse. Dolgoch is a traditional simple hostel owned by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust. It has hot showers, log burner, self-catering kitchen, dormitories & private rooms. The Lôn Las Cymru and the Cambrian Way pass nearby and there are many mountain tracks to explore. Ideal for bird-watchers and lovers of the solitude of the scenic Cambrian Mountains.
Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3NN
In rural Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border, Dunfield House provides accommodation for groups of up to 96 with sole use of the house, stables, parkland & swimming pool. Both accommodations can be hired separately or as sole use. The Stables sleep 23 and has a self catering kitchen. The Main House provides fully catered accommodation for 73. A great choice for school, youth, music or church groups, training courses & family get-togethers.
Coed Owen Farm, Cwmtaff, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HY
Set on a hill farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, 2 hours’ walk from Pen Y Fan. This Bunkhouse provides well appointed self-catering accommodation; ideal for stag, hen and family parties.Outdoor activities can be organised or there’s direct access onto the mountains and waterfalls close by. Bike Park Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, Penderyn Whisky and Brecon are all within easy reach. The pub at the bottom of the drive serves great food and fine ales.
Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable, bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. Offering fantastic value for money with a large self-catering kitchen, big dining room and a separate sitting room with a cosy wood-burner. Situated in a small valley in the Black Mountains, the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with mountain walks from the door. Area is ideal for horse riding, mountain bikes & white water canoing. Nice pub 15 min walk (bring torch!)
13 Beaufort Square, Chepstow, NP16 5EP (Car park NP16 5LL)
Green Man Backpackers offers inspired accommodation in a Grade ll building in the heart of Chepstow. Chepstow is the starting/finishing point for Offa’s Dyke path, the Wales Coast Path, Gloucester Way and the Wye Valley Walk. The Land’s End/John O’Groats route is just 1 mile away. The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley AONB are also nearby.
Chapel House, Glasbury-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5NP
This 5 star luxury Bunkhouse sleeps up to 18 guests. Located in Glasbury, only 3 miles from Hay-on-Wye, the world famous town of books.Situated in the midst of the Upper Wye Valley with the famous River Wye running outside the front door. Talk to Wye Valley Canoes next door and organise a canoeing adventure. The Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the waterfalls of the Elan Valley and Offas Dyke are all close by.
Stokes Barn, Newtown Farm, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6DB
On top of Wenlock Edge AONB in the heart of Shropshire, Stokes Barn has two bunkhouses with comfortable, centrally heated, dormitory accommodation. Perfect for corporate groups, walkers, field study, schools, stag/hen parties or reunions with friends/family. Ironbridge World Heritage Site is 6 miles away. Much Wenlock is within walking distance with shops, pubs & sports facilities.
Tomen Y Castell, Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7HD
A converted 200 year old stone building, Bala Bunk House is full of character. Set back from the road with an acre of grounds & private parking and views of the Berwyn Hills. Ideal for small groups, families & couples. Large patio area with seating, BBQ and fire pit. Close to many outdoor activities. Perfect for walkers & water sport enthusiasts: Bala Lake & National White Water Centre at the door.
Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation & camping on eleven ‘remote’ pitches with fine views over the Vale of Usk. Sympathetically renovated to retain its rustic charm, the 400-year-old bunkhouse provides self-catering accommodation for 6 people. BYO food, sleeping bags, towels & pillowcases. The electric heating may be cool for some in winter.
Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Tyncornel is a former farmhouse and self-contained Shepherd’s Hut in stunning Cambrian Mountain scenery at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley. It is one of the most remote hostels in Wales, favoured by walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers. Beds for 16 (hostel) + 4 (shepherds hut). There is a cosy common room with wood-burning stove, two dormitories and a kitchen.
32 Tegid Street, Bala, LL23 7EL
For outdoor adventures in Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers great value ‘hostel-style’ accommodation, including; 30 comfy SINGLE BEDS in 3,4,5 or 9-bedded rooms. 3 private TWIN ROOMS in a silent-overnight building. Located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala with its five-mile-long lake & white-water river for raft rides.
The Living Energy, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Velindre, LD30TB
The Living Energy Barn (formally Cadarn Bunkhouse) is uniquely located in the National Park with 360 degree panoramic views from the Black Mountains to Wye Valley. Direct access to the Black Mountains & 26 acres of garden & pasture to roam. Remote but close to Hay on Wye & Talgarth.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
Clyngwyn Farm offers exclusive use of the Bunkhouse for group accommodation, sleeping 19. Minutes away from waterfalls & the best walking in the Brecon Beacons. New fully equipped kitchen, big lounge, wifi and central heating provides the perfect year round stay. 3 bedrooms, 14 single beds and two sets of bunks. Outside fire pit & undercover BBQ area. Catering available & organised outdoor activities if required. Camping facilities.
Meadow Green, Batch Valley, All Stretton, Shrops, SY6 6JW
All Stretton Bunkhouse offers comfortable, cosy, self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 10. It has easy access to the Long Mynd with walks & bike rides for all levels. The busy town of Church Stretton is a short drive & it’s just 10 mins’ walk to the local pub. There’s a well equipped kitchen, a shower, two toilets & a tumble dryer. Dogs welcome with sole use.
Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1RZ
A beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Ludlow, providing en suite accommodation within walking distance of restaurants, shops and pubs. Close to the Shropshire Hills and Mortimer Forest with their miles of stunning landscapes to explore. Fresh towels, bed linen, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, parking and WiFi included. Residents also have access to a lounge, dining area, kitchen, and courtyard garden. Breakfasts available.
Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, SY19 7DB
Welcome to the edge of Hafren Forest. Choose from catered, self-catered exclusive group accommodation, or B&B with optional dinners.The bedrooms offer simplicity and comfort, for a peaceful sleep. When booking B&B you have exclusive hire of your bedroom.Unwind in the spacious lounge or enjoy breathtaking views in the dining room you won’t be disappointed. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or for those who just want to sit back and relax.
Claerwen Valley, Rhayader, LD6 5HF
Nestling in the Elan Valley in Mid Wales, Cwm Clyd Bunkhouse offers comfortable accommodation in an idyllically remote location. Sleeping 21 across 2 units, which can be booked separately or together, it is ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. After a busy day, the star-spangled sky of the Elan Valley Dark Sky Park is your evening entertainment. Dogs welcome with sole use bookings.
Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HP
Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres just 3 miles from Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing & golf. The mansion has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse sleeps another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms, games room & outdoor areas. Suited to youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties or individuals.
Camp Hillcrest, The Common, St Briavels, Gloucestershire GL15 6SH
Quirky bunkhouse in the Wye valley just off Offa’s Dyke. Sleeping 16 in 3 rooms, it can be booked by the bed, the room or sole use. The perfect base for walkers, cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts & the young at heart. Enjoy the pool table, cinema screen and 2 acres of grounds with hot tub, skate park, high rope course, fire pit, pizza oven and animals. Camping, flat and converted horse box also available.
Court Farm, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7NN
This old stone barn continues the tradition of 900 years when Llanthony Priory next door provided accommodation. Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is your ideal base for all mountain activities. There is a fully equipped kitchen, hot showers, heating throughout and a wood burning stove. Small or large groups are welcome with sole use and a minimum charge. Two pubs nearby offer real ale and bar food.
This map of Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders shows Bunkhouses, camping barns, and hostels.
This map of hostels and bunkhouses in Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders shows the locations of IHUK accommodation in Mid Wales. It shows self-catering accommodation close to the Mid Wales towns of Talgarth, Newtown, Montgomery, and Welshpool. Bunkhouses and hostels are ideal for Walkers and cyclists as they provide self catering accommodation that can be used for single-night stays. This is ideal for exploring the wilderness area of the Cambrian Mountains or visiting the wild ponies of the Long Mynd. Crisscrossed by the River Wye and the River Severn the Welsh Borders provide brilliant canoeing. Explore the white waters north of Glasbury-on-Wye. Holiday by camping canoe on the rivers south of Hereford. Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells are tourist hot spots where visitors browse the bookshops and take tea in the cafes.
The Cambrian Mountains
The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain biker’s heaven with miles of off-road tracks. Here you can go cycle touring on the old drovers roads. There are Cycle trails for all abilities in Coed Trallwm Forest. The Trans-Cambrian Way and Ystwyth Cycleway provide over 100 miles of cycle trails. You can explore the beautiful Eland Valley and Lake Vyrnwy by bike and Tregaron is a great jumping-off point into a wild country for cycling. There are plenty of relatively traffic-free road cycling routes around Llanidloes.
Waterfalls abound which make ideal destinations for rural walks and picnics. The welsh borders are crossed long distance walks including Offa’s Dyke, Usk Valley Walk, Severn Way, the Wye Valley Walk, Glyndwr’s Way, and Marches Way.
The Welsh Marches have the spa towns of Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells and market towns of a Knighton and Rhayader to explore. This is a historical area named after the Marcher Lords who governed the area between England and Wales, independently of the King, for many years. You are never far from a castle in the Welsh Borders and there are ruins to explore at Powis Castle, Llanthony Priory, Grosmont Castle, Skenfrith Castle and Raglan Castle. The Cambrian mountains and many other wild areas of Mid Wales are ideal for wildlife and famous for Red Kites.
the maps also cover the area around llangollen, a bustling town built around a tumbling river.