Mid Wales & Welsh Borders: Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels

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
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  • Profile picture of Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

    Springhill Farm Bunkhouse

    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. There is a heated games and lecture room. The bunkhouse has under-floor heating, entrance hall with w/c and large kitchen plus lounge and dining room. The patio and lawn have a BBQ and hot tub. Horse riding and archery are available on site. Horses and pets welcome on request.

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    Dragons Back

    The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) is a pub with B&B, camping & 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. Dogs £5 pn in the bunkhouse. Meals in the pub. Glamping is available in our Shepherds hut and the Tardis !

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    Green Man Backpackers Chepstow

    Situated in the heart of Chepstow, Green Man Backpackers offers inspired accommodation in a Grade 2 historic building. Chepstow is the starting/finishing point for Offa’s Dyke path, the Wales Coast Path, Gloucester Way, the Wye Valley Walk, The Forest of Dean, and the Wye Valley AONB. Just 1 mile from Lands End/John O’Groats route.

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    Ludlow Mascall Centre

    Located in the heart of Ludlow and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, pubs and attractions. The nearby Shropshire Hills and Mortimer Forest offer miles of stunning landscapes to explore. This beautiful Victorian building has been extended to provide en-suite accommodation with twin rooms, a family room, and a room designed for those with limited mobility. Fresh towels, bedlinen, complimentary toiletries, tea- and coffee-making facilities, parking and WiFi included. Breakfasts available for an extra charge.

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    Bala Bunk House

    Being a converted 200-year-old Welsh stone building, Bala Bunk House is full of character, set back from the road in over an acre of picturesque grounds with private parking and splendid views of the Berwyn Hills. Ideal for all types of groups, family parties and individuals. Close to many outdoor activities centres and all amenities, it is the perfect base for walkers and watersport enthusiasts with Bala Lake and the National White Water Centre on the doorstep.

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    The Old Smithy Camping Barn

    The Old Smithy camping barn is in the village of Burwardsley, Cheshire, mid-way along the Sandstone Trail and also on NCN route 45, Mercian Way. The Old Smithy offers affordable rustic accommodation for up to 8 people. There is a cooking/washing-up area, a toilet and an insulated sleeping platform. There is no electricity or hot water, nor beds, lighting is via lanterns (candles and matches provided). Simple meals & provisions can be pre-booked or the shop & pub are a short walk away.

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    Bala Backpackers

    For outdoor adventures within the Snowdonia National Park, Bala Backpackers offers great value ‘hostel-style’ accommodation, including; 30+ comfy SINGLE BEDS in bedrooms of 3,4 or 5, 3 private TWIN ROOMS and 3 new EN SUITES. Located in a quiet, sunny, chapel square, in the bustling market town of Bala with its five-mile-long lake and white-water river for raft rides.

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    Cadarn Bunkhouse

    On a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Cadarn Bunkhouse is surrounded by views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley. With easy access to the mountains it is perfect for walking, mountain biking and horse riding whist the River Glasbury is perfect for canoeing. Self-cater, B&B, half/full board or eat at pub in Felindre just half a mile away. Close to Hay on Wye and Brecon. Pony trekking available on-site, plus bike and canoe hire.

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  • Profile picture of Womerton Farm Bunkhouse

    Womerton Farm Bunkhouse

    Womerton Farm Bunkhouse sits right next to the Long Mynd in the heart of the Shropshire Hills. It offers small select accommodation for 8 with a well appointed kitchen and living area and is just 3 miles from Church Stretton, 12 miles from Shrewsbury and 15 miles from Ludlow. Local attractions include Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Stokesay Castle and Museum of Lost Content. Well behaved dogs allowed.

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    The Star Bunkhouse

    An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkhouse is situated in the village of Bwlch alongside the Beacons Way long-distance path. Expect a warm & comfortable stay in this dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge/dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room and car park. Accommodation for up to 20 people in bunkbeds in 6 bedrooms. Private bedrooms or sole use available. Individuals, couples & groups welcome.

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    Wern Watkin Bunkhouse

    Wern Watkin Bunkhouse (also known as YHA Llangattock) sits high up on Mynnedd Llangattock in the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is direct access on foot to the mountainside and a flat mountain road to a National Cycle Route. The Langattock Cave complex is within easy walking distance and the scenic Wye and Usk river valleys are just a short drive away. Instruction in a range of outdoor activities can be arranged.

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  • Profile picture of All Stretton Bunkhouse

    All Stretton Bunkhouse

    All Stretton Bunkhouse offers comfortable, cosy, self-catering accommodation for individuals and groups of up to 10. It has easy access to the Long Mynd with walks and bike rides for all levels. It is within easy reach of the busy town of Church Stretton and just 10 minutes’ walk from the local pub. There’s a well equipped kitchen, a shower, two toilets and a tumble dryer. Sole use bookings may bring dogs.

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    River Cabin

    River Cabin is set in an old cider orchard overlooking the mill stream. It sleeps up to 4 in a cosy bunkroom with bunk beds & a double futon. There is a kitchen/lounge area, sunny dining porch, patio & private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. The price includes heating, hot water, showers, WiFi & use of bike store. From Easter - October a small camp-site is operated alongside the cabin. Located on Wye Valley Walk & National Cycle Route 8, it’s a fantastic exploration base for walkers & cyclists. Canoeing, pony trekking, gliding, bike hire, rope and climbing centre all close by.

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  • Profile picture of Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, B&b and Hut

    Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, B&b and Hut

    Clyngwyn 4* Bunkhouse sits in the Brecon Beacons, only minutes away from the waterfalls and caves of Ystradfellte and Sgwd Yr Eira. Your ideal base for a wide range of outdoor activities. The bunkhouse sleeps up to 19, plus camping, three double B&B rooms and a romantic shepherd’s hut in it’s own private meadow.

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  • Profile picture of Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse

    Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse

    A converted 18th century stone barn in stunning countryside just 2 miles from the small market town of Rhayader - the gateway to the Elan Valley and Cambrian Mountains. On three National Cycle routes and the Trans Cambrian Route Beili Neuadd offers lovely gardens, ponds and stunning scenery. The centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en suite rooms and includes a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and drying room. Accommodation is also available as B&B in the main house and there is space to camp in the paddock.

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    Dolgoch Hostel

    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.

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  • Profile picture of Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse

    Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse

    Dan Y Gyrn bunkhouse is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, families or groups. Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons it provides the ideal base from which to explore this National Park. This comfortable, modern bunkhouse with amazing views is close to the main access route to Pen y Fan so great for walking groups. The bunkhouse is also a hit with families with a large garden for children to play in. Sleeping 15 in 3 rooms and very well equipped for self-catering this bunkhouse is perfect accommodation for groups.

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    Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse

    This beautiful riverside pub has been standing on the banks of the River Wye since the 15th Century. With charming traditional features, warming open fires and stunning views across the valley, Ye Old Ferrie Inn is the ideal base for your exploration of the Wye Valley, Ye Old Ferrie Inn Bunkhouse, adjoining the inn, is the perfect place for you to hang up your rucksack, kick off your walking boots and relax, popular with canoeists, walkers and climbers. If you don’t fancy self-catering there is B&B in the Inn.

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  • Profile picture of Brecon Bunkhouse

    Brecon Bunkhouse

    Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable, clean bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons, offering great value self-catering accommodation. Sitting in the Black Mountains, with mountain walks from the door, the ideal base for horse riding, mountain biking and canoeing. There is a riding centre on the farm and the bunkhouse has a drying room and storage/cleaning facilities for bikes and canoes. Camping available.

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    The Wain House

    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 (up to 16) are welcome. You have sole use, so there is a minimum charge. Two pubs nearby offer real ale and bar food.

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  • Profile picture of Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse

    Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse

    Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse, is situated within a relaxed, family-run campsite, with glorious views of South West Shropshire’s beautiful hills. Just a few minutes’ walk from the Shropshire Way, Offa’s Dyke Path and the Sustrans cycle network, it is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, photographers, families or couples. The lively town of Bishops Castle with its pubs, cafes, restaurants and take-aways is just a 10 minute walk away. In addition to the Bunkhouse there are 2 cabins nearby. The Datcha sleeps 6 and the Eco cabin sleeps 8.

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  • Profile picture of Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse

    Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse

    In a converted Welsh Chapel, Wye Valley Canoes 5* award-winning Bunkhouse is a warm, modern space with huge sofas and a slide to reach the ground floor! There is a small kitchen area but the River Café next door can cater for you. Enjoy the swanky bathrooms, power showers and designer furniture. Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes and Vespa scooters can be hired and activities arranged. The beautiful market town of Hay on Wye is just 4 miles away.

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  • Profile picture of Llangollen Hostel

    Llangollen Hostel

    Llangollen Hostel, in the dee Valley is your perfect location for walking, cycling, canoeing and white water rafting. Families will love visiting the steam railway, horse drawn canal boats and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - a World Heritage Site. The town offers a great choice of restaurants/pubs and is home to a fringe music and arts festival and the International Eisteddfod. Llandegla, Chester, Wrexham and Offa’s Dyke Path are all nearby. A warm welcome awaits!

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    Craig Y Nos Castle

    Craig Y Nos Castle sits in the Brecon Beacons. The Nurses Block can be booked on a daily or a room basis, and also as group accommodation sole use. 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. See website for best rates and deals.

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  • Profile picture of Woodlands Bunkhouse

    Woodlands Bunkhouse

    Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable set in the 10 acre grounds of Woodlands Centre. It overlooks the River Wye and has wonderful views of the Black Mountains. The historic town of Hay on Wye is near by. The Bunkhouse provides comfortable, modern accommodation for families and groups. There’s a well-equipped kitchen and dining room and 22 beds in 9 rooms. The bunkhouse can arrange courses in a variety of outdoor activities.

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  • Profile picture of Stokes Barn Bunkhouses

    Stokes Barn Bunkhouses

    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 and hen parties, or a reunion with friends/family. Ironbridge World Heritage Site is 6 miles away Much Wenlock is walking distance with shops, pubs and sports facilities.

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  • Profile picture of Mid Wales Bunkhouse

    Mid Wales Bunkhouse

    Mid Wales bunkhouse has a superb unspoilt rural location, close to Elan Valley, for any activity or occasion with a stunning natural garden. Explore or swim in the river. There’s walking and biking from the door, even accommodation for your horse. Fully equipped for self catering or meals provided. Authentic tipi and camping. Available for groups of up to 26 or individuals.

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  • Profile picture of Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    On a National Trust one mile from Llandeilo, Dinefwr Bunkhouse sits in the heart of an 18th Century park enclosing a Medieval Deer Park, next to the historic Newton House. Quite the perfect holiday location for groups or families who enjoy walking or other outdoor activities. This beautifully presented, characterful bunkhouse sleeps up to 16 in an 8 bed dorm and 2 & 3 bedded rooms and has a well equipped kitchen for self-catering.

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  • Profile picture of Middle Ninfa Bunkhouse

    Middle Ninfa Bunkhouse

    Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse/cottage accommodation, camping and hands-on training in coracle making and willow sculpture. Sympathetically renovated to retain the rustic charm with fine views over the Usk Valley, the bunkhouse provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people

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  • Profile picture of Broughton Bunkhouse

    Broughton Bunkhouse

    Clean and cosy accommodation in a 17th century barn with a wealth of exposed beams and full of character. There is a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, hot water and showers. Clothes washing and drying facilities are also provided. Located just outside Bishops Castle in South Shropshire, perfect for walking on the nearby Stiperstones and Long Mynd. Ideal for cycling around Clun or just enjoying the real ale brewed in two of Bishop Castle’s own pubs.

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  • Profile picture of Plasnewydd Bunkhouse

    Plasnewydd Bunkhouse

    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, shooting range, motorbike school and the picturesque market town of Llanidloes (0.5 mile) with many places to eat and drink.

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    Tyncornel Hostel previously YHA Tyncornel Bunkhouse

    Tyncornel is a former farmhouse set in beautiful Cambrian mountain scenery at the head of the beautiful Doethie valley. It is the most remote hostel in Wales, favoured by walkers, cyclists, and bird watchers. It is on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath. The hostel has 16 places. There is a cosy common room with wood-burning stove, two dormitories with built-in bunk beds and a self-catering kitchen.

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  • Profile picture of Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel

    Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel

    Tucked away in the tranquil Shropshire hills, close to Long Mynd & Stiperstones, Bridges Hostel is an ideal spot for walkers with the Shropshire Way passing close by. It is also handy for the End to End cycle route and good mountain biking routes. The hostel has a good kitchen, lounge with wood fire, a drying room, a shop and a large garden. Meals are available, camping is allowed and there is a pub nearby.

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    Stonecroft Lodge

    Stonecroft Lodge self-catering guest house is in Llanwrtyd Wells, ‘the smallest town in Britain’. Surrounded by the green fields and mountains of mid Wales, Llanwrtyd is in renowned red kite country and is a great base for mountain biking, walking & pony trekking. The hostel has private and shared rooms with made-up beds, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with TV, free laundry and drying, central heating, a large riverside garden and ample parking. The hostel adjoins the Stonecroft Inn for great beer and food.

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    Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

    The well equipped, community run bunkhouse at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse offers a unique opportunity to stay in one of the last remaining Victorian workhouses still open to the public. Handy for Welshpool, Oswestry & Shrewsbury and close to the Berwyn Mountains National Nature Reserve it has access to a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities. Nearby attractions include Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK.

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  • Profile picture of Llysdinam Field Centre

    Llysdinam Field Centre

    Llysdinam Field Centre offers affordable self-catering accommodation in beautiful Mid Wales close to the market town of Llandrindod Wells. The Wye Valley Walk and the Builth Wells to Rhayader cycle route pass close by. Elan Valley and the Brecon Beacons National Park are also within easy reach. The bunkhouse comfortably sleeps 24. Tasty vegetarian meals can be provided. There is also a small self-catering flat sleeping 6 people.

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  • Profile picture of Coed Owen Bunkhouse

    Coed Owen Bunkhouse

    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 Whiskey and Brecon are all within easy reach. The pub, at the bottom of the drive, serves great food and fine ales.

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    New Inn Bunkhouse

    The 16th century New Inn on the River Wye is ideal for exploring mid Wales. The bunkhouse is great for parties of walkers and cyclists, plus there are double, twin and family B&B rooms. The bunkhouse is self-contained with toilets and showers. There are no self-catering facilities but the Inn serves delicious home-cooked locally grown food. There is ample parking.

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This maps of Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders shows Bunkhouses,camping barns and hostels. Part of the largest hostel and bunkhouse network in England and Wales IHUK

This maps of hostels and bunkhouses in Mid Wales and the Welsh Borders shows the locations of self catering 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 cyclist as they provide self catering accommodation which can be used for single night stays. This is ideal 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 Mountians

The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain bikers 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 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 on 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.