Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Brecon Beacons : Accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

There are hostels and bunkhouses in the most beautiful areas of South Wales. These provide self catering accommodation ideal for families and walkers along the South Wales coast of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, and The Gower. South West Wales is especially known for beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and soft white sand. Here you can see seals, puffins and porpoises. The wild upland areas of the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and the Cambrian Mountains have bunkhouses and hostels ideal for groups and individuals who love the great outdoors. You can stay in a hostel and visit the thriving cities of Swansea and the Welsh Capital of Cardiff. Hostels and bunkhouses provide great value self-catering accommodation in central and scenic locations. They are available for stays as short as one night and are ideal for group, family or touring holidays.

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Warren Farm Glamping

Beautiful big bell tents, cosy bunkhouse & unique pods right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with great views out to sea, close to fantastic climbing at Castlemartin Range, excellent surfing at Freshwater West & Broadhaven South and within striking distance of many of Pembrokeshire’s beaches, countryside, wildlife, castles, river walks, charming pubs, film locations and other places of interest. The well-appointed 6m bell tents, which each sleep up to 8, and pods for individuals & couples are on secluded pitches

Gilfach Wen Barn

Gilfach Wen Barn has been converted to provide competitively priced homely self-catering accommodation for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm in South West Wales. Graded as a 4 star bunkhouse it sleeps up to 32 in 7 bedrooms and has a large kitchen/dining room, lounge, drying room and undercover BBQ area. There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room for disabled. The facilities are walker, cyclist and equestrian friendly. The barn is WiFi enabled, fully equipped and

Hardingsdown Bunkhouse

Hardingsdown Bunkhouse provides comfortable accommodation for families or groups in a tastefully restored stone barn on an organic farm. The Gower has national nature reserves, outstanding coastal scenery, family beaches, castles and ancient monuments. Llangennith beach is one of the best surfing beaches in the south west, Mewslade Bay and Fall Bay are popular with climbers, while walkers and bikers can use the local network of footpaths and bridleways. The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen, 2

Tyncornel Hostel previously YHA Tyncornel Bunkhouse

Ty’n Cornel Hostel is an isolated former farmhouse in the hills, with a cosy open fire. Favoured by walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and lovers of solitude it is in the beautiful Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath. There are comfortable wooden bunk beds and good self-catering facilities. You can enjoy the wild open moorlands of the Elenydd uplands and you can walk the old drovers road to Dolgoch Hostel. Other attractions include the Cors Caron National

Caerhafod Lodge

Ideally situated between the famous cathedral city of St Davids and the Irish ferry port of Fishguard, the Lodge overlooks the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. Within walking distance of the well known Sloop Inn at Porthgain and the internationally renowned Coastal Path. An ideal stopover for cyclists with The Celtic Trail cycle route passing the bottom of the drive. The Lodge is a great base for all outdoor activities: boat trips around Ramsey Island, coasteering, kayaking, surfing or just lazing on

The Long Barn

Penrhiw is a working organic farm in beautiful countryside with views over the Teifi Valley. The stunning Ceredigion Coast and the Cambrian Mountains are an easy drive away and the busy small town of Llandysul (1.5 miles) has all essential supplies. The Long Barn is a traditional stone barn providing comfortable, warm, self catering bunkhouse accommodation for 31 people. The Cowshed provides self catering accommodation for 6. The Annex has a double bed and single bed with kitchenette. The Cwtsh

L & A Outdoor Centre

L&A Outdoor Centre is a friendly family-run destination offering affordable accommodation and activities in the Swansea Bay area. The accommodation consists of 6 and 8 person self-catering cabins and bunkhouses which sleep between 10 and 40 with toilets and showers. The high quality cabins have upstairs bedrooms, lounge with TV, kitchenette, eating area, toilet and shower, and are all overlooking a tree-lined mountain stream. There is a 5,000 sq ft activity hall, a large dining hall (300 seats) and a

Eastern Slade Barn

Eastern Slade Farm Barn is a luxury conversion of a 15 century farmhouse on a working dairy farm in the Gower peninsula. Under floor heating, powered by air source heat pump, provides year round warmth and the barn is ideal for groups of families or friends who like to holiday together. There are 3 wet rooms and 4 bedrooms sleeping 13 people. Two extra fold up beds are available in the lounge when the whole barn is booked. The

Piggery Poke 4 Star Hostel

Piggery Poke is a 16 bed, 4 star hostel on the public footpath that loops from the Wales Coast Path between Mwnt and Aberporth. Local cycle routes link the road at the top of the entrance drive to long distance cycle routes Lôn Teifi (within 4 miles) and the Celtic Trail (see Sustrans Route 82). Piggery Poke is a new conversion of an old building and has 3 dormitories sleeping up to 8, 5 and 3, each with en suite

Plasnewydd Bunkhouse

Set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way the bunkhouse is an ideal location for exploring or unwinding. Built to the highest standards, with 4 star tourist board rating, it provides high quality accommodation for groups or individuals. It can also be booked for conferences and seminars. There is a well equipped kitchen and a large communal area with fabulous elevated views over the Mid Wales countryside. The bunk beds are large with comfortable mattresses. Pillows

Rickyard Bunkhouse

Rickyard Bunkhouse is set amidst idyllic countryside and well away from the hustle and bustle. Offa’s Dyke footpath passes the entrance and it is within 25 mins of Wye Valley, Symonds Yat and the Forest of Dean. Many outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed - canoeing, rafting, potholing, quad biking, rock climbing and paint balling to name but a few. The River Trothy borders the land; kingfishers and otters enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Trothy valley. Buzzards circle high

Rhossili Bunkhouse

Situated at the end of the Gower Peninsula, in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rhossili Bunkhouse is within easy walking distance of three glorious beaches, including Rhossili Bay (TripAdvisor: UK’s #1 Beach 2013) and ideally located for a range of outdoor activities including walking, surfing, cycling, climbing and flying. The Gower Way starts nearby. This 4 star Visit Wales bunkhouse is great for groups of friends or families. It is run for the benefit of the

River House Hostel

This is an award-winning family run 4 star hostel in the heart of Cardiff, voted number 1 in the Hostelworld list of best hostels. Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, the brother and sister team have made sure this will be the best hostel experience you will come across on your travels. With fabulous views of the world famous Millennium Stadium and River Taff and with the central train and bus stations just 5 mins’ walk away, what’s stopping

Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

The 147-bed, platinum eco-award-winning, Stackpole Centre is in the heart of the Stackpole estate. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Bosherston lakes. It’s the perfect venue for large families, groups, special interest breaks and outdoor activities. The estate of countryside and coast includes a National Nature Reserve, ancient settlements, towering cliffs, wild woodlands and two stunning sandy beaches. The accommodation has been developed from a range of stone farm buildings. It comprises four large houses, three cottages

Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, B&b and Hut

Clyngwyn Bunkhouse is situated in the Brecon Beacons, in the heart of waterfall country, very near to the caves and waterfalls of Ystradfellte and close to the famous Sgwd Yr Eira waterfalls. The terrain is ideal for mountain biking, gorge walking, canyoning, caving, abseiling, climbing, quad biking, photography and painting. Clyngwyn Bunkhouse is perfect for groups of friends or family. It sleeps up to 19 with camping available to larger groups, three double B&B rooms in the farm house

James John Hamilton House

James John Hamilton House is a brand new conversion of the first free school in Fishguard, built in 1850 by James John Hamilton. The house sleeps 10 people in four private rooms. Upstairs is a large open plan lounge with exposed beams, comfy sofas and dinning table. Next to this is a self catering kitchen and a double bedroom. The three other three bedrooms, a twin, a double and a four person family room are downstairs and are all

Safehouse Hostel

The Safehouse Hostel is located in the centre of Cardiff close to the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle and is just a few minutes’ walk to Cardiff Central Station. The staff at this friendly hostel are available to offer help over what to see and do and where to eat in the city and they even offer walking tours and cycle hire. Bed and breakfast is available or make use of the well equipped kitchen. Based in historic former offices

Dragons Back

The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) is a pub with B&B rooms, camping & 3 self contained bunkrooms, located at over 1000ft above sea level in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkrooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en suite wet rooms. Book out the entire bunkhouse from just £350 per night (£12.50pp). A new fully fitted dining/kitchen complete with WiFi and large screen TV, is now located next to the bunkhouse so self-catering is an

Pantyrathro International Hostel

Llansteffan is a beautiful, quaint village set at the tip of the Towi River and Carmarthen Bay. The sandy beaches nestled below the castle offer swimming and relaxation. The virtually traffic free country lanes make this area ideal for cycling. For the walker we are on the Wales Coastal Path. Carmarthen, Wales’ oldest city and ancestral home to Merlin of King Arthur’s legends, offers most social and cultural activities. The Pantyrathro International Hostel provides dorm accommodation, private rooms, and also

Brecon Bunkhouse

Brecon Bunkhouse is a spacious, comfortable and clean bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. Offering fantastic value for money with a large self-catering kitchen, big dining room with plenty of tables and separate sitting room with a cosy wood-burner (logs provided). Situated in a small valley in the Black Mountains, the eastern part of the National Park, with mountain walks from the door. The area is ideal for horse riding and mountain bikes, with a white water canoe centre nearby.

New Inn Bunkhouse

Stay at the 16th century New Inn on the River Wye and discover the forgotten countryside of mid Wales. The New Inn has a bunkhouse ideal for parties of walkers and cyclists as well as double, twin and family B&B rooms. The bunkhouse has its own entrance and a large lobby which can be used for boots and waterproofs. Secure storage is available for cycles and motor-cycles. The bunkhouse is self-contained with toilets and showers. There are no

The Wain House

This old stone barn continues the tradition of 900 years when Llanthony Priory next door provided shelter and accommodation. Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, this spectacular setting is a superb base for walking, riding, pony trekking and other mountain activities. Sixteen bunks are split into three separate areas for sleeping. There is a fully equipped kitchen, hot water for showers, heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the eating area. Small or large

Cadarn Bunkhouse

On a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Cadarn Bunkhouse is surrounded by fantastic landscape with 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 kayaking and canoeing. The main bunkhouse has 7 first floor bunk rooms with three wash areas on the ground floor. A well equipped kitchen, dining room and recreation room

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, high up on Mynnedd Llangattock. It is also known as YHA Llangattock Mountain. There is direct access on foot to the mountainside and a flat mountain road to a National Cycle Route. The bunkhouse is a converted stone barn with bunks for 30 people in 7, mainly en suite, bedrooms. The massive dining room and seating area opens out onto ancient woodlands. It has under-floor heating throughout, excellent

Upper Neeston Lodges

Environmentally sensitive barn conversions on a small family run sheep farm, close to the Milford Haven Waterway in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ideal for divers, climbers, walkers or for family and friends having a get-together. The four independent units, all have access to garden/patio, laundry/drying room, wash-down area, secure storage and ample parking. THE COWSHED BUNKHOUSE- single storey with disabled access. Large sitting room and kitchen/dining area, and two bedrooms each with en suite shower rooms. THE BARN BUNKHOUSE

Craig Y Nos Castle

Craig Y Nos Castle is situated on a sweeping mountain road that crosses the Brecon Beacons. Once a celebrity palace and then a sanatorium providing the fresh air cure, the castle has always been chosen for its location. In the grounds of the castle the Nurses Block has a lounge, a small self-catering kitchen, 10 twin rooms, 1 single room, showers, loos and a disabled bathroom. All the beds are made up with fresh linen and duvets. The kitchen has

Gupton Farm

Gupton Farm is the National Trust’s new visitor base at Freshwater West, with camping, farmhouse accommodation and community facilities on-site. Whether under canvas or Welsh slate, you can be assured of a warm welcome and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The simple, rustic setting has great facilities including a heated toilet and shower block, a wet weather barn, communal areas and loads of outdoor space. Gupton Farm is the base from which you can explore Freshwater West and the wider

Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres of quiet countryside just 3 miles from the popular coastal town of Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf etc. and central for day trips to Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire. The warm country mansion (WTB 4 star hostel) has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45 people. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse (WTB 3 star guest house) can take another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms,

Woodlands Bunkhouse

Woodlands Bunkhouse is a converted stable in the grounds of Woodlands Centre, a late Regency building, set in 10 acres of grounds. Overlooking the River Wye and with wonderful views of the Black Mountains. Woodlands is within easy reach of the spectacular limestone area to the south. Nearby is the historic town of Hay on Wye, famous for its vast array of bookshops. With its modern facilities, the Bunkhouse provides comfortable accommodation for families and a variety of groups. With

Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse

In a converted Welsh Chapel, Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse is a warm, modern space with huge sofas and a slide to reach the ground floor. There is a small kitchen area, so it is possible to self-cater, and the River Café next door can feed your group or serve food to you at the big bunkhouse dining table. The luxury bunks are in individual pods and there is a kingsize bedroom area. The beds, the sofas and the kitchen are

Middle Ninfa Bunkhouse

Middle Ninfa Farm, situated 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. The farm has fine views over the Usk Valley, of the Skirrid and rural Monmouthshire. The Bunkhouse provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people. The rustic charm of the stone building has been retained whilst ensuring modern comforts. The ground floor has a lounge / dining

Penquoit Centre

The Penquoit Centre is a welcoming courtyard of historic longhouses converted into hostel accommodation for groups of 10 to 25 people. The land on which the centre stands includes a range of fields, ancient woodland, direct access to the Cresswell river and the Pembrokeshire National Park. The land is rich in birdlife, river, sea and wildfowl and within easy reach of over 20 beautiful beaches as well as the Preselli Hills, castles, Tenby and Caldy, riding and canoeing.

Mid Wales Bunkhouse

Mid Wales bunkhouse is affordable, warm and comfortable, accommodating individuals or groups in outstanding rural surroundings close to the Elan Valley, Wye Valley, Trans Cambrian Trail, Glyndwrs Way and Cycle Routes 8 and 81. Lots of circular walks and rides from the door and the Cambrian mountains to the west make the location ideal for walkers, mountain bikers, cyclists, riders, bird watchers, fishermen, trekkers and more. Fully equipped for self-catering or meals available if arranged in advance. Outside covered veranda

Llysdinam Field Centre

Llysdinam Field Centre offers affordable accommodation in Mid Wales surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the market town of Llandrindod Wells. The Wye Valley Walk and the Builth Wells to Rhayader cycle route pass close by. The Elan Valley (12 miles), the Royal Welsh Showground (6 miles) and the Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach. The bunkhouse with its adjoining kitchen and dining room comfortably sleeps 24. The kitchen facilities can be used for self-catering or healthy,

Lawrenny Millennium Hostel

Set in a picturesque village, surrounded by organic farmland and ancient oak woodland, this relaxed and friendly hostel is a great base for launching into everything Pembrokeshire has to offer. The hostel is warm, clean and comfortable, with modern facilities. There are 22 beds in 5 rooms, all of which can be reserved as family rooms. There’s a large open plan kitchen and living room as well as a drying room, large car park and cycle shelter. Once a Victorian

Shaggy Sheep

This budget bunkhouse is nestled in the Teifi valley, perfect for exploring the local area. Bedding is included and facilities include a self-catering kitchen and a lounge, with terraced garden and BBQ area. Twenty five minutes’ drive will get you to the stunning Ceredigion coastline. There are many village pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Shaggy Sheep are expert in organising adventure activity holidays ideal for hen & stag weekends, corporate team building, youth groups, couples and families. Get

Stonecroft Lodge

Stonecroft Lodge self-catering guest house is situated in Llanwrtyd Wells, ‘the smallest town in Britain’. Surrounded by the green fields, mountains and glorious countryside of mid Wales, Llanwrtyd is in renowned red kite country and is a great centre for mountain biking, walking, pony trekking etc. The town hosts many annual events such as the Man v Horse Marathon, World Bog Snorkelling Championships and the Mid Wales Beer Festival. The hostel offers a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. It

Maes-y-mor

Maes-y-Mor offers superior accommodation at a budget price. A 4 star double room apartment and new 4 star boutique self-catering house which sleeps 7 are also available. Ideally situated near the town centre, around the corner from the beach and 5mins’ walk to train and bus stations. Accommodation at the hostel is room-only. There is a large kitchen/diner with fridge-freezer, hob oven, microwave and toaster enabling guests to prepare their own food. Bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and beds

Coed Owen Bunkhouse

Stay on an idyllic Welsh hill farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Coed Owen Bunkhouse can sleep up to 26 guests and provides fully equipped commercial stainless steel kitchen with open plan dining and comfortable sitting area. Coed Owen is a great place for stag, hen and family celebratory parties or gatherings. We can highly recommend our local outdoor activity providers for those adrenaline junkie weekends or places to meditate and chill. Large and small groups

River Cabin

River Cabin, a traditional stone building with eco credentials, 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.

Hamilton Backpackers

Hamilton Lodge Fishguard - free WiFi and close to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Perfect for hikers, cyclists or family groups. Comfortable and friendly, sleeping nine in total – with an en-suite double (king size bed) and two dormitories (1 x 3 beds, 1 x 4 beds). All rooms centrally heated and recently redecorated (2017). Fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. Charming, secluded private garden and covered patio with seating. Free light breakfast included. Parking close by. One minutes walk from

Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse

Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse is a converted 18th century stone barn beautifully positioned in quiet, secluded countryside with delightful views, its own paddocks, stream, pools and woodland. The centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en suite bunkrooms and includes a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and drying room. The bunks have full sized mattresses, bed linen is included and towels can be hired. Accommodation is also available as B&B in the main house and there is space to camp in

Dolgoch Hostel

Come and experience the peace of this unique location in the remote Tywi valley. A stay in this 17th century farmhouse will take you into an era before electricity, with a log burner for heat. Dolgoch is a traditional simple hostel owned by the Elenydd Wilderness Trust. It has hot showers, a self catering kitchen/dining room and 20 beds in 3 dormitories and has been refurbished to include new toilets, solar powered showers and less able accommodation. Private rooms are

Green Man Backpackers Chepstow

Situated in the heart of Chepstow close to the Wye and Severn Estuaries, Green Man Backpackers offers comfortable accommodation in a Grade 2 historic building. Chepstow is a medieval walled town featuring a hill top castle. It is the starting/finishing point for Offa’s Dyke path, the All Wales Coast Path and the Wye Valley Walk. The Forest of Dean, the Vale of Usk and the Wye Valley AONB are all close by. The building has had many past uses including

Old School Hostel Formerly Yha Trefin

Escape to this wonderful, wild and rugged corner of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Old School Hostel is in Trefin, a pretty village which has a pub and a café, just a quarter of a mile from the world famous coast path. Circular walks from the door take you to stunning wild beaches and interesting small harbour villages. The cathedral city of St. Davids and the popular family and surfers’ beach at Whitesands Bay are only 20 minutes by car.

The Star Bunkhouse

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 the self-catering bunkhouse. With spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, an outside BBQ area, hot showers, drying room, free WiFi and off-road parking. The Star Bunkhouse can sleep up to 20 people in bunk beds spread over

This map of Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons, Cardiff and South Wales shows bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels which are part of the largest Independent Hostels network in Wales IHUK.

Looking for affordable accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Swansea, Cardiff, the Gower or South Wales’ coast and country side? This map of Independent hostels show a wide range of hostels and bunkhouses all over South Wales. The hostels and bunkhouses are in most beautiful parts of South Wales: Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Tenby, St Davids, and along the Pembrokeshire coast path, and Wales coast path. Also on the Gower Peninsular, the Brecon Beacons and the City of Cardiff. Some bunkhouse and hostels are in serene and secluded parts such as Lennox Head or by the Blue Lagoon in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. South Wales and Pembrokeshire especially are well known for their beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and soft white sands. Here you can see Seals, Puffins and porpoises. Some of these beaches are so hidden and secluded that you can only reach them when the tide its out! The Gower is a rural landscape surrounded by a multitude of beaches, each one with its own definitive character. This promontory of land sticking out into the Bristol Channels is a ready made for a seaside family holidays. Rhosilli Beach with its wide expanse of sand and vast sand dune backdrops is ideal for large water and wind sports. Kite surfing on the sands or hang gliding from the dunes. Oxwhich Bay is a family beach with an ice cream van and a lovely hotel serving teas. The hidden beaches of Mewslade Bay and Fall Bay by Overton offering rewarding virgin sands at low tide for those agile enough to decend the cliff paths. The Gower peninsula is criss crossed by quiet roads and green lanes ideal for mountain bikes. The glorious Brecon beacons, home to the Beacons Way and the Brecon Beacons traverse, is one of the wild areas of Wales. The large green mountain of Pen-y-fan has a monument to the sad story of a child, lost forever as they climbed the mountains huge green sides, misplaced on their way home from grandmas in the valley below. The Black Mountains provide further wildness and the Welsh valleys travel up into these wilderness areas with brief area of industry and mining villages.The friendly atmosphere in Independent hostels means there will always be someone to show you the way (also a lot of  hostels have wifi so you can look up coast paths and other exciting activities on your phone, laptop, or tablet!). Independent hostels can range from modern to historic, from luxury hotel style to cosy barns, from city central to remote country side- but they all offer affordable and friendly accommodation and are great for groups trips. With Pembrokeshire’s gorgeous beaches South Wales is a beautiful place to do many activities, like swimming, hiking, bike riding, pony trekking, and more, but its not just about that. South Wales is an enchanting place to take your children to learn about the exciting history and legends of the castles and is an educating experience for the whole family.