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

Self catering bunkhouses & 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 around Brecon 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.

Pembrokeshire & South Wales: Bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels
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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 and mountain bikes 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 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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    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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  • Profile picture of Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

    Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre

    The 147-bed, platinum eco-award-winning, Stackpole Centre is the perfect venue for large families/groups, special interest breaks and outdoor activities. It comprises four large houses, three cottages and a manor house. Close to wild woodlands and stunning beaches.

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    James John Hamilton House

    James John Hamilton House is a new conversion of the first free school in Fishguard, built in 1850 by James John Hamilton. The house provides comfortable, characterful self-catering accommodation for 10 people in four private rooms. Across the garden is Hamilton House Backpackers with an extra 9 beds. It's close to the centre of Fishguard with pubs & cafes. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes through the town and communities of grey seals and dolphins are regularly seen in the local harbours.

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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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    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 are welcome with sole use and a minimum charge. Two pubs nearby offer real ale and bar food.

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    The Long Barn

    Penrhiw is an organic farm 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 farm's location is ideal for exploring, studying or simply admiring the Welsh countryside. Local activities include fishing, swimming, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, farm walks and cycling.

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    Penquoit Centre

    The Penquoit Centre, a converted courtyard of historic longhouses, provides hostel accommodation for groups of 10-25. The grounds comprising fields & ancient woodland give direct access to the Cresswell River and the Pembrokeshire National Park. The area is rich in bird life and is within easy reach of over 20 beautiful beaches, the Preseli Hills, castles, Tenby, Caldy, riding and canoeing. The Centre is ideal for family and friend get-togethers, art, yoga, drama, healing and dancing, with a long room ideal for group activities.

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  • Profile picture of Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

    Plas Dolau Country House Hostel

    Plas Dolau is set in 25 acres just 3 miles from Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf. The warm country mansion has mainly dormitory style accommodation for up to 45 people. An adjoining Swedish style farmhouse can take another 15. Plas Dolau includes meeting rooms, dining rooms, games room & outdoor areas. Ideally suited for youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties or individuals.

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    Pantyrathro International Hostel

    Llansteffan is a beautiful, quaint village at the tip of the Towi River and Carmarthen Bay. The sandy beaches below the castle offer swimming and relaxation. The virtually traffic free country lanes make the area ideal for cycling. The Wales Coastal Path is on the doorstep and the city of Carmarthen offers most social and cultural activities. The Pantyrathro International Hostel provides dorm accommodation, private rooms, and also has 3 new en suite units of 6, 9 and 12 beds.

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    Tyncornel Hostel previously YHA Tyncornel Bunkhouse

    Tyncornel is a former farmhouse set 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 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 Rhossili Bunkhouse

    Rhossili Bunkhouse

    Rhossili 4* Bunkhouse is situated at the end of the Gower Peninsula, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is within easy walking distance of three glorious beaches, (including Rhossili Bay voted the best beach in Europe and in the top ten in the World 2017). Ideal for families and groups and perfectly located for a wide range of outdoor activities including walking, surfing, cycling & climbing.

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  • Profile picture of Gilfach Wen Barn

    Gilfach Wen Barn

    Gilfach Wen Barn provides homely self-catering 4* bunkhouse accommodation for individuals, extended families or groups on a working farm. It is ideally located for exploring Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Brecon Beacons and the Gower. There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room for disabled. Walker, cyclist and equestrian friendly.

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  • Profile picture of Piggery Poke 4 Star Hostel

    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. Newly converted to provide self-catering hostel accommodation, it has 3 dormitories sleeping up to 8, 5 and 3, each with en suite facilities. Local cycle routes include Lôn Teifi (within 4 miles) and the Celtic Trail, Sustrans Route 82. A courtesy collection/delivery service is usually available from points within 15 miles along the coast for walkers/cyclists and their luggage/cycles.

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  • Profile picture of River House Hostel

    River House Hostel

    This family run 4* hostel in the heart of Cardiff was voted number 1 in Hostelworld's 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 the central train and bus stations just 5 mins' walk away. What's stopping you?

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  • Profile picture of Warren Farm Glamping

    Warren Farm Glamping

    A cosy bunkhouse & beautiful big bell tents, right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with fantastic views out to sea. The closest you can stay to excellent climbing at Castlemartin Range, plus brilliant surfing at Freshwater West & Broadhaven South and within striking distance of many of Pembrokeshire's fabulous tourist attractions. All the accommodation is comfortable and well equipped. Don't delay, come glamping!

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  • Profile picture of Cadarn Bunkhouse

    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 great for canoeing. Self-cater, B&B, half/full board or eat at the pub in Felindre 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 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 Lawrenny Millennium Hostel

    Lawrenny Millennium Hostel

    Once a Victorian village school, the Lawrenny Hostel is superbly placed for exploring South Pembrokeshire. Warm, clean and comfortable, with modern facilities, the accommodation is ideal for individuals or groups, training courses or events. The adjoining village hall is also available to rent and there is a community shop, pub and an award-winning tearoom nearby.

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  • Profile picture of Craig Y Nos Castle

    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 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. See website for best rates and deals.

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  • Profile picture of Mid Wales Bunkhouse

    Mid Wales Bunkhouse

    Mid Wales Bunkhouse has a superb unspoilt rural location, close to the 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 Caerhafod Lodge

    Caerhafod Lodge

    Ideally situated between the famous cathedral city of St Davids and the Irish ferry port of Fishguard, the 4* 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 sleeps 23 in 5 separate rooms, all en suite with great showers.

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  • Profile picture of Old School Hostel Formerly Yha Trefin

    Old School Hostel Formerly Yha Trefin

    Escape to this wonderful 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 & harbours. The cathedral city of St. Davids and the popular Whitesands Bay are 20 minutes by car.

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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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    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 campsite is operated alongside the cabin. Located on the 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 Wern Watkin Bunkhouse

    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 Llangattock 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 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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  • Profile picture of Dolgoch Hostel

    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 Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    Dinefwr Bunkhouse

    On a National Trust estate 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 L & A Outdoor Centre

    L & A Outdoor Centre

    Accommodation for up to 290 people in self-catering cabins (3 recently upgraded to include hot tubs) & bunkhouses in the Swansea Bay area. A large activity hall, meeting rooms, cafe/bar & 300 seat dining hall are available, a commercial kitchen can be hired. Set in 50+ acres of woodland/pasture with open air pool, pets' corner, kennels, BBQs & bike wash. Ideal for the Afan Aergoed & Glyncorrwg mountain bike trails.

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  • Profile picture of Green Man Backpackers Chepstow

    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 Land's End/John O'Groats route.

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  • Profile picture of Upper Neeston Lodges

    Upper Neeston Lodges

    Environmentally sensitive barn conversions close to the Milford Haven Waterway in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ideal for divers, climbers, walkers or get-togethers. The four independent 5* lodges have fully fitted kitchens and have access to garden/patio, laundry/drying room, secure storage and ample parking.

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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. B& B accommodation is also available in the main house and there is space to camp in the paddock.

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    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. BYO food, sleeping bags, & pillowcases.

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    Hardingsdown Bunkhouse

    Hardingsdown Bunkhouse provides accommodation for families or groups. Comfortable and well appointed it is perfect for exploring The Gower with its nature reserves, family beaches and castles. Llangennith beach is renowned for its surfing while Mewslade Bay and Fall Bay are popular with climbers. The Chaffhouse sleeping 12 is also available.

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    Maes-y-Mor offers superior self-catering accommodation at budget prices. With 7 twin & 1 double room plus 1 en suite family room it is ideally situated near the town centre, around the corner from the beach and 5 mins' walk to train/bus stations. Accommodation at the hostel is room-only with self-catering facilities. All rooms have TVs & tea/coffee making facilities. Car parking and secure bike storage. A 4* double room apartment and a new 4* boutique self-catering house sleeping 7 are also available

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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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  • Profile picture of Shaggy Sheep

    Shaggy Sheep

    Shaggy Sheep offers budget bunkhouse accommodation in the stunning surroundings of Carmarthenshire, just 25 mins' drive from the Ceredigion coastline and its amazing beaches. Perfect for activity, stag and hen parties. Nestled in the Teifi valley with village pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Bedding is included and facilities include a self-catering kitchen and a lounge, with garden and BBQ area. Shaggy Sheep are experts at organising adventure activity holidays.

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    Hamilton Backpackers

    Hamilton Lodge is just one minute's walk from the centre of Fishguard and close to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Comfortable and friendly, sleeping nine in total ? with an en suite double and two dormitories. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. Charming, private garden and covered patio with seating. Free light breakfast included. Groups of up to 18 are welcome in collaboration with James John Hamilton House hostel next door.

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    Eastern Slade Barn

    Eastern Slade Barn is a luxury farmhouse conversion on a working farm pn the Gower Peninsula. The Gower has glorious beaches, castles & a network of traffic free lanes, ideal for mountain bikes. The Coastal Path passes through the farm. Port Eynon seaside village is a 30 mins' walk, while Oxwich Bay with its castle, beach & hotel serving tasty meals is just a 20 min walk. Camping is also available and weddings/birthdays can be accommodated.

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    Gupton Farm

    Gupton Farm is the National Trust's new visitor base at Freshwater West, with camping, farmhouse accommodation and community facilities on-site. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There are great facilities including a heated shower block, a wet weather barn, and loads of outdoor space. Gupton Farm is your ideal base for exploring the beaches and countryside of Pembrokeshire. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is close by.

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    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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    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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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,  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,  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. The Gower peninsula is criss crossed by quiet roads and green lanes ideal for mountain bikes. 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 descend the cliff paths.

 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.