Pembrokeshire & South Wales: Bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels
Drefelin, Drefach-Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XE
Eco sensitive location for holidays, retreats, courses, weddings & events in the Teifi Valley, West Wales
Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Tyncornel is a former farmhouse set in stunning Cambrian mountain scenery at the head of the beautiful Doethie Valley. One of the most remote hostels in Wales, favoured by walkers, cyclists, & bird watchers. It is on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath so a perfect overnight stop for walkers.
Clyngwyn Farm, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
Clyngwyn four star Bunkhouse is in the Brecon Beacons, only minutes away from the waterfalls and caves of Ystradfellte and Sgwd Yr Eira. An ideal base for a wide range of outdoor activities. There is a 19 bed bunkhouse, camping, three double B&B rooms and a romantic shepherd's hut in the meadow.
Ffrwdwenith Isaf, Felinwynt, Cardigan, SA43 1RW
Piggery Poke is a 4 star hostel on the Wales Coast Path between Mwnt and Aberporth. This modern self catering conversion of a character stone building has en suite rooms for 3,5 and 8. Close to Lôn Teifi and Celtic Trail. Courtesy collection from along the coast for walkers, luggage & cycles.
Brecon Road (A40), Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7RQ
The Star Bunkhouse in the village of Bwlch on the Beacons Way is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Expect a warm & comfortable stay in this dog friendly bunkhouse with spacious bedrooms, cosy lounge and a pub just across the road. Individuals & groups welcome.
Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
The National Trust Dinefwr Bunkhouse sits in the heart of a medieval deer park, close to Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. It provides characterful self catering group accommodation with a lovely patio which is reached from doors off the living area and has wooden bench seating and a barbecue.
The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn Pengenffordd) is a pub with bunkrooms, B&B, glamping & camping. 1000ft above sea level in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by the Black Mountains. Ideal for cyclists, stag & hen and team building. Activities & trails from the door.
Woodhouse Farm, St Harmon, Rhayader, LD6 5LY
Mid Wales Bunkhouse near Rhayader has an unspoilt rural location, close to the Elan Valley, with a stunning natural garden. Explore or Swim in the river, walk or bike from the door. Tipi, camping and horse B&B available. Fully equipped for self catering. Families, groups & individuals welcome.
Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Lower Cwmcadarn Farm, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 0TB
Cadarn Bunkhouse is on a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Surrounded by views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley with easy access to the mountains and River Glasbury. It is perfect for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. Pony trekking, bike and canoe hire on site.
Gorn Rd, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6LA
Plasnewydd Bunkhouse, Llanidloes, is set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside on the Glyndwrs Way. 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.
Goytre, West Glamorgan SA13 2YP
The L&A Outdoor Centre, Swansea Bay, provides accommodation for groups of up to 300 people, self-catering cabins (with hot tubs) ideal for families and a range of bunkhouses suiting any group size. Set in 50 acres of woodland & meadow with activity hall, cafe/bar and dining hall.
Glasbury on Wye, Powys, HR3 5LP
Woodlands Bunkhouse, Glasbury on Wye, Powys, 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. Within easy reach of the spectacular limestone area to the south, the historic town of Hay on Wye is nearby.
Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Middle Ninfa Farm, on the edge of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the Brecon Beacons, offers bunkhouse & cottage accommodation, camping and hands-on training in coracle making. The bunkhouse is sympathetically renovated to retain the rustic charm with fine views over the Usk Valley.
Lovesgrove, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HP
Plas Dolau Country House Hostel is set in 25 acres just 3 miles from Aberystwyth. Ideal for exploring West Wales, walking, cycling, riding, fishing and golf. This warm country mansion with dormitory rooms is ideally suited for youth groups, field courses, retreats, house parties or individuals.
Old Commerce House, Pontwelly, Llandysul, Carmarthen SA44 4AJ
Shaggy Sheep bunkhouse in stunning Carmarthenshire. Nestled in the Teifi valley with village pubs and restaurants within walking distance just 25 mins from the Ceredigion coastline and amazing beaches. Experts at organising adventure activity holidays. Perfect for active stag and hen parties.
Penbryn Reception, Aberystwyth University, Penbryn, Penglais, SY23 3BY
Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse on the Ceredigion Coast has individual bedrooms for up to 90 people.
Penrhiw, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4PG
The Long Barn self catering bunkhouse is on Penrhiw, an organic farm with views over the Teifi Valley. The stunning Ceredigion Coast & Cambrian Mountains are an easy drive away and the nearby busy small town of Llandysul has essential supplies. The Long Barn welcomes all to the Welsh countryside.
59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6AN
River House Hostel | 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6AN | 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?
Llanrhian, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5BD
Caerhafod Lodge, Llanrhian, is between the famous cathedral city of St Davids and the Irish ferry port of Fishguard on the Pembrokeshire Coast. With spectacular views over the sea, it is within walking distance of the Sloop Inn at Porthgain and on The Celtic Trail cycle route.
13 Beaufort Square, Chepstow, NP16 5EP (Car park NP16 5LL)
Green Man Backpackers in the heart of Chepstow, offers inspired accommodation in a Grade 2 historic building and thriving pub. On Offa's Dyke path, the Wales Coast Path, Gloucester Way, the Wye Valley Walk and in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley AONB. 1 mile from Land's End to John O'Groats.
Gilfach Wen, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7QL
Gilfach Wen Bunkhouse provides self-catering 4 star accommodation for individuals, families & groups. In the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains, close to Brecon Beacons National Park but only a short drive to the beaches of Pembrokeshire & Gower. One mile from Brechfa village with its shop and pub.
Brecon Bunkhouse, Cwmfforest Farm, Pengenfford, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EU
Brecon Bunkhouse near Talgarth, is a spacious, comfortable, bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons. Providing great value self-catering accommodation in the Black Mountains, with mountain walks from the door, the ideal base for horse riding, mountain biking and canoeing. Horse riding available.
Eastern Slade Farm, Oxwich, Gower, Swansea, SA3 1NA
Eastern Slade Barn is a luxury bunkhouse on the Gower Peninsula. The Coastal Path passes through the farm and it is surrounded by beaches, castles & a network of traffic free lanes, ideal for bikes. Pleasant walks to Port Eynon seaside village and Oxwich Bay with its castle, beach & restaurant.
Upper Neeston Farm, Dale Road, Herbrandston, Milford Haven, SA73 3RY
Upper Neeston Lodges are environmentally sensitive barn conversions, on a small family run sheep farm close to the Milford Haven Waterway in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ideal for divers, climbers, walkers or get-togethers.
The Old Home Farm Yard, Stackpole, nr Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5DQ
The National Trusts Stackpole Outdoor Centre is at the heart of the Stackpole Estate of countryside & coast. Just a stone's throw from the Bosherston lakes, you can explore a nature reserve, ancient settlements, towering cliffs, wild woodlands & two stunning sandy beaches without leaving the grounds
Craig Y Nos Castle, Brecon Road, Penycae, Powys, SA9 1GL
Craig Y Nos Castle in the Brecon Beacons was once a celebrity's home and a TB sanatorium and is now an idyllic wedding venue. The old nurses accommodation in the grounds is a great value and guests are welcomed into the castle for hearty meals, cosy evenings by the fire and a castle history tour.
Court Farm, Llanthony, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7NN
The Wain House, Court Farm near Abergavenny continues the 900 year old tradition of providing travellers with accommodation, started by Llanthony Priory next door. Surrounded by the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it provides self catering accommodation for groups.
25 Bath Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NN
Maes-y-Mor offers superior self-catering accommodation around the corner from the beach in Aberystwyth. Near the town centre just 5 mins' walk from train & bus stations. Self-catering facilities, car parking, secure bike storage and luxury private rooms at great prices.
Dolecoed Road, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, LD5 4RA
Stonecroft Lodge self-catering accommodation is in Llanwrtyd Wells, known for fun events like the Man v Horse Marathon and World Bog Snorkelling Championships. Set in red kite country, surrounded by the green fields & mountains of mid Wales, this hostel is a great base for mountain biking & walking.
23 Hamilton Street, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9HL
Hamilton Backpackers on the Pembrokeshire Coast is just one minute's walk from the centre of the dynamic harbour town of Fishguard and close to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Comfortable and friendly self catering accommodation with a charming private garden, en suite double rooms and dormitories.
Pantyrathro International Hostel, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5AJ
Pantyrathro International Hostel is in Llansteffan, a beautiful village at the tip of the Towi River and Carmarthen Bay. Sandy beaches below the castle offer swimming & relaxation. Quiet country lanes are ideal for cycling. The Wales Coast Path is on the doorstep. Carmarthen is close by.
Tyngwndwn Farm, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8RJ
Nestled between the Cambrian mountains and Cardigan Bay, in acres of flower rich meadows and woodland, just 10 minutes from the Welsh coast. Naturesbase has a mixture of wooden lodges, camping, barn accommodation and a Shepherds Huts.
Coed Owen Farm, Cwmtaff, Merthyr Tydfil , CF48 2HY
Coed Owen Bunkhouse is 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 & family parties. Outdoor activities can be organised. Direct access to the mountains & waterfalls.
Lower Hardingsdown Farm, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea, SA3 1HT
Hardingsdown Bunkhouse, Llangennith, on the Gower peninsular provides self catering accommodation for families or groups. Perfect for exploring local nature reserves, family beaches and castles. Llangennith beach is renowned for its surfing and Mewslade & Fall Bays for climbing.
Dolgoch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NR
The Iconic Dolgoch Youth Hostel, now run independently, enjoys the peace of the remote Tywi valley. Enjoy an era before electricity staying at this 17th century farmhouse, a traditional simple hostel for over 40 years. Hot showers, log burner, self-catering kitchen, dormitories & private rooms.
Rhossili Bunkhouse, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PL
Rhossili Bunkhouse is situated at the end of the Gower Peninsula, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy walking distance of three glorious beaches. Close to Rhossili Bay it provides self catering accommodation ideal for families, groups, walkers, climbers, cyclists and surfers.
Lawrenny Millennium Hostel, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PW
Lawrenny Millennium Hostel in the Cresswell Estuary Valley is superbly placed for exploring Tenby and the beaches and castles of South Pembrokeshire. In an idyllic peaceful location, with modern facilities, the accommodation is ideal for individuals or groups. Community shop, pub and tearoom nearby.
Erwood, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3TQ
River Cabin is set in an old cider orchard next to Trericket Mill in Erwood near Builth Wells. Overlooking the mill stream with a sunny dining porch, patio and private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. The Cabin sleeps up to 4 in a cosy bunkroom and there is a small summer campsite.
19a Hamilton St, Fishguard SA65 9HL
James John Hamilton House provides comfortable, character self-catering accommodation in four private rooms. 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 harbour.
Warren Farm, Warren, near Castlemartin, SA71 5HS
Warren Farm Glamping: bunkhouse & bell tents, right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with fantastic views out to sea. The closest you can stay to the great climbing at Castlemartin Range, plus surfing at Freshwater West & Broadhaven South and close of many of Pembrokeshire's tourist attractions.
Beili Neuadd, Rhayader, LD6 5NS
Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse is 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. The centrally heated barn sleeps 16 in 3 en suite rooms and includes a kitchen and drying room.
The Boat House, Glasbury-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5NP
Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse, in a converted Welsh Chapel, is a warm, modern space with huge sofas and a slide to reach the ground floor. Canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes can be hired and activities arranged. Try paddling down to Hay on Wye (4 miles away) and walking back along the Wye Valley Walk.
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.