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Formerly known as Llwyn y Celyn YHA Brecon Beacons is set in 15 acres of ancient woodland, overlooking the River Tarell with views towards Y Gyrn - great countryside for walking or cycling holidays. Tasty home-cooked food and local ales served.

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Rooms: 41 beds: 1xdouble, 3x2, 1x2 es, 2x4, 1x4 es plus dorm beds

Prices from £21 - £86 (dorm beds - 6 bed rooms)

Meals: Meals are provided in the restaurant
Open: Year Round
Address: Libanus, Brecon, Powys, , LD3 8NH
Tel: 03453719029
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Brecon Beacons YHA:

If you're looking for Brecon Beacons accommodation for a cheap family break, this cosy 19th Century farmhouse is set in a tranquil position with access to some of the best walking in Wales. The hostel is in 15 acres of ancient woodland, overlooking the River Tarell with views towards Y Gyrn - great countryside for a walking or cycling holiday. In summer, take a guided walk or mountain safety course at the nearby Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. Tasty home-cooked food and Brecon Brewery ales served at the hostel.

 The hostel is in a fantastic area for either a stroll or more challenging hike. YHA Brecon Beacons is next to the Beacons Way or there's a half day circular walk up to Pen-y-Fan to take in the spectacular views. If you're wanting an inter-hostel walk you can walk from Danywenallt across the Beacons and stay at both hostels or try the Martin Hanks trail from YHA Brecon Beacons to YHA Brecon.

 The Brecon Beacons National Park has lots of green roads, ideal for the relaxed mountain biker. You can hire bikes in the town or have them delivered to the hostel if you book in advance. A short drive south will take you to Garwnant Forest, a little more adventurous but not too extreme - you'll still have the energy to enjoy the rest of the day.

 The hostel sits just across the valley from the Taff trail that runs from Cardiff to Brecon. It's not an overly busy trail so you'll avoid the crowds and get the most out of your ride. You can hire a bike locally or bring your own.

Review by Lucy Symons:

"The Youth Hostel Association has undergone quite a renaissance and YHA Brecon Beacons in Powys, Wales is no different. Not a youth? Fancy a double room with en-suite? Prefer a duvet to sleeping bag? Come on in!"

>> Read Lucy's full review of Brecon Beacons YHA

>> Brecon Beacons YHA is featured in our Greentraveller Guide to Powys

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Top Eco Features at Brecon Beacons YHA:

  • Cycle store and drying room available

  • Sympathetically renovated farmhouse

  • Locally sourced produce used where possible



YHA Brecon Beacons, Brecon, Wales
Nearest train station: Aberdare Station

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