YHA Brecon Beacons

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH


From gentle strolls to epic hikes, YHA Brecon Beacons is a dream location for walking groups. This 19th-century farmhouse sits in the heart of the National Park, boasting epic views towards Pen-y-Fan – the highest mountain peak in South Wales. From 15 acres of woodland walks to exciting traffic-free cycling routes, this homely hostel makes a great base for activity breaks and team building.

The hostel offers a welcoming lounge, complete with sofas and a roaring fire – the perfect mix of plush facilities and rural charm. Groups can bond over a board game, curl up with a good book, or just admire the spectacular views from our picnic tables outside. If you’re hungry after a day hiking, you can look forward to home-cooked group meals, breakfast and a packed lunch. Not to mention a great selection of ales at our licensed bar.

Field trips will find many opportunities to study this amazing area and the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre is nearby. You could book a fun orienteering course here, or learn more about the wildlife and plants around us.

Why Groups love YHA Brecon Beacons

Bolt-ons available here

In the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer satisfaction based on 116 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 44

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Brecon Beacons

YHA Brecon Beacons does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Brecon Beacons

Adventure bolt-on

Abseiling down a bridge

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on options is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.


  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk

Prices from


Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Brecon Beacons does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge


  • Car parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

How to get here

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH

By car and by coach:
From the M4 take J32 north to the A470. YHA Brecon Beacons is 13 miles beyond Merthyr Tydfil, sign posted from the road, two miles north of the Storey Arms Centre, on the right. From Brecon take the A470 towards Merthyr. YHA Brecon Beacons is three miles south of Libanus, on the left.

OS Map: 160
OS Grid Ref: SN973225
Latitude: 51.891676
Longitude: -3.493255
YHA Brecon Beacons