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“Camping in the orchard, great fun!”

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YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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“Camping in the orchard, great fun!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Such a friendly atmosphere, great facilities and very relaxed.
We camped the night and were very pleased with being able to use their separate camping kitchen.
Great location for walks. Availability for short and long walks.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Nutfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Great little hostel tucked away above Talybont-on-Usk. Idea for Taff Trail or exploring Brecon Beacons NP. Local pubs and excellent cafe within walking distance (2miles). Hostel offers evening meals and breakfast in a lovely 'compact' dining area plus there is a cosy lounge. Very friendly and helpful stuff, basic facilities but clean, warm and in a perfect setting.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Toni B, Manager at YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Thank you for the review, we opened the Café here at Danywenallt this weekend. If you have any suggestion on how we can improve our bedroom facilities please let us know.
Andy
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2014

First of all the place is good for walkers and cyclists.
2.The problem we had was unpleasant helpless staff. We walked for 9 hours through a blizzard with 20kilos bags, came down and asked for a bed. Firstly they said ok, started to sorting everything out but then some man came and said that actually there's no room for us and we need to camp and we should be happy because those are last two available places(28 pounds with breakfast for 2 people). Well, we had one tent and there was no other people camping as the weather was really horrible that night. On the next day, people that were staying in the hostel were surprised that we have stayed in the tent, and one woman said that there was a free bed in her room.
3. In the morning a group of school kids came down, after their breakfast woman from the kitchen asked other people in the restaurant waiting if they would like a breakfast with fresh eggs now.
4. I have been given a standard breakfast, I'm vegetarian, they said sorry for forgetting to ask while they were booking me in.
5.I've asked the woman from the hostel if she could help me to find a nearest bus stop but she gave me a useless leaflet instead(and that took her more than an hour). The only reason we were refused a room I presume that my brother didn't had any ID with him.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Toni B, Manager at YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. The night you stayed the only spare bed we had was in the female dormitory. I can understand why you felt let down by the team here, the lady who was working on reception that night had only been working at the hostel for 1 week and made a mistake when reading the computer screen.
I will be looking in to how we can improve the Breakfast for all guests when we have a mixture of people staying.
Andy the manager
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night when walking in the Brecon Beacons, excellent food and the staff were all lovely. The evening meal was delicious and the breakfast and packed lunch kept us going on the hills.
Great value for money.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toni B, Manager at YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thanks for the reviews, come back and see us in the summer
Andy, The manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I head back to the Beacons whenever I can and this is now definitely my new base when camping low. Really helpful and friendly people run the hostel. Everything very clean and well maintained. We camped in the orchard, where as an added bonus we were able to make a cooking fire (take your own wood). Considering how wet this winter has been the orchard was much better than I was expecting. You do have the constant background of the river flowing out of the resevoir - but surely that is a good thing?
I was amazed by the diversity of people using this hostel -. another good thing
I didn't see the bedrooms, but did use one of the bathrooms (very nice to be able to get a hot shower when camping and walking) which was very clean and the shower was good.
For walkers the route from Talybont to Pen Y Fan is much less busy than from the Storey Arms end, ad you have some shorter route options too. Overall a gem of a place.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt
Address: Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7YS, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Brecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by wooded slopes, high peaks, waterfalls and trails, this lovely converted farmhouse makes an ideal rural retreat for a family holiday, school trip or activity break in Wales. Secluded? Yes, but with all the opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding you'll always have plenty to do. Most rooms have private facilities, there's a comfortable lounge and a fully-licensed catering service specialising in local produce and flavours. Full self catering kitchen with gas hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing up basins and including all crockery and cutlery. ... more   less 
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