This hostel is a nice place with a nice warm living room/games room as well as a drying room. There are no washing facilities however, beyond a hose outdoors, which is a bit odd for a hostel well positioned for walkers who might want to clean their muddy gear. The location is good for walking and there is a bus service from Cardiff to Brecon and back that goes past the hostel.
There is no phone reception or internet available.
My main problem with the hostel was the beds upstairs - the room I was staying in was very small and cramped and the beds were awful - one of the worst night's sleeps I've had in a long time which is not ideal when many people are exhausted after walking. The larger dorms on the ground floor however are a lot bigger, so may be a better option if you get the choice - but I'm not sure if they are any comfier.More