For up to 16 Persons

About the Accommodation

A spacious modern bunkhouse / hostel-style room with 8 double beds, to sleep up to 16 people. The Bunkhouse is ideal for a group pilgrimage to nearby Skanda Vale Ashram, or mountain biking in Brechfa Forest. 

The bunkhouse features a kitchenette and dining area with fridge, microwave, kettle and cutlery, three ensuite bathrooms, plus super fast WIFI.

Due to the current COVID situation and government guidelines, we only accept bookings from the same household. Only one such group can occupy the bunkhouse at one time.

The price is the same for one individual or group of a maximum of 16 guests.

Address: Skanda-Hafan, Dolgran, Pencader, SA39 9BX Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Size: 1 Room, 8 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Beds: 8 Double beds


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Microwave
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Hangers
  • Kettle


Check-in / departure times

  • Check-in at 3pm.
  • Check-out by 11am. 
  • Early check-in or late check-out is available only through prior arrangement with us – subject to availability and charged at £5 per hour.

Long stay discounts

  • 3 night stay – 10% discount.
  • 4 night stay – 15% discount.
  • 7 night stay – 25% discount.

Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds are only available under the following conditions:

  • Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full refund.
  • Cancellations made 13 – 7 days of arrival date = 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made 6 days or less of arrival date = No refund issued.
  • Non-arrival guests, who are unable to attend or fail to attend for whatever reason, forfeit the full amount of the booking. It is suggested that booking guests take out appropriate holiday / cancellation insurance.
  • In the rare event we need to cancel your booking with us, please be aware that we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control and that our liability to you is limited to the refund of any payment already made.
  • All bookings are non-transferable.


If you have/have had any of the following new symptoms: high temperature, cough, loss of smell or taste or if you visited any lockdown county/area please don't book.


The local village of Pencader offers two convenience stores, pubs and a fish and chip shop.

Brechfa Forest is on our doorstep, offering beautiful river walks and world-class mountain biking trails.

There are several beautiful walks available just a short distance from Skanda Hafan.

We're perfectly located for a pilgrimage to Skanda Vale Ashram, a monastery and public place of worship near Llanpumsaint.


If you are planning a visit to Skanda Vale you must book a ticket for each individual member of your group / family. Booking accommodation here at Skanda Hafan does not reserve you a place at Skanda Vale. Please make sure you book your Skanda Vale ticket before you book accommodation here.



The best way to find us is via What3Words – this gives our precise location to within a few metres. Putting our postcode into Google Maps often isn't accurate enough and we don't want you getting lost – get proper directions now! 

If you are using another navigation app please use the name of our guesthouse “Skanda Hafan” to help get you here.

Public Transport

From Carmarthen bus terminal (St Peter's Church) please take First Cymru T1 towards Aberystwyth Bus Station 7. The bus journey is about 24 min (19 stops). Please depart at Pencader, Maescader (Capel Moriah) then follow the sign for Dolgran and it's a one-mile walk to Skanda Hafan.

A taxi will take around 25 min from Carmarthen bus/train terminal to Skanda Hafan.