This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Abergavenny.
Abergavenny is a lovely Welsh market town located on the western outskirts of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is an easy town to get to, as there are regular trains from the south from Cardiff and from the north from Hereford and beyond. There are also National Express buses that pass through the town daily.
There are many things to see and do in Abergavenny. You can visit the remains of the Abergavenny Castle and visit the towns museum where you can learn about the history of the town from first settlement. You can also see the Milennium Tapestry, which took five years to sew. Abergavenny is also an access point to many of the major walking and cycling trails, including the Beacons Way and Offa's Dyke. And you shouldn't miss the hike up to the Sugar Loaf, which is just out of town and worth it for the views of the Black Mountains and to hang out with the free-roaming Welsh mountain sheep. Abergavenny also has lots of shopping and restaurants, so it's a great place to base yourself to see everything you want in the region.
There are a few options for hostels in Abergavenny. If you are arriving by train or want to stay in the town, then you can stay right opposite the station, which means you don't have to carry your luggage too far but it will take you about fifteen minutes to walk into the main town from here. If you have your own transportation or will be walking on the nearby walking trails, consider staying in one of the options a little bit further out of town, which are much quieter and located on Hill Farms.
Written by local enthusiast for Abergavenny hostelsKeppers