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"It's pretty much as described. As an older chap I found it a bit too noisy at night and the shower cubicles were pretty small - quite a struggle to ev ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 11 Aug 2016

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Room, Ensuite (Private 5-Bed Room)

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Shared Bathroom (Private 6-Bed Room )

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (1 Bed in 7 Bed Dorm)

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Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room, Ensuite (Private 6-Bed Room)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, Shared Bathroom (Private 7-Bed Room )

Bed Count 7 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at NosDa Hostel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Principality Stadium. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and a coffee shop/café. Built in 1880, this 2-star hostel has 29 rooms over 2 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the coffee shop/café or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include a gift shop, laundry facilities and a terrace
  • On-site recreation includes bicycles to rent
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and nice bathrooms
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle

NosDa Hostel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for NosDa Hostel

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

I may be outside the "target audience"

Pros: Brilliant location, really handy for most of the main Cardiff attractions. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Secure parking A+
Cons: Soundproofing of the rooms for curmudgeonly gits like me. Carpet in the corridors, but laminate floors? I could hear every step above me.
Location: Right on The Taff, great views across the river. Handy for everything central: Castle, shopping, sports stadiums etc.
It's pretty much as described. As an older chap I found it a bit too noisy at night and the shower cubicles were pretty small - quite a struggle to even dry yourself without banging your elbows on the side of the cubicle. Everything was just a little "shabby": the carpets in the corridors could do with a really good clean, or being replaced with something less subject to looking ill-tended (laminate?), there was an old towel on the flat roof outside my room, chipped paint in the bedroom etc. I know it's meant to be "cheap and cheerful", but it's not THAT cheap to excuse some of those flaws. Keeping the area right outside the hostel, on the riverside, would be a nice touch too. It looked like there was a lot of rubbish in that spot, during my stay.

Posted by , from Cornwall on 11 Aug 2016

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 25 June 2021 to 30 September 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Along with a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at NosDa Hostel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Cardiff hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1880
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Cardiff International Airport (CWL) (21.6 km / 13.4 mi)
  • Train station: Cardiff (CFW-Cardiff Train Station) (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

NosDa Hostel offers 29 forms of accommodation. This Cardiff hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 4 for adults and GBP 4 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • NosDa Hostel Cardiff
  • NosDa Cardiff
  • NosDa
  • NosDa Hostel & Bar Cardiff Wales
  • NosDa Hostel Cardiff
  • NosDa Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • NosDa Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cardiff

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at NosDa Hostel.
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